Three More Invictus Gaming Members Test Positive for COVID-19
Three more members of Invictus Gaming’s contingent for The International 10 (TI10) - team manager Yakult, carry player Jin "flyfly" Zhiyi, and coach Su "super" Peng - have tested positive for COVID-19. The organization noted that, while Yakult and super have some symptoms, flyfly has no physical discomfort. Thiay "JT-" Jun Wen, Invictus Gaming's offlaner, had been the first member of the team to contract the virus earlier this week. Currently, all five Chinese teams are staying in the same hotel in Bucharest, Romania. Two of these teams, Team Aster and Invictus Gaming, have multiple members with confirmed COVID-19 positive results.
Invictus Gaming’s team manager, flyfly and super are COVID-19 positive
In response to JT- being diagnosed with the virus two days ago, the group announced that it would conduct another round of testing for the rest of the members. Three more COVID-19 positive members have emerged from its latest testing.
Yakult and super stayed in the same hotel room before, and while the former has a headache, the latter has a fever. The statement reads that in the latest test JT- was not retested, and his physical condition has not deteriorated. Fortunately for Invictus Gaming, all of the other members of the group tested negative.
The organization had also stated that all members have ceased to practice and have already separated since JT-'s positive result. As of now, the team has received adequate medication and is awaiting guidance from the organizer. Invictus Gaming also expressed gratitude to the fans for their continued support.
With this information, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among the five Chinese teams moves to 14. The entire Team Aster contingent of 10 members was reported to have been diagnosed with the virus a day ago.
In their latest updates, the three remaining Chinese teams - Elephant, Vici Gaming, and PSG.LGD confirmed that the tests of all their members have come back negative. These teams have reportedly also stopped practicing and are conducting themselves as per the required safety measures.
TI10 will take place in Bucharest, Romania, from 7th to 17th Oct 2021. The group stage matches will take place from the team hotel, therefore, the two teams who have confirmed positive results should not experience any problems. However, it remains to be seen whether the players will be able to recover in time for the Main Event on 12th Oct, which will take place at the Arena Nationala stadium.