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Smart Omega’s CODM team asks for help from the government

VISAS. Passports.

In the world of esports, this remains a headache that some esports organizations face when competing internationally.

Case in point? Dota 2‘s Arlington Major caused a lot of headaches not only for Filipino players but also for international teams as many players were turned down in their attempts to get a US visa.

Call of duty mobile The Smart Omega team hopes they don’t suffer the same fate. The team recently claimed victory over rivals Blacklist Ultimate to secure a spot for the 2022 CODM World Championship to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina.

As the world competition approaches, they have tried everything to ensure that the chances of the team getting their visa will increase.

“As of now we are trying to contact our partners and prepare everything specially for a visa which we know is very difficult at the moment due to the pandemic still in our country,” said the chief operating officer of Omega. , Louie Patrick Cruz, in a statement. press conference.



Smart Omega emphasizes the importance of government

For Omega to have a better chance of getting their visas, government support is essential.

“We are very confident that we will be supported by our government because recently we are trying to get in touch with a [local government unit]. Because it’s different especially if you represent the country,” Cruz reiterated.

He added, “It’s not just about letters and stuff. But if any government entity helps us, it’s definitely a big boost for us to get approved. We know the government of the United States doesn’t just add the passport, it’s like an entity that we have to establish that what we’re doing is a legitimate thing.

The organization is also asking for help from the Philippine Esports Organization (PeSO), the governing body for sports in the Philippines, said Omega Chief Marketing Officer Froi Joshua Endaya.

“Just to add to that, we also got help from the Philippine Esports Organization, we already wrote a letter to them and they said they would support us,” he said.


Endaya added, “We know this is a recurring challenge even though we know the story meron tayong ibang mga kaibigan sa ibang organization na nahirapan. But we had a meeting earlier this morning which really stressed the need to fulfill these requirements as soon as possible. Especially since we have two months before flying to the United States.”

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