Today, we are happy to announce that we have secured a P-1 professional athlete visa for Jevon “Goonjar” Gooljar-Lim. Jevon is one of the first Call of Duty players in the world to receive a P-1 Visa, reserved for internationally-recognized athletes.
With eSports visas garnering so much attention in recent weeks, we are thrilled that another compLexity gamer has been acknowledged at such an official level. We are also confident that Jevon’s visa is a large step in the right direction for legitimizing competitive gaming; the government issues a maximum of 25,000 P visas annually, making the application and screening process very selective.
“When signing Jevon we knew it was very important to ensure his ability to participate in US LAN events,” said Kyle Bautista, General Manager of compLexity. “We made it a top priority to work with Activision/Blizzard, ESL, and the legal team at McCown & Evans to secure a P-1A visa. With his approval for a P-1A, Goonjar should have no problems entering the country for future events under the compLexity banner. We hope that our efforts will help to pave the way for more Call of Duty players to gain P-1A status and reduce the barrier of international competition.”
Jevon “Goonjar” Gooljar-Lim had this to say:
“I’m thankful to compLexity for helping me become one of the first professional Call of Duty players to be approved for a US P-1A athletic visa. This is something that I could not have achieved without their help and I look forward to being with them for the future.”
Thank you for your continued support!