GAMES: Dota 2 players reported getting sick at the Chongqing Major
January 24, 2019 Victoria Luz
Controversies are clouding in one of the Dota 2 tournaments in China. Dota 2 players reported getting sick at the Chongqing Major!
So far, the Chongqing Major has been a controversial tournament in the Dota 2 community this year. First, it was the racism issue with other pro players. Then the Dota 2 community raised an issue with the -group distributions in the tournament. And even the absence of players like Amer “Miracle” Al-Barkawi had fans concocting a lot of theories.
But among all other controversies in the Major, one issue really caught the attention of many. There have been reports of players getting sick during the Chongqing Major. Apparently, some players and talents invited for the tournament are falling ill.
Players and Talents Getting Sick
The first incident reported was after the absence of Virtus.pro captain, Alexis “Solo” Berezin. Solo failed to make an appearance on Virtus.pro’s scheduled game against PSG.LGD. Good thing VP’s coach Arseniy “ArsZeeqq” Usov filled in for him during the match and won the series 2 – 0. Later on, Dota 2 talent Toby “TobiWan” Dawson tweeted that Solo was sick but the reason for the sickness wasn’t disclosed. Aside from Solo, Vladimir “RodjER” Nikogosyan got sick too.
Solo is sick and it is the coach ArsZeeqq who will stand in
— Toby Dawson (@TobiWanDOTA) January 22, 2019
Former TI champion and currently Team Liquid’s stand-in, Chu “shadow” Zeyu got sick as well. He posted photos of himself in a hospital in Weibo. According to his post, he has acute gastroenteritis or food poisoning. Luckily, it wasn’t that severe since he was able to play for their next match against TNC.Predator and won.
Aside from players, there were other Dota 2 talents that were reportedly sick during the Chongqing Major. Russian caster, Michael “Olsior” Zverev tweeted that he too got sick but revealed no details about it.
Пс: что может быть лучше, чем заболеть в Китае?
Только заболеть в Китае и не мочь уснуть!
— Michael Zverev (@Olsior) January 20, 2019
These incidents raised a question regarding the management’s efficiency, especially with the players and talents’ health at stake among the Dota 2 community. Reddit users and other fans even brought up the issue with Shanghai Major last 2016 since it was quite a bit similar to what is happening at Chongqing Major. However, there was no confirmation of the cause of players and talents getting sick. Nor was the Major organizers were directly involved in it. No further statements were released from the players, talents, teams, and organizers themselves. All we can do now is assume and hope that the tournament ends in a good note. And that players have a safe stay in the Chongqing Major.
The Playoffs will resume on January 25, 2019, after a one day break.
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