MLG has confirmed that SPLYCE, a North American team, will replace the Asia Minor Champions at MLG Columbus.
There was a race against time for MLG and their staff to replace the Asia Minor Champions, TheMongolz, after having their visas rejected by the US embassy. MLG also had more troubles finding their replacements with the qualifier scheduled to start on Friday.
It was assumed that the next team up would be Renegades; however, the team was also unable to fill in the spot due to a line-up change after IEM Taipei as well as personal and passport issues. Next in line were CyberZen and Chiefs, both whom finished 3rd-4th at the Asia Minor Championship, but neither team could make the travel by Friday.
With no teams able to attend out of the Asia Minor Champions, this leaves SPLYCE, who finished runners-up to Enemy at the Americas Minor, with the confirmed invite via MLG.
The North American team can now redeem themselves after being knocked out of the DreamHack Masters Malmö qualifier following a 0-2 defeat against NRG. SPLYCE will now be seeded in group C along side CLG, Vexed Gaming and SK Gaming, arya and co will first be matched against the North American rivals, CLG.
If Chiefs are unable to attend, we will invite 2nd place from the Americas minor: Splyce. We will know shortly. Thank you for your patience.
— Adam Apicella (@MrAdamAp) February 23, 2016
SPLYCE's roster for MLG:
Jason "jasonR" Ruchelski
Arya "arya" Hekmat
Abraham "abE" Fasli
Andrew "Professor_Chaos" Heintz
David "DAVEY" Stafford