Posts Tagged ‘Visa’


Two weeks ago, Counter Logic Gaming announced that in lieu of visa issues, jungler Jacob “Xmithie” Puchero would be ineligible to compete at the 2015 World Championship. Now, those issues have been resolved, and CLG has announced that Xmithie will be starting for the team in the Group Stages in Paris.

From the announcement:

Several members of the community reached out to us after the announcement that Jake’s VISA wasn’t possible to complete in the time allotted. These people were instrumental in advising and rushing the process at critical areas to get it completed. We couldn’t have done this VISA without them and Xmithie wouldn’t have gone to group stages.

We are so grateful for their help and wanted to list them below:

  • Paolo Bago from the Philippine Esport Organization
  • Michal Meduna from the European Commission
  • Also the Philippine Esports Team, Philippine Senator Bam Aquino and his office, and Norman E. Cualteros.
  • Our local advisor Joyluck


Xmithie expressed his gratitude on twitter:


Official announcement by CLG


image via lolesports


In the latest step forward for government recognition of eSports, paiN Gaming Support player Hugo ‘Dioud’ Padioleau took to Facebook to announce that he was granted legal status as a Professional eSports player by the Brazilian Government.

From Dioud’s Facebook:


These 2 last days were very important for me. Indeed, it’s now official and approved by the Brazilian Government:

I’m the first foreigner to have a legal status as “Pro Esport Player”


Read the post in it’s entirety.


image via Dioud official Facebook