Immi to miss Pro League Finals due to visa issues

NRG coach Ian "Immi" Harding has announced that will not be able to attend the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals due to visa issues.

On Twitter, the 28-year-old explained that this comes after his visa request to live in the United States was denied.

In a recent interview with, Ian "Immi" Harding had indicated that he remained hopeful of securing a visa "in mid-May" to join up with the squad before the ESL event, which kicks off on Tuesday.

Immi will not stand behind the team in Dallas

This latest development will cast doubt on the British coach's future with NRG, despite the fact that the team have steadily improved under his tutelage. Immi also added fuel to speculation by leaving NRG's ESEA roster on Saturday.

The Pro League Finals would be Immi's second LAN event as NRG's coach, after IEM Sydney, where the North American team finished in 9th-12th place following close defeats to Astralis and G2.

NRG have been drawn in Group A for the Pro League Finals, with their first match pitting them against Heroic, a last-minute replacement following HellRaisers' withdrawal.

United Kingdom Ian 'Immi' Harding
Ian 'Immi' Harding
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Liberia tfldx 
2018-05-14 00:28
NiKo | 
Austria adse_ 
2018-05-14 00:31
FalleN | 
Poland Snoozie1 
2018-05-14 00:27
Visa xd
2018-05-14 00:27
France Astyx 
How can this still happens ? After Heroic with visa issues now NRG coach... Theres always visa issues with USA tournaments
2018-05-14 03:59
It’s really unfortunate. It is sad to see so many teams have problems playing and not being able to play their best because of the US government
2018-05-14 04:50
Netherlands HetIsPatat 
#MAGA Let's build a YUGE wall. It will be bigly.
2018-05-14 07:23
Maybe they shouldn't have a criminal record
2018-05-14 20:15
You know you can get a criminal record for speeding? Or smoking a joint? Staying off the record isnt as easy peasy you think it might be
2018-05-15 08:21
2018-05-14 00:27
United States Kick_Rush_FFS 
2018-05-14 00:27
Ukraine Pham_ 
2018-05-14 00:28
Turkey W10 
how the fuck an UK citizen can have visa problem?
2018-05-14 00:28
+1 xD
2018-05-14 01:05
Finland no_man 
He looks a little brown
2018-05-14 02:52
made my day :D
2018-05-14 08:16
Made my day :D
2018-05-14 08:19
2018-05-14 16:20
Finland ceresje 
+1 xdd
2018-05-14 05:44
United Kingdom galaxzy 
wait no visa from uk to us wtf
2018-05-14 00:28
Weird eh. Although, the US & much of the Common Wealth have new treaties in place for sharing immigration & visa data. Without knowing immi, it's likely* something in the past (conviction, moral turpitude, drug violation etc.), health related (highly unlikely), or a misrepresentation in the application process.
2018-05-14 01:04
From Liverpool ofc he has criminal record
2018-05-14 13:04
I was so confused but this explains everything
2018-05-14 14:51
From what I understood, I thought it was just canada/US that had a sharing policy for immigration data and could access backgrounds of people trying to come in. Are you sure UK is in there too? But yeah if it's true then I assume this fellow had something on his record they didn't like, or he just failed at filling out the application.
2018-05-14 18:14
But uk owns usa
2018-05-14 07:44
United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
rip uk wtf brexit lol
2018-05-14 00:29
Brexit is good, don't believe the bureaucrat snobs. EU has failed, the politicians didn't know how to do it properly.
2018-05-14 02:44
Czech Republic LIFTY! 
2018-05-14 07:16
United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
Learn all the facts wellbeing > freedom EU is shite and slow but better than no eu
2018-05-14 09:21
EU is indeed utterly shite, slow and worst of all.. undemocratic at its core. Countries like yours and mine are definitely better off making our own rules and take care of our own economy! It's you who should learn the facts!
2018-05-14 10:08
United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
Not sure about danish situ but drops in cheap labor and loss of material well being outweigh and legal freedom we lose, especially as EU caves on every issue that matters to us
2018-05-14 11:18
loss of material well being, such as??? if anything you're better off deciding what to use your own money for.. You know britain had the most beautiful legal and economic system and you throw it out the window for this EU horror show
2018-05-14 12:40
2018-05-14 00:28
Brazil FishBallCat 
2 fast for me to be first damn boy
2018-05-14 00:28
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2018-05-14 08:17
Poland Hamadoshi 
2018-05-14 00:29
that sucks since his arrival NRG have been really improving. Would suck to see him go because visa issues :|
2018-05-14 00:30
Brazil truphexz^ 
feels bad rip
2018-05-14 00:30
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CIS Dowa) 
what a loss
2018-05-14 00:30
Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
next cs go tournament in Antarctica
2018-05-14 00:31
Germany Chris Walker 
Is this happens because he is from the UNITED KINGDOM???
2018-05-14 00:33
Greece knk74 
Gj na
2018-05-14 00:33
World Nydhogg 
since when UK citizens not allowed in USA?
2018-05-14 00:34
Paraguay HighAlching 
since the boston tea party
2018-05-14 01:03
World Nydhogg 
2018-05-14 01:05
2018-05-14 02:44
United States HorchataMan 
2018-05-14 03:18
Switzerland Tacticalsine 
2018-05-14 08:14
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2018-05-14 00:39
Yugoslavia plsnopermaban 
look at his hltv picture and look at his twitter picture LOL
2018-05-14 00:39
Aging is a bitch aint it
2018-05-14 01:47
United States No5712 
thought that he would live in the US with NRG?
2018-05-14 00:50
Portugal Foxpornstar 
NRG will win no problem
2018-05-14 00:54
Brazil hugoooo 
STOP MAKING BIG LANS ON FREAKIN USA FFS!! The number of times someone missed a big lan because of fucking visas is ridiculous!! Make it in countries where it's easy from everybody to enter!
2018-05-14 00:55
Brazil davidzor 
+1 make big lans only in Europe
2018-05-14 01:24
Its not the us fault in this case
2018-05-14 01:28
All world problem is from usa EZ LUL axaxaxaxaxa
2018-05-14 01:39
Nice englando BTW LUL axaxaxa
2018-05-14 01:40
Lul why are you making fun yourself axaxaxaxaxa Autist axaxaxaxaxa
2018-05-14 03:16
LUL enjoy vac ban LUL axaxaxaxaxa
2018-05-14 07:06
Spain Chonita 
then whos fault is it?
2018-05-14 21:52
Czech Republic LIFTY! 
Yeah exactly. Seems like every second or more tournaments is played in US. Before every tournament in US you can see news like, XXX to miss due VISA issues. Stop these US lans before someone creates some esports union to make applying for VISA easier.
2018-05-14 07:23
2018-05-14 09:13
Brazil FishBallCat 
2018-05-14 01:09
Best president in history
2018-05-14 08:51
Why is this news though? Who cares.
2018-05-14 01:16
Brazil DiegoXPG 
immi is going to make a giant foul for NRG, but we'll be able to do well without him!
2018-05-14 01:29
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Turkey xAiakos 
VISA ISSUES borrrrrrrrrrrrrring
2018-05-14 01:33
Brazil leogmg 
events in na lul tuck frump
2018-05-14 01:58
United States pzez 
Seems quite odd that he announced 3 days ago that he'll have "news soon", with an emoji, and one that doesn't exactly represent something bad happening.
2018-05-14 03:00
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
It's represents "I can't believe this shit is still happening", which is rather accurate.
2018-05-14 09:12
2018-05-14 03:24
Odd that a brit would not be able to secure a visa
2018-05-14 03:48
Of ALL THE PEOPLE how is the brit the one with visa issues. I hate visas
2018-05-14 04:15 Must of had some issues regarding application or past history, possible incorrect paperwork. Feelsbadman, hopefully he isn't leaving the team, NRG has been doing rly weel recently. Hopefully they can do good in Dallas.
2018-05-14 04:37
Toxic country requires VISA
2018-05-14 05:16
Brazil davidzor 
That's why Brazil is like that?
2018-05-14 06:04
Europe ImSadEveryday 
so bad, bro
2018-05-14 05:18
Immi gration....
2018-05-14 05:34
Bulgaria nekzcs 
fcking visa..
2018-05-14 06:48
make more events in us!
2018-05-14 08:22
United Kingdom cowbunga 
they’re getting ImAPet probably
2018-05-14 08:46
these comments are too funny.
2018-05-14 08:56
GREATEST COUNTRY xddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
2018-05-14 08:57
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
Shaq dollars don't do anything anymore?
2018-05-14 09:14
:( unluko
2018-05-14 09:54
y y y fuxking why, America refuses so many outstanding players to enter this country who only wanna play for honour and money!
2018-05-14 10:57
Russia RoneEZ 
UK not go to UK colony LUL
2018-05-14 13:07
Holy shit, you're 28 and still irresponsible enough to secure a VISA on time? Oh wow.
2018-05-14 13:42
United States drobotgamer 
Name checks out
2018-05-14 14:33
+9999 namechecksout drobotgamer, maybe you're also a 28 yr old still livin on your parents house and still being fed. rofl. how sad, maybe you should get yourself to the welfare line.
2018-05-14 14:49
fucking usa i hate the us fuck us fuck us fuck us
2018-05-14 14:50
did i mention that AMERIKA SUCKS
2018-05-14 14:50
Spain Chonita 
What? i didint see it ....:)
2018-05-14 21:54
Poland WaldaS 
Someone will replace him or they will play without coach?
2018-05-14 16:57
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