We are disappointed to share that due to immigration issues, the 100 Thieves CS:GO team will not be attending the upcoming Boston major. It goes without saying that this is devastating for the players and for us. We are truly sorry for them and their fans.— 100 Thieves (@100Thieves) January 13, 2018
x E League released their own statement to confirm how the team would be replaced.
We worked incredibly hard with industry-leading immigration lawyers since the day we signed the players to get them here with plenty of time to spare. Unfortunately, things don’t always go according to plan. That being said, we can't wait to see these guys compete this year.— 100 Thieves (@100Thieves) January 13, 2018
"ELEAGUE has just confirmed that, unfortunately, 100Thieves has not been able to secure visas in time to be eligible to compete in The ELEAGUE Major: Boston. We will identify a replacement through the use of decider matches, formatted in collaboration with Valve, that will include the team(s) finishing The New Challenger stage with a 2-3 record who also faced the strongest performing opponents. The team to perform the best in the decider match(es) will replace 100Thieves in The New Legends stage set to begin Friday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. ET on Twitch."x