Packet Loss Plagues TI11 Western European Qualifiers
In The International 2022 (TI11) Western European qualifiers, Team Secret faced off against dark horses, Into The Breach. With a spot on the line in the Last Chance Qualifier, both Team Secret and Into The Breach will need to give it their all in Game Three, having tied the series 1-1. However, they will need to wait as tournament organizers PGL announced earlier today that the third game between Team Secret and Into The Breach will be postponed due to packet loss issues.
Following the issue within the Western European qualifiers, both teams reacted on social media about the situation.
Packet loss issues delay a best of one match between Secret and Into The Breach
After having eliminated Nigma Galaxy earlier today, Team Secret was looking to secure its ticket to Singapore by facing Into The Breach for a spot in the Last Chance Qualifiers.
The teams were all set to finally figure out who would join Entity and Team Liquid in representing the European Region at TI11, but Valve's server issues proved to be a hindrance. Despite the series going all the way into Game Three, where Into The Breach secured the first game and Secret claimed the second game, tournament organizers PGL announced on Twitter that the third game will be postponed until later today [estimated time 7PM SGT] due to packet loss issues.
Following the news, both players and teams involved reacted to the announcement, delaying what could be their last game in the TI11 Western European Qualifiers.
After jokingly suggesting that PGL should send both teams to Singapore for the Last Chance Qualifiers, the dark horses of the TI Western European Qualifiers are looking forward to the best of one matchup that could potentially see them go to Singapore for the first time.
After the announcement of the postponement, Team Secret reacted with a picture which suggested that the team is nervous for tomorrow’s match.
The position four for Into The Breach, Matthew “Ari” Walker revealed that both teams were forced to play Game Two on a server with high lag issues despite tournament organizers PGL’s rulebook saying that both teams would play on the Western European server.
The mid laner for Into The Breach, Ondřej "Supream^" Štarha quoted his teammate’s tweet by saying that while the situation is unfortunate, he is very excited for tomorrow’s best of one against Team Secret.
Despite the packet loss issues, both teams are looking forward to the matchup as it shall see either Team Secret or Into The Breach being eliminated from the Western European Qualifiers, being a step short of qualification for the Last Chance Qualifiers.