The newest member of Team Liquid on the list of Valorant Nabil “Nivera” Benrlitom is said to have contracted COVID-19 before Valorant Champions. The upcoming world championships are being held in Berlin, Germany amid a spike in incidents in the country. Germany has reported more than 1.1 million cases of coronavirus in the past 4 weeks alone, according to the COVID-19 dashboard of the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
It is currently unknown if Nivera will be able to compete in the upcoming event, and if he is eliminated from the event, it could deal a major blow to Team Liquid’s chances of winning Valorant Champions.
Nivera may be allowed to compete if he competes in an isolated environment
According to ar, Nivera contracted the virus a few weeks before the event and he tested positive for the second time right before the champions. It is currently unknown if Nivera will be allowed to compete in the Champions League with multiplayer, and team staff are unaware of his test results. The report claims that testing that may occur after the quarantine period may be related to Team Liquid.
Despite testing positive for COVID-19, Team Liquid may still bring a player onto the field if he competes in an isolated environment. Liquid will face KRÜ Esports in the first match, and if they win the first round, the Sentinels have the potential to become their second opponent. Nivera has been critically important to Team Liquid’s recent success. Nivera is not on the roster that can prove their strength.
Since Nivera came to Team Liquid, the team hasn’t lost a single game. Nivera is Adil “Screaming” Benrlitom’s brother, who was also on the same list. These two brothers switched from CS:GO to Valorant after launching Riot Games’ shooter. Nivera in September 2021 after replacing James “Kryptix” Affleck, who resigned due to personal problems.
Team Liquid is one of the strongest contenders to win the Valorant Champions, and Nivera’s disqualification from the competition will dampen the mood of the team’s supporters. However, the Upcomer report states that despite having tested positive, Nivera is still likely to be allowed to compete if appropriate precautions are taken. It remains to be seen how Riot Games will handle the situation if the reports turn out to be true.
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https://afkgaming.com/esports/news/team-liquids-nivera-reportedly-contracts-covid-ahead-of-valorant-champions Team Liquid’s Nivera signed a COVID contract against Valorant Champions