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Ninjas in Pyjamas have announced that Björn "THREAT" Pers will play for the team at the MLG Columbus Major as a stand-in due to visa problems from Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi.
For over a month now, NiP have been trying to secure a visa permit for Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi, but successive requests from the U.S. embassy in Stockholm have made it impossible for the player to be able to travel before Tuesday.
The Swedish team and MLG have been in talks over the last week with a view to finding a solution to the problem. NiP have proposed that Pers plays for the team until Mourujärvi is able to travel, but HLTV.org knows that Valve and MLG are unwilling to accept this suggestion, claiming that a roster cannot be changed halfway through the Major.
This means that, even if Mourujärvi manages to get a visa permit and arrives in Columbus before Wednesday's matches, he will most likely only act as a coach for the team at the event.
Since Sweden is part of the Visa Waiver Program, its citizens are able to travel to the United States without a visa. This most likely means that Mourujärvi experienced problems during his previous stay in the country, while playing for Luminosity.
Pers enjoyed remarkable success in the 1.6 scene between 2010 and 2012, when he played for teams like fnatic, Lions and WinFakt. After a short stint in Team Acer in 2015, he moved to Japan to continue his studies, returning to the scene in January to coach NiP.
The Swedish team, who will face FlipSid3 Tactics in the first group round in Columbus, will attend the Major with:
Unfortunately I'm going to miss the CS:GO Major in MLG Columbus because of VISA Problems :((— Jacob Mourujärvi (@pythCS) 27 March 2016
Xist madfragging because the coach has an eZ ingame calling now so it is may even better. pyth wasnt a mad fragger anyway so the ingame coach INGAME is a fucking nice thing
now murica aborts visas not only for russians and muslims but for europeans also
Im pretty sure they havent messed up that much in over a month.
i think its the first and last major tournament in USA.
Also, you said it was being hosted where "nobody" can play. As far as I know, at this point only a single player cannot. More: He can fly there and be with the team, he just can't play because he didn't get his visa in time. Guess NiP should have started earlier. They did for everyone else.
Also, if you actually read http://sweden.usembassy.gov/consulate/n2.html
You'll see that Swedish players don't have to register for a visa. This talk about trying for a month is bogus.
Let me quote:
"You do not need a visa if:
You are a citizen of Sweden and you have a Swedish passport and;
Your passport is machine-readable and;
You have never been charged with or convicted of a crime in any country "
Is it possible that Pyth has been charged with a crime? If so, that would explain his problems.
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big words from poorland
MLG is pretty rich
(company that owns DH and ESL)
Mongolz also missed their entire event last time they were supposed to play in the US.
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Pyth is not the only one missing... Remember the MongolZ for example...
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shout out to matt 'baton' hampson
minecraft head danny
sad news :(
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I didnt exactly expect to see him straight in major XD
Well, one more reason to watch NiP´s matches this time :D
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Threat WILL rek them.
omg, im laughing so much xD
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WTF Pyth played in NA and he doesnt have 10 year visa ?
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Just go as a fucking tourist and there's no problem. lel
But apparently there's new info and it's like, when dw and pyth left winterfox, they did it like, when they were supposed to come back to US to play, they put wrong answers on the work permit so it was denied and they couldn't come back (and then used it as an excuse to leave the team lel); now this is bitting him the ass :V
I hope the best for NiP, but it doesn't look very bright now.
FlipSide to playoffs, grats on being a major team for the next next major
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guys chill this he is a god look at this
flusha: LG & NiP our biggest threats hahahhahaha
I just can't fathom some of the things that the US does.
Although now's the time Mouz makes it out of the groups, hope they do it.
Sad for Pyth, US and VISA's :/
Post edited 2016-03-27 23:10:53
Don't they teach you to read in the favelas?
-NA is best host
Proof that he didn't need a VISA at all: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CelXYRkWQAE3KvO.jpg
BUT, if its a work permit (or whatever it's called) it works differently , you can for x amount of months and then you need to come back and then renew it after some time. He used his time at winterfox and he doenst have the "work visa" available again yet. Why can he not just go as a tourist and then play I have no idea...
"We have over the last weeks been in discussions with the Embassy of The United States in Stockholm to acquire a visa for our player Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi. The process has taken longer than expected and we have been told by the Embassy the visa will be issued during next week. The consequences of the delay leads to a late arrival of Jacob "pyth" Mourujärvi to Columbus.
We have throughout the last week been in dialogue with Major League Gaming and Valve, where we have proposed different solutions. One of the proposed solutions is to start the tournament with THREAT and replacing him with pyth, when the visa is issued and he is eligible for travel. We are awaiting a final decision from Valve and MLG on the matter."
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do u have to apply for visa to visit US? When u are swedish person.
this is seriously embarrassing for my country... I'm sorry my euro friends :(
Read the first paragrpah of the article
btw threat being literally INGAME will be better for their team, but the overall raw power has decreased. if other 4 players will step up they can still do damage considering threat should know all of pyth`s roles in different maps
no one will ever get a visa again if hes not murican
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At least 8 already, pyth + the entire Mongolz team + 2 players for Team YP...
It's really really bad.
USA, pyth or nip, this is too sad to be true :(
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So fucking sad when a guy who have had this dream for so long misses it beacuse of visa.
Mongolz TeamYP and now NIP its gonna be more in the future too. I think valve has to sit down and think about it.
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Great view, soon in Landskrona for bootcamp with the team!
Waiting for my flight, prayers for Brussels right now
What the hell did he do on the bootcamp to get kicked?
WHY THEY DONT GET SCHNEIDER,TWIST EVEN PRONAX stand in ? lmao nip org is shit
Hmm pyth cant play, should we use the guy who figured out all the strats and now them the best or should we use the guy who plays on an entire different team and have 0 idea about or plan for the major?
such a shame, nip was doing so good the last weeks, they really had the potential...
vote 4 Majors only in Europe
How do you explain all the shootings @ schools? Do you blame muslims? No, just typical murican locals on a normal day in US.
And correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't a jihad couple commit a suicidebombing not so long ago? On US soil?
AND THEN THIS SHIT HAPPENS
I BELIEVE IN YOU THREAT
tbh I don't see EU players signing onto American teams very much in the future as this will probably continue to be an issue. Getting an H1B to work here legitimately is very hard
EDIT: Luminosity gaming is apparently a Canadian org, but I'd imagine the reasoning still applies
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ohh wait a minute BOT PYTH REPLACED EZ 4 NIP
And no, not virtual pretend money.
If they're facing LG or Na'Vi in quarters or semis I'm not that confident though.
Astralis not only team able to beat fnatic.
Luminosity fnatics biggest threat
I mean his stickers went from 30 cent to 2.5 eur now
BUT THRET AAXXAXAXA HE IS DA BESt
OMGGGGGGGGGGGG yesss MLG WIN EZ PZ
lmao, this was their golden chance
Where did you find this information?
According to NiP themselves:
"We are awaiting a final decision from Valve and MLG on the matter."
Post edited 2016-03-27 23:53:13
explains it all, 80% didnt read the whole article, since Swedish ppl usually travel without visas to US, pyth probably overstayed his past stay or caused some other problems
And lol at all this guys saying rip nip because of this when it was already rip nip since they signed pyth
For everytime; THREAT > pyth
not sure if he's practicing enough.. hope we'll see best performance by him and gl to NiP hope they will reach semi or final in mlg :) favourite team ever.
Mate; these kind of players are always good players. For example ioRek from France. He was stand-in for some matches in his team and he played great. Even some viewers said; "He must to play, he is soooo good!"
If kanarko or masalito comes to E-frag; i know that they will show their best performances too...
My eyes will be on him, i hope he will show his "core" to everyone :)
Pyth even played there for a while, wtf??
yet this can actually end up being a good thing for NiP, Xizt can actually focus on fragging (and he can be a beast) and threat can take care of the IGLing
Please no more majors in this paranoid country...
[*] team acer :<
..Valve and MLG are unwilling to accept this suggestion, claiming that a roster cannot be changed halfway through the Major.
..even if Mourujärvi manages to get a visa permit and arrives in Columbus before Wednesday's matches, he will most likely only act as a coach for the team at the event.
so .. why is the article talking about threat standing in for pyth if it then states that threat cannot be a stand-in because roster changes are not allowed?
"For over a month now"
THIS WILL BE CRAZY!! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THREAT PLAYING AGAIN <3
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He might also have his dirty hands in this visa thing.
Fuck NA majors.
also, swedes are allowed to travel to us freely, so pyth probably overstayed on his old visa or did something stupid
Said another way, he have su*ked a little bit of d*ck compared to what was expected of him.
swedes can correct me
And also the rule is kinda dumb, I mean what are NiP gonna do now? Would Valve seriously want to disqualify NiP instead of letting them play with their coach?
Valve needs to re think their roster rules both for the majors and minors.
Standard thick Americans.
Post edited 2016-03-28 02:07:39
dreams are crushed all the time
see what Robban made these days against mousesports ...
Obviously it will not be AS good AS the original lineup but for sure would be better than putting the coach into play.
Everyone faces problems getting into the US.
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i just wanna watch some good cs not the rebirth of fifflaren
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he must be banned from traveling to US :))))))) hahahah rekt
of course they will deny any new visa. Coz they suspect you worked without a work visa.
If you knew you were going to stay for a long period of time, why didnt you get your work visa? i dont remember under what category that falls, o1 visa?
There is no way you can get a work visa now. Takes months...i wonder even if they will ever give you one coz of working while being there under ESTA
pyth is just a criminal
-forest +pyth in a jail plz
Looks like pyth fucked up.
As long as its fine like pronax they will do just fine
But like Flusha would say, I believe they chose to replace the wrong player. (c)
Post edited 2016-03-28 10:49:19
For over a month Threat faced the threat of replacing Pyth.
For over a month a great strategy in game leader silently should have prepared also.....
Wont be surprised to see Threat ready for NiP.
Just Fyi , was rooting for NiP this event after Astralis Game in Proleague
If we follow your opinion 95% of the internet is acting like a 12 year old, which might be true. But most of these 12 year old's have mastered the Enligsh language, while you, at 16 years old, can't even spell "opinion" correctly.
jochie toch ):
Wonder how many that actually said yes lol
RIP NiP, RiP my MLG predictions, RiP my pickem
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?? is it just me or?
Most people will receive an immediate response, which will allow them to travel at any time over the forthcoming months (or at least until the authority expires).
For others, even with that visa waiver, there can prove to be more of an issue.
Having previously worked in certain countries within the Middle East I've often had to apply well in advance of travel to the USA. Others can do so only a few days before their flights.
CSGO community is an cancer.
unlikely the org will break the rule for this..
Waited so long for nip to rek again and hope was high..
The thing i dont understand is how they been trying to fix this for a month. Which obv didn´t go so well. But now they have fixed it? cause they said he is flying in on wednesday.
Seems kinda wierd it´s just fixed, like that. Looks like some1 forgot to apply for visa?
smh fucking burguers
HOLY SHIT HE GETS 4 HEADSHOTS AND THE LAST ONE.. HE'S GOING TO GET IT.. YES HE DOES OH MY GOD THREAT R U KIDDING ME U FUCKING UGLY SWEDISTAN SNUS EATER FUCKER
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Seems like CS might need this? Players can only be on one roster still. Changes between maps only. Allow map specialized players, relieve the load on the main 5 etc.
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