Diamondprox unable to play for Unicorns of Love due to visa issues

by Dennis Gonzales Jan 25 2016
Thumbnail image courtesy of Riot Games

Jungler Danil "Diamondprox" Reshetnikov will be unable to compete for the Unicorns of Love's Week 3 EU LCS matches "and probably for the next incoming weeks" due to visa issues, the organization announced on Facebook Monday.

Unicorns,Today we have really sad news to share with you guys.Our Russian friend Danil "Diamondprox" Reshetnikov will...

Posted by Unicorns Of Love on Monday, January 25, 2016

According to the announcement, UoL has been working with Riot Games, a visa specialized agency, German authorities and the German Embassy on rectifying the problem, but have not able to get a long-term permit.

"The status of pro-gamer is hard to identify for governments, between "artist", "performer", "sportsman", "technician"... and the German law has currently no answer for a Russian esport player," the announcement reads.

UoL are looking to replace the Russian jungler, but have not released details on who they are looking at or who they will have as a substitute in the meantime.

In four games with UoL this season, Diamondprox amassed a 3.5 KDA.

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