Quite a lot of shuffling going on in squads. Players are being let go, new rosters are being formed. Entire squads are also being dissolved to form new ones. Funnily enough, visas are being a pain for players travelling to play at tournaments. Recently, ‘Pyth’ was denied his visa to go play at MLG: Columbus, and will be replaced by ‘Threat’.
Being let go by a roster is one thing, but not being able to play because your visa did not arrive on time is a total let down. Jacob ‘Pyth’ Mourujarvi felt the snag of a late visa that resulted in him being replaced by another player at MLG:Columbus, which is a pretty big CS:GO tournament.
This means that the coach of Ninjas in Pyjamas will not be able to attend the tournament with the rest of his squad. The news was announced a little while back that the team’s most recent addition ‘Pyth’ has not received his US visa and will therefore not be attending the Major tournament. Björn “THREAT” Pers, was called in from retirement. THREAT had retired back in 2012 but was recently getting back into the eSports scene as a coach for the Sweden based team.
This is what Jacob said in a recent Tweet, confirming the news.
“Unfortunately I’m going to miss the CS:GO Major in MLG Columbus because of VISA Problems :((“
The line-up for Ninjas in Pyjamas going into MLG: Columbus includes, Richard “Xizt” Landström, Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg, Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund, Adam “friberg” Friberg, and Björn “THREAT” Pers (stand-in).