One of the Indian representatives for Clash of Clans round 4, Marcos Esports has been ruled out from the event due to a visa issue. The news came as a shock for all the Indian esports fans as the team is not eligible to compete in the COC Round 4. A total of 8 teams qualified for Stage 4 of the Championship Qualifiers.
Marcos Esports took their Instagram account to release their official statement regarding the ongoing event of the COC world championship. They wrote, “Hello Supercell, We have received a message from David saying that Marcos Esports is not eligible for Round 4 due to a visa issue that we have to submit on 9th September.”
There were a few questions asked by the team’s management about the reason behind their slot cancellation. The team constantly requested to send the documents since the 24th of August. On 25th August, they got a message that the team have to submit the passport before 1st September and the visa before 16th September.
On 4th September, they got the message that the management have to submit the visa on 9th September. The team received the visa documents on 7th September and applied for the visa on the same date. Supercell gave a deadline of 9th September which is just one and a half days to get a Schengen visa. Which is practically impossible to get in India.
With the timeline provided by Marcos Esports for the visa documents. It looks like a sheer lack of management from the side of Clash of Clans organizers.
COC Round 4
The COC Round 4 is scheduled to take place on 10th September. The top 4 teams will earn Golden Tickets to the World Championship Finals in Helsinki, Finland. The event will take place in a double-elimination bracket round. The team winning the 2 rounds will get the golden tickets whereas losing 2 games will stop their journey to the finals.