Global Esports, an esports organization currently partnered with Riot Games in the Asian region, is experiencing travel problems with their Indian passport players flying to Seoul. South Korea will host the VCT Pacific League matches according to the organization’s founder, Rushindra Sinha, which might make the squad not feature some of their starting players.
Sinha mentioned via Twitter that every non-Indian passport member on Global Esports’ VALORANT roster has swiftly landed in Seoul, featuring 4 out of their 5 players who participated at VCT LOCK//IN São Paulo back in February: Jordan “AYRIN” He, Kim “t3xture” Na-ra, Park “Bazzi” Jun-ki, and Cahya “Monyet” Nugraha. The current Indian passport players, including Ganesh “SkRossi” Gangadhar, have not been allowed by authorities because their visa is still being processed. Outside of SkRossi, bench player Abhirup “Lightningfast” Choudhury is experiencing the same issues alongside Sinha himself.
Sinha via a social media post on March 21st, 2023:
“Visa Update : Every NON – Indian passport holder from GE is now in Seoul, South Korea ready for the pacific league starting this week.
Indian passport holder Visa are currently still under process – as soon as we get passports back we will fly (Rossi, Golu, Vatsal & Me) that could be tomorrow or day after or next Monday or in April
There’s nothing left for us to do, everything has already been submitted a while ago, now we just wait for our passports to come back soon “
The show must go on!
5 out of our 7 players are already here at Korea! @skrossigg and @LightningFast07 – the remaining two players await their visa’s arrival!
Can’t wait to see the whole team together, once again! ❤️ #GEFighting pic.twitter.com/ojdUuxF3FF
— Global Esports (@GlobalEsportsIn) March 22, 2023
It’s still rather unknown what possible starting lineup Global Esports might be planning to fill if one of their star members does not manage to arrive for their VCT Pacific League debut, against T1 this Saturday, March 25th. Outside of the 5 members that participated in their VCT LOCK//IN matches, the organization has Australian native Michael Wronski and Lightningfast currently under contract for the organization.
If SkRossi and Lightiningfast do not manage to arrive in time due to the lengthy visa process, it is extremely likely that Global Esports would attempt to register a roster featuring AYRIN, Bazzi, texture, Monyet, and WRONSKI at the VCT Pacific League as they are the ones who have arrived in Seoul by now. Of course, not having your full-strength squad could mean trouble for Global Esports since WRONSKI has not played a competitive VALORANT game since he was signed under the ORDER banner back in August of last year, according to VLR.gg’s player database. No matter the situation Global Esports will have to make a decision soon.
Sorry everyone, given the current situation I will be missing the first game. Our challenges as a region are beyond the game, but we will keep fighting as always. Remember toxicity won’t help our case, it will only make it more difficult for us as a region.
— GE skrossi (@skrossigg) March 22, 2023
The VCT Pacific League is set to be played from March 25th to May 28th with only the top 3 organizations punching tickets for VCT Masters Tokyo around June.
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