Hello everyone! After speaking with TIME and KaiZi, it looks like TIME will be unable to acquire a visa in time for TSL 9, and we are looking to replace him for the event. The event was communicated as a two stage competition with an offline portion since the initial announcement in June. In this situation, the player did not properly apply for a visa in time and was unable to travel to TSL.
Similar to our previous ruling on Neeb, we will have HeRoMaRinE and Astrea compete for the final spot, and move Lambo from the Lower bracket to the Upper Bracket in TIME’s place. Rotterdam will be covering it on his stream, scheduled to start at Sunday, Aug 21 1:00pm GMT (GMT+00:00)
In more positive news, if you happen to live in or near the UK, we’ve had interest from several bars in holding barcraft events for our finals on September 4th! We’re sending them each care packages of Team Liquid, TSL 9, and some other goodies from our partners to hand out to attendees! Those that attend can expect to have an awesome time meeting other SC2 fans, and we’ll be looking to get some crowd shots as well.
Here are the locations we're planning on officially supporting:
We're also happy to support other locations, given enough notice! If you want to organize a barcraft in your area, please reach out once you have a venue and rough guesstimate on headcount.