Paper Rex add Tommy and f0rsakeN; alecks to take over coaching duties
Paper Rex have announced two additions to their lineup, Tommy and f0rsakeN, Kevin "xccurate" Susanto's 16-year-old brother, with alecks hanging up the mouse to step into a new role as the team's head coach.
The six-man roster comes about while Benedict "Benkai" Tan is finishing up his military service and Tidus "StyroN" Goh prepares to start his in the upcoming months. The latter had technically been playing with the team as a full-time stand-in, but has now been folded into the roster officially as management were happy with his performances.
"At the start of the year, we had plans to house and train our players in Singapore and regular bootcamps abroad," says Paper Rex Co-Founder and CEO Nikhil “nikh” Hathiramani, "but because of the ongoing global pandemic, plans obviously had to adapt. We knew we had to abandon our idea of utilizing only full time players and seek the best possible roster given all the circumstances. We feel that a 6-man roster will allow us to account for this and the challenges ahead, especially in a region like Asia where countless difficulties already exist.”
"With two new additions to our CS:GO roster, and with alecks making the transition from player to head coach, we believe that we now have the right group of guys that, with practice, can develop into one of the best teams in Asia," Paper Rex CGO and Co-Founder Harley "dsn" Örwall adds, "as for the six-man roster, it just makes sense for us right now. With schedule conflicts and external player commitments, it allows us to experiment, and we don’t have a dedicated 6th man per se, all of the players know they could take a back seat on specific days depending on the requirements.”
Paper Rex are now:
Alexandre "alecks" Salle (coach)