NG Esports have announced the official signing of Kevin “xccurate” Susanto.
The 22-year-old joins NG Esports on a permanent basis after the Thai organization confirmed his addition in writing in late October 2020. He will play alongside four other nationalities in the team, where he will reunite with three of his former teammates in BTRG, Anthony “ImpressioN” Lim, Hyun-Pyo “XigN” Lee, and coach Piyangoon “MYM” Kitisin.
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Kevin has been flying TYLOO’s banner since January 2018. His contract was bought from Recca Esports following a successful ‘trial’ with the Chinese Giant at StarLadder i-League Season 4 Asia. Besides furthering his career to the most prominent Chinese team, he reunited with his fellow Indonesian compatriot BnTeT from the Recca Esports period.
The Indonesian duo’s arrival helped the squad reach new heights after clinching the StarLadder Chongqing 2018 title and several runner-ups at Qi Invitational, IEM Shanghai 2018, and TOYOTA Master CS:GO Bangkok 2018. Unfortunately, the Indonesian duo split after the arrival of Freeman, who replaced xccurate in June 2019. During his one-and-a-half years’ stint, the Chinese-Indonesian team peaked at 10th place in the HLTV.org world rankings, a record for an Asian team, after several playoffs finishes at international events.
One month following xccurate’s departure from TYLOO’s active roster, he was loaned to Big Time Regal Gaming (BTRG) and lifted trophies at WESG 2019 Southeast Asia and WDNMD Asia Invitational 2020. However in October 2020, BTRG disbanded the team following alleged breaches of the players’ contracts and xccurate returned to the Chinese giant TYLOO.
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xccurate’s addition to the team completes the last puzzle NG have been searching for in the last three months. During their four-man lineup period, the erkaSt-led team have been using several stand-ins, including ex-BTRG member Geniuss and coach MYM, to fill in the void at the 188Esports Thailand Championship 2020 and FunSpark Rivals Pre-Season respectively. It is expected that the Indonesian star will hold the AWP role within the team.
Jason “f0rsakeN” Susanto‘s big brother will make his first appearance for NG Esports later this month at the ESEA Season 36 Open Asia-Pacific, confirmed by the team’s name being displayed on at the tournament page, and the upcoming Hyperion X OEL CS:GO Launch Event.
With xccurate’s addition, NG Esports‘ roster now looks as follows:
- 🇸🇬 Anthony “ImpressioN” Lim
- 🇰🇷 Hyun-Pyo “XigN” Lee
- 🇲🇳 Erdenetsogt “erkaSt” Gantulga
- 🇹🇭 Thotsaphon “cbbk” Suphatthanaphalaphon
- 🇮🇩 Kevin “xccurate” Susanto