Fortune favors the brave!! DarkZero esports will continue through the Mexico Major despite the COVID-19 setback.

Unfortunate events continue to trail Darkzero esports at the Mexico Major. After their final group stage match was postponed due to a structural failure at the venue, two players have tested positive for COVID-19. 

Despite this setback, Brandon “BC” Carr and Paul “Hyper” Kontopanagiotis will play in the playoffs match. The team will compete against Team oNe from the safety and isolation of their hotel rooms. 

Today, we regret to announce that two members of DarkZero esports have tested positive for COVID-19. As part of our strict sanitary protocol, implemented and enforced by FACEIT during the Six Mexico Major, both have been placed in isolation and all necessary follow-up measures are being taken to ensure the safety of all participants and staff in the venue. […] We are currently assessing measures required to ensure their safe return to the United States.

– Ubisoft

DarkZero players will continue competing at the Mexico Major

BC and Hyper feel well, according to a statement by the team. The players have expressed their commitment to leading their team to victory.

As a result, the team has decided to continue with the competition. DarkZero esports will complete their match against Team oNe from the safety of their individual hotel rooms. 

Unfortunate events plague DarkZero esports’ run at Mexico Major

Earlier this week, Ubisoft postponed the final group stage match between DarkZero esports and Damwon Gaming. A structural failure at the venue forced Ubisoft to postpone the match to ensure the safety of the players. 

The match took place off-stream and DarkZero crushed DAMWON Gaming 7-2 to secure the top seed in Group C. Team oNe finished second in Group A, losing a game to BDS esport and Susquehanna Gaming each on Day 1. The team bounced back spectacularly in the following matches, winning all to secure the second spot in the group. 

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Rohan Samal - Eurasia Editor

Rohan Samal

Eurasia Editor | Twitter: @rohan_esports | Twitch: rohan_3105

Eurasia Editor for esports.gg. Found esports through gaming nearly 6 years ago and has been involved ever since. Primarily a Dota 2 player, but has the occasional experience in FPS games. Even tried (unsuccessfully) to go pro in Overwatch.