posted by Doyes,
The official reason for HellRaisers*'s forfeit in their tie breaker match against The Balkan Bears* in the jD MLG Pro League was that Dulat 'goddam' Seidimomyn would be unable get a visa in time for the LAN. Therefore, Hellraisers decided to spare their opponents of what could have been a superfluous match.
Therefore, Team Empire and The Balkan Bears* will be rounding up the remaining European qualifying teams in the jD MLG Pro League. Team Empire will be glad after their loss to NIP in their group tie-breaker put their LAN place in danger.
This will be the first LAN for The Balkan Bears*, so it'll be very interesting to see how they perform. Also worth noting is that Omar 'w33haa' Aliwi has been standing in for various players on the team ever since the disbandment of MeePwn'd*. We'll have to wait and see if the team decides to bring him along to Columbus.
With all six teams already decided, this is looking to be one exciting LAN. With heavyweights Evil Geniuses and Team Empire looking to claim another title, while relative newcomers The Balkan Bears* hoping to deliver major upsets with (hopefully) Meepo shenanigans. Be on the lookout for Rave*, Ninjas in Pyjamas* and Not Today, who are most likely hungry for a chance to take home over $34,000. The LAN Finals will take place from 10th-12th April in Columbus, Ohio.
Qualified teams for Season 1 LAN finals