It seems as though Valorant Champions may be in trouble, as multiple 100 Thieves COVID-19 tested positive. Istanbul is a place where Eastern and Western cultures meet, and this beautiful city was decided to be the place where this year’s VALORANT Champions are going to be hosted, but unfortunately, there seems to be trouble with that front.
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Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, so it seemed like a great decision when it was announced that VALORANT Champions 2022 will be held in the capital of Turkey, precisely in the Volkswagen Arena. This tournament will serve as closer to the VCT 2022 circuit, as it is the last official event to feature the world’s top teams before third-party tournament organizers take over.
However, there seems to be a problem, as the Valorant Esports Twitter account reported that multiple 100 Thieves members have been found to have tested positive for COVID-19. They also stated that it is their policy that in the event someone is found positive for COVID-19 but feels healthy enough to compete, they shall be allowed to under isolation. Meaning that all members of 100 Thieves will be placed in an isolation room and will have to compete from there.
In Istanbul, we’ll see 16 of the world’s best teams from every major region in the world compete in the VALORANT Champions at the Volkswagen Arena. The first half of the iconic event will begin behind closed doors before opening to the public, with only eight playoff teams getting the chance to play in front of a live audience. However, it seems as though due to the recent news of their members having COVID-19, 100 Thieves won’t be allowed to play in front of a live audience.