Space Soldiers’ ngiN to miss FACEIT Major due to visa problems

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Space Soldiers won’t be able to play in FACEIT Major: London 2018 with their full roster because of Visa problems.

Engin "ngiN" Kor unexpectedly dropped out of FACEIT Major: London 2018 with $1 million prize pool due to visa problems. He tweeted late last night that he couldn’t get his passport back in time and will have to observe the tournament from home. Team coach Canpolat “hardstyle” Yildira will replace ngiN for the event.

Here is what ngiN said in a follow up tweet:

This whole situation is very confusing for the fans, since ngiN owns a German residency permit and should have a free pass to United Kingdom. Apparently, he still needs to go through a verification process before entering the UK. Also, the player never mentioned problems obtaining a visa, but that he didn’t receive his passport back in time.

Here is what official Space Soldiers twitter said about the incident:‏

Some fans hope that ngiN will get his passport back before the end of Major which will be taking place till the end of the week. Player might than be able to rejoin the Space Soldiers in London. In that case, hopefully, Faceit will allow the team to swap a player in the middle of tournament.

Main image courtesy of hltv.org

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