beastcoast announced today on Twitter that it will not be participating in the ONE Esports Singapore Major following potential COVID-19 exposure of its players.
The tweet simply read, “In regards to our participation in the Dota Pro Circuit 2021. If you have any further questions, please contact email@example.com,” along with the press release.
The statement from the team stated the reason for its withdrawal. “Unfortunately, Stinger was exposed to COVID-19 this past week,” beastcoast said. “And our other four players may have also been exposed.”
beastcoast clarified that although “Stinger is currently isolating away from the team”, they will not be taking the unnecessary risk of exposing anyone else to the virus. “All players have tested negative [for COVID-19]… However, because of the incubation period of COVID-19, we cannot be certain if our players are positive or not before flying to Singapore.”
In accordance with WHO guidelines, beastcoast will quarantine all its players as a precaution. Since the virus’ incubation period can be as long as 14 days, beastcoast made a touch call and pulled out of the Singapore Major. They will be focussing on preparing for the Season 2 of the Dota Pro Circuit 2021.
The South American powerhouse had absolutely dominated the show at the OGA DPC South America Regional League Season 1: Upper Division. It netted 12 wins out of 14 matches in the regional series, losing only a single series to NoPing e-sports. In all the rest of their Bo3s, it won 2-0.
beastcoast’s roster currently consists of Héctor Antonio “K1” Rodríguez, Jean Pierre “Chris Luck” Gonzales, Adrián “Wisper” Céspedes Dobles, Elvis “Scofield” De la Cruz Peña, and Steven “StingeR” Vargas.