Professional Call of Duty player Tom ‘Tommey’ Trewren has had a nightmare attempting to travel to the 2018 Call of Duty Championships.
The annual event is the biggest event of the calendar year for competitive CoD fans, and on August 19 there will be four players who will be crowned WWII world champions.
It hasn’t been plane sailing (no pun intended) for everyone. British player Tommey was attempting to catch a flight on August 13 when he ran into severe traffic in his taxi, and as a result, missed out on being able to check in for his flight to Columbus.
The Team Vitality player explained that he had a terrible morning and eventually missed his the cut off time to check in by 20 minutes.
To compound his misery, because it was technically his fault, he was forced to pay £350 ($446) to reschedule another flight for the next day and had to pay £105 ($133) for a new hotel.
He Tweeted out the news following his ordeal.
Team Vitality will have a tough time at the event as it is, with a number of betting companies in Europe having their odds as high as 100/1 to win the event. That means if you put on $1 you’d get $101 back. In comparison, Rise Nation are 2/1 to take the title.
Tommey and co will fight it out against Echo Fox, Luminosity Gaming, and Havok Esports in Group G. They’ll need to place in the top two to advance through to the Championship Bracket. Matches begin on Wednesday, August 15 at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio.