YeaH! and Virtue have withdrawn from the ESL Latin America League due to visa issues, ESPN Esports Brasil has revealed.
As part of the tournament rules, all teams were requested to secure visas to enter the United States by the end of the round robin stage, on April 28, as the winner will earn a spot at the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals, in Dallas.
YeaH! had hoped to postpone the deadline, claiming that they would only be able to secure visas for the players after returning to Brazil from the ESEA MDL Global Challenge, which will take place from May 9-10 in Leicester, but their request was rejected by ESL.
Virtue, who had earned the chance to compete in the league after signing the majority of the ex-Tempo Storm roster, also failed to obtain their visas in time and pulled out of the league after contacting ESL.
According to ESPN Esports Brasil, the duo's results in the league will be expunged. Virtue were sitting in third place, with a 5-1-2 record, while YeaH! were fifth, with five victories and three defeats.
The top four teams of the round-robin stage will progress to the single-elimination playoffs, which will culminate with the final on May 6 at ESL Brazil's studios, in São Paulo.