The evidence you submit with your application will prove your purpose for entering the United States: to compete in professional athletics.
As a sports team or agent, you can successfully petition for your athlete to enter the United States and work as a professional athlete.
USCIS recognizes videogamers as professional athletes and E-Sports as athletic events. This means that gamers are (usually) eligible for various business visas.
The P Visa and the O Visa are two of the most common visas used by immigrants who want to participate in athletic events in the U.S.
In almost all scenarios, a Major League sports contract will satisfy the requirements for obtaining one of the visas available to professional athletes.
You’ve got the athletic skills to compete at an international level, but proving it to the U.S. government involves providing documentation and paperwork.
While you won’t be able to get a green card solely from you P-1 status, a variety of family and employment-based green card options are available to you.
Whether we consider playing a video game a sport in its common meaning doesn’t determine whether e-gaming is considered a sport for immigration purposes.
Internationally recognized athletes and teams may use the P-1 visa to travel to the United States temporarily to compete in a sporting event or training.