Team SoloMid’s William “Leffen” Hjelte has had a long and arduous road to make it back to the United States for competitive play. When we had last reported on this issue, Leffen had announced that he was unable to attend Evolution 2016 due to the processing time involved in receiving a visa to compete in tournaments.
Today, it was announced that his visa application had finally cleared, and his visa has been approved.
CONGRATS @TSM_Leffen on his approved visa. The added administrative process wasn't. Its finally done. ( sorry for the delete)
— Andy Dinh (@TSMReginald) October 3, 2016
Approval doesn’t mean that the visa is in his passport just yet, however. Because of this, Leffen has announced that his attendance of The Big House 6 is still up in the air at this moment.
TBH is still uncertain. I'll keep you posted!
So happy I'm finally in the clear. Huge shoutouts to everyone who supported me through it.
— William Hjelte (@TSM_Leffen) October 3, 2016
While this means that he may not be able to attend one of the biggest majors in competitive Smash, it is now certain that the United States will see Leffen back on shore very soon, and should certainly confirm his attendance for Evolution 2017–should Super Smash Bros. Melee once again make the roster.