Team Empire have announced on Twitter that Maxim 'yokydota' Kim has once again had his visa denied, and will therefore be unable to compete in the upcoming MLG event. Although the announcement didn't specify who would be replacing Mr. Kim, Team Empire have revised their initial statement.
Gleb 'Funn1k' Lipatnikov, who had recently departed from Na'Vi and never quite found a place in SFZ alongside Ivan 'ArtStyle' Antonov a.k.a. SFZ.Clutcher, will play as standin for Empire at the MLG
Columbus LAN finals this April.
The event will take place April 10th through 12th, Columbus, Ohio, USA, and will feature a basic prize pool of $75,000, to be increased by a percetange of the total ticket sales.