Team Unknown.xiu secure all visas for Frankfurt after major uncertainty
The manager of Peruvian Team Unknown.xiu, Carlos 'FalcoStyle' Casaverde, confirmed today that all of the players on the team have had their visas accepted for travel to the Frankfurt Major. Along with other teams' visa issues, the South American qualifiers had some issues with one of their players Alexis 'Greedy' Ventura, as he had difficulty securing his visa.
But in spite of the issues FalcoStyle wrote on his Facebook account today: "AVISO IMPORTANTE: Tengo mi visa, y los demás....., nos vamos a Alemania", which translates to "IMPORANT NOTICE: I have my visa, and the others..., we are going to Germany".
Whatever issues there were have now been resolved, allowing the very first South American team to attend an international LAN event. It is all the more special that it will be the first of the Valve Majors in DotA 2. Team Unknown's attendance is particularly impressive, as they originally signed up for the open qualifier to even be a part of the main regional qualifier in the first place.
If we look at the matches and brackets they came through, they played nearly every professional and semi-professional team in the Americas region to make it all the way to Germany. Here is Unknown's half of the open qualifier bracket:
The team then had to play through a groupstage in the main regional qualifier in order to finally make it to the double elimination playoff bracket:
Coming through the losers' bracket to face Digital Chaos, a team that had beaten them 2-0 in the groupstages earlier, was an impressive feat for Unknown.xiu, but actually managing to turn it around and 2-0 them is nothing short of exceptional for the team that has come all the way from Peru.
We look forward to seeing them in Frankfurt where they will hopefully show us some great South American DotA!