On The Topic of Visas
While we're talking about Visas, the Dota 2 and global eSports communities I figured I would chime in with some exciting news for Dota fans. As we had mentioned previously, we are working with a law firm to petition the US Government for P-1A athletic visas for our three Swedish players. We're excited to share that the petition for Rasmus 'Chessie' Blomdin was accepted today, and pending an interview next week he will become the first Dota player to be issued this visa. Our legal team expects both Linus 'Limmp' Blomdin and Simon 'Handsken' Haag to receive their acceptance in the very near future.
We're excited to be trailblazing once more, echoing our success in 2007 when we became the first team in all of eSports to acquire a P-1 visa for a player (Zet, Sweden, CS 1.6). We hope that our hard work, and the work of Jeptha and his team at McCown & Evans will set a precedent in Dota 2 that will allow for easier access to these visas and their benefits for training, competition, and international recruitment.
Thanks for the support!