Multiple T1 Members Got Infected with COVID
Bad news for fans of the League of Legends team T1. Four of the members have tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement was made not long after T1’s victory against Gen.G in the 2022 LCK Spring Split finals. Not only that, but their success in the event made them one of the best LOL teams, as they were the very first team to ever qualify for the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational.
A day after the 2022 LCK Spring Split finals, an announcement was made by T1. Four members of the team have tested positive for COVID-19. Keria, Oner, Zeur, and Faker have all gotten infected with the virus, therefore they will have to be quarantined. Kim “Moment” Ji-hwan, one of the team’s coaches, also got infected. All the other members tested negative.
The League of Legends eSports organization posted the announcement on their Twitter page saying:
“We would like to let the fans know that T1 League of Legends LCK team ‘Zeus’, ‘Oner’, ‘Faker’, ‘Keria’ and ‘Moment’ have tested positive for COVID-19 today. Though ‘Gumayusi’, ‘Asper’, ‘Bengi’, and ‘Polt’ have tested negative, we will make sure they are safe. They will be quarantined until April 9th following the government’s quarantine guidelines and will be treated at the team’s accommodations. We will make sure that the players get plenty of rest and all the necessities for a speedy recovery during this time.”
Not only that, but they also mentioned that the HQ facilities of T1 are disinfected thoroughly. They are taking steps to make sure the members who tested negative do not contract the virus.
What Is Going to Happen Now?
Following the announcement, the organization will have to follow the guidelines given by the South Korean government. This will make sure that the top LOL players who were infected can have a good, speedy recovery and that the safety of the other members is ensured.
There is one month left until the MSI 2022 begins. So, even if the announcement was sad to hear, there is at least enough time for the team to prepare for what’s to come. The rise in infections should not be a concern in this regard.
COVID-19 caused a lot of trouble for the LCK competitors during the Spring Split. The League of Legends tournament has started in January, and ever since, there was a boost in positive cases. Now and then, someone would test positive, making them use substitutes to play some LOL matches.
Some situations were even worse. Full rosters ended up getting infected, so several matches had to be forfeited as a result. Other top players from other organizations got infected too, including Yoo “FATE” Su-hyeok.
Even though South Korea is dealing with a rise in infections, it will not affect the League of Legends eSports field too much. MSI 2022 will still be hosted by the country. The tournament will take place in Busan, which is the second-largest city in Korea. Make sure you don’t miss it!