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South Korean League of Legends pro joins Vietnamese team

By Hoang Nguyen   May 22, 2021 | 04:21 am PT
South Korean League of Legends pro joins Vietnamese team
Kim "Poss" Min-cheol as a Team WE player. Photo courtesy of Team WE.
Kim "Poss" Min-cheol has joined Vietnam's Cerberus Esports, set to become the first foreign League of Legends (LoL) player in the country.

Cerberus confirmed Poss’s workpermit had been approved by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs on Saturday, meaning he could now sign a contract and work in Vietnam. Poss actually came to Cerberus in February this year but could not compete for the team in Vietnam Championship Series (VCS) Spring 2021 due to a hiccup in getting a work permit.

The 23-year-old top laner used to play for South Korean LoL teams like RGA and Gangwon before moving to Team WE, the very first esports club based in China, and then Cerberus.

If Cerberus registers Poss for the VCS Summer 2021 and gets approval from the organizer, he will become the first foreigner to play at VCS.

Last year, Team Flash had successfully recruited Kim "Profit" Jun-hyung, champion of League Champions Korea (LCK) 2017. However, the South Korean could not play any match for Team Flash due to problems in obtaining a work permit. Profit then left Team Flash and returned to South Korea.

After the case involving Profit, it was suggested VCS revise regulations related to foreign players, to create opportunities for Vietnam in welcoming world-class LoL players.

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