Chao Hui EDG’s star player “Lizhi” will sit out the VCT Game Changers Championship due to deteriorating health conditions, as revealed by the player.
CHINA – “Lizhi” will miss the upcoming VCT Game Changers Global Championship in São Paulo, Brazil due to her deteriorating health conditions, it has been officially confirmed on her live stream.
This is the second time Lizhi will miss a LAN with Chao Hui EDG (EDGS) following her absent from the China Qualifier for VCT Game Changers East Asia last month. Stepping into the Chinese duelist’s shoes will be “Blue”, who has experience with the team having previously substituted for Lizhi in the said event.
In her recent Huya livestream, Lizhi disclosed that her health after surgery will prevent her from traveling by plane for the next six months. She shared, “I can’t take a flight. There’s an event in Chongqing in October and November, but I won’t be able to go either.”
She explained that it’s not that she doesn’t want to go to events, but rather because her health post-surgery makes it impossible for her to attend, with the risk of worsening her condition. “My health is too poor. I can only stay home, cooped up. It’s not that I don’t want to go; it’s just that I can’t. To go there and to visit such an unfamiliar place, what if I can’t sleep well? I might get sick again. Right now, even a slight change in the air, even a little bit of cold, can seriously affect me. I feel like just a few days ago when the air suddenly got colder, I almost felt like I was [at my limit].”
The absence of Lizhi comes as a big blow to Chao Hui EDG ahead of their most important campaign, as she is one of the team’s highest-rated players throughout the season. A win in the East Asia competition earned Chao Hui EDG a spot in the second Game Changers Championship, where they are set to face Shopify Rebellion (previously Version1) on November 30 at 1 AM SGT.
Chao Hui EDG (EDG Super Empowerment)’s roster for the Global Championship will be:
- 🇹🇼 “WawaLee”
- 🇹🇼 “XiMiLu”
- 🇹🇼 “Yusin”
- 🇹🇼 “Clem”
- 🇭🇰 “Blue“
Cover photo courtesy of Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games
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