NothingToSay and Oli Reportedly Receive Travel Approvals for TI10
The uncertainty regarding the travel arrangements of Cheng "NothingToSay" Jin Xiang of PSG.LGD and Chan "Oli" Chon Kien of Invictus Gaming for The International 10 (TI10) appears to be resolved. In a Facebook post, the Director of Communications of the Malaysia Electronic Sports Federation (MESF), Muhammad "Flava" Farouq, announced that, after the assistance of various departments, NothingToSay and Oli will be traveling to Romania for TI10. While noting that he was only speaking for himself, Farouq also mentioned that there had been untrue rumors about mismanagement or favoritism in processing Visa applications for the various athletes.
NothingToSay and Oli's travel issues regarding TI10 in Romania are said to have been resolved
“Finally, to all Dota 2 fans worldwide, it gives me great pleasure and honor to announce that NTS (NothingToSay) from PSG.LGD and Oli from Invictus Gaming are coming to The International 10. Thank you again, KBS (Ministry of Youth and Sports), MESF, and the immigration department for their assistance,” said Flava towards the end of his video statement.
As the intermediary, Flava mentioned that he processed the Visa applications for NothingToSay and Oli, and also assisted them with the arrangements during the WePlay AniMajor in Ukraine.
Flava's intention when he made this 10-minute long statement was to clear up the confusion surrounding what was happening within the departments regarding the travel arrangements of the athletes because he felt that there were a lot of misinformation floating around. There are a number of athletes applying from many different sports and esports titles and in light of the pandemic, he explained, precise procedures and steps are being followed to ensure necessary action.
In response to Flava's statement, LGD Gaming also posted on Facebook thanking “the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia and Malaysia Electronic Sports Federation for helping and assisting the players' travel to Bucharest, Romania.”
On 13th Sept, 2021, the Malaysia Electronic Sports Federation also sent a tweet indicating that NothingToSay and Oli's arrangements for TI10 had been finalized.
Earlier this week, TI2 winner, Wong "ChuaN" Hock Chuan, had communicated via his Weibo account that he would be visiting the Sports Department to help NothingToSay and Oli deal with their TI10 travel problems.
Invictus Gaming has not competed in many Dota 2 tournaments recently, but PSG.LGD competed at both the ESL One Fall 2021 and the Sapphire OGA Dota PIT Invitational with its coach, Zhang "xiao8" Ning. In the ESL One Fall 2021, the team finished second, while in the Dota PIT Invitational, the team finished first with xiao8 replacing NothingToSay.
PSG.LGD and Invictus Gaming will now attend TI10, which is scheduled for 7th-17th Oct, 2021, at the Arena Nationala Stadium in Bucharest, Romania.