Team Envy’s Victor “Victor” Wong has tested positive for COVID-19 two days before the North American squad is set to compete at Valorant Champions 2021.
“A member of Team Envy produced a positive result from a PCR test,” Riot Games announced via Twitter.
Team Envy’s Victor tests positive for COVID-19
Riot Games’ Global Head of Competitive Operations, Alex Francois, announced that Team Envy had a member who produced a positive result during the tournament organizer’s frequent mandatory testing protocol.
Shortly after the news broke, Victor revealed he tested positive on two different PCR tests a day before Valorant Champions 2021 started.
“Super sad the LAN experience is ruined for my team and our opponents,” he expressed. “I’m heartbroken. Sorry.”
Riot Games’ competitive ruling for Valorant Champions 2021
Envy was the second roster to have a member test positive for COVID-19. Riot Games previously announced that Team Liquid’s Nabil “Nivera” Benrlitom tested positive for COVID-19 a day before Champions began.
According to Riot Games’ policy, “when a player returns a positive result for COVID-19, but feels well enough to compete and chooses to play, the affected team and their opponents will play the scheduled match on a LAN network built in the quarantine facilities.”
Envy will still be allowed to play with Victor within a LAN environment, but not on Valorant Champions 2021’s main stage.
Team Envy’s first match of the tournament is scheduled to take place on December 4 at 1:00 a.m. GMT+8, or December 3 at 5:00 p.m. GMT | 9:00 a.m. PT.