TI 2015: SoNNeikO US visa denied again
In an extremely unfortunate news for Na'Vi and its fans, Akbar «SoNNeikO» Butaev's visa application to the United States has been rejected for the third time and keeps the situation uncertain for the team at The International 2015. Reasons for rejection are unknown as of this moment, however, there will be another attempt for acquiring the visa and hopefully will get processed.
— "Unfortunately Akbar "SoNNeiKo" Butaev's application for the US visa was denied for the third time. As of now, the full-scale performance of Na`Vi.Dota 2 at TI5 is at question, the first games will approximately begin on 27 July. The managers don't lose their heart and will try to apply once again (for the fourth time). It's early to discuss any stand-in players. Anyway, Valve will react in case of the fourth denial. However, I suggest not losing your heart. Let's believe that SoNNeiKo will get to The International. Recall Rustam (Adekvat), who received visa only upon the fifth trial"
— Oleg "prb" Bulavko
Natus Vincere in co-ordination with Valve and sponsors from USA is trying their level best to acquire the visa for the young and talented support player. Needless to say, Na'Vi's place at The International 5 is uncertain at the moment and more information will be made available soon. In the meantime, all one can do is hope for the best possible outcome or help us to create a flash mob!