Team EnVyUs stated on their Twitter that their new starting jungler, Nam “LirA” Tae-yoo, will be unable to play in the first week of the NA LCS due to visa issues.
Starting Jungler @EnVy_LirA out for week 1 of #NALCS. He is awaiting P-1 Visa finalization. @AlexIchLoL starts mid, @EnVy_Ninja to jungle.
— Team EnVyUs (@TeamEnVyUs) January 21, 2017
EnVyUs’ owner and managing director, Mike “Hastro” Rufail has assured fans that this issue will only linger for the first week, and that LirA should be good to go for week two.
To clarify, LirA’s visa is approved by USCIS, but not in hand. Should be good to go in week 2. https://t.co/VIbTXPVQsv
— Mike Rufail (@hastr0) January 21, 2017
In his stead, Alexey “Alex Ich” Ichetovkin will be joining for the week one of the NA LCS. But instead of Alex playing jungle, he will be the mid laner, and EnVyUs’ starting mid laner, Noh “Ninja” Geon-woo will temporarily role swap to jungle.
EnVyUs face FlyQuest and Counter Logic Gaming in the NA LCS’ opening week.
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Article by Malcolm Abbas. Follow him on Twitter @SmashhLoL.
Photo courtesy of Riot Games and NoHyu/@darjeelingblis