Royal Bandits to skip Zowie eXTREMESLAND 2018 Due to Visa Issues


The Turkish team were not able to acquire visas to China, including the express method, and will miss the event which had Turkish qualifiers for the first time in its history, after booking their place by beating Bursaspor Espor 2-0 in the Grand Finals.

It is not the first time Turkish teams have had visa problems, with the most notable incident being the absence of Engin “ngiN” Kor in the FACEIT Major 2018, who was replaced by their coach Canpolat “hardstyle” Yıldıra. This led to the high flying Turkish side to crash out of the Challengers stage.

This means that as of now, only 15 teams remain, with Group D having only BOOT-d[S], TNC and XCN. It remains to be seen if the Bandits are replaced to fill the full quota of 16.

The current team list is the following:

Taiwan, Province of China Sad Story

Korea, Republic of MVP PK

Philippines TNC

Australia Chiefs

Mongolia D13

China Flash

Thailand Beyond

Japan SCARZ Absolute

Malaysia FrostFire

Viet Nam Revolution

Indonesia XCN

India OpTic India

United Arab Emirates NASR

China 5POWER

Singapore BOOT -d[S]


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