Bulldog’s TI dream might be over

Dota 2 Jarrad “Belandrial” Adams

AdmiralBulldog, looking to make a triumphant return to The International in a new English Talent role, has been denied access into the US.

As The International 2017 is set to get under way in just over a day, teams, players and talent are all making their way to Seattle. For the unlucky some, the journey is not as easy, even though Visa issues were mostly unheard of at this iteration of the event. While Team Empire have a player, whose passport has not been returned, Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg has been denied access to the United States for an unconfirmed reason.

According to David “Godz” Parker, what has most likely occurred is that Bulldog attempted to enter the country on what is a tourist Visa and thus was denied due to the working nature of his visit. Bulldog was set to be part of the English Broadcast talent at the prestigious event, alongside his ex-TI winning teammate, Joakim "Akke" Akterhall, but now it seems as though he won’t make a showing.

Henrik has released his official recollection of what transpired and why he was refused entry into the US which can be seen via a link on his Twitter.

What this means is that unfortunately for everyone looking forward to Bulldog being there, he won't be making it to TI this year. But at least this could mean that in the future Valve could give the players and casters some clarity when it comes to traveling to the US and avoid situations like this coming up.

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  • Julius "Zipparn" Holmberg ,
    He must have messed up getting his stuff in order in good time. He only has himself to blame. Swedes are allways welcomed in USA.
  • Johnathan "r0xo" Loxton ,
    Yeah it would be preferable if Valve helped them and told them what they need etc but personally if it was me and it is an event like TI I would just make sure myself by going to talk to people at the embassy, not that hard.
  • Mark "13oundary" Paterson ,
    Both poll options pointing fingers at Valve when he didn't read his visa forms properly... this is completely his own making.
  • Patrik "uggeh" Pochill ,
    To bad... was looking forward to see him casting TI.
  • marko "cli(n)t" hlavko ,
    he made total fool out of himself + the whine post
  • Jim "ArtVandelay" Jones ,
    This is so strange. Out in the 'real world' if an organisation was hiring/contracting someone to work for them, especially when they are 'talent' all the travel and accommodation would be arranged by the employer... eSports still doing things in a rinky-dink fashion I see
  • air "happygodaddy" ness ,
    Dear Gaben, I know you are richer than Trump. You can always do something about these VISA issues.


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