CSGO2ASIA.com has prepared you with the type of equipment and settings Andrew “kaze” Khong uses to face all of the best Asian teams!
Andrew “kaze” Khong is a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player from Malaysia. He was born in Malaysia on July 22, 1994. His professional career started as early as 2010 when he joined Team Extreme on CS:Source. However, his true journey began when the Singaporean team dream[S]cape approached him to be their 6th man. Long story short, 2015 was the year he went back to a Malaysian roster with MVP Karnal. While not winning a significant trophy during their one and a half year period, MVP.Karnal became Malaysia’s highest-ranked squad in that period. The next six months were not a smooth ride, but they still served as a stepping stone for him. He was a member of Fire Dragoon Esports and JYP Gaming, which acquired the Malaysian roster of MVP.Karnal for a short stint.
MVP’s best ever accomplishment was taking the first spot in ASEAN Games for Esports in 2016, bringing home more than the US$32,000 first-place award. The RM310,000 (~US$75,766) event was one of the most significant events in Southeast Asia, even until now. This roster, which included kaze and the other big names, was a major factor in Malaysia’s “boleh” performance in the region. Kaze’s success itself with the AWP attracted many individuals and teams, including the Chinese team Flash Gaming.
2017 was a pivotal year for the 22-year-old at the time. He joined the player-owned organization Flash Gaming with three TYLOO members and one from ViCi. He was the third Southeast Asian player to enter the international stage, after Hansel “BnTeT” Ferdinand and Ngoc “Zac” Thien Nguyen. One of the most important achievements of the Chinese-Malaysian roster was EXTREMESLAND ZOWIE Asia CS:GO 2017.
In April 2018, kaze decided not to extend his deal with Flash Gaming in order to enter the 2018 roster of ViCi Gaming alongside other major names such as zhokiNg, advent, aumaN, and Freeman. Since then, they have accumulated seven big championships, and they’re always hoping to defend their status as China’s best team in the coming years.
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Playing at the highest level means using equipment that is going to maximize your potential. For better gaming performance, a player should have the most comfortable mouse, mouse pad, monitor, headset for him/herself. If these four tools are chosen properly, it can give a slight advantage to the player. As an FPS player, the mouse and monitor are the most important components to focus on. As we can see, kaze uses some of the best equipment available in the market right now.
|Monitor||BENQ XL2546K 240HZ|
|Mousepad||ZOWIE G-SR-SE DEEP BLUE|
|Keyboard||Corsair K70 RGB MK.2|
|Headset||HyperX Cloud Flight|
Aiming and mouse movement is an essential part of skills that is required in order to be good at Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Finding an accurate sensitivity can be struggling or even nerve-racking. The key is to use whatever feels comfortable and stick with it. It is best not to change your mouse sensitivity too frequently. Although the configuration for every people is not the same, consider trying kaze’s mouse settings down below:
According to ProSettings, more than 74% of CS:GO professional players use a 4:3 aspect ratio, and 73% stretched scaling mode. Changing your aspect ratio will have the greatest impact on the way you view the game. Different ratios allow for different resolutions, and some displays will look differ from others. Nevertheless, keep in mind to use whatever resolution works best for you. There is no such thing as the best resolution for everyone. Same as mouse sensitivity, we advise you not to change your resolution too frequently to have the benefit of your muscle memory.
|Color Mode||Computer Monitor|
|Black Bars / Stretched||Stretched|
-novid -high -freq 240 -tickrate 128 +rate 786432
Kaze’s Crosshair Settings
Finding a perfect crosshair can improve your game in a big way. One thing to consider in finding the perfect crosshair is that the crosshair should be visible in any map environment. It should not be distracting nor block your viewing angle. Kaze’s crosshair settings can be found below:
cl_crosshairalpha 255; cl_crosshaircolor 1; cl_crosshairdot 0; cl_crosshairgap -2; cl_crosshairsize 2; cl_crosshairstyle 4; cl_crosshairusealpha 1; cl_crosshairthickness 1; cl_crosshair_sniper_width 1; cl_crosshair_drawoutline 0;
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