Blacklist Rivalry will not compete in the PGL Wallachia Season 1 tournament over Visa issues

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The Blacklist Rivalry Dota 2 team was not able to play in the PGL Wallachia Season 1 tournament in Bucharest, Romania, which is scheduled to take place from May 10 until May 19, 2024, due to unfortunate circumstances.


In a Facebook post by Blacklist Rivalry Dota 2 team manager Nathaniel “NaTan” Wicks, he explained that the team received their Philippine players’s Romania Schengen visas later than the given deadline.

"Aside from the Elite League and DreamLeague qualifiers in March, we played the Open Qualifiers and Closed Qualifiers for PGL. We qualified for PGL Wallachia (March 28), and then we flew the day after (March 29) to compete in the Elite League," team manager NaTaN said.

Despite their busy schedule, the team still managed to secure all the requirements and applied for the Romanian Schengen Visa on April 11, a day after their last Group Stage match from the Elite League on April 10.

Unfortunately, the Romanian Embassy was on holiday from April 29 until May 6, deducting their visa processing period for over 7 days.


“A very busy qualification period in March, SEA passport nerf, Romanian holidays (among plenty of other things). Despite all our best efforts, we're very disappointed that we will not be able to compete against the best teams in the world," he added, expressing his disappointments.

Aside from the Blacklist Rivalry Dota 2 team, other SEA teams unfortunately experienced the same issues with Blacklist, particularly Tundra, who were not able to join the PGL due to similar problems as them.

The PGL Wallachia Season 1 tournament will feature the best Dota 2 teams in the world, including Team Secret, Team Spirit, Team Liquid, and more.

While Blacklist Rivalry was not able to compete in Romania, the team is set to participate in the upcoming qualifiers for the Riyadh Masters 2024 for redemption.