we've seen this bug in QA when we experiment in blanking out the elite bar and using another tool to fill it in manually. this didnt work. whats even odder is that if this were to happen to someone, it would, in theory, happen to either everyone on the server or everyone on all the servers. the fact that is only happening to one server, and a smaller segment on top of that, is really weird.

we've always shared localization with EU. the only differences are our cosmetic stuff and few other things. what you are seeing is a string that is never localized because you're never supposed to see it. VIP is the name way back when, many many years ago, before it was made live.