|League of Legends finals 2013|
According to Riot Games eSports manager Nick Allen (speaking to Gamespot), after a long back and forth with the government, the U.S. finally now recognises eSports players as professional athletes, and will grant them visas under that identifier. This is groundbreaking for eSports. Now we can start looking at international players that come over. It’s a much easier process because they’re actually recognised by the government. It’s a huge thing.