DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 25: From R to L Team Liquid Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng, Eonyoung "Impact" Jeong, Jake "Xmithie" Puchero, Nicolaj Jensen and Yongin "CoreJJ" Jo (Not Pictured) lift the LCS Championship Trophy during Day-2 of the 2019 LCS Summer Finals at Little Caesars Arena on August 25, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Team Liquid defeated Team Cloud9 3-2 in a best of 5 match play to win the North American 2019 League of Legends Championship. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

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With multiple players still unable to enter the country due to visa issues, Team Liquid is now exploring other options. The start of the 2020 spring split is only three weeks away, and coach Cain, academy player Shernfire, and starting jungler Broxah are all unable to enter the country. With no way to know when their visa issues will be resolved, Liquid is looking elsewhere for help.

TF Blade joined Team Liquid in 2018 as a streamer and content creator. Many people speculated that he may fill in, and that looks like it could be a possibility. He announced that he’ll be heading to Los Angeles, both for content and to potentially participate in the LCS. This would mark TF Blade’s first professional competition, and it would be with North America’s best.

Joe’s thoughts: Obviously, this is far from ideal. Not only is TF Blade a rookie as far as the LCS is concerned, he’s also a top laner. It’s unlikely they would ask him to flex to jungle, so someone else on the team may need to trade roles. Keep an eye on this situation. It would be a bummer to see Liquid finally lose a split because of visa issues.