Russian CS:GO player Evgeniy "Aunkere" Karyat and Turkish Buğra "Calyx" Arkın were denied a visa to Malta, Aunkere reported on Telegram-cannel.
Now, Benched Heroes will have to look for one replacement to participate in IEM Road to Rio 2022: European RMR, which will be held in Malta on October 4-9.
At the moment, the team has entered one stand-in for RMR.
Benched Heroes qualified for the European RMR through the last of four open qualifiers. The European mix will compete with NAVI, ENCE, Heroic, Team Vitality, BIG, Outsiders, Team Falcons, MOUZ, OG, K23, Monte, Sangal Esports, FANTASY, SAW and HEET in group B for tickets to the IEM Rio 2022 Major.
Benched Heroes are now:
- Owen "smooya" Butterfield
- Evgeniy "Aunkere" Karyat
- Michał "MICHU" Müller
- Rodion "Fear" Smyk
- Buğra "Calyx" Arkın
- Thomas "Thomas" Utting (stand-in)
- Gustavo "Juve" Alexandre (coach)