rain isolated from FaZe at IEM Katowice 2022 after testing positive for COVID-19
Håvard "rain" Nygaard, a player of FaZe, tested positive for coronavirus, after which he was isolated from his team at IEM Katowice 2022, the Norwegian tweeted.
According to the esports athlete, on the morning of February 19, he woke up with symptoms of COVID-19 and subsequently got tested for ESL. The player will continue competing at the tournament from an isolated room.
Justin "jks" Savage, a substitute for FaZe at the event, will stay in Katowice in case rain feels sick during the group stage and will need a replacement. The Australian will also be able to play in the playoffs of the tournament, where the regulations require all participants to play on stage and not in isolation.
The news about Nygaard's coronavirus came hours after his teammate Robin "ropz" Kool was exempt from isolation and joined the roster for the ongoing LAN event.
The next match of FaZe will take place today, February 19, at 18:30 MSK. The opponent of the European team in the match for the playoffs spot of IEM Katowice 2022 will be fnatic.