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.
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.