Doinb: LPL winner might miss MSI 2022 because of COVID-19 restrictions Rumors2022-04-06 12:05:00
The winner of the LPL Spring 2022 split may have trouble attending Mid-Season Invitational 2022. The team will have to participate remotely from China or skip the event. This information was shared by LNG’s mid laner Kim "Doinb" Tae-sang.
For the latest version, which we have heard in the playoffs, [LPL representatives] will play remotely or they will not attend. However, it will not affect the other regions. They will still participate in the MSI. It is impossible for LEC or LCS team to play with 200 ping. For us, it is fine. We’ve played the game with 30 ping at the MSC before.
Visiting South Korea is not the problem. The main issue is Chinese COVID-19 restrictions. Upon return from abroad, the team will have to spend 21 days of quarantine and health monitoring. This means the players won’t be back in time for the LPL 2022 Summer split. And according to Doinb, Chinese teams aren’t allowed to play the home league remotely during quarantine.
Mid-Season Invitational 2022 will be held on May 10-29. It will feature 11 teams from different regions. T1 is the only known participant so far. In China, four teams are still fighting for the invite: Top Esports, Victory Five, JD Gaming, and Royal Never Give Up. The LPL 2022 Summer split start date isn't announced yet.