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Major qualifier blow for Team YP
Time: 2016-02-17 12:22
Game: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Two of Team YP's players have been ruled out of the MLG Columbus offline qualifier due to visa issues, Vladislav "arch" Svistov has revealed.

On his Twitter page, Vladyslav "arch" Svistov revealed that he, Anton "kibaken" Kolesnikov and Vadim "DavCost" Vasilyev have secured a visa permit to enter the United States, while Dmitry "S0tF1k" Forostyanko and Dmitriy "Dima" Bandurka have seen their applications declined. 

The Ukrainian player added that Team YP are currently in talks with both MLG and Valve to find a solution to the problem, with the qualifier due to start in just nine days.

Dima and S0tF1k ruled out of the MLG Columbus qualifier 

This is the second time this month that Russian teams have had to deal with visa issues. Two weeks ago, Method were forced to attend the Game Show Global eSports Cup Finals with two stand-ins after Ivan "spaze" Obrezhan and Dmitriy "facecrack" Alekseyev were denied visas to enter Lithuania.

Team YP qualified for the MLG Columbus offline qualifier via the Last Chance tournament for CIS and European teams, beating Markus "pronax" Wallsten's Ancient in the final round.

Best headline ever lmao

Post edited 2016-02-17 12:22:54
2016-02-17 12:22:29
lmao yep
2016-02-17 12:28:24
Life as Russian must suck a lot. You cannot enter any country without VISA and even if you have VISA, you will get denied anyways. The whole world hates Russia.

[*] Russia
[*] Russians
2016-02-17 17:27:45
agree with you
2016-02-17 17:45:53
usa and some countries from eurapestan - "whole world"
k den
2016-02-17 19:03:27
Sorry, i bet he meant civilized world. Pretty sure you can still enter Congo or smthng. Just checked, you even need visa to enter Congo, oh well.

Post edited 2016-02-17 23:48:15
2016-02-17 23:45:36
I meant civilized world.
2016-02-18 16:20:47
This is what happens when your government don't play nice with other countries.
2016-02-18 16:08:09
yea hahaha
2016-02-17 12:55:14
Haha idd
2016-02-17 13:03:18
there are so many things you can doublespeak with team yp:

"Team YP uses Stand-in"
"Team YP penetrates enemys defense"
"Team YP released their full load on an 80 y.o. granny while their manager analed her daughter on the toilet"

things like that
2016-02-17 13:20:55
died on the last one
2016-02-17 14:51:53
+1 omg xD
2016-02-17 15:15:02
what was the headline originally?
2016-02-17 13:42:44
I don't think it changed, I believe he's referring to the "blow" and YouPorn
2016-02-17 15:22:15
oh ok:D
2016-02-17 15:57:20
2016-02-17 14:14:33
2016-02-17 14:59:09
YP pick Johnny Sins and Black Overlord for stand-in
2016-02-17 15:27:24
is this happened because we are from RUSSIA???

Post edited 2016-02-17 12:24:25
2016-02-17 12:22:31
no, this happened cuz putin is still president over putinland
2016-02-17 12:33:41
Yes. :(
2016-02-17 12:42:55
2016-02-17 12:22:31
2016-02-17 12:22:33
major blow, team YP... I see what you did there

Post edited 2016-02-17 12:22:48
2016-02-17 12:22:33
haha :D
2016-02-17 12:29:27
2016-02-17 14:37:08
rip YP
2016-02-17 12:22:42

Post edited 2016-02-17 12:22:57
2016-02-17 12:22:43
2016-02-17 12:22:44
"blow for Team YP"
I'm dying.
2016-02-17 12:22:51
2016-02-17 13:13:47
2016-02-17 12:22:54
expected , Russia vs USA ?
2016-02-17 12:22:56
ALWAYS the fucking same with russkis... damn like whats the fucking problem with that country?
2016-02-17 12:23:07
Maybe it's problem with burgers? They didn't give visa to their country. Have you heard at least once that someone didn't get Russian visa at any tournaament or championship?
2016-02-17 12:29:46
Maybe your Russian Players just don't take care about there Visa the right way. And I am pretty sure I am going to play a Video Game sounds legit for a Worker Visa
2016-02-17 12:35:41
it's not the first time that happens. in dota more than once chinese players got their visa denied by the states. so don't make assumptions if you got no clue about those things.
2016-02-17 12:46:24
No, America just sux lol
2016-02-17 13:55:21
No, Russia just sucks.


2016-02-17 17:31:26
What does that have to do with anything? Why are you spamming this link everywhere in this thread?
2016-02-17 19:02:55
the entire world outside of Iran and 1/3rd of Syria hates Russia... the EU still has sanctions on Russia, as does the US, and NATO. This is a symptom of those sanctions....
2016-02-17 15:01:58
Not really. Chinese and Korean players have trouble too in League of Legends sometimes.

2016-02-17 16:05:32
2016-02-17 16:16:17
ofc coming from gaming paradise
lovin russias dick?
2016-02-17 21:44:14
russia and china - bff

so not surprised


Post edited 2016-02-17 23:11:28
2016-02-17 23:10:18
Where did I say anything about China or Korea lol?
2016-02-18 15:58:18
Temporary worker visas are for persons who want to enter the United States for employment lasting a fixed period of time, and are not considered permanent or indefinite. Each of these visas requires the prospective employer to first file a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). An approved petition is required to apply for a work visa.
2016-02-17 19:05:45
Umm yes, wasn't it world edit who couldn't get a EU visa in some tournament.
2016-02-17 16:23:53
Nvm it was facecrack and spaze as mentioned who had trouble getting visas to Estonia or something
2016-02-17 16:37:12
no the problem is that russia has fucked up visa rules to begin with,so then other countries answer by having the same rules apply in reverse direction. It is extremely annoying to get a Russian visa, and expensive, so they get treated the same way in return.
2016-02-17 17:23:57
Totally the reason why EVERYONE has troubles getting an american visa except for the countries from the Visa Waiver list.
2016-02-17 19:07:53
No but Russians gets even more problems because of their own visa policies
2016-02-17 20:37:07
It's your fucked up country problem.
2016-02-17 17:28:58
maybe because theres high tensions because syria
fucking idiot of course its gonna be hard to get a visa
2016-02-17 13:11:05
are u fucking dumb? dont talk to me with ur subhuman intelligence.
2016-02-17 13:28:10
are u
do u think its going to be easy to get out of russia and into us when theres literal US supported isis going up against russian troops in war right now
2016-02-17 13:28:59
2016-02-17 13:41:43
it is not a new thing that came with syrian war
2016-02-17 17:25:48
You're retarded


It's not USA's fault, it's fucking Russians fault for not being travel outside of their country without a VISA.
2016-02-17 17:33:14
There are only 38 countries that can get hassle-free american visas. There are 193 countries in the world. Not sure why your country is on the list anyway, it's one of the very few who willingly joined the Nazis.
2016-02-17 19:12:19
The reason their visas got declined could be that the lady declining their visas at the embassy did not have sex the night before probably,.....even though i made that sound jokingly, but back in the day you could have your visa rejected just because the embassy agent you spoke with was having a bad day...., nothing special, its just that the agent felt like: "Well, this kid probably has more money than I do, f**k him, since I cant go for a vacation, I wont give him that chance either!" and thats it, your visa would be declined...... so, pretty sad, but it existed..... The best ppl to give visas are men in my experience back in the day, but unfortunately almost always people who work there are more like grumpy middle aged women, not always, but still...

Post edited 2016-02-17 14:31:31
2016-02-17 14:29:50
It's like in Poland... the Warsaw US embassy has a bunch of old hags who always have a bad day and are jealous that people have enough money to travel to the US... so they deny visas at crazy rates. You travel down to Krakow and you can literally get one by just showing up...
2016-02-17 15:03:27
Pretty sad
2016-02-17 18:03:30
2016-02-17 12:23:10
MIRAA troll :D
2016-02-17 12:23:18
Dat title hahahhahahahahah
2016-02-17 12:23:32
2016-02-17 12:23:38
dat title
2016-02-17 12:23:38
oh :(
2016-02-17 12:24:02
Those Russian faggots will think twice next time before inviding friendly country.
2016-02-17 12:24:04
yeh Dima and Softik will prob stop killing ukranians after this
2016-02-17 12:30:29
i confirm that
2016-02-17 12:34:28
2016-02-17 12:38:27
KeR4u im dying man :D :D
2016-02-17 12:39:49
ayy lmao rekt
2016-02-17 12:43:52
2016-02-17 13:39:33
2016-02-17 14:40:25
Damn son you roasted this faggot. :D
2016-02-17 15:20:49
If they don't support Russian foreign policy and Ukraune territory anexion then they should change citizenship. But they didn't. So they're Putin supporters and must suffer from sanctions and isolation.
2016-02-17 15:58:58
Sorry but you are fucking retarded
2016-02-17 23:13:40

2016-02-17 16:38:12
well like before ukranian war it wasnt a problem to get us visa

(no it was always a problem)
2016-02-17 12:48:47
you need psychological help talking like that not knowing anything... no offence
2016-02-17 14:32:17
it is the first example, when Russian players can't get a visa to usa
2016-02-17 14:38:09
Ukrainians need to fess up and admit that they illegally deposed of a DULY ELECTED leader and put their own corrupt oligarchs(Petroshenko and Yatsenyuk) in. Don't worry your next President(or perhaps Prime Minister) will be a Russian born(Georgian), so much for Ukrainian pride...

PS: Saakasvhili is a thief and a war monger.
2016-02-17 15:05:25
Yeah, because Soft1k isn't Ukrainian. His last name totally doesn't give him away.
2016-02-17 19:14:58
Sad for the players..

hope they withdraw from the tournament and Ancient get the spot instead of them going there with 3 players since they can't take standins.
2016-02-17 12:24:48
AFAIK they can take stand-ins but not from any other team that has already qualified for the MLG qualifier/ Major.
2016-02-17 12:29:28
Dosia+mou stand-ins <3
2016-02-17 13:13:52
Dosia+mou are qualified for the MLG qualifier with Gambit...
2016-02-17 13:20:05
Is Gambit qualified? Ouh, I didn't know. But Na'Vi players would be able to play with them, yeah?
2016-02-17 14:08:10
yeah and play in 2 teams at major?
2016-02-17 14:13:47
They could play for this team just for qualifier and on major just standard rosters. Doesn't it work like that?
2016-02-17 14:14:37
no it doesnt work like that, navi is already qualified.
2016-02-17 14:28:36
but really, I mean what's the reason to play when you practiced with your full team for months and then play the qualifier with standin? just be nice and give away the spot for another team who play with their actual five.
2016-02-17 20:06:14
I don't get visas. How can they decline when there's a clear reason (tournament) to go to a country? Sucks.
2016-02-17 12:25:46
Because they're Russian...
2016-02-17 12:28:45
kibaken and DavCost too, so why?
2016-02-17 12:41:14
They probably still have visas
2016-02-17 12:58:24
lucky, that's all. If they don't like you, you're fucked. 90% of the Russians don't get vissas anymore
2016-02-17 13:22:55
they do, even koreans and chinese guys dont get visas atm. So it has nothing to do with Russia.
2016-02-17 16:38:21
Indeed. But that has to do about them being scared about North-Korea and Chinese spies ;)
2016-02-17 19:41:59
Because of butthurt mericans... Cuz they're frum Russia...
2016-02-17 12:30:29
that's why they made lol an official sport in the US, however cs isn't. it's not like they acknowledge this tournament or have a clue about the players.
2016-02-17 12:48:04
America and russia were always at bad relationship and thats why alot of russian ppl doesnt get visas.

Nevertheless US visas is really hard to get the anyone.
2016-02-17 13:20:49
No it isn't? Majority of the world countries are part of the visa waiver program with the US Department of State.

Post edited 2016-02-17 17:37:38
2016-02-17 17:35:35
>majority of the world countries
2016-02-17 19:18:14
>majority of the [relevant] world countries
2016-02-17 19:43:01
There are also a lot of "relevant" countries missing, no matter how you define "relevant" (rich countries/political weight/GDP).
2016-02-17 20:28:47
The reason their visas got declined could be that the lady declining their visas at the embassy did not have sex the night before probably,.....even though i made that sound jokingly, but back in the day you could have your visa rejected just because the embassy agent you spoke with was having a bad day...., nothing special, its just that the agent felt like: "Well, this kid probably has more money than I do, f**k him, since I cant go for a vacation, I wont give him that chance either!" and thats it, your visa would be declined...... so, pretty sad, but it existed..... The best ppl to give visas are men in my experience back in the day, but unfortunately almost always people who work there are more like grumpy middle aged women, not always, but still...
2016-02-17 14:32:50
You think the old dried up Russian cunts in the Embassy care that you're going to a 'video game party'? Just for the fact that they're geeks going to a video game tournament is enough for them to just laugh you out of the building.
2016-02-17 15:08:02
nice ancient can go?
2016-02-17 12:28:16
hope everything works out, i want my YouPorn stickers
2016-02-17 12:30:06
ya lol same hahaha
2016-02-17 14:34:09
Its sad that we still encounter problems like these.. Russians and Ukranians always have problem with the visas, like when f3 needed to play with hiko as stand-in at eswc...
2016-02-17 12:30:14
The problem is much more worse to the Russians than the Ukranians.
In fact, I didnt saw any ukranian with the visa issues recently.
Even seised and flamie had a visa problem before ESWC 2015, and they are russian, so we can see the problem here...

Post edited 2016-02-17 12:52:36
2016-02-17 12:52:06
Maybe they were afriad that flamie will eat all their burgers?
2016-02-17 13:18:42
Russian don't have visa
2016-02-17 12:30:47
MIRAA You magnificent beast!
2016-02-17 12:30:53
USA. The country of freedom
2016-02-17 12:31:11
sad for yp guys, but ancient please!
2016-02-17 12:33:23
This is pure bs. They are not terrorist or something let them in stupid hamburgers
2016-02-17 12:33:25
Has nothing to do with hamburgers lol...

The US embassy in Russia has a bunch of old russkis in it... just like any embassy. In Warsaw, the people that accept or deny your visa aren't even Americans... they're old Polish cunts who are jealous.
2016-02-17 15:09:55
Ence and ancient bo3 decider?
2016-02-17 12:33:57
we will still go, even with subs..
2016-02-17 12:35:18
good to know, gl
2016-02-17 12:38:36
Gl man
2016-02-17 12:44:06
i can go
2016-02-17 14:44:24
please face the fact that they are worse, even because they didnt qualify and yp did
2016-02-17 12:42:20
that headline ahahahaha
2016-02-17 12:35:28
fakin refugese =DD
2016-02-17 12:36:40
Yeah guys this is absolutely because of American citizens! Yeah, fuck us! Hurr hurr dum buergers xD.

Chill with these overused joke titles. We get it. YouPorn. Hehe porn iz funni rite guiz?
2016-02-17 12:37:52
damn the salt m8 what did anyone do to you
2016-02-18 01:04:29
deport PEDRO
2016-02-17 12:39:04
Damn son, how many dmitrys on the news.

gl YP.
2016-02-17 12:41:11
'Major qualifier blow for team YP' I see what you did there HLTV...

Post edited 2016-02-17 12:41:40
2016-02-17 12:41:30
tempostorm pls pls pls get them there
2016-02-17 12:42:13
Tempostorm are already qualified bro
2016-02-17 12:46:43
ok so im happy :D easy qual for the major

Post edited 2016-02-17 12:58:01
2016-02-17 12:57:52
Not easy but quite possible
2016-02-17 14:29:28
they're already in
2016-02-17 12:47:27
no they aren't. IEM is not MLG.
2016-02-17 20:00:15
i meant in the qualifier
2016-02-17 22:10:05
but still, good luck boys :(
2016-02-17 12:42:25
the reason some players are accepted and others are not is simple: rejected people don't have a stable situation (not married, no stable income, etc) so the US gov thinks they could stay illegaly in US. It has nothing to do with politics.
2016-02-17 12:43:00
2016-02-17 12:48:54
Yeah but I'm 19, and I can go to Usa as a tourist alone and go there for a maximum of 90 days. I'm a student so I have no income, but I was able to go there alone to see my uncle who lives there, why wouldn't these players be able to do the same?
2016-02-17 12:49:12
I could be wrong but I don't think they apply for a simple tourist visa, they go there with the intention of winning money (taxed money). Maybe it's a 'business' type visa that is harder to get ? Speculation only.
2016-02-17 12:54:16
well all the production and casters are going with toursit visas
2016-02-17 13:16:12
thanks didn't know that
2016-02-17 13:26:33
I'm not sure of the specifics, but an easy explanation for this would be that the staff are technically employees of MLG and are being paid in their country of origin.

Whereas the players could be winning money directly while in the US.

Post edited 2016-02-17 15:10:01
2016-02-17 15:08:50
Well a spaniard has an easier time getting a visa because they're part of that visa waiver program with the US Department of State. So Arnau_Sil can go to the US whenever he wants, without even getting a visa because his country is a part of it. Russia, for obvious reasons lol, is not a part of it so they must go through the usual channels to get one. Since they are currently somewhat of an enemy of the US, it's near impossible to get it unless you literally fit all the parameters or quite simply someone in the Embassy in Moscow is have a good day.
2016-02-17 15:13:00
Spain is a part of the visa waiver program... you don't even need a visa to enter the US as a visitor. Russia is clearly not a part of the visa waiver program, and since it is Russia, it makes it even more difficult to get one.
2016-02-17 15:13:52
Ya, this is one of the main official reason of course, but unfortunately sometimes it happens due to a personal will of the agent you spoke with who might even be corrupted and wanting money from you based on the experience I had which resulted in post #157 :(

not funny, but this used to be true, not too sure about now, things did change a bit, but there is still a mess sometimes in certain parts of RU and specifically in certain emassys........
2016-02-17 14:44:11
+1 smart person on hltv many surprise, you smart you loyal many respects
2016-02-17 17:59:17
Don't be ridiculous, none of them are married and none of them work for a living. It's just that they had no visas previously, whereas kibaken/davcost are experienced travelers.
2016-02-17 19:22:48
Dmitry "S0tF1k"

Dmitriy "Dima"

2016-02-17 12:43:37
Ukranian and russian.
2016-02-17 12:51:57
You could choose the way your name/surname is spelled when getting the passport.
2016-02-17 15:24:33
typical 3rd worlder problems
2016-02-17 12:44:27
blow for team youporn... expecteD?
2016-02-17 12:46:27
Major qualifier "blow" for team YouPorn

Post edited 2016-02-17 12:47:19
2016-02-17 12:47:08
rekt russians
2016-02-17 12:49:14
"blow" "team youporn", nice meme miraa but it's not that subtle
2016-02-17 12:51:39
Those 2 russians have a criminal record or something. To bad for the russian scene...
2016-02-17 12:52:34
#157 :(
2016-02-17 14:37:52
This title

Anyway, hopefully Ancient will replace them(since standins aren't allowed in this tournament )
2016-02-17 12:53:38
Ancient to MLG?!?!?! :D
2016-02-17 12:54:13
That's bullshit, all the time CIS and russian players refused in the US.
2016-02-17 12:54:54
not all adn it sometimes happens sometimes doesnt and the reasons for not allowing russians in have nothing to do with the US almost always and they are random :(

2016-02-17 14:41:05
Afaik, all players from Europe who couldn't attend a LAN in US because of visa issues were from CIS or Russia.

I don't know if the problem comes from problems in the US or not, but the fact that it's always from the same parts of the world but not only one specific country makes me think that it's rather the US who are more "picky" as to who they let in for some countries and not for some others.

Regardless, it's sad.
2016-02-17 15:38:34
They have to be picky, it's the United States with lots of people coming from different ethnic groups, so they have their own problems with that.

Post edited 2016-02-17 16:29:58
2016-02-17 16:29:46
My problem is not that they're picky, my problem is that they're picky for some countries and not for some others.

I don't recall seeing as many visa problems for any other countries than CIS ones and Russia so far when a LAN was hosted in the US.

Now, it's very well possible that the fault lies, by chance, in the hands of the players or the country of origin for each of these visa problems, but the pattern doesn't seem really consistent with that hypothesis.
2016-02-17 17:53:00
Onliners dident turn in applications, cause they couldnet bring their haxx
2016-02-17 12:55:59
ENCE vs Ancient BO3 for the last spot would be more than fair from MLG.
2016-02-17 12:56:11
so fucked up...
2016-02-17 12:58:53
really Miraa? really?
2016-02-17 13:00:47
Rest in Putin
2016-02-17 13:07:05
as always fuck politics
2016-02-17 13:09:07
Rip russia and ukraine noobs, never get visas.
2016-02-17 13:10:00
WHAT ARE THESE KIDS DOING THAT WONT ALLOW THEM INTO A COUNTRY!? I think its time to find some more responsible players ffs.
2016-02-17 13:15:27
say thanks to Obama
2016-02-17 13:42:34
*thanks to Putin
2016-02-17 14:07:44
ok fifty-fifty
2016-02-17 14:11:04
yes yes! Never before the Russians havent lived as bad as under Obamas presidency.! Always blame Obama!

2016-02-17 17:34:31
#157 :(
2016-02-17 14:39:54
it probably has very little to do with the players themselves...
2016-02-17 15:14:51
fuck politics
ya tak zhdal i veril v parnei((
2016-02-17 13:22:42
2016-02-17 13:22:42
Flipsid3 also have problems with WE's visa davcost in, WE out
2016-02-17 13:23:21
and before that russian wc3, sc2, sc, cs 1.6 players regularly had visa issues, nowadays just less tournaments are in US, so it happens less often
2016-02-17 13:28:18
Ancient inc? :) plx
2016-02-17 13:23:30
such a bummer
2016-02-17 13:26:31
Atleast S0tF1k looks like a terrorist right
2016-02-17 13:34:28
YP need to win match 1 @ columbus

- ecstasy for YP
- YP dominates dignitas
- YP rides their luck to ecstasy
- domination for YP

or if they lose

- YP gets dominated

Post edited 2016-02-17 13:38:25
2016-02-17 13:37:46
Damn...this thing is getting horrible in all aspects.
2016-02-17 13:38:16
"blow" .... oh I see what you did there

Post edited 2016-02-17 13:39:40
2016-02-17 13:39:32
damn the headline
2016-02-17 13:41:36
2016-02-17 13:45:08

Post edited 2016-02-17 13:46:31
2016-02-17 13:46:12
how can i report op?
2016-02-17 13:46:29
Damn this sucks, politics etc shit should have effect to CS
2016-02-17 13:50:20
go s1mple and hiko stand-ins and ez quals
2016-02-17 13:53:18
what kind of title luizzz :D
2016-02-17 13:54:16
is this happening because we are from VODKA?
2016-02-17 14:17:21
no chance
2016-02-17 14:18:09
Didn't Riot do something about player visas? I think LoL players get athlete visas these days.

Can't Valve strike a similar deal to sort out these types of issues?

Edit: Yep, found this http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/13/4520188/us-citiz..

Post edited 2016-02-17 14:25:15
2016-02-17 14:24:49
#157 :(
2016-02-17 14:36:39
"The Ukrainian player added that Team YP are currently in talks with both MLG and Valve to find a solution to the problem, with the qualifier due to start in just nine days."

The solution is to let pronax's team go and play :D
2016-02-17 14:26:01
That would be way to unfair
2016-02-17 14:27:58
Team ancient will loose all games in the qualifier 16-0 if pronax keeps DW and Pauf xD. My niggah robiin and Bendji are much better (okay maybe Bendji is not better than pauf)
2016-02-17 14:29:51
Nice retarded comment. Pauf is an upcoming star. DW is shit tho.

However, I would not kick pauf to bring in an ex-cheater and a fucking noob
2016-02-17 14:49:32
The reason their visas got declined could be that the lady declining their visas at the embassy did not have sex the night before probably,.....even though i made that sound jokingly, but back in the day you could have your visa rejected just because the embassy agent you spoke with was having a bad day...., nothing special, its just that the agent felt like: "Well, this kid probably has more money than I do, f**k him, since I cant go for a vacation, I wont give him that chance either!" and thats it, your visa would be declined...... so, pretty sad, but it existed..... The best ppl to give visas are men in my experience back in the day, but unfortunately almost always people who work there are more like grumpy middle aged women, not always, but still...
2016-02-17 14:34:50
same thing happens in Warsaw lol.. jealousy runs rampant in that Embassy...
2016-02-17 15:16:00
2016-02-17 14:35:02
its not usa not letting them, usa allow everyone in, its the russian/american embassy
2016-02-17 14:35:56
besterest title
2016-02-17 14:35:49
This is exactly what I said/predicted. They won't attend because of visa issues. Always the same with subtop CIS teams they never get their visas.

Post edited 2016-02-17 14:37:10
2016-02-17 14:37:01
Blaming common people just because Putin ruling this country is just bullshit. They are not goddamn spies or invaders but just fucking gamers... jeez
2016-02-17 14:37:40
who replacing them?
MLG has to replace them buz they used groups format, it would be unfair for certain other teams.
2016-02-17 14:44:47

I wanted some god damn youporn stickers :/
2016-02-17 14:47:51
Remove them and put Pronax' team in !!!

Post edited 2016-02-17 14:48:56
2016-02-17 14:48:49
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Youporn stickeeerrrsss, fuuuuuuuuck haniodpaqsn NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2016-02-17 14:49:25
so fucking expected i cant even describe it
2016-02-17 14:51:01
AbirZenith - HLTV.org
2016-02-17 14:52:30
Both russians spies, expected.

Good joob USA.
2016-02-17 14:59:19
ence to major
2016-02-17 15:02:11
Ancient to the quals probably.
2016-02-17 15:06:52
I wonder if all players Ancient have a visa
pronax has visa
dw has visa
2016-02-17 15:31:56
I'm pretty sure you dont need visa to go to USA from Nordic countries? :D
2016-02-17 17:59:48
Is this happens because we are from RUSSIA ?????
2016-02-17 15:13:47
lol title haha
2016-02-17 15:14:15
s1mple stand in? Or is liquid in qualifier?
2016-02-17 15:16:39
liquid is in qualifier obviously
2016-02-17 16:45:12
Fuck you USA.

Let's hope this is the first and last NA major.
2016-02-17 15:25:28
Top kek
2016-02-17 15:37:32
We all see what you did there Miraa ;)
2016-02-17 15:39:28
title lmaoooooooo
2016-02-17 15:40:32
Stupid murikans, those kids have nothing to do with politics.
2016-02-17 15:44:17
not just America bro, also Canada, and EU countries. E-sports getting stronger though will hopefully make these processes easier, like you didn't hear about Russia players cant get visa to play soccer in Turkey for example.

Post edited 2016-02-17 16:56:12
2016-02-17 16:54:51
It is totally wrong bro. Turks can not get visa to play soccer in Russia nowadays.
2016-02-17 23:12:10
But Russia played soccer in Turkey just this week (and a player got in trouble for wearing putin shirt), don't know about reciprocal visits, but Russia -> turkey for soccer confirmed, and that was really the point, that sanctioned events as cause for travel carry weight.

Post edited 2016-02-18 02:49:06
2016-02-18 02:47:38
You are really kidding me no doubt. UEFA has some rules. You can not show something politic, religional or something like that on your t-shirt.
2016-02-18 07:48:51
how is my post kidding you?, Russian team did play in turkey. and a Russian player did get in trouble for a putin shirt. but that has nothing to do with the visa talk. point is soccer is very recognized, and the leagues are too, making travel easier for the players. Hopefully esports growing lends weight to the visa process.

Post edited 2016-02-18 08:01:17
2016-02-18 07:58:54
"guestguy2" Noone forced him to do that. Russian team came to Turkey without any problem. They placed in peace. During the match our supporters did not attack to them or they threw nothing to the field. As i said that UEFA has some rules and he did not show respect to these rules. Is it our fault or his fault?
2016-02-18 08:00:50
dude, I am not talking right or wrong, just some facts about the game that happened., you are 100% missing the whole point.

Post edited 2016-02-18 08:02:17
2016-02-18 08:01:51
It's Russia's fault.

2016-02-17 17:38:36
2016-02-17 16:09:27
"two of Team YP forced to pull-out of major qualifier"
2016-02-17 16:18:32
Scandalous headlines. BBC style.
2016-02-17 16:27:25
2016-02-17 16:49:32
hopefully this gets sorted, and professional video gamer attending tournament becomes a recognized thing and these players can travel with their teams. Of course if there is complicating matters like criminal records and what not is one thing. But hopefully these can be fast tracked and hopefully nobody abuses that, for the good of the scene.
2016-02-17 16:52:30
The puns
2016-02-17 16:55:21
Sooo expected
Btw, dat title ahah
2016-02-17 16:58:16
2016-02-17 16:58:56
it is the third time for the last 3 years when russians wanted to visit international lan
and all 3 times 2 players cant get visas
the solution is very simple - dont play cs and you will never have such problems
2016-02-17 17:01:51
not a solution at all ;)
2016-02-17 17:19:36
best major ever
2016-02-17 17:12:09
If country cant provide visas to players, it shoudnt host international torunaments.
2016-02-17 17:14:10
And that's the best comment I've seen here.
2016-02-17 18:04:07
rip YP stickers
2016-02-17 17:24:11
visa probs okok,nice landodge
2016-02-17 18:07:16
First they cheat and take Ancients spot, now this... Fucking onliner Russians can't stand these PoS.
2016-02-17 18:49:20
Dat so punny
2016-02-17 21:30:30
valve can think about that and create servers only for russia

free ukraine !!!
2016-02-17 21:44:15
hehehe blow hehehe
2016-02-17 23:20:27
this is pure russophobia
2016-02-18 01:00:30
excellent headline
2016-02-18 01:03:44
blow :^)
2016-02-22 00:34:05

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