The ALGS Championship features the best 40 international teams from the five major pro leagues, competing for glory and bragging rights in Birmingham, U.K., at the Resorts World Arena. However, many teams have previously encountered tournament-ending problems leading up to the event. Missing visas, sick players, and the lack of money to pay for the trip have all resulted in teams dropping out, with the upcoming LAN being no different.
Laugh Tale, APAC-N’s third place team in the Last Chance Qualifier, could possibly miss the ALGS Championship with no financial support or funding from an organization. Taka, coach of LT, confirmed their official invite to the LAN on Aug. 22 in the wake of Crazy Raccoon’s withdrawal, and the subsequent issues the team faces traveling to the event without the backing of an official org.