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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.
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
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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
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Anyway RUSSIA<3, FUCK EU.
lovin russias dick?
so not surprised
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fucking idiot of course its gonna be hard to get a visa
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
It's not USA's fault, it's fucking Russians fault for not being travel outside of their country without a VISA.
Post edited 2016-02-17 14:31:31
(no it was always a problem)
PS: Saakasvhili is a thief and a war monger.
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.
Nevertheless US visas is really hard to get the anyone.
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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
Chill with these overused joke titles. We get it. YouPorn. Hehe porn iz funni rite guiz?
Post edited 2016-02-17 12:41:40
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........
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Anyway, hopefully Ancient will replace them(since standins aren't allowed in this tournament )
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.
Post edited 2016-02-17 16:29:58
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.
- ecstasy for YP
- YP dominates dignitas
- YP rides their luck to ecstasy
- domination for YP
or if they lose
- YP gets dominated
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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
The solution is to let pronax's team go and play :D
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who replacing them?
MLG has to replace them buz they used groups format, it would be unfair for certain other teams.
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Let's hope this is the first and last NA major.
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and all 3 times 2 players cant get visas
the solution is very simple - dont play cs and you will never have such problems
valve can think about that and create servers only for russia
free ukraine !!!