Evil Geniuses pull out of Nanyang due to Suma1L’s VISA Issues.
Looks like Fnatic is not the only team to be plagued by VISA issues in the Nanyang Championships as the recently reformed Evil Geniuses is forced to pull out of the tournament due to VISA approval issues on their star mid laner Syed Sumail “SumaiL“ Hassan.
On a brief report from PCGames.com.cn Suma1L’s attempts at securing a Chinese VISA has been denied 3 times even with the assistance of the organizers from the Nanyang Championships. Evil Geniuses is the second team to be invited for the tournament, following Team Secret, and then followed by Newbee. Now with their forfeiture, the team will be replaced with the runner up from the ongoing Chinese Qualifier, which will then be joining the directly invited teams, as well as the other qualified teams such as Wings Gaming, Team Empire, Digital Chaos and WarriorsGaming.Unity.
Earlier this week Fnatic Dota also withdrew from the tournament due to VISA issues, and was replaced by LGD-Gaming.