Shakezullah will step in for wippie in Montreal
Maxim "wippie" Shepelev of Chaos has announced that he will be unable to attend the WESG 2019 Regional Finals in Montreal due to visa issues.
unfortunately, I can’t fly to 🇨🇦 for @WESGcom NA FINALS because of a visa problem, because it is impossible to get one in ~4 days. I wish good luck to my team.— wippie (@wippiecs) December 1, 2019
The announcement comes as a bit of a surprise, as ATK had earned the spot at the event after defeating the then-Ben's Anime Team in the Closed Qualifier. However, Dust2.us have been informed that ATK have pulled out of the event due to visa problems of their own, as well as a potential schedule clash with the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals.
As a result of wippie being unable to get a Canadian visa on such short notice, coach Alan "Shakezullah" Hardeman will take his place in Montreal.
Chaos will attend the WESG Regional Finals with the following roster:
- Cameron "cam" Kern
- Joshua "steel" Nissan
- Gage "Infinite" Green
- Ben "ben1337" Smith
- Alan "Shakezullah" Hardeman
The WESG Regional Finals are set to take place from December 7-8th, and will now see Chaos take on LiViD in the men's tournament. As for the female tournament, heavy favorites CLG Red will be playing against ANEW.
The winners of each match will punch their tickets to China for the WESG 2019 World Finals.