ex-Beyond re-open to offers as Team LZ’s deal fell through

by Juandi

The starting lineup will remain together as a package deal to any interested organization.

The squad includes Anupong “stk” Mueangngam and other prominent names in the scene and have placed themselves on the transfer list once again as the deal did not work out with the Malaysian-based organization, Team LZ. A close source told CSGO2ASIA.com that the transaction fell apart due to a “complicated situation” inside Team LZ.

ex-Beyond also appeared on many occasions under the Team LZ name, including the 5E Arena Open Southeast Asia Season 1, the Funspark ULTI 2021 Regional Series 1, the ESEA Season 36 Open APAC, and the Perfect World League Open Qualifier Season 1. They finished 3rd-4th place in four of the five competitions.

Meanwhile, there is no word on Team LZ’s Malaysian lineup prospects, which was last seen competing in the ROG Masters 2021 APAC Finals, where they forfeited in the round of 16 against ZIGMA.

History of ex-Beyond

The squad’s origins can be traced all the way back to their ALPHA Red days. They dominated the Thai scene in 2019 by winning several domestic tournaments, including the FPSThailand CS:GO Pro League Season 6 and eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia 2019 Thailand Qualifier. Their presence at the pinnacle of Asian Counter-Strike was shown by their second and third-place finishes at the OMEN Challenger Series 2019 and ESL Pro League Season 10 Asia, respectively.

One month after ALPHA Red decided to disband their Counter-Strike division at the start of 2020, Beyond Esports took over the old ALPHA Red roster, replacing foxz with qqGOD a month later. The squad have consistently performed well, where they have qualified for every Tier 1 playoff event in Asia, including DreamHack Masters Spring 2020, PAL Summer 2020, and ESL Pro League Season 12 Asia.

Despite failing to win any foreign titles during their ten-month tenure under the Beyond Esports label, the stk-led squad has enjoyed regional success. They also dominated the Thai scene with victories at 1XeSport CS:GO Challenge 2020 and 188Esports Thailand Championship 2020, defeating many well-known Thai teams such as NG Esports and Lucid Dream.

SEE MORE: ex-Beyond Esports open to offers

In a statement given to CSGO2ASIA.com, Phoomphat “qqGOD” Phojjanart expressed his desire of ex-Beyond to stick together as a team.

“We are willing to play full time, and five of us will be sticking together, including our coach. We are open to discuss any possible offers from local and international organizations. For more information, interested parties can contact us through email at: [email protected]

– Phoomphat “qqGOD” Phojjanart

The following ex-Beyond Esports members are currently seeking a new organization:

  • 🇹🇭 Sanya ”SANFET” Phanjam (coach)

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