Crossover unable to attend Capcom Cup 2018 due to visa issues

By on December 4, 2018 at 10:30 am
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2016’s Capcom Cup was rife with issues of players unable to attend the tournament due to visa issues; while last year was quite the departure from this — only NuckleDu withdrew from the tournament — the visa issue has reared its ugly head once again.

The Dominican Republic’s SonicBoxx|Crossover — the Latin America Regional Finals winner — has announced today that he was unable to secure a visa from the US Embassy in the Dominican Republic, and thus will be unable to attend. This currently leaves the Latin American slot up in the air: Pikoro would be pressed to secure a visa in a short amount of time, as Peruvians require a visa to enter the US, leaving Doomsnake507 of Panama as the highest-placing competitor in the bracket who does not a require a visa to travel to the United States.

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