Riot Games has announced that the VALORANT North America LCQ will be postponed indefinitely.
Games were previously cancelled on Wednesday and Thursday following the news that some members of FaZe Clan tested positive for COVID-19 and wouldn’t be able to play onstage. Players expressed their belief online that these test results were false positives, but out of an “abundance of caution,” Riot decided to postpone the LCQ for two days.
Riot has now released a follow-up statement regarding the rest of the event, stating that, “[they] have made the difficult decision to postpone the event until further notice.” The event will transition to an online event, much like how VCT in North America has operated all year thus far. The tournament intends to resume play “as soon as possible.”
North America LCQ was meant to be the first big North American VALORANT LAN event. Eight teams were set to participate in a week-long competition that would see the overall winner qualifying to VALORANT Champions, scheduled to take place in December. The first day of the tournament was plagued by technical issues, including server and broadcast problems. Competitors only played one day of the tournament before it was postponed, with 100 Thieves advancing to the upper bracket final.