Namikaze, a Brazilian Street Fighter 6 participant, had his visa denied and may not be capable to compete for the $2 million prize on the Capcom Cup. This isn’t the primary time such an incident has occurred within the Preventing Video games Group, and I doubt it’ll be the final.
Brazilian Participant Namikaze Prevented From Competing at Capcom Cup Attributable to Visa Denial
The scenario has infuriated the Brazilian FGC. On December 18th, 2023, Namikaze had his visa denied throughout an interview on the consulate that lasted about 3 minutes. The Brazilian participant mentioned the individual conducting the interview appeared to have little to no real interest in listening to what he needed to say. In my temporary dialog with Namikaze, that is how he described the scenario:
“Throughout my interview, which was fairly brief, round 3 minutes, the one that performed it didn’t wish to take a look at my paperwork, nor did they ask for any extra data for me to show the aim of my journey. I discussed that it was for worldwide competitors, in a event for which I earned a spot right here in Brazil with all bills lined.”
This has triggered the Brazilian FGC to react angrily to the injustice dedicated to a participant who has earned his spot within the competitors. The information unfold like wildfire, and plenty of well-liked content material creators and gamers have tried to lift consciousness and assist Namikaze have a shot on the $2M prize. One of the vital infamous makes an attempt to carry this example earlier than everybody’s eyes got here from Vini Oliveira, often known as Punho do Dragão:
“Road Fighter isn’t as mainstream as Counter-Strike or League of Legends, however on Feb/24, the Capcom Cup X will happen, marking the most important event within the franchise’s historical past, with a prize pool of two million USD. Two Brazilians secured spots for this international occasion. Nevertheless, one among them has simply had their visa denied.”
Vini continues the thread, mentioning that this isn’t the primary time Brazilian E-Sports activities gamers have confronted this example, and it’s not unique to Preventing Video games gamers. Many gamers have their desires and a once-in-a-lifetime alternative crushed with no clarification, even when they’ve earned their spot in one of many largest competitions on the planet and have the documentation to show it.
Presently, Namikaze’s scenario is well-known in Brazil. Vini’s efforts to make individuals conscious of it labored. The participant’s story has been shared by many Brazilian well-liked web sites, gamers, and influencers. Names like Colossimus, a League of Legends caster, and Thomas Schulze, a author at one of many largest videogames Portal within the nation, are additionally serving to unfold consciousness and possibly discover a approach to assist Brazil’s Capcom Cup consultant.
A Story as Outdated because the FGC
The scenario that Namikaze is dealing with is unlucky, however not shocking. There are lots of circumstances of gamers of many video games from everywhere in the world who had their visas denied. In 2020, Konqueror, an MK11 participant, had his visa denied 4 instances. Nevertheless, he managed to show the scenario round after the FGC helped unfold consciousness of the scenario. The case gained a lot consideration that Danilo Gentilli, a well-known comic and late-night present host in Brazil, tagged the American embassy on social media, asking them to rethink.
“Whats up @EmbaixadaEUA, how are you? To begin with, with due respect to the sovereignty of the nation, I got here throughout a case, put myself within the boy’s sneakers, and want to report it to you. I’m reaching out right here as a result of it was the quickest approach I discovered to contact you. Please, in the event you can, take note of this.”
It appears the aim of the Brazilian FGC is to make lightning strike in the identical place a second time. Namikaze has obtained a variety of help and counseling from the FGC and different influential individuals concerned with E-Sports activities. His scenario is sophisticated. The Capcom Cup is in February 2024, and he may not have sufficient time to request one other Visa. Even when he does, there’s no assure that his visa gained’t be denied as soon as once more. We are able to solely hope that with sufficient noise and help, a dream gained’t be crushed as a result of apathy and paperwork.
– This text was up to date on December twenty first, 2023