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All players competing in 2022 League of Legends The World Championship was allowed to compete live from the official tournament stage for the second day of the tournament, Riot Games announced today.
On the opening day of Worlds yesterday, many players competed from isolated venues in a bid to express caution against the spread of COVID-19. Several players returned positive test results before the event began, forcing teams to feature segmented versions of their stage lineups, with several empty seats on stage.
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If a player feels well enough to play despite a positive test result, they can compete on a LAN, according to Riot.
Fnatic were forced to use a substitute in their two games yesterday as support Hylissang weren’t allowed to play at all. The team has confirmed that he will return to play in today’s game and compete from the stage.
During yesterday’s already long list of games, the delays imposed on the event by COVID were extended. It took some players nearly an hour to coordinate their setups from a nearby hotel with the pros competing on site. With all the players in attendance at the Arena Esports stadium in Mexico City for today’s matches, there should be fewer and fewer delays.
Worlds 2022 resumes at 3pm CT today with Fnatic and DetonatioN FocusMe kicking off day two of play.