Replacing them will be Azure Ray

Blacklist International will not be participating in the PGL Wallachia 2024 tournament. The players could not procure their visas on time to attend the event, PGL revealed today.

Blacklist International to miss PGL Wallachia

Blacklist International couldn't secure visas for PGL DOTA 2 Wallachia Season #1, despite multiple extended deadlines.

With no other SEA teams holding visas to attend the tournament, Azure Ray has stepped in as Blacklist’s replacement, fully prepared to join the event.


Blacklist International features a Filipino roster comprising the likes of Abed, Gabbi, TIMS and more. The team has a very explosive playstyle, one that challenges standard gameplay practices. PGL Wallachia 2024 takes place in Bucharest, Romania.

After Blacklist International, PGL says there were no other teams from Southeast Asia that held valid visas to attend the event. Procuring visas can often become a problem for players from certain countries and it impacts their ability to attend events. There have been big reforms in this aspect, however, as is apparent from this instance, teams still face visa problems from time to time.

Previously, Tundra esports and Falcons also revelaed they would not be able to attend the event due to visa issues.

Replacing Blacklist International is Azure Ray. The Chinese team couldn’t qualify for the tournament after losing 1-3 to G2xiG in the PGL Wallachia China Closed qualifier. The team has been one of the top teams in the international scene finishing top four at BetBoom Dacha Dubai 2024 as well as top eight at Games of the Future 2024. However, their results have not been very consistent, making their participation in this event one to watch out for. 

Blacklist International's Dota 2 roster

Here's the Dota 2 roster for Blacklist International

  • Jinn Marrey "Palos" Lamatao
  • Abed "Abed" Yusop
  • Kim "Gabbi" Santos
  • Timothy John "TIMS" Randrup
  • Romel "Mjz" Quinteros Rojas

PGL Wallachia 2024 kicks off on May 10 and will continue for the next ten days. Featuring some of the best Dota 2 teams in action, this tournament brings the excitement of Dota 2 esports back into the limelight. It features a Swiss Group stage and a double-elimination Playoff. The event also has a million-dollar prize pool with $300,000 going to the first-place team. 

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