The 18-year-old returned a positive result from a mandatory routine PCR test and is currently isolated from the rest of the team.
Other teams at the event have also had run-ins with the coronavirus. Fnatic’s James “Mistic” Orfila tested positive shortly after arriving in Denmark, and was only given the all-clear a couple of days ago.
Paper Rex f0rsaken will still compete despite testing positive for COVID-19
As with previous international events, players and staff members are required to participate in regular testing to ensure the health and safety of all tournament participants.
“Generally, Jason is feeling okay with minor symptoms, and is currently isolated from the team,” said PRX.
“The show will go on,” the organization confirmed on Twitter.
Riot Games allows players who feel well enough to play to continue with their scheduled matches. However, unlike previous events, their teammates and the opposing team will continue to play from the venue, while the affected player competes on a LAN network built in the isolation facilities.
PRX have been the best team by far in the APAC region throughout this year’s VCT season. They won back-to-back VCT APAC Challengers championships and finished an impressive fourth at Masters Reykjavik 2022.
The Southeast Asian squad will face Group A’s top-seeded team, Guild Esports, in the upper bracket quarterfinals on July 14, 11:00 p.m. GMT+8 | 8:00 a.m. PT | 4:00 p.m. GMT.