Global Esports’ SkRossi to miss inaugural game for VCT Pacific league due to visa issues
Global Esports’ SkRossi and Lightningfast will be missing out on the opening games for VCT Pacific league due to visa issues.
Teams have started arriving in Seoul, South Korea, with the VCT Pacific league commencing play this week,. However, Global Esports do not have its entire roster on the ground yet due to visa complications. According to the org founder Dr. Rushindra Sinha, all the players on the Global Esports Roster who are not Indian have made it to Seoul and are ready for participation in the VCT Pacific League. However, two of their players -- Ganesh ‘SkRossi’ Gangadhar and Abhirup ‘Lightningfast’ Choudhury -- have not received their passports back yet with the necessary visas for South Korea.
It isn't just the players though. Both Rushindra as well as the head of esports at the organization, Vatsal Uniyal, have not received their passports back. There is no clear date as to when their passports will be returned to them. SkRossi has also stated that he will be unable to play in the first game of the VCT Pacific League.
Global Esports will still be able to field a full team for its games since they have a seven-man roster. It is likely that Global Esports will put forward AYRIN, Bazzi, Texture, Monyet, and WRONSKI for their debut in the league since these players are already in Seoul. This has caused some discontent among the Global Esports fan base as well, with there being no Indians currently playing on the team in Seoul.
The team's coach Peter 'Spin' Bradford spoke up about the situation on social media:
The last time Global Esports played was at VCT LOCK//IN. They lost to Team Vitality in round one of the event and because of the format were eliminated. However, in that event, SkRossi was part of the team. They will be playing on the first day of the VCT Pacific League on March 25 against T1.
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