October 12, 2022 Riot has reenabled Orianna after claiming to have resolved the issue. This article has been updated to reflect this.
Less than 48 hours after League of Legends champion Orianna was disabled from LoL Worlds 2022 after a serious bug occurred during a Group Stage match, she has been re-enabled.
For the October 9 matchup between Rogue and GAM Esports in Group C (which Rogue won), the LEC team’s midlaner Emil ‘Larssen’ Larsson locked in Orianna for what was her first appearance at LoL Worlds 2022.
During the game, Larssen called in an Orianna ult, but a bug saw the area of effect indicator hover over Larssen rather than his actual target, the Viktor of Đặng ‘Kati’ Thanh Phê on the opposing team. As you can see in this clip, Kati has his health completely chunked by an invisible force, which is actually Larssen’s ult.
While no action was taken during the game and the result stands, Riot stepped in to stop this bug repeating itself and affecting other matches at LoL Worlds.
“Due to a recently discovered bug, Orianna will be disabled for Worlds 2022 until further notice,” the developer said in a statement.
However, as was pointed out by Dot Esports, this bug is not exactly the recent discovery Riot claims it to be. League of Legends YouTuber ‘Vandiril’ posted a video at the start of October asking Riot to fix Orianna, highlighting the exact bug that occurred in the Rogue versus GAM match.
In what appears to be a surprisingly swift fix for this Orianna bug, Riot has confirmed that the issue has been “resolved” and that she is now back in the champion pool for the rest of LoL Worlds.
Orianna is a champion that, over the years, has been one of the favourite picks for elite midlaners such as Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok and Nicolaj ‘Jensen’ Jensen.
For more LoL Worlds 2022 content, check out our interviews with Rogue’s Odoamne and Evil Geniuses’ Inspired.