Great news for all Dota 2 fans. For the first time ever, all The International invitees have secured their visas to travel and compete in Canada.
Unfortunately, Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg who got invited by Valve to join the analyst’s desk got rejected by the Canadian Embassy. Although he had all the documents in order for a tourist travel to the United States, he was returned from the airport after he declared at the boarding gate that he is going to the US to work.
I just want to be completely transparent with you guys, in my late teens, 8 years ago I did one stupid f***ing mistake man. Nothing serious but enough to have a dot on my record and that has never caused any issues traveling anywhere. However, Canada is very strict about this stuff and while I still can get into Canada the procedures have been unbelievably slow. I started one and a half month ago and I probably need another month or two at least.
Despite his mistakes in the past, AdmiralBulldog has been able to travel to many countries around the world to compete under the Alliance team.