The tournament organizers for the Stage 3 EMEA Challengers Playoffs have announced the matches between SuperMassive Blaze SuperMassive Blaze Europe Rank #22 , FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Europe Rank #1 , G2 Esports G2 Esports Europe Rank #6 , and Oxygen Esports Oxygen Esports Inactive have been delayed until August 14th due to pervasive server issues.
While the exact issues affecting the teams was not disclosed, SuperMassive Blaze coach Tanishq "Tanizhq" Sabharwal stated on social media that the event's server infrastructure was likely to blame, citing routing to the Frankfurt servers from Turkey being the culprit of the technical issues. In another tweet, Tanizhq claimed routing to other servers was also affected, making nearly all European servers unplayable for the Turkish sides.
The issue is with Riot servers and/or the routing from Turkey to Frankfurt.
Both matches were in the midst of their second map, with both matches seemingly on course to go the full distance with three maps. The desk on the main stream have confirmed that times for the matches will be made official in the future.