Just as Goose looked like they were beginning to take off (ed. note: PUN!), their big debut gets grounded (ed. note: PUN AGAIN!).
Everybody was so focused on the financial issues, but what’s surprising is that the major roadblocks ended up being something else completely. According to Atlanta, mandatorycloud and lemongod’s parents have vetoed their trips to Ukraine and are thus unable to go. We already knew mandatorycloud wasn’t going, but now that lemongod is out of the picture the team decided that three out of five wouldn’t really be Goose playing out there.
Additionally lemongod is going to need to take a hiatus from the team for awhile to focus on schoolwork. Just when Leona is starting to gain some traction probably the best Leona player gets sidelined.
Atlanta remains optimistic: “We Geese love your support and hope that you realize that Kiev is not the end all be all for our team and that YOU WILL SEE US. THE GOOSE WILL FLY AGAIN.” That’s the right attitude.
This all leaves an empty spot in Kiev for some North American team. The normal procedure is to give the spot to whoever the next team on the circuit rankings is whose not going, which would be CLG. Goose have said they would prefer v8, and v8 was the team to just lose out the qualifiers to Goose, but those two things probably won’t mean much and CLG will likely get the spot.