kaze joins Flash Gaming

Flash Gaming have announced that they have completed their roster with the addition of Andrew "kaze" Khong from JYP.

Andrew "⁠Kaze⁠" Khong, 22, will join Chinese quartet YuLun "⁠Summer⁠" Cai, QiFang "⁠Karsa⁠" Su, KunHua "⁠LOVEYY⁠" Bai and YuanZhang "⁠Attacker⁠" Sheng in this new project, which is supported by private investors and offers players a stake in the company as co-owners.

The Malaysian player, who will move to China at the start of next month with his family, is widely regarded as one of the most exciting young talents in Asian Counter-Strike, with a LAN rating of 1.21.


kaze will further his career in China 

He becomes the latest player from Southeast Asia to pursue a career in China, following Hansel "⁠BnTeT⁠" Ferdinand's move to TyLoo and Ngoc "⁠Zac⁠" Thien Nguyen's transfer to Born of Fire.

"I am really happy and proud to be part of Flash Gaming," Khong said in a statement. "I would like to thank them for taking me, it is a big opportunity and a great honour to play with top players from China.

"With this lineup, I hope we will represent Asia at international events and even at Majors! We will give our best.

"I would like to thank JYP Gaming and their owners but all the support, and also the players for the great time we had.

"A special 'thank you' goes to Aiman "aimaNNN" Azham for bringing me to the team, and also to Aaron "pkzid" Pereira for teaching me so much. I have learned a lot from you."

Flash and JYP have also agreed that Kaze will play out the rest of the ZEN Esports Network League with the Malaysian team, HLTV.org has learned. JYP currently sit second in the Asian group, with a 3-3 record.

The Chinese team's lineup will consist of:

China YuLun "⁠Summer⁠" Cai
China QiFang "⁠Karsa⁠" Su
China KunHua "⁠LOVEYY⁠" Bai
China YuanZhang "⁠Attacker⁠" Sheng 
Malaysia Andrew "⁠Kaze⁠" Khong 
 

Vietnam Ngoc 'Zac' Thien Nguyen
Ngoc 'Zac' Thien Nguyen
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
76
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
China YuLun 'Summer' Cai
YuLun 'Summer' Cai
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
318
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
Malaysia Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
174
KPR:
0.83
DPR:
0.63
China QiFang 'Karsa' Su
QiFang 'Karsa' Su
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
90
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.61
China YuanZhang 'Attacker' Sheng
YuanZhang 'Attacker' Sheng
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
321
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.41
Maps played:
95
KPR:
0.96
DPR:
0.62
China KunHua 'LOVEYY' Bai
KunHua 'LOVEYY' Bai
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
309
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
#6
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Singapore Prawblems
wtf
2017-03-25 15:59
8 replies
Kaze is good
2017-03-25 15:59
7 replies
#29
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Singapore Prawblems
but that was extremely unexpected congrats to him though, really deserved
2017-03-25 16:00
1 reply
Agreed
2017-03-25 16:00
#64
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Poland sakkeustnp
-LOVEYY +BnTeT
2017-03-25 16:48
2 replies
crazyguy > BnTeT although Id really like to see both in the same team
2017-03-25 22:24
1 reply
#150
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Korea ka1ske
no
2017-03-27 07:14
Kaze is good but BnTeT is a god
2017-03-25 16:52
*god
2017-03-25 18:28
gl faze
2017-03-25 15:59
#11
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Malaysia Mision
Wow
2017-03-25 15:59
meeehhh
2017-03-25 15:59
#13
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Australia atheoo_
nice!!!!1
2017-03-25 15:59
expected
2017-03-25 15:59
#17
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Singapore Guard_CSGO
This team will be gud
2017-03-25 15:59
#19
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Switzerland TyRRRR
What teh fuck is happening with ASIAN SCENE
2017-03-25 15:59
1 reply
They are mixing blood to make superior CS genes and then dominate the world ofc
2017-03-25 19:17
#20
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Canada DeputyCJ
YEEEEEEEEEES gl kaze
2017-03-25 15:59
Holy moly, SEA Mercenaries are real
2017-03-25 15:59
#23
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Poland blokzieNTC
-karsa +BnTeT =t1 team
2017-03-25 15:59
4 replies
#141
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Europe lnfluence
+1
2017-03-26 13:19
+1
2017-03-30 19:57
#153
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United States RecoS
+!
2017-04-30 11:14
And who will IGL?
2017-05-06 03:26
#24
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Denmark JustYes
upset potential, never top 15
2017-03-25 15:59
wow
2017-03-25 16:00
I thought it was something to faze lel
2017-03-25 16:01
wow. thats weird af, didn't know he could speak Chinese. Pretty good lineup
2017-03-25 16:01
1 reply
#126
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Singapore Trisha
He is chinese ya know xD His name is andrew khong
2017-03-26 06:24
Great pickup, some good potential here
2017-03-25 16:01
#34
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Australia Australis
KREYGASM
2017-03-25 16:01
#35
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Brunei br0ks
scary line-up on the paper, lets see if they can achieve something
2017-03-25 16:02
holy shit new top1 in china confirmed
2017-03-25 16:02
TYLOO VS FLASH Gaming Kreygasm
2017-03-25 16:04
nice
2017-03-25 16:05
wat is it a trend to take southeastern Asian player to Chinese team?
2017-03-25 16:05
Idk why LOVEYY instead of Savage, I just hope they at least tried to approach him. I find it really odd to have that guy wasted in vg.renaissance :(
2017-03-25 16:10
2 replies
well they would have to approach vg first, pretty sure he has a contract and that means they wont give him out for free
2017-03-25 16:26
savage wont play without tb is the main issue
2017-03-25 17:23
-Karsa +Savage
2017-03-25 16:11
1 reply
Well Karsa to coach at least
2017-03-25 19:18
damn the hell with these asian mixes doeee
2017-03-25 16:12
RIP Tyloo
2017-03-25 16:12
#48
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Serbia Strumfleus
sooooo he speaks chinase?
2017-03-25 16:20
2 replies
he is chinese
2017-03-26 09:00
1 reply
Cool then
2017-03-26 13:37
RIP JYP
2017-03-25 16:21
#50
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Brazil ztxizhan
-karsa +bottle. ez top 5 world
2017-03-25 16:21
#51
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Faroe Islands _shubaN
Asia CS scene last few days LUL
2017-03-25 16:21
#52
f0rest | 
Other HRQ1
Asia > NA LUL
2017-03-25 16:23
most igls get a lot of flak but if karsa can pull his weight while making calls this is probably a top 2 asian team. RIP jyp though
2017-03-25 16:24
Well, Asia scene is really promising! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-03-25 16:26
Oh cmon, Flash wtf is this. I mean kaze ain't bad, but what about Savage or zhokiNg? They probs ran in some problems so VG didn't wanna let go of zhokiNg and Savage.
2017-03-25 16:26
8 replies
Savage is known to have an ego the size of China and he doesnt get along so well with Tyloo players including fancy and Attacker, something about the new generation of Chinese players not giving him enough respect despite his 1.6 status
2017-03-25 16:30
6 replies
What about zhokiNg though? Imo he seems like a really nice player.
2017-03-25 16:59
3 replies
#80
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China Maltose
zhoking doesnt get well along with fancy either, and he's playing with advent
2017-03-25 17:16
2 replies
Advent holds him back This is like shox and Smithzz
2017-03-25 19:19
1 reply
#129
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China Maltose
likely, but shox is nearly complete, while zhoking and advent r like hands and brain
2017-03-26 07:58
Did not know that. What are your sources ? If that's real, it's pretty stupid if you think about it. He would literraly be stuck in a lower tier scene refusing to play amongst the best just because of his ego :( What a shame. Sometimes I just don't get some players :P
2017-03-25 17:59
1 reply
It's not ego but it's well known the chinese scene is like the french scene. There a lot of politics and people who want to only play and stick with their friends (savage and tb, fancy and attacker and karsa [as you see, in the end attacker followed fancy1 since he was his closest buddy in Tyloo], advent and zhoking, etc etc ) and also players not getting along with other players (especially old school generation players vs new school like most tyloo players , excluding mo and hz who's been around since 1.6). It's all politics. Also regarding the Tyloo fiasco, 'SOMEBODY' was initially removed because he was willing to follow fancy1/attacker/karsa to another team because he was afraid he would be left alone with a team that won't have a chance to compete if the main members left (fancy1 instigated this since he will not stay on the team if captainMo is on the roster), but after speaking to him 'SOMEBODY' decided to stay and Tyloo accepted since Tyloo found out that SOMEBODY was a neutral person who had never initiated leaving and was just following the majority of the team, and was willing to stay with Tyloo after they talked to him. Attacker on the other hand refused to talk and negotiate with Tyloo after fancy1/karsa officially was removed. You can read more about it here from Kindy's statement including chat logs with fancy1 (Tyloo manager who exposed everything after fancy1's false claims, basically fancy1 was a greedy guy who created all the false drama and got removed for trying to hijack the roster and get mo kicked for his buddy karsa which he showed favoritism to): weibo.com/ttarticle/p/show?id=2309404063.. If you cannot understand chinese, use google translate, you will get most of the idea, to help you out when using google translate, 'cabbage' refers to attacker' and 'little devil' refers to SOMEBODY. Also the chinese do not like to change rosters unless absolutely necessary, they like to grow with their teammates and succeed and fail together, that's a culture thing.
2017-03-26 00:43
kaze > both
2017-03-25 17:13
Good Move
2017-03-25 16:27
Asia scene in a nutshell xd
2017-03-25 16:29
wtf is going on china they are literally copying each other
2017-03-25 16:31
1 reply
That's like a trend. Maybe China cs is not good enough to compete.
2017-03-26 08:58
let's go fancy1
2017-03-25 16:31
RIP Tyloo
2017-03-25 16:33
like wtf man , i already predicted this move , but still unreal. i think recca is a good choice for kaze , bc the language between malay and bahasa not have so much different. but yeah this would be a tough moment for chinese csgo esports. everyone got that foreign aid lul. chinese csgo esports would be an interesting thing to watch
2017-03-25 16:53
5 replies
Kaze wont join recca bcs recca already have dedicated awper, xcurrate
2017-03-25 17:07
4 replies
+crazyguy , 3 awper lul
2017-03-25 17:23
3 replies
+Mo 4 awpers
2017-03-25 19:20
2 replies
+m0e 5 awpers
2017-03-25 19:31
1 reply
+Adren 6 man lineup
2017-03-25 19:35
what is happening with all this SEA players joining chinese teams looool still i dont know how communication will work,but kaze is a very good player and this team looks very promising, lets see, gl kaze!
2017-03-25 16:58
3 replies
kaze is a malaysian chinese.
2017-03-25 20:33
1 reply
Okok ty for the information:)
2017-03-26 13:24
mad cause fox is shit xd
2017-03-25 20:53
#73
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China Maltose
now china teams have: indo Niko/ malay Fallen/ vietnam S1mple/ hongkong zera when do the mongol shoxie joins them?
2017-03-25 17:08
5 replies
#85
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Finland wrathh
call big boi enkhtaivan and ask. wouldn't even be surprised anymore if he went to china and as a side note, as far as I'm aware, Zilkenberg is teamless
2017-03-25 17:35
4 replies
#93
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Mongolia Nugtorios
Zilk is just teamless in hltv
2017-03-25 18:14
3 replies
Zilk once even stand in for ex-paiN Gaming. How can he leave the native team for a Brazilian team, how did he communicate with those Brazilians?
2017-03-26 09:07
2 replies
#147
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Mongolia Nugtorios
those Brazilians didnt have their 5th member that time so they used Zilk for try out i think
2017-03-26 16:45
1 reply
can he speak portuguese?
2017-04-03 12:10
wtf its very interesting
2017-03-25 17:09
#75
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Finland jUPPE!
kaze looks like fer but asian.
2017-03-25 17:09
damn moving with his family it means these inventors have tons of money to waste
2017-03-25 17:12
LUL, okay So.. CHINA #1
2017-03-25 17:17
#84
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Brazil Gunzel
Flash - Asian FAZE
2017-03-25 17:29
Nice for asia scene Tyloo and flash GG
2017-03-25 17:38
This lineup could do serious damage
2017-03-25 17:38
#92
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Philippines jaysena
Kaze>captainMo
2017-03-25 18:13
2 replies
I wish xD
2017-03-25 19:21
1 reply
#124
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Philippines jaysena
no joke
2017-03-26 04:23
#108
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Singapore AerusXV
wtf
2017-03-25 19:34
glhf kaze in ur new team
2017-03-25 19:36
-kaze +Freeman flash in major incoming
2017-03-25 19:38
like whaaat
2017-03-25 20:04
kaze up
2017-03-25 20:59
#117
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Malaysia byaIi
he can speak china? if yes that is a pro move.
2017-03-25 21:18
1 reply
he can
2017-03-26 09:11
This is really exciting to see - Asians from different countries joining together to make mixed teams. This is just like Europeans making a team comprised of players from multiple countries. I hope Asian teams continue to do this as it is something "new", at least for me.
2017-03-25 21:32
pzkid should join NA team, he good player then other jyp
2017-03-26 06:42
3 replies
pzkid to renegades
2017-03-26 07:53
he is not good..
2017-03-26 08:44
1 reply
renegades no igl and pzkid do good and make team stronger maybe he best fix?
2017-03-26 08:49
Gl kaze
2017-03-26 08:16
why not recca
2017-03-26 08:22
1 reply
Mayb they approach him, but he refused? Flash > recca anyday, this is his chance to play with real players in a real team
2017-03-26 08:46
gl kaze
2017-03-26 10:43
#140
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Sweden DEFENSE!
this could be good
2017-03-26 11:31
+kaze +BnTeT +crazyguy +Savage +fancy1 = The best "asian" team
2017-03-26 14:37
#145
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Singapore Trisha
Honestly a Asian superteam could be made with kaze+BnTeT plus 3 other talents Easily top 10/20 if it does happen
2017-03-26 14:42
1 reply
Machinegun, crazyguy, solo Non chineese FaZe Asia
2017-03-26 14:49
china number 1
2017-05-06 03:42
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