Xtreme Gaming withdraws from PGL Arlington Major. Xtreme Gaming has announced that they’ve made the decision to withdraw from the upcoming PGL Arlington Major. This decision follows the revelation that one of their players, Lou Zhen, has been denied a visa to the United States for the third time. Although the possibility of them attending using a stand-in exist, at this point in time they haven’t made any announcements regarding this matter. Instead, they’ve decided to withdraw from the PGL Arlington Major and return to China. In the middle of a pandemic, it makes sense. Before the withdrawal took place, Xtreme Gaming was ranked quite low in the DPC rankings, and it would’ve needed to win in the PGL Arlington Major to proceed.
Xtreme Gaming withdrew from PGL Arlington Major 2022. One player's USA visa was denied several times, and the team decided not to attend the Major.
— PGL (@pglesports) July 27, 2022
Third Time, Still No Charm
On the matter, Xtreme Gaming stated that it had tried all it could, but Lou being denied a visa to the United States for the third time led to them coming to the decision to withdraw from the tournament, after much deliberation. Xtreme Gaming stated that after withdrawing, they will now put all their efforts into the TI11 regional qualifier.
The going pandemic has made lives difficult for everyone, and traveling is hard during these times. Chinese Esports teams have encountered a lot of issues when trying to return to their homes after they competed in international competitions due to which they had to leave their country. Coupled with the fact that proceeding to TI11 required Xtreme Gaming to essentially win the major, it makes sense that they decided to cut their losses and instead put their efforts into the TI11 regional qualifier. The team thanked every single one of their fans and supporters, they also wished to play better in upcoming events.