German Pro Gamer’s Visa Denied, Kicked Out Of America

German Pro Gamer’s Visa Denied, Kicked Out Of America

Marcel “Dexter” Feldkamp, a pro gamer on the League of Legends circuit, landed in Washington on Friday on the way to a tournament in California. It’s as far as he got.

As The Daily Dot first reported, Feldkamp was detained at Washington’s Dulles International Airport. In a series of tweets, he says he first had his luggage searched, then his visa denied, then he even spent the night in a holding cell at the airport.

Just had the worst travelling experience ever. 2 flights delayed + luggage lost and im getting searched? Hope i wont have to spend the night

— Marcel Feldkamp (@MarcelFeldkamp) January 3, 2014

Visa got cancelled. On my way Home again for nothing

— Marcel Feldkamp (@MarcelFeldkamp) January 3, 2014

I also had the pleasure to spend a night in a cell. Fuck my Life

— Marcel Feldkamp (@MarcelFeldkamp) January 3, 2014

Feldkamp’s team, CLG, says they’ve got no idea why he was detained.

We don’t know why he got denied or how long till he can come back yet. His athlete visa needs to be approved before he comes back however

— Counter Logic Gaming (@clgaming) January 3, 2014

As you may remember, prominent pro gamers can now get athlete visas to enter the US; Feldkamp was originally travelling under a waiver, like many folks can on short trips, but will now have to wait and see if an application for the more formal athletes visa is approved before returning.

We contacted Feldkamp for comment and further information – specifically, why he was detained – and were told a statement via CLG is forthcoming.

German ‘League of Legends’ pro denied entry to U.S. [Daily Dot]

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