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Three Players from Beastcoast Allegedly Tested Positive for COVID-19

Ammar Aryani
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According to video blogger Phillip Chu Joy, only two players from beastcoast will be playing live on stage tomorrow against PSG.LGD.
The blogger revealed that 3 players have tested positive for COVID-19 and will play from their hotel rooms.
However, the blogger quickly deleted the Instagram story.

COVID-19 has managed to claim its second victim at The International 2022 (TI11), as three of Beastcoast's players have tested positive for COVID-19 according to Peruvian video blogger Phillip Chu Joy.

However, despite the good start to the tournament the South American team might face its first major obstacle of the tournament as half of the team might not appear on stage tomorrow due to the disease.

TI11 started out well for Beastcoast, as it defeated both Hokori and Evil Geniuses to secure a Top 8 finish.

3 out of 5 beastcoast players to be isolated

Peruvian video blogger and TI11 Spanish talent Phillip Chu Joy recently revealed on Instagram that three of Beastcoast's players have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently isolated within their hotel rooms. However, the Instagram story was quickly deleted by the video blogger.

Despite the story being deleted by the blogger, many people were able to screenshot the Instagram story reel including Peruvian journalist, Pancho Justo who confirmed beastcoast’s COVID issues on Twitter. However, he could not confirm which players of beastcoast have tested positive for COVID-19.

If the information turned out to be true then beastcoast will only have two players on the main stage tomorrow. However, it will not be the first team to not play with its full roster on the main stage as Royal Never Give Up (RNG) was recently in a similar situation, which saw the majority of its roster testing positive for COVID-19 and playing from their hotel rooms with the exception of Yap "xNova" Jian Wei who played on stage alone, accompanied by teddy bears wearing RNG jerseys against Entity, which ended up being the longest game ever played on the TI main stage history.

At this time, beastcoast have yet to release a statement regarding its roster situation at TI11 however it is expected that the organization will make an announcement soon as the team will play tomorrow against heavy favorites PSG.LGD in hopes of advancing further in the tournament.

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Ammar has been actively engaged in the esports industry in Malaysia in multiple roles in the past. Now, he utilizes his esports expertise to create insightful and meaningful content as the de facto Dota 2 writer at AFK Gaming.

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