K23 tag makes return as Syman undergo rebranding

After returning to a Kazakh core with the addition of Aydos "⁠kade0⁠" Khairzhan in June, Syman have now rebranded using the K23 tag.

K23 is synonymous with Kazakhstan in Counter-Strike, and the organization with Kazakh roots formerly known as Syman have brought the K23 tag back to action with their current roster, which features a trio of players from the Central Asian country.

K23 dates back to 2004 and has been home to different rosters through the years, but it was in 2005 that their most notorious result came, a second-place dark horse finish at WCG 2005 in Singapore, which was played on CS:Source. That lineup included some of Kazakhstan’s most storied names, including Dauren "⁠AdreN⁠" Kystaubayev, Alexander "⁠BeAst⁠" Yakovlev, and the current K23 coach, Aset "⁠Solaar⁠" Sembiyev.

The former Syman roster will now play under the K23 banner

Since the release of Global Offensive, K23 has been home to various Kazakh mix-teams reviving the tag to play competitions that lock members to a single country, with some notable results being qualification for the WESG 2016 and 2018 World Finals.

Syman have now brought the K23 tag back not long after returning to a Kazakh core, which they did in June by adding kade0, who joined Sanzhar "⁠neaLaN⁠" Iskhakov and Rustem "⁠mou⁠" Telepov—the latter having played for K23 in both CS 1.6 and CS:GO. The team, which hasn't suffered any changes during the rebranding process, is rounded out by 19-year-olds David "⁠n0rb3r7⁠" Danielyan and Nicolas "⁠Keoz⁠" Dgus.

K23 are currently waiting for a rival in the FunSpark ULTI 2020 Europe Qualifier Group A final, which they reached after beating Secret, Giants and Movistar Riders, and are fighting for a spot in IEM New York through the CIS qualifier.

K23’s roster is the same that was playing for Syman:

Kazakhstan Rustem "⁠mou⁠" Telepov
Kazakhstan Sanzhar "⁠neaLaN⁠" Iskhakov
Kazakhstan Aydos "⁠kade0⁠" Khairzhan
Russia David "⁠n0rb3r7⁠" Danielyan
Belgium Nicolas "⁠Keoz⁠" Dgus

Kazakhstan Aset "⁠Solaar⁠" Sembiyev (coach)

Kazakhstan Aydos 'kade0' Khairzhan
Aydos 'kade0' Khairzhan
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
144
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.10
Russia David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyan
David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyan
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
578
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.12
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1197
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Kazakhstan Sanzhar 'neaLaN' Iskhakov
Sanzhar 'neaLaN' Iskhakov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
587
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Belgium Nicolas 'Keoz' Dgus
Nicolas 'Keoz' Dgus
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
385
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
Kazakhstan Alexander 'BeAst' Yakovlev
Alexander 'BeAst' Yakovlev
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.67
Maps played:
13
KPR:
0.50
DPR:
0.80
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1571
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Kazakhstan Aset 'Solaar' Sembiyev
Aset 'Solaar' Sembiyev
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.61
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.23
DPR:
0.54
APR:
0.09
Why
2020-08-14 22:01
Because of Ramz1kBO$$
2020-08-14 22:02
I miss my Ramzikboss
2020-08-14 23:19
Kazakhstani MIBR
2020-08-15 12:37
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
this is pog
2020-08-14 22:01
KADE0 IS SO BAD PLEASE GET RID OF HIM AND BUYOUT SANJI
2020-08-14 22:01
0/8. Kade0 is not a bad player at all. And you want to replace him with Sanji AHAHAHAHAHAHA
2020-08-14 22:02
Kade0 worst player of all time
2020-08-14 22:03
0/8
2020-08-14 22:03
Ok CIS fake flager
2020-08-14 22:05
nt cis fakeflagger
2020-08-14 22:28
Expected from cis fakeflagger
2020-08-14 22:58
Name checks out.
2020-08-14 22:58
Your flag certainly doesn’t kkkkkkk
2020-08-14 23:06
Uhm, well it does. Wish i could add my 2nd flag though
2020-08-14 23:08
??? he bottom frags in nearly every game and plays bitch positions ??? Sanji does the same thing on VP he just has way more tier 1 experience and better aim. 0/8 reply
2020-08-14 22:03
"And better aim" LOL. I see that you are not watching Syman(K23) games then.
2020-08-14 22:05
Sanji was actually insane before
2020-08-14 22:05
Before? Yeah i agree. Now? No.
2020-08-14 22:06
Of course not now since he got forced into a supportive role which sucks
2020-08-14 22:06
id even take the shittiest gambit youngster over kade0 give me interz or nafany any day over him
2020-08-14 22:07
#39
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Romania SkipLD
That's funny since Gambit Youngsters have a record of at least 14 maps straight won against Syman. Why any player would downgrade?
2020-08-14 22:52
#20
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Latvia YungPan666
SANJI is decent support
2020-08-14 22:10
he hate kazak flag.
2020-08-14 22:24
our flag is beautiful
2020-08-15 07:26
Kade0 is actually garbage.
2020-08-14 22:41
0/8
2020-08-14 22:57
0.9 rating, 0.8 impact and the dude is not even IGL. Explain how that is good?
2020-08-14 22:59
Sigh.... His aim is solid AF. Hes a solid clutcher, which i have seen at least 10-15 maps of him playing. He hasnt lost a single 1v2 since he joined, lol. AND, he joined the team like 1½ months ago, hes not going anywhere.
2020-08-14 23:05
If his aim and his clutching was as good as you say (they are not I have watched plenty of syman games) then his impact would be a lot better than 0.8. I am a person that thinks that stats is everything. If you are the hard support/IGL or hard entry having low rating is understandable. This is however not the case with kade0 as he rarely goes in first and is for sure not a hard support nor IGL. As for clutching both Mou and n0rbert has been better at 1vs1 clutching in the last 3 months. Hltv only counts the wins and not the losses for the 1vs2 etc so I cant really judge those. Looking at their team the one thing they are missing the most is firepower and that aspect is clearly lacking in kade0 regardless how you see it. From a outside perspective he honestly just look like a liability rather than an asset.
2020-08-14 23:19
I am a person that does not* think that stats is everything.
2020-08-15 00:19
i can`t believe how many blind guys out there, kade0 is really solid
2020-08-14 23:15
+1
2020-08-14 23:31
#74
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Brazil KingDavi
Yes he's really solid as.water is
2020-08-15 07:33
#21
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Latvia YungPan666
Don't do anything with my sanji his ok
2020-08-14 22:11
he live in kazakstan with more 100 ping and 144hz
2020-08-14 22:15
#72
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Brazil KingDavi
Agree bot Kadeo is bad ... But replace him with Sanji ... No
2020-08-15 07:32
Nice. Welcome back K23.
2020-08-14 22:01
they may have the k23 name... but nothing else :()
2020-08-14 22:03
#25
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Portugal eilzinho
k322?
2020-08-14 22:17
perfect tag for Ramz1kbo$$
2020-08-15 10:29
sanji is a beast and a very good support kadeo is also playing decent keeping in mind hes disadvantaged most the time due to 100 ping and 144hz monitor but unlucko but did they reband temp or permanently ?
2020-08-14 22:19
Pog
2020-08-14 22:26
Prolly rebranding in hope some betting sites unban their games :).
2020-08-14 22:28
Ouch
2020-08-16 04:13
The only downside is that kade0 already looks like a weak point considering his stats. That's never good sign if its latest addition.
2020-08-14 22:29
IE?
2020-08-14 22:37
#37
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China Grenadr
nooooooo Syman stickers were my favorite from Berlin Major 2019... Especially the Holo version.. omg im so sad now that they will NEVER be new Syman stickers (holo mostly)
2020-08-14 22:49
#58
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China Grenadr
no money but its sooooo nice
2020-08-14 23:16
K23 > Syman Gaming
2020-08-14 22:49
#40
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Hungary subzera
who and who?
2020-08-14 22:56
#48
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Luxembourg winner666
K322
2020-08-14 23:02
the question is do they deserve to play under this legendary tag
2020-08-14 23:14
AdreN should join them
2020-08-15 07:28
Nt AdreN
2020-08-16 04:15
Its gonna be*legen wait for adren *dary!!! Legend of cs in kz former of k23 adren will join them
2020-08-14 23:22
#64
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Poland SebL
This team is great, only this no name kade0 seems to not play good, I would love to change him. Good idea with a rebrand.
2020-08-15 00:11
Best team
2020-08-15 01:54
#69
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United Arab Emirates a1an_nart
commented on their instagram page about rebranding, they deleted my comment lol gj investing in marketing and building up brand name of Syman, then flushing it down the toilet because of some nostalgic feelings
2020-08-15 03:40
Ramzikboss where are uuu $$$$
2020-08-15 07:38
Why those matchfixers ain’t banned?
2020-08-15 11:29
#78
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Serbia smiley69
-kade0 +adren
2020-08-15 11:55
-bote0 +AdreN
2020-08-24 06:27
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