When Org BA|Crespo’s aggressive Akuma bested both Xcel|Spero Gin and Circa|Joey Fury at TXT Chile 2017, it was the start of a great Cinderella story: a fresh face on the Tekken Tour showing off the strength of his region, and in one single event, earning the chance to compete on the world’s stage.
Unfortunately, we may never know how Crespo’s style would have fared in the incredibly-stacked TWT Finals event:
Due to insurmountable travel obstacles, Crespo won't be attending the TWT Finals. @tkgodpling, having the next highest points count, will fill in.
— TEKKEN 7 (@TEKKEN) November 8, 2017
While Tekken’s official twitter offered a more diplomatic account, replies to the news revealed the true cause for Crespo’s fate:
Thx to the @USEMBASSYPERU who denied the visa to Crespo
— Bruno MO (@Ermacb) November 8, 2017
Ty @USEMBASSYPERU for denied the visa to my teammate Crespo. He was living his dream to try to be a Professional player and they cut his wings
— Carlos Montalvo (@CMontalv18) November 8, 2017
It’s a really unfortunate end for Crespo’s TWT tour, and we hope he continues playing and battling for Peru.
With only four points behind on the leaderboards, Crespo’s replacement with be America’s most famous Ling, UYU|P.Ling. It should be interesting to see what P.Ling is able to do with this second wind.