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100 Thieves to miss ELEAGUE Major

100 Thieves will not be attending the Eleague Major due to immigration / visa issues the team has announced on its twitter.

ELEAGUE have confirmed on their twitter due to 100 Thieves not being able to attend the Major the slot will be given to one of the three teams which will be placed 2-3 in the Swiss round, those teams will then be playing decider matches to find out which will be the ninth team advancing to the Major’s group stage, which is the new Legends stage.

ELEAGUE has just confirmed that, unfortunately, 100Thieves has not been able to secure visas in time to be eligible to compete in The ELEAGUE Major: Boston. We will identify a replacement through the use of decider matches, formatted in collaboration with Valve, that will include the team(s) finishing The New Challenger stage with a 2-3 record who also faced the strongest performing opponents. The team to perform the best in the decider match(es) will replace 100Thieves in The New Legends stage set to begin Friday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. ET on Twitch.

The Brazilian squad earned famously their spot under the flag of Immortals at the PGL Major Krakow, shortly before the team split into pieces following a scandal surrounding star player Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe.
The Boston Major would have been the team’s LAN debut after reforming the roster and spending several weeks in Europe bootcamping in preparation for the tournament.
Rumors are occuring kNgV- visa got denied due to his tourist visa when he was staying in the US for Immortals past year.
Another rumor is arising on the youtube channel of Arseny 'ceh9' Trynozhenko who states that the 100 Thieves owners are behind this "visa problems" and are faking this to hugely profit from the sales of stickers which have been bought and will be resold at a later this year.

All these rumors already leave a bad taste for the newly formed 100 Thieves lineup as everyone is reminded of the scandal back in 2017.
We will closely follow up on this story in the next days and will update you acooordingly.

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