Riot and Freaks4U Gaming have decided to postpone the third week of its Stage 1: EMEA Challengers games due to the "escalating crisis in Ukraine."
In order to preserve the "welfare" of its community, Riot has opted to not play this week's EMEA Challengers games. Six games were scheduled for this week, three per group.
There are 13 Russian players participating in EMEA Challengers, as well as two Ukrainian players. Five of those players play for Gambit Esports Gambit Esports Inactive , whose manager and coach are also Russian. FNATIC FNATIC Europe Rank #2 's Nikita "Derke" Sirmitev is Finnish-Russian.
An updated VCT schedule will be released as soon as possible.