PSG.LGD to field old eLeVeN as a stand-in for Lima Major cover image

PSG.LGD to field old eLeVeN as a stand-in for Lima Major

The first case of VISA issue hits China’s top-seed, PSG.LGD, ahead of the Lima Major.

Dota 2 sees the first (and hopefully the last) VISA issue to hit the pro scene ahead of the Lima Major. China's top-seed, PSG.LGD, will not play with its young offlaner, Li "项羽 (xiang yu)" Longwu, in the first Dota 2 Major of the year due to VISA issues. Veteran player, Ren "old eLeVeN" Yangwei will replace xiang yu in the tournament. This is PSG.LGD's current roster for the Lima Major:

  • Guo "shiro" Xuanang
  • Cheng "NothingToSay" Jin Xiang
  • Ren "old eLeVeN" Yangwei
  • Lin "planet" Hao
  • Zhang "y`" Yiping

VISA issues strike PSG.LGD ahead of Lima Major

Armed with a new lineup, PSG.LGD has been smooth sailing in Division I of China DPC. Despite a series loss in a controversial match against Knights, the team pulled together to destroy every team in their path. In an epic finale, PSG.LGD trumped down Team Aster twice in a row - once in their first clash and the second during the tiebreakers. The team shares prominent chemistry as it finishes first in China, grabbing a slot at the Dota 2 Major and 300 DPC points.

via Weibo
via Weibo

However, fifteen days before the Lima Major, PSG.LGD faces an unfortunate event. In an announcement on Weibo, PSG.LGD announced that it will not be playing with the 19-year-old 项羽 (xiang yu) during the Lima Major due to VISA issues. It is definitely heartbreaking for the player and his fans as it would be his Major debut after two years of competing in the pro scene.

old eLeVeN will stand in for PSG.LGD<br>via ESL
old eLeVeN will stand in for PSG.LGD
via ESL

PSG.LGD will field a renowned veteran, old eLeVeN, as a substitute during the Dota 2 Major. The 27-year-old offlaner last played with Xtreme Gaming. With the team, he failed to qualify for The International 11 after losing to Team Liquid in the Last Chance Qualifier.

This would be the first case of a VISA issue ahead of the Lima Major. Though it is common for VISA issues to surface before a LAN event, hopefully, no other teams will be affected by this unfortunate problem.

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