Viva Algeria withdraw from WESG due to visa issues

Professeur
March 12th, 2018 16:07

After two of their players weren't able to secure a Chinese visa and make it to Haikou, Hainan in time, Viva Algeria has been forced to pull out of the WESG 2017 World Finals.

The Algerians were the last team to secure a spot at the World Finals, as they defeated Hyper4mance in the North African qualifier 3-1 at the beginning of February.

Unfortunately, after Viva Algeria managed a win over the Tunisian side that featured Alaeddine "Potei" Chaari and Ben-Amor "krumpze" Karim, who previously competed internationally at TWC tournaments, and claimed a spot at the $1.5m event, they won't be able to participate in it.

Viva Algeria is the fourth team to pull out of the tournament

Viva Algeria faced visa issues and, in the end, only three players arrived to China, while the others weren't able to make it in time. Therefore, the Algerian team is forced to forfeit their matches, which will result in EnVyUs and Bravado automatically advancing into the second stage of the tournament.

Tunisia Alaeddine 'Potei' Chaari
Alaeddine 'Potei' Chaari
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
68
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.11
Tunisia Ben-Amor 'krumpze' Karim
Ben-Amor 'krumpze' Karim
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
43
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.13
#2
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Poland Shlatter 
Another team with visa problems
2018-03-12 16:09
#3
STYKO | 
Poland Skrra 
another one
2018-03-12 16:08
And another one.
2018-03-12 16:08
#5
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North America Catpwnz 
ANOTHER ONE.
2018-03-12 16:08
#6
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Fackyyy 
Ded
2018-03-12 16:08
lul
2018-03-12 16:08
#8
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Ireland tsarbomba 
Another one
2018-03-12 16:08
#9
Jame | 
Israel altandi 
hahaha
2018-03-12 16:08
#10
s1mple | 
Ukraine dav1dko 
haha
2018-03-12 16:08
They need to host their next event in Europe.
2018-03-12 16:08
This tournament is organized by the Chinese "Alibaba Holding". Unfortunately unlikely that they move the event out of China.
2018-03-12 16:10
#64
ZywOo | 
China |Kasper| 
Alibaba is not very professional in E-sport holding tbh still a long way to go
2018-03-12 16:14
+99999
2018-03-12 16:21
+1 Also because of the times they've got ... these are incredible
2018-03-12 16:11
#163
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
Its more harder to give visas in EU
2018-03-12 23:21
It's harder, not it's more harder. Love you russia
2018-03-13 03:53
#168
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
London school of papabiceps)) love you, not part of EU
2018-03-13 03:56
Lmao not part of EU haha fuxking brexit
2018-03-13 04:04
At this rate all wesg will be is just a final
2018-03-12 16:08
3 team tournament ViCi, NEW 4 and MAX
2018-03-12 16:24
#13
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Russia J0YM 
Sad
2018-03-12 16:08
#14
flusha | 
Poland Austinn 
QUE OTA
2018-03-12 16:08
Rofl
2018-03-13 04:02
#15
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Poland HTMFS 
Maybe Faze will win something this time Oh... Wait
2018-03-12 16:09
#38
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Slovakia Flasticka 
Ok Vp
2018-03-12 16:10
#75
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Netherlands !napz 
"fan of Enyoy" idiot.
2018-03-12 16:17
Why?
2018-03-12 21:38
#175
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Netherlands !napz 
because he automatically assumed that since he's from Poland, he must be a fan of VP. learn to read.
2018-03-13 14:57
k
2018-03-13 16:40
Hahahahaha another one Lucky EnVyUs
2018-03-12 16:10
#17
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Indonesia BrokenClocks 
another one
2018-03-12 16:09
And another one
2018-03-12 16:09
Another one
2018-03-12 16:09
ANELED
2018-03-12 16:09
Better cancel my bet then!
2018-03-12 16:09
#151
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Algeria SpaceFockuZ 
what, you bet for them ?! you bet for them o_o xD
2018-03-12 20:11
#25
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Finland Arv1 
expected
2018-03-12 16:09
#26
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Sweden HoIger 
Who thought hosting an event in china was a good idea to start with?
2018-03-12 16:09
China
2018-03-12 16:13
#107
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Lebanon RobloxPorn 
Chinese teams can't have visa issues if the tournament is in China 🤔
2018-03-12 16:50
Let them play with their regional teams for 100k$, others will play on big scene.
2018-03-12 18:47
#27
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Poland wojteq__ 
XD
2018-03-12 16:09
#28
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Kazakhstan TimaTea 
"Another one" @DJ Khaled
2018-03-12 16:09
#29
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Brazil LukkasYuki 
AND THE THIRD
2018-03-12 16:09
Fourth*
2018-03-12 16:25
But 3rd visa issue
2018-03-12 18:30
#30
NEO | 
Poland Tympanon 
xD
2018-03-12 16:09
This is what happens when you host an event in china
2018-03-12 16:09
rigged for nV
2018-03-12 16:09
this tournament will be boring af, the winner is already clear(SK ofc)
2018-03-12 16:10
Cloud9 and fnatic are in the tournament,
2018-03-12 16:22
FNC will play with someone that knows he will be out soon(golden) C9 is inconsistent af
2018-03-12 16:40
SK consistent in 2018?
2018-03-12 17:43
the thing is SK is inconsistent between couple of tournaments, C9 looks good in one match and then shit in the next match
2018-03-12 19:25
LUL
2018-03-14 10:03
stop making tournaments in USA/China FFS
2018-03-12 16:10
#117
suNny | 
Finland jakem0n 
This was my first thought too.
2018-03-12 17:28
#36
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France StickyRice 
They need to change groups and put one team from a 4 teams group into these 2 teams groups (NV's group and ORDER's group)
2018-03-12 16:10
lul
2018-03-12 16:10
#39
ropz | 
Qatar y0fl0w 
So there are 2 groups with 2 teams.
2018-03-12 16:10
rip feghouli
2018-03-12 16:10
#41
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Belarus VlMak 
I wondering why organisers didn't care about visa support
2018-03-12 16:10
Lmao
2018-03-12 16:10
#43
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Europe thn! 
Just merge group E with group H
2018-03-12 16:10
+1 Actually to make this at least something competetive
2018-03-12 16:12
I thought the same, the problem with that is that of they make it happen then they will have 14 teams for round of 16, and they will have to improvise a system to get the remaining 2 teams
2018-03-12 18:44
Another one
2018-03-12 16:11
#46
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Brazil FuRiouSzZ 
Fucking fiasco.
2018-03-12 16:11
#47
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Russia Nikosimus 
Another one
2018-03-12 16:11
riperinos
2018-03-12 16:12
#51
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
anotha one down
2018-03-12 16:12
#52
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
Come tf on
2018-03-12 16:12
Seriously I blame the palyers not the event organisers. If they would apply for a visa the second they qualified, they would have time to try getting another visa if the first one is declined or delayed. Player faults.
2018-03-12 16:13
How do you know they didnt? For an example I had a friend from Senegal, who applied for UK visa 3 times just to go on a fieldwork with the school and they didnt accept it
2018-03-12 16:16
#99
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United States Prattatat 
Yea it seems like a lot of people don't understand how Visas work.
2018-03-12 16:35
not everyone lives in UK mate...
2018-03-13 22:44
#56
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Germany Dayjay 
Almost as bad as USA.
2018-03-12 16:13
Rip algeria
2018-03-12 16:13
#146
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United Kingdom Ryzem 
*Chkoupistan
2018-03-12 18:48
#58
f0rest | 
Algeria NS! 
Why i am not fucking surprised? this is the second time that they have Visa issue.............................
2018-03-12 16:13
#60
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Norway Noreg 
Sad
2018-03-12 16:14
#61
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Canada thelegend27 
lol this tournament
2018-03-12 16:14
#62
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Europe xdavidlm 
Next time do it in Europe. No visa issues
2018-03-12 16:14
#65
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Switzerland veach 
12 iq
2018-03-12 16:14
#101
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United States Prattatat 
Right? Cause EU has never had visa issues... except for when they have.
2018-03-12 16:37
#111
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Europe xdavidlm 
China or Usa always have visa issues. Europe is more open. And faster.
2018-03-12 16:54
#128
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United States Prattatat 
Fair enough they definitely have more issues than Europe thats for sure
2018-03-12 17:48
europe is more open my ass,back in october 2017 i applied for visa to go to spain,i was planning to visit my aunt with my mom and they refused it 2 months later accusing me of planning to stay there forever bullshit no proof
2018-03-13 14:31
#176
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Europe xdavidlm 
Unlucko
2018-03-13 15:22
the worst part is that,that is a racist act i was just going as a tourist
2018-03-13 19:30
#63
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Switzerland veach 
rekt idiots
2018-03-12 16:14
Cool event lol
2018-03-12 16:15
#67
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Russia Quantums 
Rip WESG...
2018-03-12 16:15
RIP POTEI( KAK BEZ POTA WESG
2018-03-12 16:15
OTA
2018-03-12 16:16
Another one And another one
2018-03-12 16:16
#73
Xyp9x | 
Turkey ao1 
LMAO XD
2018-03-12 16:16
Just the same like it's always been with events like these. :) It's such a shame though that visas are still such an issue nowadays. So happy to be German, lol. Best passport. XD
2018-03-12 16:17
#118
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Germany jnsCsgo 
177 Countries without visa ezpz.
2018-03-12 17:28
#77
Denmark DMGZ 
If it keeps on at this rate - The event will be dropped :/ this is sad.
2018-03-12 16:18
nice tournament xD
2018-03-12 16:18
where is VP?? visa issues oo Kappa.
2018-03-12 16:18
one more?
2018-03-12 16:19
#83
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
ez for isurus climbing that tourney without even playing.
2018-03-12 16:22
Viva L'algerie
2018-03-12 16:23
#87
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Portugal dascouves 
OMEGALUL TIER 10 EVENT OMEGALUL
2018-03-12 16:24
#89
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United Kingdom ollin 
rofl
2018-03-12 16:25
#90
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France smushis 
ez for nV
2018-03-12 16:26
#94
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Spain Dragsterino 
So sad for them, ggwp guys
2018-03-12 16:29
#95
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France p2l 
ONE TWO THREE ON RENTRE AU PAYS sad for them, it would have been an incredible opportunity
2018-03-12 16:30
To play vs envyus? Lmaoo
2018-03-12 16:33
#98
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France p2l 
they could beat Bravado and qualify
2018-03-12 16:34
#171
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Algeria RyuzakiSC 
à vrai dire, ils sont hyper chauds (individuellement du moins) Bodyy avait été impressioné par l'un d'eux, il lui a même demandé pourquoi il ne déménagerait pas en Europe pour avoir plus d'opportunités
2018-03-13 11:59
ROFL REKT
2018-03-13 13:55
#96
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Russia ivan92 
anotha one bruv
2018-03-12 16:32
#100
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Brazil _Rhaegar_ 
Ez for Envyus huehue
2018-03-12 16:37
#102
NAF | 
Bangladesh Ligma_ 
WESG is a joke
2018-03-12 16:37
China worst country for events
2018-03-12 16:43
#119
suNny | 
Finland jakem0n 
Usa not so good either... how many times visa issues in usa tournament?
2018-03-12 17:29
but china clearly more issues and worse hotels plus it takes very long to fly there
2018-03-12 17:33
CHING CHONG u no come in
2018-03-12 16:44
#108
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Algeria MagnumDz 
4 teams now , who's next ?
2018-03-12 16:51
#109
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Denmark beastd 
ANOTHER ONE.
2018-03-12 16:51
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO this was the only team I was genuinely interested to see in this tournament
2018-03-12 16:53
visa win wesg with 3-0
2018-03-12 17:09
#115
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Russia v1p3rrr 
Withdraw Electronic Sport Games
2018-03-12 17:12
#120
suNny | 
Finland jakem0n 
+1
2018-03-12 17:30
well done wesg , u are legit worse than gaming paradise , since probably the teams will get robbed and sold in the black market as slaves or food
2018-03-12 17:15
#121
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
worst tournament ever?
2018-03-12 17:30
#122
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United States PepeBizon 
China is the worst location ever for a tournament
2018-03-12 17:32
kNg says hi
2018-03-12 17:38
#125
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Netherlands Deji 
Feel so bad for them...
2018-03-12 17:39
#127
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Portugal R0cketOG 
Qualifiers finishing 1 month before the event...
2018-03-12 17:44
thats not really the issue , china is the issue , even if they had more time they would not be able to get it because china think they have such a wonderfull country they will make it hard for people to get visa when its legit like north korea v2
2018-03-12 17:54
#136
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Denmark beastd 
arab
2018-03-12 18:10
refuge is back commenting , again like i said last time your family probably got raped by an arab guy and u come here in hltv trying to revenge by being a bad boy lmfao
2018-03-12 18:29
#161
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Denmark beastd 
arab ahahaha
2018-03-12 21:54
#150
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Portugal R0cketOG 
Not saying it is the main issue but Im sure it didnt help... Never requested a visa to China myself nor am I from algeria, but having more time would most definetly help getting visas
2018-03-12 19:42
#129
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Argentina LIR1C0 
And another one
2018-03-12 17:50
#130
Loh | 
Kazakhstan Mus1kkk 
Just delete 1 group and make 7 full groups
2018-03-12 17:54
#133
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Russia RoneEZ 
If wesg do this, in next stage go 14 teams, and will be 3 groups with 4 teams, and 1 group with 2 teams
2018-03-12 18:05
#132
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Russia RoneEZ 
Another one ©HLTV users
2018-03-12 18:02
#134
ISSAA | 
Algeria TixQ 
So sad for theme
2018-03-12 18:08
#135
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Denmark beastd 
theme?
2018-03-12 18:10
fak
2018-03-12 18:22
Lmao, worst tournament of 2018.
2018-03-12 18:16
#142
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Croatia Netkov 
Unexpected.
2018-03-12 18:41
#148
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Algeria colzero23 
sad :(
2018-03-12 19:12
#152
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Algeria SpaceFockuZ 
Oh god please no. NOOOOO First Algerian team attending a "big tournemant" (big tournemant for us xD) and not making it because of visa problemes... So sad ma freeend :(
2018-03-12 20:14
#153
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Canada gritabit 
I criticised this team for being able to compete at this tournament. I regret that criticism. They don't even get the chance to compete against some of these Tier 2-5 teams to prove themselves now. This is a pretty sad tournament already
2018-03-12 20:32
yeh :( the only chance they had to represent the region went away :(
2018-03-12 21:17
#155
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France Fran6k1D 
Hunger Games
2018-03-12 21:14
And another one
2018-03-12 21:43
#160
jkaem | 
Finland Zeekz 
no african rebellions :(((
2018-03-12 21:47
nice, the team with the horrible name is gone.
2018-03-12 22:18
Why u so mad burger
2018-03-13 16:18
#164
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France Deadfish 
happy block their visa. that lurker.
2018-03-12 23:28
Unfortunately fuck visa
2018-03-13 13:53
#180
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Brazil cadik 
china are so racist lostereded all respect i had for china
2018-03-13 20:27
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