Weeks after SouthEast Asian team Rave first announced their woes regarding visas and oversea employment status, they have finally reached the light at the end of the tunnel. Rave have officially received their visas to the US, and will be able to attend the Summit 3 LAN finals.
As the Visa issues are over now, Team Rave will be back on action on the LAN Finals of The Summit 3 in Los Angeles, California! #RoadToTI5
— Rave-Dota (@RaveDota2) April 17, 2015
Team Rave’s extensive issues with visas began on April 1st. The team was forced to withdraw from StarLadder StarSeries XII and the MLG Columbus Pro League. Confusion regarding their employment status in South Korea and debate on the required paperwork also prevented three players, namely Mark “Cast” Pilar, Djardel “Chrissy” Mampusti and Ryo “ryOyr” Hasegawa, from departing Malaysia on April 3rd, and sparked government backing and national media attention.
The efforts have paid off. After meetings with the Philippines Overseas Employment Association with Senator Bam Aquino’s help, not only have things been cleared up regarding their South Korean status, but their visas to the US have been secured.
Team Rave proves that with a little #hardwork and #dedication, progress and good results can prevail. With their visa and employment status issues behind them, the up and rising SEA team can focus on training and performance.