ROCCAT's Edward unable to play due to visa issues; Extinkt to start

by theScore Staff Jan 26 2016
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Team ROCCAT's starting support Edward "Edward" Abgarya is facing visa issues and will be replaced by Vytautas "Extinkt" Mėlinauskas in the team's upcoming matches.

Today we have to announce a change to our LCS roster due to visa issues with Armenian player Edward "Edward" Abgaryan....

Posted by Team ROCCAT on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Although there is no expected date of return, the team has stated that they are working to get Edward back. Until then ROCCAT will be forced to use Extinkt in their main roster of the EU LCS, starting this weekend where they will play Origen and H2k-Gaming.

Yesterday, Unicorns of Love announced that Danil "Diamondprox" Reshetnikov would also be unable to play for the foreseeable future due to visa issues.

Extinkt has already started training with the team to prepare for this weekend, and will have to fill Edward's shoes, who has had a 1.8 KDA and 52.9 percent kill participation through the first two weeks of the EU LCS.

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