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w0xic Unable to Secure Visa Ahead of Dreamhack Masters

Published: 28/Aug/2018 15:10 Updated: 28/Aug/2018 15:26

by Virginia Glaze

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Turkish CS:GO Pro Özgür “w0xic” Eker is unable to secure his Visa in time for Stockholm’s Dreamhack Masters.

Dreamhack Masters is quickly approaching on August 29th, and w0xic is unable to attend – due to circumstances completely out of his control.

W0xic posted a Twitlonger post on August 27th that revealed a sticky situation in regards to his passport and Visa. Hailing from Turkey, w0xic needed to procure a passport in order to travel to Stockholm, Sweden, home to 2018’s Dreamhack Masters event and CS:GO’s Major CORSAIR tournament.

However, it didn’t seem that competing in CORSAIR would be a reality for w0xic.

He stated that he had permission from the Ukraine embassy to apply for Ukrainian Visas to all countries. Having already procured a Hungarian Visa without much trouble before, he figured there wouldn’t be much ado in this instance.

While the embassy told him he’d be able to pick up his Visa on August 22nd, it wasn’t ready by this time – and staff was more than a little pushy about his request.

“One guy was sitting behind the window and my manager tried to explain him how important it is and that it is an emergency etc. He just told me and my manager after that, we’re not working right now. And we asked to him can we come tomorrow early and can we take the passport? They just said ‘WE’RE NOT WORKING’ again.”

W0xic posted another Tweet early on August 28th, revealing that the embassy gave him a last-minute passport – but no Visa.

“1 hours before i got message from Embassy;Your processed passport has been delivered to Application Center and ready for collection.I was too happy and i went there,they gave my passport back without visa.1 year 5 tournaments and 2 Sept.also my birthday😶 i lost my hope about cs”

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With a passport but no Visa, it looks as though w0xic won’t be competing in Dreamhack Masters’ CORSAIR tournament.

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Real Madrid footballer Casemiro launches esports team CaseEsports

Published: 29/Oct/2020 21:32 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 21:39

by Adam Fitch

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Real Madrid and Brazil football star Casemiro has announced the launch of his own esports team, CaseEsports.

The defensive midfielder’s team will initially compete in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, debuting in the qualifier for DreamHack Masters Winter on November 3.

The decision to start a team, according to the org’s official website, was birthed from Casemiro’s “enthusiasm, desire to enjoy and passion for this game” – speaking specifically of Counter-Strike.

The organisation will provide a team of sports professionals to enhance the performance of their players. They plan to “lead the European esports scene” through “effort, perseverance and teamwork.”

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CaseEsports will be hoping for land1n to make an instant impact.

The all-Brazilian roster that has been assembled includes former paiN Gaming and Tempo Storm players Denis “⁠dzt⁠” Fischer and Paulo “⁠land1n⁠” Felipe, former FURIA Academy duo Yan “⁠yepz⁠” Pedretti and Vinicius “⁠n1ssim⁠” Pereira, and former Imperial player Felipe “⁠delboNi⁠” Delboni.

CaseEsports has already secured the support of multiple sponsors, including peripherals brand HyperX, glasses retailer Hawkers, gaming chair brand Drift, and “fashion soccer” line BŮH.

“This team was created out of a hobby of mine that I really enjoy,” said Casemiro, according to HLTV. “I wanted to take it to a professional level, and just like in my career, I want them to be the best. I know that creating a new team and winning titles will take time and require a lot of work, but I hope that the players and the fans will really enjoy this project.”

Athletes starting their own esports teams is not a new trend by any means.

In the last few months alone, David Beckham launched Guild Esports, Manchester City star Sergio Aguero founded KRU Esports, and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster started Team Diverge.