Team Empire will perform with a stand-in at The International 2017. The manager of the Dota 2 roster, Dmitry «Korb3n» Belov has informed about this.
The cyber-sportsman has already made a visa to the USA but hasn’t received back his passport. Team Empire has stated on the official Vkontakte group that they had done all possible to resolve the situation, however, managers and lawyers had not been able to help.
Instead of Chappie on the roster of Team Empire, the ex-player of Planet Odd, Roman «Resolut1on» Fominok will become a great substitution for the team as he has held the 2nd place at the previous The International on the roster of Digital Chaos and has an experience of participation in the largest Dota 2 tournaments.
See also: Planet Odd left without a Dota 2 roster
The roster of Team Empire:
Rostislav «fn» Lozovoi
Andrey «Ghostik» Kadyk
Vladimir «RodjER» Nikogosyan
Yaroslav «Miposhka» Naidenov
Roman «Resolut1on» Fominok