Local Malaysian DOTA 2 team Arrow Gaming have run into a premature roadblock today after 4 of their 6 members US Visas were denied by the US embassy. Despite this, Arrow have reapplied for their visas with the backing of Minister of Youth and Sports Khairy Jamaluddin.
The Arrow manager speaks about their predicament:
“With the help from the Minister our chances to receive the visa is higher. Me and Johnny received our visas. However, the other 4 were not so lucky. Valve will also provide us with a stronger letter of invitation to the embassy. So yes, we are hopeful about the second interview. We haven’t talked about what will happen if our applications were denied a second time. Valve pretty much guaranteed to help us the best they can to bring our team to Seattle.”
@Khairykj Thank you 🙂
— ArrowGaming (@Arrowgg) June 4, 2014
[UPDATE] It looks like there’s some good news from the team, as the team’s official Facebook page has announced that their visas have been approved!
We wish Arrow Gaming all the best and we hope to be able to see them on stage in Seattle for TI4!
(Source: On Gamers)