TyLoo’s Hansel ‘BnTeT’ Ferdinand will not be able to attend the ELEAGUE Boston Major in 2018 due to visa issues.
The 22 year old Indonesian is one of TyLoo’s strongest statistical performers and recently helped them to achieve a second place finish at the $235,000 ROG Masters 2017 event in Kuala Lumpur.
BnTeT was unable to attend the StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 Finals in April due to visa issues, forcing the team to use WeiJie ‘zhokiNg’ Zhong for the event.
Unfortunately the issues with his visa do not seem to have been resolved, as he took to Twitter on December 13th to reveal that he once again would be ruled out of a tournament.
The news be extra disappointing to the player and his fans after Valve’s recent revamp of the Major format meant that TyLoo’s players are guaranteed to get their stickers in the game.
The TyLoo player says that he tried his best to get the visa but still got rejected. He goes on to wish his teammates luck at the tournament.
I will be not attending the eleague major qual because of the visa issues, already do my best to get the visa but still got rejected. gl everyone, especially my teammates tyloo and @bondik_hr so happy for you guys ❤️ This us visa thing will not let me down 👊🏻
— Hansel Ferdinand (@BnTeTCSGO) December 13, 2017
TyLoo have not made an official announce about who will be replacing their star rifler, but rumor has it that their former coach Luis ‘peacemaker’ Tadeu will be the man in the hot seat.
The Brazilian coach left TyLoo to take a position with Heroic in November after helping the Chinese team to secure a spot in the New Challengers stage of the Major with a second place finish at the Asia Minor.
Presumably he will still be eligible to play for the team as he was registered with them, and not Heroic, for this Major cycle.