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Update — February 06
In a video posted on his Twitter account, Mads "Broxah" Brock-Pedersen announced that his visa application has finally been accepted, meaning that he will soon be able to fly to Los Angeles to join his team, Team Liquid.
The former jungler of Fnatic expressed his "relief" to be able to join his teammates and to finally being able to "play some games in the LCS".
"The excitement is real", said Broxah, "I simply can't wait to go."
Update — February 04
Team Liquid already played four LCS games without their newly recruited Jungler Mads "Broxah" Brock-Pedersen, and their results are certainly reflecting his absence.
On Travis Gafford's show — Hotline League — Steve "LiQuiD112" Arhancet explained that "Thursday is an important date" and that Liquid will "hear a response by then (approved or denied)."
As a jungler for Fnatic over the past year, Mads "Broxah" Brock-Pedersen became a star of the League of Legends European Championship. Like Søren "Bjergsen" Bjergand and Dennis "Svenskeren" Johnsen, he started his career with Copenhagen Wolves. He joined Fnatic Academy in November 2016 and was transfer to Fnatic main roster four months later.
With Fnatic, Broxah won six splits since 2017, with a grand slam in 2018 when they won both splits and Playoffs. Last month, he was recruited as jungler by Team Liquid.
Following the recent rumors, Broxah should fly into NA to join Team Liquid. However, the confirmation of Kobbe signing for Team SoloMid just dropped!
However, according to Liquid co-CEO Steve "LiQuiD112" Arhancet, some visa issues might prevent Broxah from playing at the start of the next LCS season.
While Steve Arhancet explains that they "are evaluating backup options should they be required", it still remains unknown if Broxah, Cain, and Shernfire will be able to play or not at the beginning of the next LCS and Academy seasons. Some retired veterans of the LCS immediately dropped into the discussion to propose themselves as substitute for Broxah.
It still remains unclear if Broxah will have to miss some matches or not. However, if it happens, who do you think could replace him? Is it time for IWDominate, Voyboy or saintvicious to come back on the LCS stage?
Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng is one of the longest-serving veterans in the LCS, and one of the most successful with thirteen LCS titles and seven Worlds appearances. As of yesterday, he is now in his tenth year of competition.