TyLoo has officially announced Kevin "xccurate" Susanto as their permanent replacement for Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk.
After a successful campaign in qualifying for StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 4's main event via the Asian qualifier, TYLOO announced the acquisition of Kevin "xccurate" Susanto on Twitter, formerly of Recca.
This is the Chinese organization's second time buying out a talented Indonesian player from Recca, with the first pickup being the hard-carry Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand, who widely became known as the best player in Asia and finished 2017 with a 1.32 rating (2.0).
In a statement given to CSGO2ASIA, here is what the player had to say on the matter:
"I am so happy to be part of TyLoo. Although I feel I still lack experience, I will do my best, and I believe that my new team and organization will help me improve a lot."
Contacted by HLTV.org, the 19-year-old player revealed he will be the in-game leader and main AWPer of the team. We have learned that he can speak the basics of the Chinese (Mandarin) language, and will do most of the translating.
In terms of communication, the squad will speak in English and Chinese, a fifty percent split in each language. This will allow their superstar BnTeT to focus more on rifling and dropping big numbers on the scoreboard.
HLTV.org knows that the organization is working on acquiring US visas for their Indonesian members to prepare for the next Major cycle, following their withdrawal from the ELEAGUE Major. Both organizations have agreed to allow xccurate to attend the WESG 2017 World Finals in March with Recca, after qualifying for the event last week.
TYLOO will field a Chinese-Indonesian mixed roster for 2018: