Competing in major esports events in the United States has proven to be a big problem for several athletes. At the International 2017, we saw multiple teams drop out due to their players and staff being unable to secure their visas on time.
With the Trump administration taking office in 2017, it has become exceedingly difficult for several of the players to secure visas. The players from CIS and SEA regions are especially facing difficulties in obtaining a pass to enter the United States for tournaments.
Hobbit has obtained a ten year VISA which should make him a prime target for NA teams. He has always been a very talented player and his VISA definitely makes him a prime target for any Tier 2 NA teams looking for a player.
And yes, I got a visa for 10 years XD
— Abay Khassenov (@HObbitcsgo) February 8, 2017