• Leffen Unable to Attend Genesis 3
  • As some of you may know, Genesis 3, one of the biggest Smash tournaments is taking place this Friday. Although Leffen has been preparing for the event for a long time, it is with great disappointment that we announce today he will be unable to attend Genesis 3. His visa situation has been unique, and resulted in massive complications with the processing of his application. We have been pushing hard for its approval, but were unfortunately unable to have it completed by Genesis.

     

    “Hey guys, it is indeed as you some of you suspected – I unfortunately won’t be attending Genesis 3. It’s really rough to be missing out on such a huge tournament again, especially since the Genesis Series has always been very special to me. The first Genesis  was one of the first tournaments I ever watched, and Genesis 2 was my first time traveling to America as well as my first major, and they’re both a big part of why I still play Smash to this day.


    I was really excited to come back and show everybody that I’m the best, even more so after my disappointing Dreamhack performance, but sadly enough Genesis 3 won’t be that tournament,
    However, my feelings haven’t changed, and I’m more motivated than ever going into 2016, and I promise that you guys won’t have to wait much longer to see me back on top! 😉

    Lastly, I’d like to give a big shoutout to Team Solomid as well as Red Bull for working hard at resolving the issues, and of course, all the fans who’s supported me through this rough time, I really wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you guys!”

    -William ‘Leffen’ Hjelte

     

    As per the status of his visa, it is currently in the final stages of processing. Although we could not finish it for this Friday, we hope to have a positive resolution very soon thanks to the assistance of Red Bull from whom we have had much help with streamlining the process. Additionally, Leffen has been extremely focused on training to have the best year possible. There are extensive plans in place to document his experiences and interactions with his fans that cheer for him through thick and thin. There is a great deal in store for the upcoming year, and we are all truly looking forward to it.

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