kaze, LOVEYY get US visas approved as Flash are lined up to replace TyLoo at Major

Flash Gaming duo KunHua "LOVEYY" Bai and Andrew "kaze" Khong have had their visa applications approved by the US government, allowing them to play at the ELEAGUE Major, HLTV.org has learned.

This means that the five players who played for Flash at the Asia Minor are now eligible to compete at the Major, with YuLun "Summer" Cai, YuanZhang "Attacker" Sheng and QiFang "Karsa" Su all having ten-year visa permits from their time with TyLoo.

HLTV.org understands that KunHua "LOVEYY" Bai and Andrew "Kaze" Khong have been informed that their passports will be ready in the coming days, most likely early next week, just in time for the ELEAGUE Major, which kicks off on January 12. Earlier on Tuesday, both players hinted on Twitter that they had applied for US visas, but the tweets were deleted soon after being posted.

kaze's visa application has been approved

Flash are currently in talks with Valve about the possibility of having their stickers featured in the game, just like any other team at the Major. However, it is unlikely that this will be a necessary condition for the Chinese side to accept replacing TYLOO, who have informed ELEAGUE and Valve that they will not attend the event, citing "visa issues."

Currently ranked 75th in the world, Flash finished third at the Asia Minor following defeats to Renegades and TYLOO in the playoffs. Last month, the team benched LOVEYY and Karsa, but they will still have to attend the event with these two players due to the roster lock rule.

China YuLun 'Summer' Cai
YuLun 'Summer' Cai
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
892
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Malaysia Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
549
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
China QiFang 'Karsa' Su
QiFang 'Karsa' Su
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
397
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
China YuanZhang 'Attacker' Sheng
YuanZhang 'Attacker' Sheng
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
885
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
China KunHua 'LOVEYY' Bai
KunHua 'LOVEYY' Bai
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
700
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
#2
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Poland qube1 
sad
2018-01-02 18:45
#3
France unnn 
nice team logo and nice sticker
2018-01-02 18:45
Uh huh
2018-01-02 18:46
#4
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Faroe Islands Jones123 
VERY FUCKING NICE
2018-01-02 18:46
#5
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Portugal andr3yume 
retarded major LUL
2018-01-02 18:46
#105
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Denmark MeToxi 
I think u mean "retarded US lul"
2018-01-02 22:55
#119
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Europe wai7ing 
This major is gonna be bigger joke than Krakow
2018-01-03 02:06
not really, eleague is a good host and they proved it many times the only thing fucked is the 24 team format + valve releasing stickers 3 weeks before the major why???
2018-01-03 03:47
#6
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Canada ropzGOD 
Expected
2018-01-02 18:46
#8
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India Cutlass 
Ez
2018-01-02 18:46
china numba wan
2018-01-02 18:46
#10
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Sweden yayer 
EZ EZ EZ
2018-01-02 18:46
#11
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Austria hawara 
EZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
2018-01-02 18:46
#13
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Russia AyvaN 
EZ
2018-01-02 18:46
#14
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Sweden Unluko 
oh no
2018-01-02 18:46
#15
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Sweden disismadnez 
RANKED 75TH GOES TO MAJOR?!?!?!?!?!?!" lmao what a joke
2018-01-02 18:46
#29
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African Union Raqmnd 
nip didn't even qualifie for the minor, lmao what a joke :)
2018-01-02 18:48
#31
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Sweden disismadnez 
yeah ik they suck, but come on flash is ranked fucking 75th in the world
2018-01-02 18:50
#34
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African Union Raqmnd 
the result would be the same if tylool was playing the major, a quick 0-3 exit so i dont rly mind if it flash or tylool +i kaze sticker hype, for me the minor system will probably change for the next major
2018-01-02 18:54
#37
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Sweden disismadnez 
yeah this is why the qualification system has to be changed because there is so much better teams that could have had this spot instead of tylul and flash
2018-01-02 18:56
#114
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United States STERBENVII 
It's not about better teams anymore. It's about region development. You won't complain the moment some random South Korean team ends up winning a major.
2018-01-03 00:52
why does asia get 4.5 spots in world cup? cuz its world cup, not EU-SA combined cup. a competition without the biggest continent with more than half the population in this planet cannot be called a "world" cup.
2018-01-03 02:44
True
2018-01-03 04:43
#35
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Germany Zaykor 
They are only ranked 75th because 2 players departed the team. Their usual ranking is at the 30ish
2018-01-02 18:55
#39
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Sweden disismadnez 
probably, but there is still many teams that deserves the spot more than flash..
2018-01-02 18:57
#42
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Germany Zaykor 
I can agree. I also dont like the current way the major is developing. WIth 24 teams the major has lost a lot of prestige as you want the best teams + EU and CIS combined
2018-01-02 19:00
If you say optic or nip who can't beat tier 3 teams then you're fucking retarded
2018-01-02 20:51
#83
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Sweden disismadnez 
Where in my post did I even mention those 2? delusional fuck
2018-01-02 21:05
Cry more I stopped you before you could brownie
2018-01-02 21:17
#98
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Sweden disismadnez 
NiP or optic shoulda have taken the spot instead of flash. there. I said it. rekt
2018-01-02 22:17
expected cry baby
2018-01-02 22:20
#101
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Sweden disismadnez 
shaddap canada
2018-01-02 22:20
#115
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United States STERBENVII 
You complain way too much. Dota's the International and League's Worlds don't even have remotely all of the best teams, yet they're still extremely good tournaments. Nobody complains about KT Rolster, #4 team in the world, not being able to make Worlds. It's all about region development.
2018-01-03 00:54
#158
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Sweden disismadnez 
Are you saying that flash gaming will make this qualifier better or what?
2018-01-03 15:54
You are looking at this all wrong. They were third in the Asia qualifier (I think) which is why they are getting the spot. This makes the major better viewer wise because we have a team from Asia. Asian team = Asian viewers
2018-01-03 18:40
#169
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Sweden disismadnez 
oh damn u right, forgot about that
2018-01-03 20:17
#133
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Australia CaZeR01 
The only reason flash took the spot was because they came 3rd in the asian qualifier, underneath tyloo
2018-01-03 06:29
If you live in a world where nip and optic are worse thean flash god help your soul Prob French Canadian tbh
2018-01-02 22:54
i mean if they keep not qualifying and losing to tier 3-4 teams then they will be
2018-01-03 00:38
#46
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United States J3nks 
Flipsid3 is ranked beyond 100 lul
2018-01-02 19:06
#54
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Poland Hell2k 
Around 50
2018-01-02 19:21
#67
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United States J3nks 
2018-01-02 19:53
#85
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Sweden disismadnez 
yeah holy fuck they dropped quickly in ranking XD
2018-01-02 21:06
#87
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Spain JasonRacism 
They are nothing without Electronic
2018-01-02 21:30
#97
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Sweden disismadnez 
well they haven't really played in any tournament since the major either? xD
2018-01-02 22:16
#164
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Portugal dascouves 
the thing is they dont play anything apart from majors xD, every year they got to 5 tournaments max, 2 dh tours and 3 majors, thats it, thats why they are always low, cause they dont play enough cs.
2018-01-03 16:59
Thai getting interested
2018-01-02 18:46
#17
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United States lilhellboy 
AHAHAHABAHABAHHAHAHAHAH
2018-01-02 18:46
#18
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Brazil Shineray 
New 0-3 pick'em challenge
2018-01-02 18:47
75th in the world going to major LUL
2018-01-02 18:47
FlipSid3 96th LUL
2018-01-02 20:11
#92
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Brazil ztxizhan 
always a legend :)
2018-01-02 21:50
He was making the point of world ranking doesn't matter...I think :)
2018-01-03 18:42
stickers PogChamp
2018-01-02 18:47
#21
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France StickyRice 
Less than 16 rounds in 3 games for Flash, you will see, obviously super quick 0-3 exit.
2018-01-02 18:47
>Flash >super quick (exit) pick both
2018-01-02 23:15
#22
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United Kingdom Lightning_DC_ 
A pity we don’t get a better team instead but it’s consistent with the Valve minor system, messed up though that may be
2018-01-02 18:47
#24
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
shittiest major ever
2018-01-02 18:47
#25
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2018-01-02 18:47
#26
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Lebanon RobloxPorn 
"" xd
2018-01-02 18:48
75. best Team in the world playing at Major, what Majors has become...
2018-01-02 18:48
#73
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Germany AYEON 
bc they lost 2 players they are top 40
2018-01-02 20:19
No they aremt fanboy
2018-01-02 22:55
#88
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Spain JasonRacism 
Flipsid3 rank 96
2018-01-02 21:31
please Flash and kaze stickers
2018-01-02 18:48
Who cares wont go far anyways
2018-01-02 18:49
#36
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
nice
2018-01-02 18:55
#38
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Latvia AntonsMc 
It'd be cool if they added new stickers since that logo looks sick
2018-01-02 18:56
LUL their PUBG cheats won't work in dem Major 0-3 all by 16x0 results
2018-01-02 18:57
Cool to have asian team at major !
2018-01-02 18:59
what a wasted spot, nice
2018-01-02 19:04
FUCK ME fuck me in the ass please. We won’t see if TyLoo was capable to qualify and now Flash will play when they are not the same team anymore FeelsBadMan And they won’t have stickers :/
2018-01-02 19:04
#71
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Poland Ticket2Win 
who wont have sitcker?
2018-01-02 20:07
Sorry apparently they will have stickers hehe XD
2018-01-02 20:36
#90
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Poland Ticket2Win 
What about tyloo stickers?
2018-01-02 21:34
#47
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Bosnia and Herzegovina discoK1ng 
Attacker sticker hype
2018-01-02 19:09
#48
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Turkey nonstopg0_0 
Ranked 75. Close/
2018-01-02 19:11
#156
kebab | 
Turkey Styyx 
/open NIP not even at minor, FlipSid3 96th /close
2018-01-03 15:19
/open You Win /close
2018-01-03 18:44
#49
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Estonia PapaJe1s 
Who?
2018-01-02 19:15
great, tier7 team play in major
2018-01-02 19:16
#51
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United Kingdom Xradas185 
Great news!
2018-01-02 19:16
#52
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Israel xpicyyy 
TOLD YOUUUU
2018-01-02 19:19
#53
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Poland Hell2k 
XDDD team who is not even top 5 Asia will play on major :///
2018-01-02 19:21
NA MAJOR....
2018-01-02 19:22
#57
mir | 
El Salvador NotHotMan 
Sad for tyloo stupid NA with visa
2018-01-02 19:24
#64
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Slovakia Argait 
Sad for major stupid valve with qual system
2018-01-02 19:41
Ez 0-3 lul
2018-01-02 19:25
#59
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Hungary antlal 
gl
2018-01-02 19:30
#60
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
good for my boi fancy <3
2018-01-02 19:29
#61
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Turkey LineSon 
Currently ranked 75th in the world,
2018-01-02 19:29
#62
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Macau Bent0 
ez4flash
2018-01-02 19:30
another NA jokes incoming but.. flash sticker PogChamp
2018-01-02 19:40
#65
vberg | 
North America Mang0 
Tyloo stickers > Flash stickers
2018-01-02 19:44
#66
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Israel xpicyyy 
both are nice
2018-01-02 19:46
#68
f0rest | 
Latvia Kroz1ks 
Wtf kaze is so bad
2018-01-02 19:56
#69
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Hungary subzera 
shit team but look on the bright side cool logo/stickers and easy 0-3 pick
2018-01-02 19:58
#89
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Spain JasonRacism 
Flash > CIS minor winners
2018-01-02 21:31
#70
jOELZ | 
CIS kuuler 
WTF, by this It was possible to replace by NiP, not to Flash
2018-01-02 20:03
#74
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Romania Tise 
>NiP >Majors Nice joke
2018-01-02 20:20
#77
mir | 
El Salvador NotHotMan 
I aren't think that NIP isn't ASIA :o
2018-01-02 20:31
#91
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Hungary subzera 
its still the major qualifier so 2 slots are for the asia region so if 1 team cant attend theyll just get the next best team from the asia minor. makes sense but such a waste when like all team at the eu minor were better
2018-01-02 21:42
#76
kennyS | 
India ImPPS 
Flash has stickers?
2018-01-02 20:23
#80
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Finland wrathh 
blue laminate with Flash and AttackeR yes p l e a s e
2018-01-02 20:47
#82
vberg | 
North America Mang0 
Considering how many Chinese players there are, Valve should give respect to the team and bring in the new stickers like any other qualifying team
2018-01-02 21:04
#84
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Czech Republic tomassks 
neither has the chance to go through the qualification No stress
2018-01-02 21:06
#93
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Brazil ztxizhan 
who cares, still no flash sticker rip
2018-01-02 21:52
#94
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
As other users are saying "No one cares", because: 1. No Flash stickers 2. Flash will probably be the first or second team to exit the tournament.
2018-01-02 21:56
It's a good news, but I wonder, Flash stickers will be in CS:GO? And Valve will remove TyLoo stickers?
2018-01-02 22:03
damn hope so, my tyloo stickers will be worth a fuckton
2018-01-03 00:01
#96
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Portugal Leg_Day 
nice stickers i hope
2018-01-02 22:08
#102
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
I placed Tyloo to go 0-3, what's gonna happen to my pickem then?
2018-01-02 22:34
#106
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Indonesia DezfanzeR 
Gl flash :) <3
2018-01-02 22:58
#109
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Turkey xC|sliCer 
they will win major
2018-01-02 23:22
#111
rain | 
Indonesia lather 
ez 0-3
2018-01-03 00:07
#113
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
easiest 0-3 I've ever seen!
2018-01-03 00:41
Where's Flash stickers for sale? LUL everybody just only caring about that btw
2018-01-03 01:03
who cares?Easy 0-3 pickem,this team which never goes for bootcamp won't win 20 rounds in 3 maps.
2018-01-03 01:19
#118
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China cescy 
flash the first team qualifying for major without training just pugging every fuckin day gj flash!
2018-01-03 01:58
Wich major are you talking about?
2018-01-03 08:39
#140
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China cescy 
this
2018-01-03 09:02
Which?
2018-01-03 09:50
#147
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China cescy 
this
2018-01-03 10:55
U know its not a major right? LuL Only qualification
2018-01-04 08:20
#174
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China cescy 
LUL it is since this one
2018-01-04 10:35
So?
2018-01-04 15:11
#178
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China cescy 
flash the first team qualifying for major without training just pugging every fuckin day gj flash!
2018-01-05 03:10
it is not major FailFish
2018-01-05 04:25
#180
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China cescy 
whatever u call it tyloo and fg's got stickers now
2018-01-05 04:36
true tho.
2018-01-05 04:37
#120
jks | 
Australia Study 
ez major spot lmfao
2018-01-03 02:07
#122
aurora | 
Australia omag 
lul
2018-01-03 02:23
#124
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Denmark jkaemmeister 
THROWERS getting a free spot to the major, total bs
2018-01-03 03:16
#127
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China RoyZhang 
Kindy(Tyloo Manager): NOT CONFIRMED NOW,The official did not confirm now. From his Weibo( Chinese Twitter)
2018-01-03 03:48
#128
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China RoyZhang 
2018-01-03 03:50
#159
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United States jaem 
what's not confirmed?
2018-01-03 16:24
I really wish for peacemaker to end up homeless and fucking starve. Now it's time for Heroic to learn the hard way how toxic of an 'asset' he is and fire him. Let that be the last job this paycheck stealing ape is ever going to have in esports.
2018-01-03 05:04
ez top 8 for frash graming
2018-01-03 05:36
:) 0-3
2018-01-03 05:42
#135
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Denmark staraxe 
LOL why in the fuck are people talking like if they got to the major??? ITS THE MAJOR QUALIFIER PEOPLE NOT THE MAJOR ITSELF, YOU´RE NOT REAL CS FANS IF YOU THINK ITS A MAJOR ALREADY BECAUSE IT HAS STICKERS, IF YOU THINK LIKE THAT YOU´RE JUST A CASUAL NAB THAT WANTS SKINS AND PROFIT FROM THE GAME AND YOU DON´T ENJOY IT LUL. Anyway, its not the major, and they will go out in the qualifiers ez
2018-01-03 07:55
#177
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United Kingdom hArdLad 
It is a major. They're called challengers since they haven't won a major title unlike the other 8.
2018-01-04 18:17
Indonesia cant get visa.. rip
2018-01-03 08:27
Why is it that hard to get visa?
2018-01-03 08:37
#144
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China RoyZhang 
Why do other people get US visas, but not BnTeT?
2018-01-03 09:33
Because china numba wan.
2018-01-03 12:28
#154
vberg | 
North America Mang0 
Because Indonesia =very Islamic No Ty to having them in the USA
2018-01-03 13:39
#182
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China RoyZhang 
oh fuck so sad
2018-01-05 19:01
0-3
2018-01-03 12:08
#160
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United States jaem 
3-0
2018-01-03 16:35
#171
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World Hoodlums 
People saying this is a terrible and the worst majors. Majority of the early majors were the worst, terrible ranked teams and terrible teams in general so face the fact that this is a major and only the "Playoffs" matter.
2018-01-04 02:47
emmmmmmmm what about stick of fg
2018-01-04 02:57
Why even bother for Visa its 0-3 guarantee
2018-01-04 12:37
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