The test of the player of the Natus Vincere CS: GO roster Ilya Perfecto Zalutsky for coronavirus gave a positive result. Zalutsky announced this on Twitter.
Because of this, the organizers of IEM New York Online 2020 have postponed the NAVI match against forZe. It was supposed to take place on October 18, the beginning was scheduled for 18:15 Moscow time.
Earlier, another Natus Vincere player Kirill Boombl4 Mikhailov reported that he was not feeling well. His coronavirus test came back negative.
IEM New York 2020 for the CIS runs from October 13 to October 25 online. 12 teams compete for $ 50,000, as well as Pro Tour and Regional Major Rankings points – the latter are needed to get to the next CS: GO Major.
ForZe CS: GO roster Andrey Jerry Mekhryakov expressed dissatisfaction with the decision to postpone the match against Natus Vincere to IEM New York 2020. On Twitter he wrote that if his team had problems, the organizers would have acted differently.
“If we were in such a situation, we would have been forced to play with a coach or given a tehloose. I’m pretty sure of that. Nothing like that, just facts. And I am not whining, we just lost a day that could be spent usefully or spent on something else.
Virtus.pro got a technical defeat on the first map due to a busy schedule on the first map. If NAVI has problems, everything is fine. The rules must be the same for everyone. “