Ubisoft has just announced the LATAM teams of w7m esports, Team oNe Esports, and FURIA Esports, are not eligible to travel to the United States.
A few reports of player visa issues were already surfacing on social media, but now Ubisoft has officially confirmed that the three qualified Brazilian teams will not be able to play in-person from Charlotte, North Carolina.
The location of the Six May Major was announced almost a month ago and it will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. The Charlotte Six Major will also be the first S-Tier International Siege event since Six Invitational 2020 to allow for a live on-site audience.
However, the fans will now not be able to meet a few of their favorite players from the LATAM region.
“Due to a prolonged visa application process to the United States, disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, and despite our joint efforts with the teams, players from w7m esports, Team oNe Esports, and FURIA Esports, are not eligible to travel to the United States.
While our main priority was to welcome every team at the venue in Charlotte, these players will be competing from the Ubisoft broadcast studio in Mexico City.
While the past couple of years have been challenging, our passion for Siege and its esports scene has only grown stronger. We are grateful for the continued support our fans and players have shown and we are hard at work to provide them with the best experience possible and excited to reunite with our fans in Charlotte in the coming days.” – stated Ubisoft.
It is still unclear how the stage would be set up if any of these 3 LATAM teams moves on to the Playoffs, which will have a live crowd. Hopefully, the rest of the 13 teams will be able to travel to the United States and make the event a one to remember for the fans there.
Six Charlotte Major – Dates
- Group Stage: May 16 to 18 – Not open to the public
- Playoffs: May 20 to 21 – Open to the public
- Grand Final: May 22 – Open to the public
More details about the Major will be shared soon, so keep following us for the latest updates.