Three important parts of Team Liquid’s League of Legends teams may be unable to compete at the start of the 2020 LCS Spring Split.
Liquid’s owner Steve Arhancet said on Twitter that there are “delays processing visas” for jungler Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen, head coach Jang “Cain” Nu-ri, and Academy jungler Shern “Shernfire” Cherng Tai.
The delays have already impacted the team’s preseason preparations. Arhancet said that the visa issues have “affected our Jan. team practice” prior to the start of the season.
Visa issues aren’t uncommon in esports but the scope of the delay could lead to a rocky start of the year for the new Liquid lineup. The team is already looking to evaluate backup options to fill in gaps on both squads if necessary.
The LCS Spring Split begins on Jan. 25, so Liquid still has a bit of time to resolve these visa issues. But if that doesn’t happen, a couple of temporary players could be on stage for Liquid in the first few weeks of the season.