Singapore’s top CS:GO team lose three core members, add a new face, bring back a familiar face and move a coach to the active line-up.
Despite having lackluster results in International tournaments, the Chinese-owned Singaporean team has consistently kept a top 5 placing for most of 2018 on our monthly Asian CS:GO team rankings, peaking at #40 on the HLTV World rankings in August last year.
Earlier this year, the team announced the departure of Kumaresan “Tommy” Ramani and Benjamin “moxie” Kou, leaving a void to fill. While moxie was a stand-in for some time, Tommy was a full-time player for the team and one of the core members for some time. CSGO2ASIA has learned that the contracts for both players were up for renewal, but both the organization and players mutually agreed not to extend them.
In an official statement to CSGO2ASIA, the organization’s aims are clear, to take B.O.O.T in 2019 to the next level:
“Our goal has always been to be one of the best teams in Asia and to qualify for international tournaments where priceless experience can be gained competing against international teams of better caliber than their Asian counterparts. This has not changed and we’re hungrier than ever to push ourselves to be the best team that we can be.”
The spots given up by Tommy and moxie will go to ex-player Benedict “
Lastly, in a surprising move, B.O.O.T has decided to bring in their coach, Alex “
With that, the active line-up for B.O.O.T-d[S] is now as follows:
- 🇸🇬 Nevin “splashske” Aw (AWP)
- 🇸🇬 Alex “alecks” Salle (IGL)
- 🇸🇬 Benedict “benkai” Tan (Rifle)
- 🇸🇬 Leslie “bobosaur” Soen (Rifle)
- 🇲🇾 Ahmad Khalish “D4v41” Rusyaidee (Hybrid)
- 🇸🇬 Anthony “ImpressioN” Lim (Back-up)
The new squad will be in action in upcoming online qualifiers for various international events.