In a livestream, content material creator and former Cloud9 LCS coach Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare revealed that C9 AD Carry Kim ‘Berkserker’ Mincheol had misplaced his passport – and with it, his US Visa.
Cloud9 went by important roster adjustments within the 2022 Summer time offseason. A disappointing displaying in Spring 2022 resulted within the crew failing to make it to the LCS finals, after they’d been plagued with controversy all through the break up as a result of firing of former head coach LS.
These roster adjustments noticed the return of legacy midlaner Nicolaj ‘Jensen’ Jensen, and the return of Ibrahim ‘Fudge’ Allami to the highest lane after a short stint off-role in mid. The crew additionally introduced up Jesper ‘Zven’ Svenningsen from the bench, to function swap from AD Carry to help.
The roster was locked and loaded for the summer time – however a latest revelation by LS throughout a Twitch stream may present indicators of bother for the crew, as AD Carry Berserker has reportedly misplaced his passport containing his US Visa.
From LS stream, Berserker has apparently misplaced his passport which accommodates his visa. As acknowledged on stream it could take a number of weeks to acquire a brand new one if he has to reapply. That means he’s unlikely to play in summer time for some time.
Going to be a protracted break up 😪https://t.co/TanxvgwT5F
— Jordan Marney (@MarnMedia) June 7, 2022
What does this imply for Cloud9?
Throughout the break between the Spring and Summer time splits of the LCS, Cloud9 attended a month-long bootcamp in Seoul, Korea.
It was throughout this time that Berserker’s passport was supposedly misplaced – which means that he could be unable to re-enter the US, as misplaced or stolen US Visas can’t be changed in the US.
Bootcamp full 👍 pic.twitter.com/0F2qOIIbPb
— Cloud9 League of Legends (@C9LoL) June 5, 2022
Cloud9’s bootcamp ended on June fifth, however it’s not but been confirmed by the group whether or not Berserker was capable of re-enter the nation with the remainder of the League crew.
The Visa reapplication course of is prolonged, and will imply C9 should make roster strikes to cowl for Berserker’s absence whereas he acquires a brand new passport. Fortunately for C9, nevertheless, they’ve a number of AD Carries ready within the wings on their academy roster who may probably take up an LCS beginning spot.
Not solely have they got a number of academy AD Carries, additionally they have a number of academy helps – which means, if push got here to shove, function swapped help Zven may make a short return to the AD Carry function for the primary few weeks of play.
Dexerto has reached out to Cloud9 for remark.