On Jan. 29, Evil Geniuses Academy (EG Academy) announced the team’s replacement jungle player. The academy team jungler Kadircan “Kadir” Mumcuoğlu is no longer with the team. The reason for his departure is due to extensive visa complications, as the EG Twitter account reveals. The former 100 Thieves Academy jungler Andy “Anda” Hoang, previously known as Chorong, will be replacing Kadir on the EG Academy lineup.
I have some news about my situation,
My visa got denied because the US govt doesn't think academy players are eligible for P1 visas.
This got me shocked as I never thought this could deny me my future.
Now I am a free agent open for opportunities as Jungle
rts are appreciated https://t.co/P8jekht7ei
— Kadircan (@Kadirlol) January 29, 2020
Anda’s career so far
Anda has been working hard to prove himself in the North American scene. Throughout the last few years, he has competed on various North American Academy rosters. The teams Anda has played for include FlyQuest, Immortals, and 100 Thieves. Besides his performances in the Academy league, he has also had the opportunity to play in the League of Legends Champion Series (LCS) throughout 2017 and 2018 under the FlyQuest and 100 Thieves banner.
Anda’s most recent achievement was his performance leading the 100 Thieves Academy team to first place in the NA Academy 2019 Summer Playoffs back in August of 2019. Now, Anda continues his journey in League of Legends under the EG Academy roster, where he will likely get the opportunity to compete alongside the EG LCS team throughout the year.
More visa issues for Evil Geniuses
Additionally, we are experiencing further delays with @Giyuu_lol's visa.
— Evil Geniuses (@EvilGeniuses) January 29, 2020
Kadir is not the only member of Evil Geniuses Academy dealing with Visa problems. Ahmad “Giyuuu” Charif, formerly known as Korean Kid and Exile, was supposed to be the starting mid laner of EG Academy. However, as Giyuuu was born in Lebanon, his visa situation is complicated. At this point, it is unsure whether Giyuuu will get the chance to compete in the LCS Academy league. Now, the organization is trying to solve visa issues. EG has brought in Aidan Joseph “5fire” Reckamp as a stand-in mid lane player for the EG Academy team. 5fire has very little competitive experience at this point. However, he did manage to win the scouting grounds tournament in September of last year. 5fire is expected to make his debut alongside the team on Feb. 1, when they face off against the TSM Academy team.
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