Lynn Vision Gaming To Miss PGL Major Antwerp 2022 APAC RMR

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Chinese CS:GO Team Lynn Vision Gaming to Miss PGL Major Antwerp 2022: APAC RMR

It is 2022 and visa problems continue to haunt Asian teams!

Aditya Singh Rawat
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The Chinese esports organization Lynn Vision Gaming will be skipping the PGL Major Antwerp 2022: APAC RMR due to visa problems.
Lynn Vision Gaming's CS:GO team is currently located in Serbia and they will not be able to travel back to China to resolve their visa problems.
Lynn Vision has stated that PGL will soon be contacting the replacement team. However, no such confirmation or statement has been made by the tournament organizers so far.

The winners of the PGL Major Antwerp 2022: Asia-Pacific (APAC) RMR (Regional Major Rankings) - Middle Eastern Open Qualifier, Lynn Vision Gaming, will not be able to compete in the APAC RMR 2022 that will be held on LAN at the PGL Studio in Bucharest, Romania.

The Chinese esports organization is facing visa problems due to which they will be unable to travel. According to the official statement released by the team yesterday on 25th March, players of Lynn Vision Gaming who are currently located in Serbia are not able to get a ticket back to China, which is their home country, to apply for a visa, which is the only possible way for them to obtain it.

Lynn Vision Gaming will soon be replaced by another team, but no official statement on the matter has been released by PGL so far. It remains to be seen which team will be getting an opportunity to compete in the APAC RMR.

Lynn Vision Gaming to miss PGL Major Antwerp 2022: APAC RMR due to visa issues

Lynn Vision Gaming will not be travelling to Bucharest as the Chinese organization is facing visa issues that can only be clarified if they travel back to China. Unfortunately, the team is currently competing out of Serbia and are unable to get a ticket back to their home country, so the situation cannot be resolved at the moment.

While Lynn Vision has stated that PGL will soon be contacting a replacement team, it is unclear if the team replacing them will be making its way through the Middle Eastern region or not. No official statement on the matter has been provided by the tournament organizers, but it is expected that PGL will soon announce which team shall replace them.

Lynn Vision Gaming had set up a bootcamp in Serbia last year in 2021, grinding hard in the European region to grow as a team and gain experience. They competed in multiple tournaments like Exeedme Revolution, Funspark ULTI 2021: Europe Season 4, Elisa Invitational Winter 2021, Malta Vibes Knockout Series #6, and other such events.

After much debate and discussion, the team despite facing a disadvantage took the decision to participate in the Middle Eastern Open Qualifier of PGL Major Antwerp 2022: APAC RMR. They competed with a ping of 130 throughout the qualifiers and still managed to win the event, earning a spot in the APAC RMR event.

Statement by Lynn Vision after qualifying for APAC RMR

Statement by Lynn Vision after qualifying for APAC RMR

However, due to visa issues Lynn Vision Gaming will not be able to compete in the Antwerp Major qualifiers being held in a LAN studio environment from 15th to 16th April.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.