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Shubh Dangi | 22. September 2022

Saigon Buffalo and GAM are close to securing visas for Worlds 2022

GAM Esports and Saigon Buffalo, who are representing the Vietnam Championship Series, provide exciting news regarding the status of their visas for the forthcoming League of Legends World Championship in 2022.

The VCS teams appear to be optimistic about their chances of attending the 2022 League of Legends World Championships. GAM Esports and Saigon Buffalo, have both confirmed that they have secured visas for four of their starting lineup players, while the status of the remaining players will be revealed soon. They will become the first Vietnamese teams to compete in Worlds since 2019, assuming their last player obtains visas in time.

GAM Esports are coming to Worlds 2022

GAM Esports, one of the most successful teams in Vietnamese League of Legends, missed many international events over the last three years due to visa restrictions and the Covid-19 outbreak. The squad also skipped the Mid-Season Invitational earlier this season because they were occupied with the Southeast Asian game, which took place at the same time as the MSI.

The thought of missing their favorite team at international for a third straight year pierced the hearts of VCS supporters as news circulated online that the team appeared to have failed at the visa interview stage with the US Embassy in Hanoi.

 

The organization responded to the concern rather positively, giving the supporters some much-needed relief over the visa situation of the team. Six of the eight members of GAM Esports have passed the visa interviews, according to an announcement made on their Facebook page. The status of the other two members, head coach Phan “JackieWind” Huy Phong and jungler “Levi” Duy Khánh, will reportedly be revealed on September 23.

Saigon Buffalo is close to its second international appearance 

Four of the team’s five players, as revealed by Saigon Buffalo today, have obtained visas to attend the biggest tournament of the year. Riot Games has greatly assisted Saigon Buffalo, resolving the visa issue of AD carry Shogun and jungler BeanJ. Team’s starting top laner Lâm Huỳnh Gia “Hasmed” Huy and support Đinh “Taki” Anh Tài have also secured their visa, leaving just one player and the coach with pending approval.

 

The approval of head coach Nguyễn “Ren” Văn Trọng and mid-laner Bùi “Froggy” Văn Minh Hải’s visa applications are still pending, however, the group is making every attempt to resolve the issue before the event. Since the team is scheduled to play its first series on Thursday, Sept. 29, to begin the Play-Ins stage, Saigon Buffalo has just one week to get the request accepted and leave for Mexico.

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