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FunPlus Phoenix match in 2022 VCT Championship delayed due to health issues – Effinate Games


One of the most anticipated matches in the VALORANT Championship, FPX vs. XSET, has been delayed due to health issues.

The VALORANT Championship is finally here, where teams like OpTic Gaming, FunPlus Phoenix and Paper Rex will compete. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned. The next champion of VALORANT Champions 2022 in Istanbul has been eagerly awaited by millions of fans from around the globe. However, the final match for Group C, which was due to take place today, September 4, has been postponed until Monday, September 5.

Recently, Valorant Esports Official Twitter account announced that FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) was unable to have a full roster due to their many players feeling unwell. The battle between FPX vs. XSET is scheduled to continue on September 5 to give FPX additional time to recover. The players’ health problems cannot be attributed to COVID-19, but rather to food poisoning. Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks stated in his latest tweet that he is “in the hospital” while Dmitry “SUYGETSU” Ilyushin mentioned that he will take time to rest. Other players have no status updates yet.

FPX has dealt with availability issues on shifts before when they were prevented from participating in Masters Reykjavik due to travel restrictions. They have won the event until the Singapore team returned.

Aside from FPX, several players from both 100 Thieves (100T) and OpTic Gaming have been diagnosed with COVID-19 during the previous events at the Istanbul Championship. Riot Games has also released an update regarding the COVID-19 protocols.

Riot Games has been very accommodating when it comes to player health and decided to postpone the match. FPX and XSET will meet each other at 14:00 (14:00) CEST before the Fnatic versus FURIA game, which will proceed as scheduled. Watch a live broadcast of the 2022 VCT Champions Istanbul on the official Valorant Twitch Channel!



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