Riot Games announced on Thursday that two matches from the Brazilian League of Legends Championship (CBLOL) scheduled for Feb. 20 and 21 have been postponed after four players from Vorax tested positive for COVID-19. The matches Vorax was to have played against Rensga Esports and LOUD were rescheduled for next Thursday, Feb. 25.
Riot’s official statement says that “following medical recommendations, [the players] will need to stay away from their activities for seven days, making it impossible for the team to participate in the next weekend’s CBLOL rounds.”
Vorax has already faced a COVID-19 crisis before, but on its Valorant team. The case resulted in its disqualification from the Valorant First Strike Tournament.
Published at Fri, 19 Feb 2021 00:18:38 +0000
Texas-based esports organization Complexity Gaming has expanded its partnership with the U.S. Army Installation Management Command’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) to host a series of tournaments specifically designed for active-duty U.S. Army soldiers.
The competition, the “Soldier Showdown Part 2,” will begin on March 13 and will be played out over a 12-week period by active service members stationed around the world. The cross-platform esports tournament series will feature Fortnite, Rocket League, and Call of Duty: Warzone.
Winners will be vying for a chance to win a two-hour virtual gaming session with select Complexity players, Complexity merchandise, and their choice of next-generation game console.
The first tournament series featuring Fortnite will take place March 13 – April 3, followed by Rocket League on April 10 – May 1, and Call of Duty: Warzone on May 8 – June 5. The finals for each tournament series will be live streamed on the Army Entertainment Twitch channel. Active duty U.S. Army soldiers can register here.
Complexity initially partnered with the United States Army in June of 2019 kicking it off with a series of cross-promotional competitions and activations. And while the organization didn’t make a formal announcement in 2020, the partnership continued for another year.
Published at Thu, 18 Feb 2021 23:33:22 +0000