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LoL, LEC: Team Vitality also hit by visa problems

It's not the first time League of Legends players have had visa problem. After Broxah in the LCS, Team Vitality's Serbian signings Milica and Yoppa have been added to the list of players waiting for a visa. Saken and Doxy from academy side Vitality.Bee will stand in for the start of LEC 2020.

LoL, LEC: Team Vitality also hit by visa problems

Team Vitality have announced that they have made two temporary changes to their regular line-up, three days before the opening of the LEC Spring Split.

The team's two Serbian players, midlaner Aljoša "Milica" Kovandžić and toplaner Pavle "Yoppa" Kostić, still awaiting visas, have been replaced on a position-by-position basis by the Vitality.Bee squad. French midlaner Lucas "Saken" Fayard and toplaner Rafael "Doxy" Adl Zarabi will travel to Berlin on Friday and are ready to dive into the action against SK Gaming and MAD Lions.

This is Saken's second substitution at the top level since being recruited by Team Vitality last year. The former Gentside midlaner had been asked to fill in for Daniele "Jiizuké" di Mauro - who was suffering from health problems at the time - during the seventh week of the LEC's 2019 Spring Split.

Saken, who played against Misfits Gaming, was instrumental in the team's victory with a Ryze who was no match for the Italian, before losing to Origen the following day.

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Team Vitality's announcement comes at a time when Broxah has been prevented from entering LCS, with a similar problem on the side of Team Liquid. Unlike the North American champions, Team Vitality can count on its Vitality.Bee academy, operational after the LFL resumed this week.

In general, LEC franchised teams are not allowed to make roster changes with players who have competed in another competition in the same week. However, it is a rule that can be overturned in cases of force majeure, as illustrated by the administrative impasse in which Team Vitality finds itself today.

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