Major qualifier blow for Team YP

MIRAA
February 17th, 2016 12:22

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.

Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyev
Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyev
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
553
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
1056
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Russia Ivan 'spaze' Obrezhan
Ivan 'spaze' Obrezhan
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
372
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Russia Dmitry 'S0tF1k' Forostyanko
Dmitry 'S0tF1k' Forostyanko
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
538
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Vladyslav 'arch' Svistov
Vladyslav 'arch' Svistov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
438
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
Russia Vadim 'DavCost' Vasilyev
Vadim 'DavCost' Vasilyev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
584
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Russia Dmitriy 'Dima' Bandurka
Dmitriy 'Dima' Bandurka
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
564
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Russia Anton 'kibaken' Kolesnikov
Anton 'kibaken' Kolesnikov
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
663
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
RIP Best headline ever lmao
2016-02-17 12:22
lmao yep
2016-02-17 12:28
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
agree with you
2016-02-17 17:45
#257
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Russia Razor_88 
usa and some countries from eurapestan - "whole world" k den
2016-02-17 19:03
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.
2016-02-17 23:48
I meant civilized world.
2016-02-18 16:20
This is what happens when your government don't play nice with other countries.
2016-02-18 16:08
yea hahaha
2016-02-17 12:55
Haha idd
2016-02-17 13:03
expected. 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
died on the last one
2016-02-17 14:51
+1 omg xD
2016-02-17 15:15
what was the headline originally?
2016-02-17 13:42
I don't think it changed, I believe he's referring to the "blow" and YouPorn
2016-02-17 15:22
oh ok:D
2016-02-17 15:57
HAHAHHA
2016-02-17 14:14
lmao
2016-02-17 14:59
YP pick Johnny Sins and Black Overlord for stand-in
2016-02-17 15:27
#7
Edward | 
Macau ianzy 
is this happened because we are from RUSSIA???
2016-02-17 12:24
#47
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Luxembourg alex24 
no, this happened cuz putin is still president over putinland
2016-02-17 12:33
Yes. :(
2016-02-17 12:42
#8
Poland niqt 
kek
2016-02-17 12:22
rip
2016-02-17 12:22
major blow, team YP... I see what you did there
2016-02-17 12:22
haha :D
2016-02-17 12:29
#163
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El Salvador belaC 
LOL
2016-02-17 14:37
#11
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Brazil NaScene 
rip YP
2016-02-17 12:22
nice
2016-02-17 12:22
lol
2016-02-17 12:22
"blow for Team YP" I'm dying.
2016-02-17 12:22
#103
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World scrape 
#blowforYP?
2016-02-17 13:13
huehuehue
2016-02-17 12:22
expected , Russia vs USA ?
2016-02-17 12:22
ALWAYS the fucking same with russkis... damn like whats the fucking problem with that country?
2016-02-17 12:23
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
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
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
No, America just sux lol
2016-02-17 13:55
2016-02-17 17:31
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
Not really. Chinese and Korean players have trouble too in League of Legends sometimes. Anyway RUSSIA<3, FUCK EU.
2016-02-17 16:05
Lel
2016-02-17 16:16
ofc coming from gaming paradise lovin russias dick?
2016-02-17 21:44
russia and china - bff so not surprised FUCK POLITICS
2016-02-17 23:11
Where did I say anything about China or Korea lol?
2016-02-18 15:58
Umm yes, wasn't it world edit who couldn't get a EU visa in some tournament.
2016-02-17 16:23
Nvm it was facecrack and spaze as mentioned who had trouble getting visas to Estonia or something
2016-02-17 16:37
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
It's your fucked up country problem.
2016-02-17 17:28
maybe because theres high tensions because syria fucking idiot of course its gonna be hard to get a visa
2016-02-17 13:11
are u fucking dumb? dont talk to me with ur subhuman intelligence.
2016-02-17 13:28
are u retard 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
-.-'
2016-02-17 13:41
it is not a new thing that came with syrian war
2016-02-17 17:25
You're retarded en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_requirements_.. 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
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 14:31
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
Pretty sad
2016-02-17 18:03
lohi
2016-02-17 12:23
MIRAA troll :D
2016-02-17 12:23
#22
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Poland Mimaaacz 
Dat title hahahhahahahahah
2016-02-17 12:23
;((
2016-02-17 12:23
dat title
2016-02-17 12:23
oh :(
2016-02-17 12:24
Those Russian faggots will think twice next time before inviding friendly country.
2016-02-17 12:24
#38
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
yeh Dima and Softik will prob stop killing ukranians after this
2016-02-17 12:30
#49
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Luxembourg alex24 
i confirm that
2016-02-17 12:34
#55
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Russia $CAV 
ahahahah
2016-02-17 12:38
KeR4u im dying man :D :D
2016-02-17 12:39
#69
ZywOo | 
Latvia `DinGo 
ayy lmao rekt
2016-02-17 12:43
n1
2016-02-17 13:39
#168
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Switzerland notatree 
AHAHHAHAHAHAHA AYYYYYYYYYYYY
2016-02-17 14:40
#200
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Europe midi 
Damn son you roasted this faggot. :D
2016-02-17 15:20
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
Sorry but you are fucking retarded
2016-02-17 23:13
#223
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United States lybrel 
haha +1
2016-02-17 16:38
well like before ukranian war it wasnt a problem to get us visa (no it was always a problem)
2016-02-17 12:48
you need psychological help talking like that not knowing anything... no offence
2016-02-17 14:32
it is the first example, when Russian players can't get a visa to usa
2016-02-17 14:38
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
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
Because they're Russian...
2016-02-17 12:28
kibaken and DavCost too, so why?
2016-02-17 12:41
They probably still have visas
2016-02-17 12:58
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
they do, even koreans and chinese guys dont get visas atm. So it has nothing to do with Russia.
2016-02-17 16:38
Indeed. But that has to do about them being scared about North-Korea and Chinese spies ;)
2016-02-17 19:41
Because of butthurt mericans... Cuz they're frum Russia...
2016-02-17 12:30
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
#109
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Israel selukvey 
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
No it isn't? Majority of the world countries are part of the visa waiver program with the US Department of State.
2016-02-17 17:37
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
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
nice ancient can go?
2016-02-17 12:28
hope everything works out, i want my YouPorn stickers
2016-02-17 12:30
ya lol same hahaha
2016-02-17 14:34
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
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...
2016-02-17 12:52
#107
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Israel selukvey 
Maybe they were afriad that flamie will eat all their burgers?
2016-02-17 13:18
Russian don't have visa
2016-02-17 12:30
#41
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Czech Republic Skleepy 
MIRAA You magnificent beast!
2016-02-17 12:30
USA. The country of freedom
2016-02-17 12:31
#45
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China Paracios 
sad for yp guys, but ancient please!
2016-02-17 12:33
This is pure bs. They are not terrorist or something let them in stupid hamburgers
2016-02-17 12:33
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
Ence and ancient bo3 decider?
2016-02-17 12:33
#50
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Ukraine arch 
we will still go, even with subs..
2016-02-17 12:35
good to know, gl
2016-02-17 12:38
cool! Gl man
2016-02-17 12:44
#172
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Lithuania crxyolo 
i can go
2016-02-17 14:44
please face the fact that they are worse, even because they didnt qualify and yp did
2016-02-17 12:42
#51
bENNY | 
Europe Naitee 
that headline ahahahaha
2016-02-17 12:35
fakin refugese =DD
2016-02-17 12:36
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
#282
Australia BCP 
damn the salt m8 what did anyone do to you
2016-02-18 01:04
#57
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Argentina SirPatronia 
deport PEDRO
2016-02-17 12:39
#60
Spain Ayrr 
Damn son, how many dmitrys on the news. gl YP.
2016-02-17 12:41
'Major qualifier blow for team YP' I see what you did there HLTV...
2016-02-17 12:41
tempostorm pls pls pls get them there
2016-02-17 12:42
#74
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Spain Arnau_Sil 
Tempostorm are already qualified bro
2016-02-17 12:46
ok so im happy :D easy qual for the major
2016-02-17 12:58
#151
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Slovakia TatKo 
Not easy but quite possible
2016-02-17 14:29
they're already in
2016-02-17 12:47
no they aren't. IEM is not MLG.
2016-02-17 20:00
i meant in the qualifier
2016-02-17 22:10
#65
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Russia AlexDude 
sad but still, good luck boys :(
2016-02-17 12:42
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
+1
2016-02-17 12:48
#80
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Spain Arnau_Sil 
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
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
#106
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
well all the production and casters are going with toursit visas
2016-02-17 13:16
thanks didn't know that
2016-02-17 13:26
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.
2016-02-17 15:10
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
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
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
+1 smart person on hltv many surprise, you smart you loyal many respects
2016-02-17 17:59
#68
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Russia $CAV 
Dmitry "S0tF1k" Dmitriy "Dima" wtf
2016-02-17 12:43
#83
AdreN | 
Russia LBC_DOGG 
Ukranian and russian.
2016-02-17 12:51
#202
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Europe midi 
You could choose the way your name/surname is spelled when getting the passport.
2016-02-17 15:24
typical 3rd worlder problems
2016-02-17 12:44
blow for team youporn... expecteD?
2016-02-17 12:46
Major qualifier "blow" for team YouPorn
2016-02-17 12:47
#81
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Sweden Mrjohn 
rekt russians
2016-02-17 12:49
"blow" "team youporn", nice meme miraa but it's not that subtle
2016-02-17 12:51
Those 2 russians have a criminal record or something. To bad for the russian scene...
2016-02-17 12:52
#157 :(
2016-02-17 14:37
This title #iseewhatyoudidhere Anyway, hopefully Ancient will replace them(since standins aren't allowed in this tournament )
2016-02-17 12:53
#87
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United Kingdom Dandenio 
Ancient to MLG?!?!?! :D
2016-02-17 12:54
That's bullshit, all the time CIS and russian players refused in the US.
2016-02-17 12:54
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 :( #157
2016-02-17 14:41
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
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.
2016-02-17 16:29
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
Onliners dident turn in applications, cause they couldnet bring their haxx
2016-02-17 12:55
ENCE vs Ancient BO3 for the last spot would be more than fair from MLG.
2016-02-17 12:56
so fucked up...
2016-02-17 12:58
really Miraa? really?
2016-02-17 13:00
Rest in Putin
2016-02-17 13:07
#100
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Russia Shokflow 
as always fuck politics
2016-02-17 13:09
Rip russia and ukraine noobs, never get visas.
2016-02-17 13:10
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
#128
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Russia Chaos Theory 
say thanks to Obama
2016-02-17 13:42
#137
jR | 
Ukraine lancee 
*thanks to Putin
2016-02-17 14:07
#139
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Russia Chaos Theory 
ok fifty-fifty
2016-02-17 14:11
yes yes! Never before the Russians havent lived as bad as under Obamas presidency.! Always blame Obama!
2016-02-17 17:34
#157 :(
2016-02-17 14:39
it probably has very little to do with the players themselves...
2016-02-17 15:14
fuck politics ya tak zhdal i veril v parnei((
2016-02-17 13:22
Bad
2016-02-17 13:22
Flipsid3 also have problems with WE's visa davcost in, WE out
2016-02-17 13:23
#119
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
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
#115
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Sweden Mrjohn 
Ancient inc? :) plx
2016-02-17 13:23
such a bummer
2016-02-17 13:26
Atleast S0tF1k looks like a terrorist right
2016-02-17 13:34
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
2016-02-17 13:38
Damn...this thing is getting horrible in all aspects.
2016-02-17 13:38
"blow" .... oh I see what you did there
2016-02-17 13:39
damn the headline
2016-02-17 13:41
nice.
2016-02-17 13:45
:D
2016-02-17 13:46
how can i report op?
2016-02-17 13:46
Damn this sucks, politics etc shit should have effect to CS
2016-02-17 13:50
go s1mple and hiko stand-ins and ez quals
2016-02-17 13:53
what kind of title luizzz :D
2016-02-17 13:54
is this happening because we are from VODKA?
2016-02-17 14:17
no chance
2016-02-17 14:18
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 theverge.com/2013/7/13/4520188/us-citize..
2016-02-17 14:25
#157 :(
2016-02-17 14:36
"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
#149
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Slovakia TatKo 
That would be way to unfair
2016-02-17 14:27
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
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
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
same thing happens in Warsaw lol.. jealousy runs rampant in that Embassy...
2016-02-17 15:16
GOOD JOB USA NOT LETTING THOSE COMMUNISTS IN
2016-02-17 14:35
its not usa not letting them, usa allow everyone in, its the russian/american embassy
2016-02-17 14:35
besterest title
2016-02-17 14:35
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.
2016-02-17 14:37
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
#173
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United Arab Emirates Spreeo 
so...... 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
FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wanted some god damn youporn stickers :/
2016-02-17 14:47
Remove them and put Pronax' team in !!!
2016-02-17 14:48
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Youporn stickeeerrrsss, fuuuuuuuuck haniodpaqsn NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2016-02-17 14:49
so fucking expected i cant even describe it
2016-02-17 14:51
;)
2016-02-17 14:52
Both russians spies, expected. Good joob USA.
2016-02-17 14:59
ence to major
2016-02-17 15:02
Ancient to the quals probably.
2016-02-17 15:06
I wonder if all players Ancient have a visa pronax has visa dw has visa
2016-02-17 15:31
I'm pretty sure you dont need visa to go to USA from Nordic countries? :D
2016-02-17 17:59
#193
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Russia PumpKingRus 
Is this happens because we are from RUSSIA ?????
2016-02-17 15:13
#195
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Poland jesh 
lol title haha
2016-02-17 15:14
#199
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Belarus Ruble 
s1mple stand in? Or is liquid in qualifier?
2016-02-17 15:16
liquid is in qualifier obviously
2016-02-17 16:45
#203
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Germany Dayjay 
Fuck you USA. Let's hope this is the first and last NA major.
2016-02-17 15:25
#206
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Finland rze^ 
Top kek
2016-02-17 15:37
#208
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Germany Gloin 
We all see what you did there Miraa ;)
2016-02-17 15:39
title lmaoooooooo
2016-02-17 15:40
Stupid murikans, those kids have nothing to do with politics. Retards.
2016-02-17 15:44
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.
2016-02-17 16:56
It is totally wrong bro. Turks can not get visa to play soccer in Russia nowadays.
2016-02-17 23:12
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.
2016-02-18 02:49
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
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.
2016-02-18 08:01
"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
dude, I am not talking right or wrong, just some facts about the game that happened., you are 100% missing the whole point.
2016-02-18 08:02
2016-02-17 17:38
#216
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Europe k3nny/// 
hahahhahhahahhaha
2016-02-17 16:09
"two of Team YP forced to pull-out of major qualifier"
2016-02-17 16:18
#220
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Russia jobs! 
Scandalous headlines. BBC style.
2016-02-17 16:27
=D
2016-02-17 16:49
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
The puns
2016-02-17 16:55
#230
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France sylverfalcon 
Sooo expected Btw, dat title ahah
2016-02-17 16:58
sucks
2016-02-17 16:58
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
#236
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Ukraine arch 
not a solution at all ;)
2016-02-17 17:19
best major ever
2016-02-17 17:12
If country cant provide visas to players, it shoudnt host international torunaments.
2016-02-17 17:14
And that's the best comment I've seen here. +1
2016-02-17 18:04
nooo rip YP stickers
2016-02-17 17:24
visa probs okok,nice landodge
2016-02-17 18:07
First they cheat and take Ancients spot, now this... Fucking onliner Russians can't stand these PoS.
2016-02-17 18:49
Dat so punny
2016-02-17 21:30
good valve can think about that and create servers only for russia free ukraine !!!
2016-02-17 21:44
hehehe blow hehehe
2016-02-17 23:20
this is pure russophobia
2016-02-18 01:00
#281
Australia BCP 
excellent headline
2016-02-18 01:03
blow :^)
2016-02-22 00:34
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