SKADE to miss FLASHPOINT Global Qualifier due to visa issues; HAVU come in as replacement

SKADE have been ruled out of the FLASHPOINT Global Qualifier after experiencing visa issues, with HAVU replacing them at the Los Angeles tournament, Denislav "⁠dennyslaw⁠" Dimitrov revealed on social media.

Originally, SKADE had applied for B1/B2 visas as recommended by their legal counsel, which the officials deemed insufficient, instead requiring P1 visas, for which the team no longer had enough time to apply.

Despite their and the organizers' attempts to rectify the situation, the Bulgarian side have been unsuccessful in obtaining the documents necessary to travel to the United States, preventing the team from attending their biggest event to date.

SPELLAN and co. will not be in attendance at the FLASHPOINT Global Qualifier

In a Twitlonger post explaining the situation, dennyslaw revealed his team has been replaced by HAVU at the Los Angeles event, after the Finnish side placed 7th-8th in the European closed qualifier. Lasse "⁠ZOREE⁠" Uronen & co. will take the Bulgarian team's place in Group B, also featuring Chaos, Copenhagen Flames, and Redemption POA.

SKADE had secured a spot in the FLASHPOINT Global Qualifier after making their way through the closed qualifier in second place, which saw the Bulgarian squad take down Spirit in the consolidation final, joining AVEZ in qualifying.

The FLASHPOINT Global Qualifier will run from March 3-5, featuring a prize pool of $64,000 and two spots in FLASHPOINT Season 1. The groups now look as follows:

Finland Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1411
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Bulgaria Denislav 'dennyslaw' Dimitrov
Denislav 'dennyslaw' Dimitrov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
536
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
thats sad to hear F
2020-02-29 01:23
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#19
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United States Frotha
2020-02-29 01:29
4 replies
NICE TIER 123424178974123643267842367842672442678678248672346782436784123678342678123476843768431 TOURNAMENT.. ITS LIKE 16 MM SUPREME/GLOBAL ELITE GAMES LMAOOOOO
2020-02-29 02:05
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#40
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United States Frotha
+1
2020-02-29 02:07
Vsm = top 20 player if he wasn't banned by valve racista
2020-02-29 02:35
1 reply
sorry. world only talk about TRUE WINNERS,.. iF he wins nothing = means nothing
2020-02-29 06:41
#2
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Brazil ZlatanIsGod
Yeah...but ez for TETONA
2020-02-29 01:24
6 replies
LOL BIG will trash them!
2020-02-29 01:26
5 replies
#42
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Argentina napter_
KKKKKKK
2020-02-29 02:28
KKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-02-29 02:36
+1, DETONA most overrated BR team
2020-02-29 05:22
1 reply
Detona USA best arcade racing game
2020-02-29 11:52
#128
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Brazil SecondKS
LUL IT AGED SO EVIL detona 16-11 BIG, germany cs LUL so bad
2020-03-03 19:22
#3
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Denmark QBE_
typical for the cis scene, unfortunate :(
2020-02-29 01:24
7 replies
#10
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United States Frotha
Bulgaria isn’t CIS
2020-02-29 01:32
3 replies
#17
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Bulgaria AboveYall
it is not their fault, they were told the wrong thing. Also we are not cis wdym LUL twitlonger.com/show/n_1sr5hnm
2020-02-29 01:28
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#20
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United States Frotha
ok, I said Bulgaria isn’t CIS tho
2020-02-29 01:31
Not players' fault but org definitely sucks. Everyone in esports circles should know at this point that you cant get by without proper working visa anymore.
2020-02-29 10:32
#12
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Bulgaria AboveYall
bulgaria is not cis tho?
2020-02-29 01:26
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#23
valde | 
Denmark QBE_
well fuck, i thought they were considered in the CIS region, my bad
2020-02-29 01:34
1 reply
DK EDUCATION
2020-02-29 04:35
#4
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Finland N1ggers
Yess
2020-02-29 01:25
1 reply
#68
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Finland spurku
+1
2020-02-29 07:41
sad
2020-02-29 01:25
Is this happens because we are from Bulgaria?
2020-02-29 01:25
1 reply
This time yes, this is happens because they are from bulgaria :()
2020-02-29 08:16
No Bulgarian team in LA(((((( I love u and I miss u aahhhhhuuuuuuuuuuuu
2020-02-29 01:25
Great news for BIG CLAN!
2020-02-29 01:25
IS THIS HAPPENS BECAUSE WE ARE FROM BULGARIA?!
2020-02-29 01:26
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#118
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Bulgaria YellowStR
At this case yes
2020-02-29 17:43
Fuck this bullshit :/
2020-02-29 01:26
BIG vs Chaos finals. Calling it now.
2020-02-29 01:27
5 replies
BIG will win!
2020-02-29 01:27
1 reply
#22
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Canada U_S_of_Gay
“Smooya’s revenge” has a nice ring to it
2020-02-29 01:30
no finals and i dont think big nor chaos will lose a game so they can't meet in semis either
2020-02-29 01:29
TETONA definely on the finals Redemption can surprise
2020-02-29 02:36
#129
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Brazil SecondKS
cof cof detona > BIG
2020-03-03 19:22
unluko
2020-02-29 01:27
#18
tarik | 
Norway MD!
Feels bad for Spellan, so unlucky
2020-02-29 01:28
#24
mir | 
Russia M13F
Wtf not TS???
2020-02-29 01:35
Usa best country! Always with visa issues for CIS guys
2020-02-29 01:36
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#26
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United States Frotha
Bulgaria isn’t CIS
2020-02-29 01:38
3 replies
ex-USSR
2020-02-29 04:04
2 replies
#67
RpK | 
Russia _Arch
Bulgaria isn't ex-USSR either, LMAO
2020-02-29 07:30
#86
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Poland misioneos
xDDD
2020-02-29 10:24
Unlucky af But gl HAVU))
2020-02-29 01:41
Trump's wall
2020-02-29 01:41
Nice Bulgarian legal counsel LMAO
2020-02-29 01:43
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#31
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Bulgaria goshyy
The BG/US Embassy we got in Sofia is pure shit that's why.. I can't blame the United States, it is our ''workers'' that got this shit mistaken..
2020-02-29 01:44
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#36
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Russia mddn
come on dude, these problem with US visas frequently with Easter Europe and Asia countries. this is not first and even not second time for US events...
2020-02-29 01:59
2 replies
yeah, if your embassy sucks that much, you have to get some capable legal help... which i guess these guys tried to do but they unfortunately picked shitty legal counsel
2020-02-29 10:33
#93
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Bulgaria goshyy
Well I guess you're right :/
2020-02-29 11:49
#30
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Bulgaria goshyy
This is just a joke, these players worked so hard to get to the Flashpoint Global Qualifier and because of the Bulgaria and US embassy they couldn't get the right visas on time.. I feel really bad for them :(
2020-02-29 01:43
HAVUJA
2020-02-29 01:53
hahahah 2020 and still Visa ISSUES good JOB NA
2020-02-29 01:54
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#57
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United States CaliNinja
Actually Skade applied for the wrong VISA jesus
2020-02-29 03:53
1 reply
yes, just poor management.
2020-02-29 11:06
big ooooof
2020-02-29 01:57
imagine you tryhard so much and get finally to the lan and then visa issues xaxaxaxax
2020-02-29 01:58
Skade didn't have time for P1 visas anymore, but somehow Havu comes from the sidelines and they DO have time? It's insane, dare I say it, racist towards bulgaria?
2020-02-29 02:03
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#41
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World Notb8ing
Is this happens because we are from BULGARIA ?????
2020-02-29 02:10
It's actually surprisingly easy to get a US visa for max 2 weeks as a Finnish citizen. It can take as little as 3 - 5 days if you're lucky.
2020-02-29 02:30
#44
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CIS ShimonSS
They were playin mdl finals in us so i suppose they still have their visas
2020-02-29 02:31
Isn't finland in the visa waiver program? If you fly with the right airline you get to stay in the USA for some time without a visa
2020-02-29 07:43
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yes but... Performers (such as actors and musicians) who plan on performing live or taping scenes for productions back home, as well as athletes participating in an athletic event are likewise not allowed to use the VWP for their respective engagements and are instead required to have an O or P visa prior to arrival
2020-02-29 10:38
#96
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Finland Vaittify
Havu already had visas because they had been to US recently
2020-02-29 12:01
#39
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World Notb8ing
wow what a lucksters this havu team also very unluko for skade Is this happens because we are from BULGARIA ?????
2020-02-29 02:09
Why HAVU? Ruskis can't get visa either or they dodging for minor?
2020-02-29 02:43
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#49
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World Notb8ing
Pretty sure they prioritize minor though admittedly visa thing would also be tough, I do think it is possible that minor q could have been moved had there originally been cis teams in flashpoint, but now it obviously won't be.
2020-02-29 02:50
Doesnt win anyways
2020-02-29 02:56
Havu prolly got visas ezly or quickly because they recently played esea in Dallas. Anyway thanks Bulgaria we helped you in 1878 and now you helped us thanks frens
2020-02-29 03:01
this is what happens when you make qualifers in 17 february and lan in usa after 15 days there so many times that had to apply for visa if they qualifed and no way you would get visa in 15 days shit move from flashpoint
2020-02-29 03:28
#55
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Asia fershits
Is this happens because we are from Bulgaria?
2020-02-29 03:41
#56
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Qatar olaolakaka
This is really happens because they are from Bulgaria :(
2020-02-29 03:44
Ezy for biggg
2020-02-29 04:11
Why would you apply for a B1/B2 that's a visitor visa basically :0 when you will be in the US to work/compete? Who helps these teams... This is an enormous missed opportunity. Probably the biggest in their lives. Had they made it through, they could've gotten a fat new name/sponsor in the league. Incredibly stupid to waste this opportunity like this, probably saved money on a legal representative just to be cheap fucks.
2020-02-29 04:40
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#71
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Canada voocsgo
solid 30s google later... i.imgur.com/s6lQxgC.jpg
2020-02-29 08:37
1 reply
im pretty sure its not enough because they each get 5k a month from flashpoint which would be their primary income
2020-02-29 16:18
#73
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Canada voocsgo
takes a solid 20 seconds to google and find that b1/b2 is the right visa for this my dude
2020-02-29 08:54
2 replies
You had to google it. I didn't. I see it almost daily. B1/B2 is not the right visa in this case. It says so in the "proof" you provided if you actually bothered to read it. Here, where would SKADE compete had they made it into FP? Also, FP would be their primary income.
2020-02-29 18:24
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#121
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Canada voocsgo
I'd guess there's an argument both ways for the league itself but the QUALIFIER (what they were trying to go to) is very clearly a competition with a prize that would not be their main source of income.
2020-02-29 21:02
#62
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Sweden Lagge15
Sad to hear. Considering Flashpoint got multiple seasons in a year I hope they say something like "as long as you remain top x in ranking y, you will get direct invite to next qualifier"
2020-02-29 05:05
havu deserves it more anyway
2020-02-29 05:50
#66
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Finland jUPPE!
Deserved by HAVU.
2020-02-29 06:46
1 reply
Could HAVU bet Spirit? NAH
2020-02-29 09:10
Its sad because USA citizens can come here without visa's because we are part of EU... but we cant go to USA.... In EU Union only we and Romania need visa's to go in USA .... this bureaucracy is wrong...
2020-02-29 08:39
Riiiip thats sad this was a good opportunity for SKADE... they deserve this
2020-02-29 09:10
HAVUJA!
2020-02-29 09:22
#77
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Germany BIG2020
How the fuck does a EU Country get Visa Issues in the US? Traveling to the US is a fucking Shitshow.
2020-02-29 09:35
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Tell me about USA dont give us free access and we need VISA... but they can come without VISA here....
2020-02-29 09:59
SO PREDICTABLE hhahahahahahaha been watching these guys fall at the last hurdle before LAN for so long, the finally make it and they can't get visas. to be fair, the two weeks allowed really wasn't long enough so we can give them the benefit of the doubt....
2020-02-29 09:36
I saw the twitter and basically he said that in order to get p1 visa they need 20 days to get it but they had 17.So from the start they knew its impossible to get p1 in time.Dont make international events in USA if you have such strict requirements to get a visa :)
2020-02-29 09:51
6 replies
well, dont manage a esport team / org if you cant apply to the correct visa.
2020-02-29 13:17
5 replies
you just dont get it- when they quallified for the usa event they had 17 days to apply for that visa while they need to have 20 days.It was impossible to have the visa.
2020-02-29 14:04
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Good management should have that in mind and applied for the visa before the qualifier. THat's probably how HAVU did since they are able to play.
2020-03-01 11:26
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KEKW why would they apply before they even know if they gonna qualify?
2020-03-01 11:27
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So that visa wouldnt be a issue? :) Or how do you think HAVU did if not applied before?
2020-03-01 19:48
1 reply
Its different from country to country-you can get visa faster in Finland than Bulgaria
2020-03-01 20:59
F
2020-02-29 09:57
#82
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Russia Orotimaru
top3 on this qual was Spirit, top4 Gambit, top5-6 Winstrike and Cop.Flames. OFC we invite HAVU, GJ TRASHPOING.
2020-02-29 10:02
2 replies
imagine making international event in USA and preventing a team to enter the country KEKW
2020-02-29 10:07
#87
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CIS juspeK
spirit, GY and winstrike have a minor cph flames has an invite
2020-02-29 10:25
havu? looooooooool
2020-02-29 10:19
#85
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Poland Julka
What a joke
2020-02-29 10:19
damn that fucking sucks for skade. they've been great online recently, feelsbad.. Wondering how Havu got in as the 7-8, but still happy for them i guess.
2020-02-29 11:46
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#100
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World Notb8ing
It is pretty obvious honestly, CIS teams rather play their closed minor q and would have issues with visas, so havu is actually next in line (btw Copenhagen flames already got in too as 5-6th in qualifier.)
2020-02-29 12:53
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Oh yeah, didn't realise. +1
2020-03-01 11:24
#95
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Poland sosiad
rip
2020-02-29 11:56
no words from Thorin about yet another fuck up from them I guess.
2020-02-29 12:04
#98
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Bulgaria tuzemeca31
sad news.. hope the best for havu
2020-02-29 12:32
#99
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South America mik00
EZ 4 VacSM
2020-02-29 12:32
#101
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Brunei cyLoL
Lmao flashpoint going down hill already
2020-02-29 13:04
2 replies
Didn't the qualifier had $100k prize pool? Now its only 64k
2020-02-29 15:40
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#120
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Brunei cyLoL
I dunno it’s a t4 league though
2020-02-29 18:54
I love HAVU, so I consider this to be good news, even if it's too bad for Skade. They can probably beat both American teams. In both Group A and group B the two European teams will get out I think.
2020-02-29 13:38
Unlucky
2020-02-29 13:43
#105
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Denmark Zaerdna
Tier99point*
2020-02-29 13:51
who is even gonna watch this league. its gonna be like watching mdl teams play
2020-02-29 13:55
Sad
2020-02-29 14:04
Who ?
2020-02-29 14:17
SO sad for you;(
2020-02-29 17:23
#125
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Poland Vissi
Stop doing tournaments in US.
2020-03-01 15:06
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