Nemiga "unlikely" to attend Minor due to visa issues

Nemiga's hopes of attending the CIS Minor Championship are looking slim after the players were denied visas to enter the United Kingdom.

In a statement released on VK and Twitter, Nemiga explained that their only hope is that FACEIT manages to convince the British embassy to review the visa decision.

Nemiga could miss out on the Minor due to visa issues

The news comes as a huge blow for the Belarusian team, who earned a spot at the Minor after finishing 3rd-5th in the closed qualifier, with a 3-1 record.

"FACEIT is working on it, and we are crossing our fingers," Nemiga wrote. "But it is unlikely that we will attend the Minor, which means that six months of work will go to waste."

Contacted by HLTV.org, Roald van Buuren, FACEIT's Director of Esports, stressed that the company is "investigating ways to help Nemiga to overturn the decision" and admitted to being "incredibly disappointed" with the decision from the British embassy.

"For the Minors and Major, we've been working closely with teams to provide documentation for each player to make the application process as quick and smooth as possible," he noted.

The CIS Minor will run from July 10-13 at the Twickenham Stadium, in London, with two spots in the FACEIT Major London's New Challenger Stage on the line. The team list for the event looks as follows:

Oh no
2018-06-28 16:18
lul
2018-06-28 16:18
#6
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Lebanon RobloxPorn
Gg
2018-06-28 16:18
BibleThump
2018-06-28 16:18
unluko
2018-06-28 16:18
maluko
2018-06-28 16:19
classic
2018-06-28 16:19
sad
2018-06-28 16:19
nice
2018-06-28 16:19
maluko
2018-06-28 16:19
sad
2018-06-28 16:19
#19
fer | 
United Kingdom kanezz
who
2018-06-28 16:19
who? the guys who have better players in their country than you :)
2018-06-28 16:43
#117
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Poland Oleczeq
fox top 1
2018-06-28 17:29
Nemiga players > fox
2018-06-28 18:55
#169
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Portugal Fsgsh
Fox > all FaZe is Overrated
2018-06-29 01:32
#176
fer | 
United Kingdom kanezz
still dont know who they are
2018-06-29 11:57
tempo storm omegalul
2018-06-29 13:24
Expected
2018-06-28 16:19
D U E T O V I S A I S S U E S
2018-06-28 16:19
#22
ropz | 
Latvia `DinGo
ehh
2018-06-28 16:20
whO?
2018-06-28 16:20
#24
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Czech Republic Prdola15
GG
2018-06-28 16:20
he it begins :) expect 5+ more CIS teams to get visa issues #FuckPolitics
2018-06-28 16:21
#26
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo
Yellow teeth mad they don't have a team at the minor.
2018-06-28 16:20
#38
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Russia Sur10n
lmao
2018-06-28 16:23
CIS Minor in Britain fuck this 65 iq decision
2018-06-28 16:20
+1
2018-06-28 16:21
#53
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Hungary HAWI
+1
2018-06-28 16:30
#62
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Lithuania exotica
Smart decision,because if team can attend minor they can attend major quals so no problems.
2018-06-28 16:35
wut?
2018-06-28 16:39
#71
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Lithuania exotica
If teams can get visas for the minor,then they should have no problem getting visas for the major qual.
2018-06-28 16:41
So team doesn't even have a chance to win Minor to get at least 25k$
2018-06-28 16:49
#91
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United Kingdom galaxzy
no one cares about the minor, they wanna qualify for the major
2018-06-28 16:57
Really stupid. Team can qual in cis, while getting a visa. What is the sifference if they dont get to quals cause of visa or to major cause of visa
2018-06-28 16:51
So that they wont have any visa issues when major arrives If they get issues in minor, its ok, nobody cares, but in major it creates a panic
2018-06-28 17:12
Hype* Plus its only good for nemiga cuz 1 they get stickers 2 their stickers become expensive
2018-06-28 17:14
#116
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Korea XigNw0w
If Nemiga would qualify for Major, of course, they would love to compete in there, they wouldn't care about sticker money.
2018-06-28 17:29
I agree, but still, having stickers would be really good for them too
2018-06-29 13:14
#183
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Korea XigNw0w
Well, they could get a little money from that, but I don't think that they would be getting a ton of it.
2018-06-29 13:18
Still good for them!
2018-06-29 13:18
#185
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Korea XigNw0w
In my opinion, it depends, if they don't earn too much of course they would like to have stickers.
2018-06-29 13:20
+1
2018-06-28 17:16
#30
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Other Phinks
In all seriousness, how is this crap stilll possible in 2018. Some fucking kids/young adults who are invited to a big sports events get denied for what reason ???
2018-06-28 16:20
politics
2018-06-28 16:46
#98
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Russia GoblinYuko
because they are white heterosexual mans from belarus and they aren't black,muslim,lgbt or even feminists. why british goverment should let them enter the country?? XDXDXD
2018-06-28 17:04
because they are not european
2018-06-28 17:13
actually russians are european LOL
2018-06-28 17:15
ok i meant EU citizens
2018-06-28 17:16
omegalul
2018-06-28 17:17
alphalul
2018-06-28 17:18
ok
2018-06-28 17:18
-Belarussia
2018-06-28 16:20
Fuck, major was allotted to london because of a better VISA policy and this shit happens.
2018-06-28 16:20
-blocking turks +blocking slavs
2018-06-28 20:44
lol
2018-06-28 20:50
I think most countries would have blocked belarus tho.
2018-07-01 17:36
At least CIS & EU have a favorable outlook towards Belarus & now even UK banned them lol.
2018-07-01 17:39
Thanks for hosting the CIS Minor in the UK, cunts.
2018-06-28 16:21
But what happens if they made it through the cis minor? They still couldnt attend the qualifier due to the same issues. It's unfair yes but it makes perfect sense
2018-06-28 16:40
they could get money from minor
2018-06-28 17:19
CIS minoir in fucking england, idiots on faceit, idiots on valve, idiots on England. GG, wait new news soon (about CIS issues visa)
2018-06-28 16:21
and now? they get the chance to play the minor in their region but then they cant play the major because they donr get isas then so it would be4 stupid to play it somewhere in russia/ukraine
2018-06-28 17:09
here we go
2018-06-28 16:24
"6 months of work goes to waste". Work of getting VISA or qualifying in to the minor?
2018-06-28 16:24
quali to minor they had a very long bootcamp
2018-06-29 12:35
One major in USA, other in UK, no help wih visa from Valve. Esports btw.
2018-06-28 16:24
so valve should always host majors in russia to make sure cis dont have visa issues like always?
2018-06-28 17:15
Any EU country would be much better.
2018-06-28 19:24
#140
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United Kingdom Hammondo
What can valve do?
2018-06-28 18:59
I've heard that Valve provide assistance for The International, seems like it's the only tournament they care about, majors and minors both in DOTA and CS are fully on tournament organisers.
2018-06-28 19:35
#175
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United Kingdom Hammondo
Any assistance would be just help making the applications, they cant actually do anything significant.
2018-06-29 11:06
#44
mir | 
Russia M13F
5 of 5 seized's
2018-06-28 16:25
FACEIT is working on it, and we are crossing our fingers," They wont do shit if you are not a cheating rat LUL
2018-06-28 16:25
How nemiga can cheat lol?
2018-06-28 16:26
not talking about nemiga bruh
2018-06-28 16:40
I thinolk hes talking about d0cc
2018-06-28 17:20
#64
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Russia Sur10n
even if you r cheating rat,they will protect you and let you play in FPL Kappa P.S.I'm joking,but who knows....
2018-06-28 16:37
yeeee... Keepo
2018-06-28 16:40
oy
2018-06-28 16:27
#48
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Indonesia Exodd
Who?
2018-06-28 16:28
i hope they get visa
2018-06-28 16:28
#52
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Latvia Faaakk
sad
2018-06-28 16:29
brexit means brexit no blyats in my country please xx
2018-06-28 16:32
Only Africans. Your women need more big black
2018-06-29 05:54
#55
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United Kingdom SkeptiiC
This is FlipSid3's shot at making the Major. Let's go! Just need another few CIS teams to pull out of the Minor.
2018-06-28 16:33
Yeah, like if F3 didn't have enough chances to shit in their pants
2018-06-28 16:58
Unluko maluko
2018-06-28 16:32
ffs.....why not hold the cis minors inside the cis.....
2018-06-28 16:34
It avoids disappointment when it comes to the qualifier, if nemiga made it through the cis minor, they wouldn't be able to go to the qualifier, meaning even more wasted time and money
2018-06-28 16:43
u would actually have a better application file for the visa's if u make it through the cis minor but sure i can see a world were that doesn't matter for the country that has to accept them for a period of time.
2018-06-28 18:36
+1
2018-06-29 12:36
#58
AZK | 
United States tzvn
Wow guys I thought visa issues only happen in USA :??
2018-06-28 16:35
cis minor in London in 2018 gj faceit lul
2018-06-28 16:35
2018-06-28 16:43
#63
FalleN | 
Poland ngnx
Unexpected
2018-06-28 16:36
#66
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Australia LunWy
Who? What is no name
2018-06-28 16:38
Ah, Kenguruland talking about nonames lol
2018-06-28 16:53
#97
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Australia LunWy
Say hello "Jonathan E."
2018-06-28 17:03
Who?
2018-06-28 18:28
No visa issues for majors and minors they said lul I say
2018-06-28 16:39
#75
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Kazakhstan c1assic
Fuck you faceit major .!.
2018-06-28 16:43
#78
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Lithuania Paulius_CS
LET IN K1CK
2018-06-28 16:43
#80
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Spain Donra
always the same.
2018-06-28 16:46
Feelsbad for astralis
2018-06-28 16:47
wasn't gonna make it anyways. #vivabelarus
2018-06-28 16:49
I've sold my entire house and bet on them being in semifinal at least Unlucko ;(
2018-06-28 16:58
i'm vivabelarus whaddup fam
2018-06-29 13:33
Fuck visas
2018-06-28 16:51
cs go in 2018 - still visa issues and technical problems at lans = D
2018-06-28 16:52
Wondering if players getting tourists visas or special visas like real sportsmen get
2018-06-28 16:57
Always the same shit. Embassies need to accept the fact that those are professional athletes just like football players
2018-06-28 17:00
GL
2018-06-28 17:12
#103
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Greece knk74
V I S A I S S U E S
2018-06-28 17:13
CIS MAJOR IN LONDON GOOD IDEA MEGALUL
2018-06-28 17:30
#119
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Bulgaria BlindBG11
rip Belarus
2018-06-28 17:33
where is QBF wait they are major legeng
2018-06-28 17:35
winstrike*
2018-06-28 18:43
#123
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Ukraine kek1
thats why major in uk is a bad idea
2018-06-28 18:02
well he is unlucky
2018-06-28 18:21
feel hella sorry for the boiz . they been wirkin hella hard to attend the tournament
2018-06-28 18:25
who?
2018-06-28 18:27
hahahahah, imagine helding all these minors in UK, faceit fucking geniuses xdddd, seems better held it in area teams are in maby, honestly though could u even go major then if u even can't go minor IDK, so I guess there is that for faceit's defence xd
2018-06-28 18:32
#130
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Brazil hugoooo
Fucking visas again!! They should choose countries that are free for everybody, fuck this visa shit
2018-06-28 18:31
Sad story.
2018-06-28 18:35
Why not holding minor in South-Africa or Pakistan?
2018-06-28 18:35
+1
2018-06-28 19:22
This is so unfair for Nemiga....I mean...they worked hard for that spot, no matter if they are famous or not. Shame on UK welcoming refugees that rape their women but deny visas for these poor guys.
2018-06-28 19:07
-Nemiga +5balls????
2018-06-28 19:08
Cis minor in london its like WC on the moon
2018-06-28 19:21
ameno [*]
2018-06-28 19:24
#150
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo
ez for HR / pro100
2018-06-28 19:33
#155
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Belarus ALBiNh0
i guess they won't be the only team not able to attend due to visas
2018-06-28 19:51
#166
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle
nemigas manager said, does any other players have same problems
2018-06-28 22:10
#167
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Belarus ALBiNh0
tried to translate it to russian literally, still cant understand a shit u wat?
2018-06-28 22:30
2018-06-29 13:50
#190
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle
u r right
2018-06-29 14:57
damn
2018-06-28 20:00
THEY WILL NOT GO TO MAJOR QUAL SO NP
2018-06-28 20:22
#161
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Belarus SHlZZO
Pizdec blyad
2018-06-28 20:38
Unluko Maluko! GL to the Belorussian boys! Really want to see them at the Minor.
2018-06-28 21:43
#165
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle
tyloo and furia esports, u r next
2018-06-28 22:09
first one is ready whos next?
2018-06-29 00:29
spirit as i heard
2018-07-01 17:39
vam povezlo reb9ta ahahah ! 12 OVER 10
2018-06-29 07:30
#172
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Austria t47ED
no1 knows what habben guys maybe 1 have previous conviction or something
2018-06-29 08:03
#195
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Belarus Exotnik
Nothing like that. Just not rich enough.
2018-06-29 22:27
ffs sadly
2018-06-29 10:20
why?whyyyyyy very upset for the nemiga:(
2018-06-29 12:37
30iq faceit
2018-06-29 12:38
NEMIGALUL
2018-06-29 13:36
#191
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Belarus Dat_Boi
No, are you joking? Praise the kek.
2018-06-29 15:47
they wouldn't make it to major qual and especially major anyway
2018-06-29 16:58
#194
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Belarus Exotnik
So what? They deserve to play and get experience
2018-06-29 22:03
*for retards who cant understand, why faceit have to make cis quals in the SAME country with major* because, if any team will win quals, they can have problems with visas, and then, will happen many problems to faceit, and more... lol. nemiga still can fuck everyone of this seven teams...
2018-07-01 02:28
If that dosen't work out give a chance to Imperial!
2018-07-04 14:15
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