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MoistCr1TiKaL voices frustrations over US Visas for Esports teams

MoistCr1TiKaL voices frustrations over US Visas for Esports teams

8 Mar
Foo Zen-Wen

Charles “MoistCr1TiKaL” Christopher White Jr. is often seen as one of the voices of reason on the internet. Frequently seen commenting and critiquing various entities and personalities within the space, he is also a part-owner within the esports industry.

Known as Moist Esports, the organization has teams competing in some of the most notable FPS and Fighting Games titles in esports; including VALORANT, Apex Legends, Brawlhalla, Super Smash Bros, and Melee to name a few.

Recently the internet personality has taken to his platform to voice his dissatisfaction with the difficulties in obtaining US visas for his Apex Legends roster.

With an Australian core of players, Moist Esports had allegedly sought to relocate their Apex Legends operations to America. However, a US agent whom he made multiple frustrated references to in his video, has allegedly made the entire process extremely difficult.

Charlie cited that the agent in question had a poor reputation among the esports community as multiple entities have had issues dealing with said member in question. In this particular scenario, Moist Esports ended up landing in Canada instead, citing that the US move was denied by the US agent.

It’s Not Enough

The two factors Charlie claimed was of greatest significance that acted as roadblocks for their move, was that Moist Esports had to continuously prove that the team was not only highly competitive, but also of international significance.

Even with a high-ranking EA representative aiding Moist Esports (EA being the publisher for Apex Legends), their application was still denied, with the reasons being given that there was insufficient credibility given by the representative and Moist Esports, and that the placements were insufficient to prove international significance.

“How can you not believe them??! You even cite their position in your statement. A position that constitutes an esports side […] How can any team possibly get into the country through this game, if even the highest placements don’t constitute international reputation?” – an outraged Charlie on-stream.

The impact of the denial was felt by Moist Esports, whose team, currently ranked 4th in the world for Apex, had been in the midst of preparing their team for the move.

Instead, when the denial came in at the eleventh hour, Moist Esports had to quickly pivot and relocate their team to Canada instead. All while the agent continued to cite insufficient evidence and requests for further evidence of international reputation.

Credit: MoistCr1TiKaL // YouTube

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