League of Legends

League of LegendsThe official League of Legends eSports tournament League Championship Series has been recognized as a fully professional sport by the U.S. State Department. For the first time, players from outside the United States can move to the U.S. under specific visas, which are provided for pro sports players coming to America to work. Previously, overseas LCS players had to go through a complicated series of applications to play professionally in the United States. The first player to benefit from the change in the law is Danny ‘Shiphtur’ Le, who has joined Team Coast and is eligible to move to the U.S. from his native Canada. The new recognition of LCS applies to the eight professional teams operating in the United States, and is not applicable to other eSports leagues, though they can now apply to be added to the list of recognized leagues.

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