Isurus to miss WESG

Isurus published an official statement announcing their team will be unable to attend the WESG 2018 World Finals.

Isurus earned their spot at the WESG 2018 World Finals through the South America qualifier when the team had a full Argentine lineup with Matias "tutehen" Canale and Nabil "nbl" Aleua.

In their statement, Isurus mentioned visa issues as well as not being able to use their current roster, as they signed 19-year-old Maximiliano "max" Gonzalez, from Uruguay, who is ineligible to play with the Argentine team due to the tournament's roster restrictions based on nationality.

Noktse & co. will miss the WESG 2018 World Finals

Luckily for Argentine fans, Guillermo "guishorro" Areco's Furious, who won the other South American qualifier, are still slated to participate at the event in Chongqing.

The silver lining for Isurus will be that they can now participate in DreamHack Rio's Brazil/South Latin America qualifier, which is slated to take place on March 9-10, while WESG's World Finals are going on.

With Isurus pulling out, the tournament's Group C will only have the following three teams:

Brazil MIBR
Poland AGO
Kazakhstan K23

Argentina Guillermo 'guishorro' Areco
Guillermo 'guishorro' Areco
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
284
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.12
Argentina Matias 'tutehen' Canale
Matias 'tutehen' Canale
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
370
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Uruguay Maximiliano 'max' Gonzalez
Maximiliano 'max' Gonzalez
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
132
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Argentina Nabil 'nbl' Aleua
Nabil 'nbl' Aleua
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
437
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
;( damn
2019-02-28 15:07
#11
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Iceland coolest_user 
new name still looking good mens 😎😎😎👍
2019-02-28 15:08
#206
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Switzerland crustclot 
hey mens whats up do you know me still 😎😎😎😎😎😎 (((((
2019-03-01 15:46
#4
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Europe R2D2s 
Nice, polish guys have chance
2019-02-28 15:07
#5
shox | 
Norway fen0m 
Isurus to miss WESG
2019-02-28 15:07
#6
REZ | 
Argentina bautysoad 
sad 4 isurus :(
2019-02-28 15:07
#7
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Argentina artemioo 
Nooo😥
2019-02-28 15:07
#9
autist | 
CIS bjornzz 
who>
2019-02-28 15:07
#58
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Argentina Arluem 
Professional team with paid players who travel the world fulfilling their dreams. Who are you?
2019-02-28 15:35
#64
autist | 
CIS bjornzz 
guy with a job and a stable income who doesn't waste his life trying to make a living by playing video games but does it matter?
2019-02-28 15:39
#68
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Argentina Arluem 
They do what they like and pay them. Do you care?
2019-02-28 15:41
#70
autist | 
CIS bjornzz 
I don't that's why I don't know who they are
2019-02-28 15:41
And they don't know who you are!
2019-02-28 15:54
#81
autist | 
CIS bjornzz 
so?
2019-02-28 15:55
#9 who> You don't know them. So?
2019-02-28 16:05
#86
autist | 
CIS bjornzz 
there is no logic in your statement, did I ever say they know me?
2019-02-28 16:07
There was no logic in your "who" statement either. Just bad karma you know?
2019-02-28 18:08
so your comment is irrelevant ya did that to get attention so handle it now cunt
2019-02-28 16:08
#88
autist | 
CIS bjornzz 
???? I asked who they are, does it matter if they know me? 80 iq fakeflaggers
2019-02-28 16:09
#10
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Netherlands Lurox 
Who?
2019-02-28 15:07
#59
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Argentina Arluem 
Professional team with paid players who travel the world fulfilling their dreams. Who are you?
2019-02-28 15:35
hit a nerve lul?
2019-02-28 15:39
who
2019-02-28 15:41
yes but who ?
2019-02-28 15:58
travel the world xddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
2019-02-28 16:47
#193
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Brazil 7vv$ 
0/8
2019-02-28 21:15
ez for astralis ?
2019-02-28 15:08
Literally who? Invite me instead lol
2019-02-28 15:08
#37
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Argentina damik1ng 
You have to earn a spot but first u need to have some teammates then an org and then so much good luck to feature even in hltv...
2019-02-28 15:18
LUL why so mad bro
2019-02-28 17:38
butthurt Isurus fan
2019-03-01 07:06
#40
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Chile Lionel_Hutz 
R u actually a GM?
2019-02-28 15:15
#223
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Belarus Pagonya 
Literally who?
2019-03-01 17:01
#15
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Belarus Pagonya 
That's awful
2019-02-28 15:08
unluko
2019-02-28 15:08
#17
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France StickyRice 
Draw real groups with seeding WESG clowns lul
2019-02-28 15:08
#18
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Myanmar xdcc 
Lucky MiBR
2019-02-28 15:08
#19
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
Maybe announce it before doing groups??? SA brain
2019-02-28 15:08
#33
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Myanmar xdcc 
Why? WESG are clearly not seeding so might as well see what they get first. A lot of people sleeping even on Kazakhstan mix. I don't think they realistically can even get top 3 in this group.
2019-02-28 15:11
#42
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
I can't understand your point. I only want to say that maybe if they had announced it before, the 2nd placed team from SA qualifier or another team could have filled the spot. Now instead we have a weird situation with a group of 3 teams that fuck up all the bracket.
2019-02-28 15:15
#46
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Myanmar xdcc 
They probably waited till the end to secure visas and groups+getting a player from other country is just not worth it. It's not unusual for teams to skip WESG as it's not really a prestigious event. Last time there were 2 groups with 2 teams.
2019-02-28 15:19
#49
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
Agreed, WESG is a joke
2019-02-28 15:19
#236
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Belarus Pagonya 
FalleN etc have said that WESG is more important than a major, also small teams can earn nice money and grow when they participate in this kind of events.
2019-03-01 17:03
#257
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Myanmar xdcc 
for smaller teams that have no chance to qualify for major sure. but in major teams also get sticker money, far bigger audience meaning potential for growing fanbase & being noticed by teams, more quality opponents and HLTV ranks major far more highly than WESG and a lot of events look at rankings+fanbase for invites.
2019-03-01 17:07
#277
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Belarus Pagonya 
The invite is a different thing in my opinion in this regard. When people like FalleN, s1mple etc, play in WESG it gains attention, pros most likely don't care as much about points as fans do. This event is great in my opinion, teams with less experience and potential huge stars face teams with experienced players, but with mixed teams.
2019-03-01 17:11
#278
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Myanmar xdcc 
problem is WESG's nationality rule, very wierd spots for the event even if you have different regions represented (serbia having its own qualifier) and lack of seeding removes a lot of prestige imo. it feels like they rig it for chinese teams to go as far as possible and good teams face each other anyway.
2019-03-01 17:14
#279
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Belarus Pagonya 
I think the nationality rule is good brings excitement because best teams in the world won't fulfill it totally, ruining every single chance for these small teams who don't have any big sponsors behind them. I think there were so many teams applying from Serbia that they wanted to host own qualifier for them.
2019-03-01 17:24
#72
contE | 
Argentina rdg138 
they didn't pull out because of the group they had, but because WESG requires all players from same country, and MAX is Uruguayan
2019-02-28 15:42
#77
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
Yes I know, but maybe announce the retire before the groups are made if you know you won't be able to partecipate... why wait for so long
2019-02-28 15:48
#163
contE | 
Argentina rdg138 
they might have been trying to find a stand-in for it, you don't really know
2019-02-28 16:44
#92
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Argentina ManaosRules 
I think that pulling off is the right decission. I mean you're missing the qualifier to a dreamhack to play a tournament that you don't have a chance to get out of groups because that joke of seeding (and also you can't bring your real roster)
2019-02-28 16:17
#20
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Hungary StraYzie 
This still remains the Group of Death
2019-02-28 15:08
invite ex-ss :D
2019-02-28 15:08
#23
bul | 
United States n0bodyz 
same
2019-02-28 15:08
#25
NiKo | 
Australia Irtiza 
Lmao who?
2019-02-28 15:09
Sad :(
2019-02-28 15:09
Why even participate in qualifications if u cant buy visas?
2019-02-28 15:09
#60
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Argentina trackssZZZ 
that's not the problem, the problem is that one of the players is from Uruguay so the team isn't full Argentinian (one-nationality team)
2019-02-28 15:36
They can go with roster that was used at qualifiers...
2019-02-28 15:39
#74
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Denmark Zorrondo 
the real problem is that in the same date that wesg is the SA qualy to DH Rio. Isurus rather to play DH instead of wesg (tier 3 tournament in which the winners are not paid)
2019-02-28 15:44
mibr can upset now
2019-02-28 15:09
jesus what thw fu k
2019-02-28 15:10
#30
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Brazil Neto72 
Fells bad, I like isuros, hermanos team
2019-02-28 15:10
F
2019-02-28 15:10
Who?
2019-02-28 15:11
#61
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Argentina Arluem 
Professional team with paid players who travel the world fulfilling their dreams. Who are you?
2019-02-28 15:36
With paid actors to throw games Who?
2019-02-28 18:19
#35
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
They would not make it out of groups, so yeah, right decision.
2019-02-28 15:12
#36
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Russia chexov 
They could be the winners.... Im crying
2019-02-28 15:14
#38
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Turkey zoieN 
nt isurus
2019-02-28 15:14
#39
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Poland IFlorek 
Always something wrong with visa
2019-02-28 15:15
#41
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Argentina damik1ng 
Bad news! But expected... Time to time , Isurus will show wordwide a good cs..
2019-02-28 15:16
Now invite ex ss cuz they were last year's finalist.
2019-02-28 15:16
put vp
2019-02-28 15:17
#45
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Sweden DrakenIsHot 
Add astralis :))))
2019-02-28 15:18
#47
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Argentina luchinade 
Good decision. A tournament in the ass of the world, two days of travel, jetlag, fatigue and other issues that affect the time of the game. It is understandable, I repeat, a good decision to focus on the DH. Good luck to Furious.
2019-02-28 15:18
#200
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Other jotto 
"in the ass of the world" this sounds wrong in English, as if you were insulting China.
2019-03-01 04:36
#202
Luken | 
Argentina eNatsuD 
it's a joke, because China is in the other side of the world (looking it from Argentina)
2019-03-01 08:46
#203
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Argentina luchinade 
It is normal to say it in Argentina. We refer to this when it is something very distant, they are approximately 10 thousand nautical miles. Imagine the wear... Sorry if you took the wrong phrase and sorry for the bad english.
2019-03-01 11:05
#205
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Other jotto 
I'm Argentinian, I know what it means, it's too difficult to translate Argentine idioms into English.
2019-03-01 15:46
Wouldve been waste of money anyway
2019-02-28 15:19
Guess they look towards their opponents in group C, and told themselves that this trip doesn't make sense anyway. Good choice! GL in Rio qualifiers
2019-02-28 15:24
#53
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Italy PiccanteCA 
wtf?
2019-02-28 15:31
#54
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Brazil xMoita 
F LULSURUS
2019-02-28 15:31
INVITE GIANTS PORTUGAL DESERVE SPOT ON WESG
2019-02-28 15:34
#62
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Canada top_zozzle 
who to do what
2019-02-28 15:37
#63
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Denmark Zorrondo 
expected Is not worth to play an irrelevant tier 3 tournament instead of play a DH qualy.
2019-02-28 15:37
#67
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Turkey leame 
who?
2019-02-28 15:39
And the WESG dodging begins
2019-02-28 15:41
#73
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Argentina Fa7e07 
PepeHands
2019-02-28 15:44
what a big loss how can they ever recover
2019-02-28 15:45
#78
suNny | 
Argentina Sunnie 
Well .. I don't think they should've skipped this tournament but in the other hand they would have lost in group stage anyway, imho ..
2019-02-28 15:51
Rigged tournament
2019-02-28 15:52
#90
ropz | 
Argentina rawe1337 
That's pretty sad, would've been interesting watching playing them vs. top teams, even though they had no chance on qualifying, would have been a nice test for them. At least Furious is there
2019-02-28 16:11
sad to see they cant play with the new additions, especially meyern
2019-02-28 17:40
#199
ropz | 
Argentina rawe1337 
Yeah, indeed
2019-03-01 00:25
#91
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Finland wrath|EZ4ENCE 
A sportsmanlike gesture to give MIBR a better chance not to get eliminated in group play. Good guy Isurus
2019-02-28 16:17
thats sad
2019-02-28 16:20
#106
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Denmark lulgod 
That sucks! I was so excited to see them win WESG
2019-02-28 16:28
who
2019-02-28 16:39
Who
2019-02-28 16:41
#164
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Chile strong221 
HU?
2019-02-28 16:46
#168
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China maybe_banned 
Gonna miss them too
2019-02-28 17:17
sad
2019-02-28 17:28
#172
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Argentina Cushiion 
Thats sad, they should invite All Knights from chile or at least a Brasilian team.
2019-02-28 17:35
#173
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Chile Benjamin[BS] 
+1
2019-02-28 17:37
#281
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Chile Benjamin[BS] 
In fact -1
2019-03-02 05:50
#174
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Argentina rodriok 
fear fear fear fear fear
2019-02-28 17:37
it would have been so sick if they played against mibr
2019-02-28 17:38
who?
2019-02-28 17:40
But Uruguay =Argentina, please look a map assholes
2019-02-28 17:41
#194
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Chile Benjamin[BS] 
Are you living in 1814? xD
2019-02-28 21:36
yes he is wn ql
2019-03-01 20:26
#181
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
:( bad
2019-02-28 17:43
#184
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Europe god_of_hltv 
OH NO WHAT A TRAGEDY, NOW WERE MISSING SUCH A GOOD TEAM
2019-02-28 18:11
zeriously?
2019-02-28 18:19
#190
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Brazil wdks 
whoO ?
2019-02-28 18:46
#191
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Argentina DxRama 
Right decision, stay and play the qualifier to the Dh
2019-02-28 18:57
#192
TaZ | 
Argentina LE0NEL 
They knew it when they signed max, it's a shame that now they're focusing in low tier tournaments, as Argentina, always going backwards.
2019-02-28 19:27
#197
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Australia JulienD 
Who
2019-02-28 23:16
Good decision. Anyway WESG is a shitty tournament.
2019-02-28 23:27
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