Posted 26th April 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – ESPN Esports Brazil has revealed that YeaH! and Virtue has withdrawn from ESL Latin America League Season 1 due to visa issues. It was a sad day for some since millions of fans had been waiting for the competition, and the teams involved were even hoping to get another chance.
The tournament rules are strictly followed in all CS:GO tournaments, and in ESL LA League Season 1, it’s in the rules that all teams are required to secure visas to enter the United States by the end of the round robin stage (April 28), as the next stage, the semi-finals, and the grand final will take place in Dallas, Texas.
YeaH! had pleaded to postpone the deadline, stating that they would only be able to secure visas for their players once they return to Brazil after the ESEA MDL Global Challenge, which will take place from May 9-10 in Leicester, England. Sadly, the organizers of ESL rejected the plea. Virtue, the other fallen, also failed to obtain visas in time so ESL had to pull them out after informing the organizers. Despite earning a chance to compete in Dallas after singing most of the ex-Tempo Storm Roster, Virtue wasn’t also given another chance.
According to ESPN Esports Brazil, YeaH! and Virtue’s results and current standings in the league will be voided and deleted. Virtue held a third-place rank with a 5-1-2 record, while YeaH! were in the fifth rank with five victories and three defeats. Meanwhile, the top four teams out of the remaining six from the round-robin stage will proceed to the single-elimination playoffs, which will take place on May 6 at ESL Brazil’s studios in São Paulo. The winners will take a portion of the R$ 30,000 BRL prize pool.
Without Virtue and YeaH! in the line-up, only 6 teams remain, including Furia esports, Isurus Gaming, Sharks Esports, W7M Gaming, Team Wild, and Furious Gaming. Here are the current standings (W-D-L):
1. Furia eSports 9-0-1
2. Isurus Gaming 8-0-2
3. Sharks Esports 7-0-3
4. W7M Gaming 3-0-7
5. Team Wild 2-0-8
6. Furious Gaming 1-0-9
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