ImpressioN unveiled as first member of new international Asian team

The 24-year-old IGL has found a new home a week after parting ways with BTRG.

Anthony "⁠ImpressioN⁠" Lim was on Monday unveiled as the first member of the Asian roster that is being put together by Thai organization NG, joining the new project one week after cutting ties with BTRG, the team he had been representing for the past 16 months.

The Singaporean IGL, who averaged a 1.21 rating in his final two weeks with BTRG, will take charge as the captain and in-game leader of a team that will feature players from several different countries in the region.

ImpressioN is the first confirmed member of NG's new international roster

"With all of ImpressioN's accomplishments in the realms of CS:GO over the years as well as his recent performances, we believed in him that together we can build a team that could rival the best of the best in Asia or even the world stages in the coming year," NG's statement read.

More details about NG's roster will be revealed in the coming weeks, the Thai organization stated. The team hope to start practicing by mid-October and will ideally be ready in time for the IEM Beijing-Haidan qualifier, with a bootcamp planned for later this year if conditions allow.

"NG has trusted me to lead their project to form up the Asian super team, and for me to be the captain is an absolute honor," ImpressioN told HLTV.org, "I look forward to bringing my very best to this team full of talent as I know the players that I will get the pleasure of playing with are definitely championship material."

Singapore Anthony 'ImpressioN' Lim
Anthony 'ImpressioN' Lim
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
567
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Gl
2020-09-29 02:03
yes very this Ok!!!
2020-09-29 02:08
i rate this
2020-09-29 02:03
expected
2020-09-29 02:03
#5
autist | 
Thailand MAced
EZ4NEWGEN’S 3RD/4TH ROSTER
2020-09-29 02:04
already a bust team
2020-09-29 02:04
smooya is next :)
2020-09-29 02:04
kul
2020-09-29 02:05
okay, invite oBo xdd
2020-09-29 02:05
#11
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Europe t.o.p
Gen.G is better
2020-09-29 02:07
i think if tyloo would play against gen.g tyloo would win
2020-09-29 09:07
Invite xccurTe he deserves roster spot
2020-09-29 02:08
+1 and xign
2020-09-29 02:33
xcc is trash
2020-09-29 05:06
#138
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Namibia doggc
inaccurate is very bad. Fortnite players have better awp aim than him. GENG is already the best asian intl team. They just need to buyout stewie2k
2020-09-30 08:43
Who joined who? Also, asian Poland strikes again.
2020-09-29 02:10
gl
2020-09-29 02:11
what does NG stand for???
2020-09-29 02:11
#17
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Sweden swedz4
cmonBruh
2020-09-29 02:14
Nice Guys
2020-09-29 02:22
always finish last
2020-09-29 02:33
that's why i'll treat you like trash
2020-09-29 04:43
it's not what i really wanna do
2020-09-29 09:18
not gays
2020-09-29 03:54
NerdRage. This used to be their name but they recently rebranded
2020-09-29 06:05
Yo le noob, Are you sure? I wouldn't see the point in having a British roster then. You might be right but that wouldn't be logical. I'd rather believe the Thai guy below tbh.
2020-09-29 08:08
NewGen
2020-09-29 07:15
#19
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Vietnam khaii
crazyguy up next
2020-09-29 02:20
His old team btrg still haven't paid the team for 3 months of salary and prize money, that's why he left to pressure the org to pay them.. but until now btrg still haven't paid the csgo team, scammed
2020-09-29 02:27
#67
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Indonesia Deluxio
So that's the reason why xcc playing valorant lately
2020-09-29 05:17
yeah he didn't seem excited to play for btrg, but he came to impression stream yesterday and was asked will he move to valorant or stay on cs, xcc said "of course cs"
2020-09-29 05:50
#129
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Indonesia Deluxio
Yeah, i think he needs a new professional team asap
2020-09-29 23:41
#23
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Brazil onlyhauch
GL guys
2020-09-29 02:30
#24
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Chile esanchez47
gl and hopes he make a good impression
2020-09-29 02:30
#25
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United States ekwi
this isn't newsworthy at all.... unless this org goes on to recruit all the best players from teams across Asia I guess? that would be pretty cool to see actually, like an attempt to build the Asian #1 and an HLTV top 20-30 contender (I don't wanna be too optimistic, but a team that can consistently stay top 30 would still >> what tyloo/vici are accomplishing right now) Who would that be? - can't have this discussion without xcurrate - kaze? jamyoung? - dank1ng? - xeta? - erkast? although highly unlikely since it seemed he wanted to play with an all Mongolian team
2020-09-29 02:32
how bout Machinegun
2020-09-29 02:32
#30
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United States ekwi
oh him! yeah, not sure actually. He is 30 at this point, but his stats still seem OK and it looks like he doesn't have a team at the moment so it's possible
2020-09-29 02:34
xign
2020-09-29 02:34
#32
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United States ekwi
oh yeah, he still seems promising
2020-09-29 02:35
best south korean player
2020-09-29 02:35
#38
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United States ekwi
seems BTRG originally consisted of him, xccurate and impression actually - maybe they could have kept those 3 and added 2 other promising people.
2020-09-29 02:38
Fking agree on this xd xd
2020-09-29 02:46
#50
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United States Festive_
only*
2020-09-29 03:09
ppl be sleepin on benkai & splashske
2020-09-29 02:37
The only Singaporean on this team will only be impression he said on stream
2020-09-29 03:01
thats very underwhelming. Idk who they could get, the better players are tied to richer Chinese orgs. probably just some average SEA players.
2020-09-29 05:13
if lucky might get mongol players
2020-09-29 05:47
yeah i don't think good chinese players will join. Hopefully xign and xcc came with, and maybe dobu
2020-09-29 05:52
its definitely newsworthy, iv seen smaller things on this site
2020-09-29 02:38
#39
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United States ekwi
true. I guess I almost didn't want to start believing they could come up with a good roster, but it'd be good of asian cs could build something like a superteam
2020-09-29 02:40
theres defo talent in the region that could be used, idk much about it myself but im sure they could create a top 20 team
2020-09-29 02:42
#44
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United States ekwi
yeah. something like what current 100 thieves/ previous renegades was to the Oceania region - a superteam that's the best of the region that can make top 20, then climb higher as they get more experienced. With a player from another continent if necessary, like jkaem is to 100thieves
2020-09-29 02:44
#59
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Romania SkipLD
Already thinking of putting daps in another Asian team I see.
2020-09-29 04:56
how about crazyguy, decent player struggle to find a good team
2020-09-29 06:05
how speak about good asian without talking about dexter
2020-09-29 09:09
#29
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Chile cristiaan
ok??
2020-09-29 02:34
+ koosta + s0m + autimatic + stewie2k ez
2020-09-29 02:38
+1
2020-09-29 14:34
ez ez <3!!!! Can't wait for the following team players to be announced soon!!!!
2020-09-29 02:41
#45
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China HEIDASHUAi
Great impression
2020-09-29 02:45
#47
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Ukraine Dert38
good
2020-09-29 03:01
Maybe this project can revitalize the asian scene world wide
2020-09-29 03:28
Lez go Poland!
2020-09-29 03:31
its not poland, its monaco))
2020-09-29 16:58
#53
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Brazil hugoooo
That org has 65 followers on Twitter o.O
2020-09-29 03:38
JUGGERNAUT
2020-09-29 03:40
#55
N1K3RR | 
Finland sAA_
WHO ?
2020-09-29 03:46
damn this guy called me a bitch on twitter solid tier 5 team
2020-09-29 05:07
>international asian team >sign polak
2020-09-29 05:08
Would be awesome to see the old boot guys back together but I dont think thats what's happening. Also don't see a thai org getting some of the best players from Chinese orgs like Jamyoung, Kaze, Xign, Erkast. Theres not much to work with in terms of making a "Super team"
2020-09-29 05:11
benkai was crazy in 2018
2020-09-29 05:26
#65
bew | 
Canada JC_123
OK good for polish CS
2020-09-29 05:12
who? what? when? where? why?
2020-09-29 05:30
I actually want to see an Asian superteam that can compete globally sometime in the future. It's not fun to just see TYLOO farm over there.
2020-09-29 05:34
If they really want to build an Asian superteam, they should definitely get Xign and at least Xccurate or Splashske (would be even better if they can land Kaze), Xeta could have been a great addition but too bad he's moving to Valorant. Jamyoung, Somebody, Benkai, and some Beyond's players deserve a shout too
2020-09-29 06:03
#136
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South Africa @FyreCS
Flying lan jamyoung Kaze Xign Freeman K1ng Stax Benkai/splashke if they can find form again F to Xeta from my scene.
2020-09-30 08:28
Damn yeah Freeman, forgot about him lol
2020-09-30 15:09
#141
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South Africa @FyreCS
I forgot to ass Olivia as well from his scene
2020-09-30 22:51
#142
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South Africa @FyreCS
Meant to say add*
2020-10-01 16:08
#77
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Australia csRIOTgo
seems everyone here has forget about Freeman? The guy is benched in TyLoo. He was one of the stars in VICI before TyLoo killed his career LUL
2020-09-29 06:17
#82
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Freeman is quite bad tbh
2020-09-29 07:55
He played really well in Vici but then sucked a donger while playing with Tyloo.
2020-09-29 12:35
#78
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Malaysia Suno[t]
gl but technically he already had the basis for a superteam on BTRG :(
2020-09-29 06:17
#80
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Europe H1P_STER
ASIA CS KEKW
2020-09-29 07:23
Smart.
2020-09-29 07:49
#83
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Get in Kaze, Jamyoung, Xign and Xccurate , Top 20 team.
2020-09-29 07:56
Yea, top 20 in Asia:)
2020-09-30 08:12
#137
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Pakistan LoOuU2
0/8
2020-09-30 08:31
Yo les noobs, +Jam Young, DANK1NG, Olivia and erkaSt would be thz dream, but I doubt any of them would leave their current team except Olivia.
2020-09-29 08:04
bro gets xcurate nicest guy ever
2020-09-29 08:37
"Asian Super team"
2020-09-29 08:39
This guy left me with a bad impression
2020-09-29 08:57
this guy is an anime holy shit
2020-09-29 09:16
+1 wtf is that pic LUL his face doesnt fit with the body
2020-09-29 09:46
KaZe , Xcurrate , Impression , 2 ocean more like dexter or something .~ top 15 confirmed but gen.g the best top 5 of SEA because BNTET is king and makes polish scene great again
2020-09-29 09:33
#118
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Australia csRIOTgo
dexter to Gen.G to make an ABC super team (Australian Born Chinese/American Born Chinese). POWAHHHHHH!!! Used to be 4 Azns and daps. Now 5 Azn. Going Super Syazn
2020-09-29 15:09
im impressed
2020-09-29 09:54
tier 500 why show it on hltv no one cares
2020-09-29 09:58
I bet some asians care. Who is forcing you to click on articles that you have no interest in? You should report that mean person
2020-09-29 10:36
+1
2020-09-29 11:13
nt fake flagger
2020-09-29 12:00
No fake flag here. Would have more doubt about your flag, mr aussie s1mple fanboy
2020-09-29 12:36
0/8
2020-09-29 12:47
yea i would give myself 0/8 too if being from kangarooland and fanboying S1mple
2020-09-29 14:02
Thankyou
2020-09-29 16:13
The only sick Asian team would be something like: BnTeT Kaze XigN somebody JamYoung
2020-09-29 10:10
Flying >>>>>>>> somebody
2020-09-29 13:53
I aren’t think that
2020-09-29 14:42
badum tss
2020-09-29 15:45
Best asian team would be Brehze Autimatic koosta Stewie2k Jugi3k
2020-09-29 14:04
+ XigN
2020-09-29 10:12
signing pokemoN when?
2020-09-29 10:45
But Poland is not in Asia FailFish
2020-09-29 12:29
"With all of ImpressioN's accomplishments in the realms of CS:GO over the years as well as his recent performances, we believed in him that together we can build a team that could rival the best of the best in Asia or even the world stages in the coming year,"
2020-09-29 13:25
The Asian cloud9
2020-09-29 13:53
#113
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Indonesia draizze
He'll probably invite xccurate and xign since btrg didn't pay the salary. Those 3 is quite solid core and they also sometime able to make surprise like beating tyloo on weibo cup but hard to keep the form when the org didn't pay the salary and winning bonus. Other 2 probably will involve at least one Thai player since the org is based in Thailand.
2020-09-29 14:16
wow this forum is super close i think
2020-09-30 04:14
#119
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United States E_40
NG BNTET Mens)))
2020-09-29 15:28
noew just get XigN and xcc from BTRG and you have one of the most solid cores in asia
2020-09-29 15:48
Men why all koreans leave for valorant ((
2020-09-29 16:14
#128
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South Africa @FyreCS
So sad for our scene indeed
2020-09-29 21:31
#132
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Indonesia DioBrando
xcc too i hope he find csgo career
2020-09-30 07:53
yeah, valve just did a shitty job managing their (east) asian scene
2020-09-30 15:09
This guys is maybe even the best IGL in Asia currently, I think he is a great pickup to begin with for a new team.
2020-09-29 15:58
yesssssss
2020-09-29 16:53
#127
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South Africa @FyreCS
Flying/lan Kaze Xign Freeman
2020-09-29 21:30
i thought he was going to geng for a sec
2020-09-30 04:59
#133
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Indonesia DioBrando
sign xccurate, i hate it if he is falling for valulrant
2020-09-30 07:56
HS inc.
2020-09-30 08:19
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