C9 Berserker


C9 Berserker Lost His Passport and Could Miss Start of LCS Summer, Says LS

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Former Cloud9 head coach LS revealed that C9’s ADC Berserker reportedly lost his passport and American visa during the Korean boot camp.
According to LS, the reapplication process could take up to four to five weeks and Berserker might have to join Cloud9 mid-way through the season.

With the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) 2022 Summer Split kicking off in just ten days, teams have been announcing their new rosters and have been making significant rejigs to secure a top spot in the regular season. Teams including Cloud9 (C9) and Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) took off to Korea to practice on the infamous Korean Solo Queue to get into the groove.

League of Legends personality, streamer, and former C9 head coach Nick “LS” De Cesare revealed on his stream that C9’s bot-laner Kim “Berserker” Min-cheol might not join his team in time for the LCS Summer split. According to LS, the attack damage carry (ADC) player reportedly lost his passport and his visa while he met assistant coach and translator Jeong "autumn" Soo-hwan for sushi.

How many weeks of play will Berserker miss?

LS opined that Berserker might be joining Cloud9 in the middle of the regular season since applying for an American visa and passport could take anywhere between four to five weeks.

He said, “This happened a few days ago or something. So he has to get a new passport and then he also has to reapply for everything, for the American visa. Usually, that process takes four to five weeks, sometimes six or something. So I don’t know. So he might not be there until like Week 4. I don’t even know.

Going into the previous split, Cloud9 was considered one of the top teams and many expected it to lift the trophy and make it to the Mid-Season Invitational. However, the team had to battle a slew of hurdles and eventually placed second in the regular season and lost the playoffs run, too.

Notably, in February, Cloud 9 released LS from his position of head coach, which the League of Legends community initially thought was a joke made in poor taste. However, the team later also promoted Max Waldo as head coach for the team.

After a rather disappointing showing in the Spring Split, Cloud 9 ended up revamping its roster. It brought back veteran mid-laner Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen and released its top laner Park "Summit" Woo-tae. Ibrahim "Fudge" Allami who had role-swapped to the middle lane is now the top laner of the team for the Summer Split. Additionally, the team Cloud9 Academy ADC Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen shall be playing as the LCS team’s support.

It will be interesting to see whether Cloud9 finds a substitute for the ADC role or if the team would entrust Zven to take on the role while finding another support player to finish the LCS roster. The LCS 2022 Summer Split kicks off on 18th June and Cloud9’s first match is up against Evil Geniuses.

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Sadakshi is the newest addition to AFK Gaming. As a passionate gamer and an ardent League of Legends fan, she brings her journalism experience to the esports scenes of LoL and Valorant