Wild to miss ESEA Global Challenge LAN due to visa issues
Wild will not take part in the upcoming ESEA MDL Season 29 Global Challenge due to visa issues, the tournament's organisers have announced.
The news was received with shock by the players, who took to Twitter to express their disappointment, with Dener "KHTEX" Barchfield lamenting that "a document has the power to kill off a person's dreams".
Wild had qualified for the event after winning ESEA Open Brazil, last week, over Chilean side Rejected. The team, led by former Luminosity player Vinicios "PKL" Coelho, had been looking forward to the challenge to get some experience under their belt before StarSeries i-League Season 7, for which they qualified after winning GAMECON Brasília.
Replacing Wild at the event will be Vireo.pro, who finished in fourth place in ESEA MDL. The decision has been met with widespread criticism from the Brazilian community, but ESEA explains that "time constraints" and the fact Rejected would also not be able to attend the event forced them to pick a North American replacement.
The ESEA MDL Global Challenge will run from December 7-9 in Dallas, with $50,000 on the line. The team list for the tournament now looks as follows: