One of Counter Logic Gaming’s latest League of Legends acquisitions, Finn ‘Finn’ Wiestål, will be finally making his way to join up with the LCS side after his visa was finally approved.
The Swedish toplaner left LEC side Rogue to sign with CLG during the offseason, but similarly to fellow teammate Mads ‘Broxah’ Brock-Pedersen has faced delays in the visa process due to the ongoing pandemic. Finn took to Twitter to express his relief: “Got confirmation today that my visa is approved,” he tweets. “Incredibly happy and relieved but it’s difficult to really feel total relief before Broxah gets his as well… Hoping both of us will be able to cross the sea soon enough.”
CLG has had a slow start to its 2021 campaign, going 1-3 in its first week of the LCS Lock In tournament. However, the team did secure a victory against 100 Thieves, which is shaping up to be one of the stronger squads in the league this season. Finn’s arrival will see the toplaner replace Colin ‘Solo’ Earnest, who has briefly stepped in. Meanwhile, Raymond ‘Griffin’ Griffin will keep his spot in the jungle for now until Broxah can also gain clearance to cross the pond.
Messages of support from both Broxah and CLG followed Finn’s post. “Happy for you, go show everyone what you’re made of!” Writes Broxah. Meanwhile, CLG simply offered a statement: “It’s time.”
It's time. 🙌 #CLGWIN
— CLG (@clgaming) January 19, 2021
The LCS Lock In is a great opportunity for new or revamped squads to gel without it hindering their chances in the regular Split standings. Perhaps inadvertently, it is also allowing teams to ensure players can acquire the clearance needed to play despite COVID delays.