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On Tuesday (May 2), two competing teams in Hong Kong and Taiwan’s Valorant Challengers League — S2 Esports and Ghost Commandos (GCS) — were scheduled to play against each other in hopes of reaching next month’s grand final.
However, as reported by Gamesradar, the match did not go ahead, as GCS forfeited. The reason for that forfeit, according to reporter Seulgi, is because a player was “too busy” playing HoYoVerse‘s latest game, Honkai: Star Rail.
“Just read about the funniest forfeit possibly in VCT history in VCL,” wrote Seulgi. “The team in question (GCS) had to forfeit because one of their players was too busy playing honkai star rail to install the VCT client in time for their match.”
Just read about the funniest forfeit possibly in VCT history in VCL HKTW
The team in question (GCS) had to forfeit because one of their players was too busy playing honkai star rail to install the VCT client in time for their match pic.twitter.com/JmdCLZYM3J
— KZ Seulgi (@SeulgiVLR) May 4, 2023
The VCT client in question is a tournament application that gives users access to professional Valorant event matches — without it, official matches cannot be accessed, as GCS learned.
However, the reception to the blunder has been forgiving, with a number of replies claiming you can’t “blame them” for missing the match due to Honkai: Star Rail.
— Fayde (@FaydeVLR) May 4, 2023
can't blame them sorry
— Omen (@_deeponh) May 4, 2023
The latest game from Genshin Impact developer Hoyoverse, Honkai: Star Rail launched last week (April 26). The sci-fi adventure game was released for iOS, Android and PC platforms, and has already been downloaded over 5million times on the Google Play Store alone.
In an ongoing event, Honkai: Star Rail is currently offering players a chance to earn Stellar Jade, an in-game currency that can be spent
Honkai: Star Rail‘s first event is currently underway, offering players a chance to earn extra Stellar Jade, an in-game currency that can be spent on unlocking playable characters. However, the event comes to an end on May 20.
In other news, the International Olympic Committee has announced that Fortnite will be a part of next month’s Olympic Esports Week.
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