Blocked by Visa Problems, AdmiralBulldog Officially Skipped The International 8!

If you see a grand event, of course it will not be complete if it is not accompanied by the people shoutcaster and analyst. Their presence actually adds to the excitement of a match by being able to read match patterns.

Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg. Source: EPICENTER

And it is not uncommon for many retired professional players to change. Option to be shoutcaster is one of them, and Henrik “AdmiralBulldog“Ahnberg had time to fill the bench caster in EPICENTER XL.

But quite sad news came from the former Alliance retainer. The winner of The International 3 has officially missed the grand event Dota 2, The International 8 which took place in Vancouver, Canada.

Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg. Source: Alliance

The Swedish national player confirmed via his personal Twitter account. In addition, AdmiralBulldog also provided a statement and reasons regarding Henrik’s failure to apply for a work visa.

In the Tweetlonger, AdmiralBulldog said that he failed due to one of the cases as a teenager. At least 8 years ago and this was one of the factors that required AdmiralBulldog to miss The International 8 event.

Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg. Source: DreamHack

With this problem, Henrik had to undergo a more specific procedure to apply for a work visit visa.

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This also adds to the length of the processing time for a visit visa, even though Henrik admits that he has been applying for a visa since one and a half months ago.

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Actually Henrik was successful, but the length of the visa application process was a major factor. It may take another 1 to 2 months for Henrik to go to Canada, which means the completion of The International 8 title.

Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg. Source: EPICENTER

But this is not the first time AdmiralBulldog has failed to apply for a work visit visa. The player was also rejected when he went to The International 2017 in Seattle, United States when he admitted that he wanted to work for airport officers.

Indeed, the visit is also a major factor where visas are very important. Even Chappie must be replaced by Resolut1on at The International 2017 and then after failing in visa matters.

AdmiralBulldog who also failed to The International 2017. Source: GameGeek

In Indonesia, something similar happened when EVOS Esports was unable to perform with rooster complete at the AoV World Cup 2018 event. But what is clear, The International 8 will be less exciting to see one streamer and caster community favorite Dota 2 failed to Rogers Arena.