Chinese Teams Revamp Rosters Due to Visa Issues Ahead of Wild Rift Icons 2022

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Chinese Teams Revamp Rosters Due to Visa Issues Ahead of Wild Rift Icons 2022

John Dave Rossel
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Chinese teams have made roster changes for the Wild Rift Icons Global Championship 2022 due to Visa issues.
OMG has withdrawn from the tournament and will be replaced by J Team.
Only the Chinese teams FunPlus Phoenix and J Team will not be making any roster changes.

As the pinnacle of League of Legends: Wild Rift competitions draws closer, Chinese representatives are met with a challenge forcing them to make roster changes. Due to Visa issues, one of the teams who qualified in the Wild Rift Icons Global Championship 2022 has withdrawn from the event and will be replaced with a new representative. The rest of the Chinese teams have made changes to their roster with the exception of FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) and J Team. This means that the representatives from China shall head to Singapore for the Wild Rift Icons Global Championship 2022 and will not have to resort to competing in an online format in the upcoming event.

WRL Teams announce revamped rosters due to Visa issues

The Chinese Wild Rift teams were met with a challenge that threatened their chance to compete in the world series event. This left Oh My God (OMG) with no option but to give up its slot. According to Riot Games, the WRL 2022 Season 1 third placed team - J Team will participate as a replacement.

JD Gaming’s (JDG) pro player Liu "Timeless1" Xue was not able to secure a Visa in time, forcing the team to replace him with Chi from Team Weibo. The assistant coach Zhang "Mor" Hongwei will also serve as the team’s substitute player.

Nova Esports’ Zeng "Guoguo" Junli will not be able to join the team in the upcoming world series event. The pro player will be replaced with the team’s substitute player Wei "Nian" Haojin and the team has also signed a new player named ScarL.

The WRL 2022 Season 1 champion FunPlus Phoenix will not make any roster changes ahead of the Wild Rift Icons Global Championship 2022.

J Team Wild Rift Roster

These last-minute roster changes may affect each of the teams’ performance in the upcoming world series event. However, given the Chinese Wild Rift teams’ impressive track record, it shall be most interesting to see how each of them perform in the upcoming tournament.

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John is a mobile esports writer for AFK Gaming that specializes in Wild Rift and Mobile Legends, whilst also maintaining an overview of the Free Fire, COD Mobile and PUBG Mobile esports scenes.