In the upcoming North American November Mini-Major, DarkZero star Hyper is questionable to play because of non-COVID related medical issues.
Former Rainbow Six Siege NA Mini-Major Champions, DarkZero Esports have received a massive blow ahead of the November Six Major.
DarkZero’s entry fragger Paul “Hyper” Kontopanagiotis might potentially miss the upcoming Major due to “non-COVID-19 medical reasons,” as announced by DarkZero Esports.
The org has also stated that Hyper is “currently sitting out of practice and the decision to play will be made on gameday”, which is on Nov. 13th.
Hyper has been one of the key players in DarkZero’s recent success, as they managed to win their first Major trophy in August. He also finished Stage 2 as one of the top players in the NA league, helping DarkZero qualify for the upcoming Major and the Six Invitational 2021.
Coming to this November Major as the top seed, DarkZero Esports were the favorites to win the tournament. But without their big Zofia player of Hyper, it seems like DZ have fallen behind a little. However, this doesn’t mean DarkZero is out of options. Team’s head coach Brandon “BC” Carr is most likely to step in, as he has a substantial history as a pro player on DZ and Evil Geniuses, where he played one Six Invitational, four Pro League Finals, and two Six Majors.
But the removal of Hyper will not only mean the loss of his gunfighting power, but also the synergy and coordination between the team members. Hyper tweeted out saying he’ll “absolutely refuse to sit out unless [he’s] advised by [his] doctor or in poor condition”.
And the NA November Major taking place in a LAN environment also doesn’t bode well for DZ, as their competitor Spacestation Gaming traditionally does better in LAN. DZ will go head to head against SSG in the first playday, so make sure to tune in at Rainbow6 Twitch or YouTube.