G2 and Legacy replace Na`Vi and Space Soldiers at IEM Sydney
Visa complications have caused Na`Vi and Space Soldiers to withdraw from IEM Sydney. G2 and Legacy replaced the two teams at the $250,000 tournament.
Despite applying for visas weeks ago, not all of Na`Vi's and Space Soldiers' players have been able to secure the documents necessary to travel to Australia, which forced the two teams to withdraw from IEM Sydney.
"We have just confirmed that both Natus Vincere and Space Soldiers will drop from IEM Sydney 2018 due to VISA complications. We know that both teams were looking forward to travelling to Australia to compete and meet their international fan base" IEM Product Manager, Shaun Clark, said in a statement.
"In both cases, not all of their teams roster were granted visas and with the long travel time to Australia and the event set to begin on Tuesday, we had to make the call in order to protect the tournament and still find suitable replacements. With this decision we are incredibly thankful to G2 Esports & Legacy Esports to join as replacements on such short notice."
The groups now are the following:
|Group A||Group B|