US visas approved for both SoNNeikO and CemaTheSlayer

by Connor Dunn Jul 16 2015
Thumbnail image courtesy of Valve

Both Na'Vi and Vega Squadron are ready to compete at The International 5 in Seattle after announcing a resolution to their previous visa issues. This came just after Valve approached the US government and Senator Maria Cantwell about the issue.

Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev has US Visa now! Big thank you to Valve and Senator Maria Cantwell for all your help! Now it's time to win The International!#navinews #navistars #TI5 #Dota2

Posted by Natus Vincere on Thursday, 16 July 2015

Na'Vi's Russian support player, Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev, had his visa rejected three times before finally obtaining his US visa.

Vega Squadron's Ukrainian support player, Semion "CemaTheSlayer" Krivulya also obtained his US Visa after being rejected twice.

Both teams thank Senator Maria Cantwell for helping to make this happen.

The group stage of The International 2015 starts on July 27 and the main event takes place August 3-8.

Connor Dunn is a staff writer for theScore eSports. You can follow him on Twitter.