In a Facebook post, the Filipino esports organization stated that it respected the players’ decision and wished them the best of luck in their future competitive careers in the sport.
This follows the failure of Bren Esports’ Valorant team to obtain visas in order to compete at the upcoming VCT Masters in Berlin, Germany, which is scheduled to take place from September 10 to September 19, 2018.
After dominating the regional qualifiers, the team was ranked as the number one seed from Southeast Asia. But it’s not clear if the team’s decision to withdraw from Bren Esports had anything to do with their failure to qualify for the premier esports competition.
According to reports, the Philippine government recently tightened travel restrictions in response to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and the Delta variant in the country.
A solution had been sought by Riot Games, which had engaged with relevant governmental agencies in the Philippines and Germany, but no solution could be found in time for the final deadline, according to reports.
“This was a difficult decision, and we share the disappointment of our players and supporters. The company’s head of competitive operations, Alex Francois, was recently quoted as saying, “Despite this setback, we are proud of Bren Esports’ achievements in VCT so far and look forward to their participation in future events.”