Evil Geniuses Academy replaces Kadir with Anda after visa issues EG Academy

On Jan. 29, Evil Geniuses Academy (EG Academy) announced the team’s replacement jungle player. The academy team jungler Kadircan “Kadir” Mumcuoğlu is no longer with the team. The reason for his departure is due to extensive visa complications, as the EG Twitter account reveals. The former 100 Thieves Academy jungler Andy “Anda” Hoang, previously known as Chorong, will be replacing Kadir on the EG Academy lineup.

Anda’s career so far

Anda has been working hard to prove himself in the North American scene. Throughout the last few years, he has competed on various North American Academy rosters. The teams Anda has played for include FlyQuest, Immortals, and 100 Thieves. Besides his performances in the Academy league, he has also had the opportunity to play in the League of Legends Champion Series (LCS) throughout 2017 and 2018 under the FlyQuest and 100 Thieves banner.

Anda’s most recent achievement was his performance leading the 100 Thieves Academy team to first place in the NA Academy 2019 Summer Playoffs back in August of 2019. Now, Anda continues his journey in League of Legends under the EG Academy roster, where he will likely get the opportunity to compete alongside the EG LCS team throughout the year.

More visa issues for Evil Geniuses

Kadir is not the only member of Evil Geniuses Academy dealing with Visa problems. Ahmad “Giyuuu” Charif, formerly known as Korean Kid and Exile, was supposed to be the starting mid laner of EG Academy. However, as Giyuuu was born in Lebanon, his visa situation is complicated. At this point, it is unsure whether Giyuuu will get the chance to compete in the LCS Academy league. Now, the organization is trying to solve visa issues. EG has brought in Aidan Joseph “5fire” Reckamp as a stand-in mid lane player for the EG Academy team. 5fire has very little competitive experience at this point. However, he did manage to win the scouting grounds tournament in September of last year. 5fire is expected to make his debut alongside the team on Feb. 1, when they face off against the TSM Academy team.

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Arend Zijdenbos
I'm Arend Zijdenbos, from the Netherlands. Gamer for as long as I can remember. My current focus is further improving at esports journalism. At the moment, I write for Daily Esports and work on a project with Gamersensei surrounding improvement in League of Legends. For more of me, find me on twitter @Azijdenbos.

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