Fnatic to play Arlington Main with three subs
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Fnatic has been pressured to play the PGL Arlington Main 2022 with three substitutes because the workforce struggled with visa points.
Fnatic will play the PGL Arlington Main 2022 with three substitutes in a particular exemption to straightforward guidelines. The substitutes will exchange Marc “Raven” Fausto, Armel Tabios, Jaunuel Arcilla, who have been unable to acquire a US visa. Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong and Djardel “DJ” Mampusti will head to Arlington, Texas, to compete with out their ordinary teammates. The substitution was introduced on PGL’s official Twitter on July twenty sixth.
The information comes a day after it was revealed that Fnatic and Talon Esports had struggled getting all its members a visa forward of the Main. Now, with all avenues exhausted, Fnatic will play with a trio of presently unannounced substitutes.
Usually, a workforce is just allowed one substitute throughout a Main or DPC collection. PGL and Valve have granted particular exemption to Fnatic. This has some precedent—On the Stockholm Main, Thoughts Video games performed with three substitutes earlier than they have been disqualified.
Moreover, as per DPC guidelines “Any workforce that competes in a Main match with a sub will incur a 40% penalty on DPC Factors earned from that match.” It’s unsure whether or not Fnatic will incur this penalty.
Extra subs than simply Fnatic at Arlington
Fnatic, nonetheless, will in all probability not be the one workforce enjoying in Arlington with subs. On a latest Twitch steam, Ivan “Pure” Moskalenko, said that Enzo “Timado” O’Connor would stand in for Entity if his US visa was denied. Pure, a Russian nationwide, was the topic of controversy earlier this yr when he appeared to attract a logo supporting the Russian invasion of Ukraine throughout a match. Pure has since apologized for his actions.
Talon’s’ Worawit “Q” Mekchai had additionally been denied a visa on July twenty fifth. Nevertheless, his present standing, and whether or not Talon will want a substitute, stays to be seen.
The PGL Arlington Main 2022 kicks off on August 4th. Though, now it appears sure that it’ll as soon as once more be a depleted main. As soon as once more, a number of groups will compete with out their full rosters.