The LLA playoffs are well underway to prove which Latin American LoL team will go to the World Championships. However, today’s matches were cut short due to massive water leaks from the ceiling.
It’s been a tough day for the ALL (Liga Latin America 2022). The first match of the playoffs, Rainbow7 vs. Team Aze, was immediately cut short.
This set was between first and second place LoL teams in Latin America and would have been a taste of what the best teams in the LLA can really do.
Unfortunately, after 2 minutes of play, players were interrupted by a failure that had nothing to do with the gameplay or those ending, resulting in an unprecedented long break.
A rainy day for League of Legends competitors
After an hour of waiting, a short statement was made on the broadcast and all matches scheduled for the day were postponed.
Turns out it wasn’t the result of an in-game glitch or anything of that nature. Instead, water was leaking from the ceiling and falling directly on Latin American LoL players, creating a dangerous and annoying competitive environment.
All in-person attendees had to leave, and competitors had to delay the day’s matches. Fortunately, the two teams were able to work together and play games remotely.
League of Legends tournaments have a history of issues
League of Legends has had its fair share of weird breaks over the years. From game-breaking bugs to players accidentally spilling water on their keyboards, matches have been delayed and postponed for all sorts of reasons.
But it’s safe to say that players coming out of a covered room are new.
In addition, this place is the same as the one that will host the play-ins of the Worlds. The LLA’s delay is very unfortunate for these players, but the delay of the entire Worlds could be a very real possibility if they can’t find a new venue or fix the leaks.
Hopefully the LLA is able to fix this so we can resume the Playoffs in person and Worlds doesn’t have similar interruptions.