Team Empire’s Russian roster will miss ALGS Championship after U.S. visas were denied

EMEA's best team won't be competing.

Team Empire’s Russian roster will miss ALGS Championship after U.S. visas were denied

While international Apex Legends teams make their way to the United States for the ALGS Championship, the competition will be missing one of the best teams in the world.

Team Empire, the Russian squad that bested the EMEA region in the second split of the Pro League before becoming EMEA’s best finisher at the Split Two Playoffs, will not be attending the tournament. The team announced that players Kirill “RANCHES” Rulinwere, Denis “cleaveee” Rassokhin, and Alexey “Maliwan” Rusinov were all denied visas to enter the U.S., which means they cannot even attend the event.