Uncle Sam: League of Legends pros are pro athletes
byJef Reahard||July 12th 2013 at 7:00pmJuly 12th 2013 7:00 pm
"The United States government recognizes League of Legends pro players as professional athletes, and awards visas to essentially work in the United States under that title," Riot e-sports manager Nick Allen tells Gamespot.
Allen says that international tourney organization is now much easier, though getting the initial batch of visas was a "lengthy process" that required a lot of legwork in order to provide enough proof to satisfy government officials.
This article was originally published on Massively.
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