VP may not be able to attend TI3
We have received confirmation that some of the members of Virtus Pro have not received their visa approved to go to The International 3. The team is heading to the American embassy for one last try tomorrow.
Vitali 'v1lat' Volochai, prominent Russian caster, tweeted moments ago that a The International 3 invitee may not be able to attend the multi-million dollar tournament next month. No reasons were specifically mentioned as to why this is happening but it could easily be assumed that it is visa issues.
There is a BIG possibility that one of invited teams to #TI3 won't come to Seattle— Vitalii Volochai (@v1lat) July 25, 2013
Our source approached v1lat for more confirmation on the issue but v1lat said he will not receive a full confirmation until tomorrow. We went around and asked the teams whether they have received all their visas and as it turned out, it is Virtus.Pro who v1lat was talking about.
According to Yaroslav 'NS' Kuznetsov, VP's captain, they are going to the US embassy tomorrow to finalize the details. "We are going to the embassy tomorrow but everything should be fine".
Chong Xin 'Ohaiyo' Khoo, Neolution.Orange player, also had prior problems to his visa but informed GosuGamers yesterday that he is now eligible to fly to Seattle.
Assuming that VP does miss The International 3, wildcard teams Quantic Gaming and Rattlesnake are likely to both qualify for the tournament