More COVID-19-related issues have popped up within several regions ahead of the ONE Esports Singapore Dota 2 Major that could force teams to compete with stand-in players during the event at the end of the month.
Quincy Crew manager Jack “KBBQ” Chen confirmed today that Arif “MSS” Anwar had tested positive for the virus and will not be able to travel to the event. The team is currently trying to secure a stand-in player who can be approved for travel ahead of the Major.
Similarly, Neon Esports said John “Natsumi-” Vargas would be unable to attend the Major and the team will be playing with Rafael “Rapy” Sicat as a stand-in, moving Rolen “skem” Ong from position four to carry.
This news follows yesterday’s announcement that Natus Vincere would be playing in the Major with former Virtus Pro and EG player Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev and the roster’s coach Andrey “Mag” Chipenko. This move was made due to Bogdan “Iceberg” Vasilenko and team captain Andrii “ALWAYSWANNAFLY” Bondarenko both testing positive for COVID-19 ahead of the