SL i-League Season 2 Moved to Kiev
StarLadder announced that their Season 2 finals would be moved from Nanjing, China to Kiev, Ukraine. They stated that with the G20 summit taking place in Hangzhou from September 4-5, China has tightened their visa policy and in effect are very strict with who they let in, as part of a temporary security increase.
In the wake of this, many players have either been denied their visa or had their visas delayed. According to StarLadder, many international tourists have also had trouble getting into to China.
To avoid having a multitude of teams dropping out of the event, the SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 Finals will be held in Kiev on the same dates as before, September 7-11.
Since then, Fnatic and Team Liquid have both said they will no longer be attending the event, therefore GODSENT and HellRaisers have been named their replacements. Here is the updated list of teams attending:
- Team X
- Team EnVyUs
- Natus Vincere
- Ninjas in Pajamas
- MVP project
- OpTic Gaming
- Team Dignitas
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