EHOME have luckily managed to secure US visas for all five of their players. Approximately one week before the teams are scheduled to fly to Seattle for The International 5, Natus Vincere and Vega Squadron are still waiting for a miracle.
EHOME are finally in the clear for TI5. Their mid player, Chen “Cty” Tianyu, has received his US visa, after having his request denied, on July 6th.
Everyone from @EHOMECN just had their visas approved!!!
— Orrin Xu (@LGDnite) July 14, 2015
At the time of Cty’s first attempt to get a US visa, LGD’s Business Development Consultant, Orrin Xu, had reported that the US Embassy “completely disregarded Valve’s invitation letter”. According to Xu, Valve have offered their support and called the Embassy.
TI5 visas status: Na’Vi and Vega Squadron are still struggling
Akbar “Sonneiko” Butaev’s US visa has been denied for the third time. According to the team’s website, “reasons for rejection are unknown as of this moment, however, there will be another attempt for acquiring the visa and hopefully it will get processed”. If Sonneiko – who allegedly holds a Russian passport, fails to obtain his US visa, Na’Vi will be left with limited options: they either find an approved replacement, or lose their TI5 spot altogether.
Vega Squadron – TI5 Wild Card series contenders, are facing the same situation, as Semion “CemaTheSlayeR” Krivulya’s visa application was rejected once again and his chances to attend TI5 are growing dimmer by the day.
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