Both Adroit and Lowkey Esports were forced to forfeit their matches due to internet troubles.
Internet trouble during the SEA closed qualifiers for ESL’s LA Major forced two teams to forfeit their games today.
Both Adroit Esports and Lowkey Esports were unable to compete due to problems with the ISP’s providing their connections. Lowkey forfeiting their match with Cignal Ultra, while Adroit had to bow out of their game against Fnatic.
Adroit Esports explained that “internet issues” were to blame for the withdrawal.
Sadly we had to forfeit Game 1 of the Playoffs Semifinals against @FNATIC because of internet issues.
— Adroit Dota (@AdroitDota) February 11, 2020
A disappointing result for both teams, especially Lowkey Esports, who secured themselves first place during the open qualifiers last weekend.
Dota fans also took to Twitter to express their disappointment over the results.
FeelsBadMan for Adroit and Lowkey :/
— Hades (@HadesCasts) February 11, 2020
Everyone disconnecting from the SEA Regional qualifiers is a fucking travesty.
— Pao Bago, Areadbhar Spammer (@thepaobago) February 11, 2020
It’s not the first-time internet issues have plagued a qualifier event. Just last year during the SEA qualifiers for DreamLeague Season 13 Cignal Ultra were forced to forfeit their match due to connectivity problems.
Back in February 2017, Virtus.pro found themselves without a spot at the Dota 2 Asia Championship after internet troubles during the CIS qualifiers resulted in them forfeiting two series.
SEA’s closed qualifiers end on February 12. The top three teams earn themselves a place at the ESL LA Major in March. Thanks to the forfeit, Fnatic now already have enough points to nab that first place. We’ll have to wait for the results of the second and third place matches to see if Adroit will still be able to scrape through.
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