TYLOO will replace ViCi at IEM Katowice 2020
The ViCi team will miss IEM Katowice 2020 because they did not have time to apply for visas in the time required by the organizers. The vacant place in the list of participants will be taken by TYLOO, who lost to their compatriots in the Grand Final of Asian qualification.
A statement published by the organizers says that the visa problems of Chinese players are associated with an outbreak of coronavirus infection COVID-19 in the country. Due to the epidemic, Chinese authorities have restricted exit from several cities.
It is with great regret to announce that one of @VICI's player is unable to get his VISA in time for #IEM Katowice 2020. They will be replaced by the runner-up of the Asian Qualifier @tyloogaming, who have been bootcamping in Ukraine since 11 days ago. pic.twitter.com/hBCdFk2X3h— Intel®ExtremeMasters (@IEM) February 13, 2020
List of IEM Katowice 2020 participants:
IEM Katowice 2020 will take place from February 24th to March 1st at the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland. Sixteen teams will fight for the $500,000 prize pool, ten of which have received direct invitations, while the remaining participants have been determined through regional qualifications for Europe, North America, Oceania and Asia.