OpTic Texas participant iLLeY visa has been denied, in accordance with a teammate, which means he will likely be compelled to play far, distant from his teammates for upcoming on-line Call of Duty League matches.
OpTic star Shotzzy stated on his stream that iLLeY’s visa had been denied, prohibiting him from re-entering the United States. While Shotzzy appeared assured iLLeY would have the ability to resolve these points earlier than the second CDL Major in Boston in early February, Shotzzy stated iLLeY must play their on-line qualifying matches from Toronto.
“He [iLLeY] got denied and now he has to redo all that stuff but apparently he should be good before the Major,” Shotzzy stated. “So yeah, he’ll be playing from Toronto.”
ILLeY’s visa points are simply the newest drawback OpTic have confronted early on within the CDL season. At the primary Major of the season, OpTic disappointingly completed high 12, which prompted a roster change. The crew didn’t safe both of their high two targets, nonetheless, main the crew to bench Dashy and purchase Huke, who gained a CDL world title in 2020 alongside Shotzzy and iLLeY.
OpTic will likely be going through a number of disadvantages this weekend with iLLeY being in Toronto, Huke nonetheless getting used to the crew, and Scump switching roles for a 3rd time this season. The crew’s first matchup will likely be towards the Boston Breach, who rapidly swept the London Royal Ravens yesterday and appear to be robust after the break.
On paper, it needs to be a sport that OpTic are favored to win, it doesn’t get higher from there. OpTic are additionally set to play Seattle Surge, who positioned second on the final Major, Toronto Ultra, who positioned third, and the Vegas Legion, who’re upsetting groups left and proper.
While qualifiers could also be a gauntlet for the crew, there may be nonetheless hope when the Major rolls round. If iLLeY can return to the crew, then there could also be sufficient time to placed on an excellent efficiency in Boston. Rather a lot is driving on this Major efficiency since OpTic didn’t make it out of the group stage, thus shedding out on worthwhile early-season CDL factors.