SaSe to miss IEM
Posted 2013-07-25 Vuggo
Due to unexpected new visa policies in Mainland China, our Swedish Protoss player Kim "SaSe" Hammar will not be able to participate at IEM Shanghai.
We have for the past days worked around the clock to find an alternative solution to enable SaSe to make it to the upcoming IEM stop. Today we regret to inform you that our efforts have been in vain, and we are forced to cancel our player’s participation.
This is result of several unfortunate events where Fnatic was informed by IEM officials that the visa regulations we are used to, are still applicable in 2013. Unfortunately, as per 1st July 2013 it is not longer possible to obtain express visas for China, and this was information we were confronted with when our player visited the visa centre in Hong Kong.
On a brighter note, you will not have to wait long to watch SaSe compete. As soon as Kim has obtained his Chinese visa he will travel to Shenyang, China to await the upcoming CPL event starting the weekend after IEM Shanghai.
We apologize to all fans who looked forward as much as we did to follow SaSe at IEM, but at the same time we are happy to confirm him for the CPL event starting early August.
Patrik "cArn" Sättermon