Turkish Counter Strike: Global Offensive team Space Soldiers will not be able to attend DreamHack Montreal because of complications with the players’ visas, according to a statement by the team’s general coordinator Ahmed Çayli.
“As you know Turkey is not (a part of) the European Union. We need to apply for visas to Europe, USA, England — actually almost everywhere is asking visas for Turkish citizens,” Çayli said in a statement theScore. “The average visa application period takes two weeks. That’s why we always have difficulties if we don’t have at least one month between the qualification matches and the main event.”
Space Soldiers earned a spot in DreamHack Montreal through the European qualifier for the tournament, which took place Sunday. That left exactly two weeks to try to apply for visas to enter Canada for DeamHack Montreal, a $100,000 tournament that takes place next weekend.
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