koosta leaves Counter-Strike
The 24-year-old will remain on board with Gen.G as he makes the switch to VALORANT.
Kenneth "koosta" Suen has transitioned to VALORANT and will continue to play under the Gen.G banner in Riot Games' shooter, the organisation has announced. The move marks an end to a seven-year-long career in Counter-Strike for koosta, during which he represented the likes of Liquid, CLG, and Ghost.
koosta rose to acclaim as an AWPer for Enemy in 2015, hailed at the time as one of North America's hottest prospects. His performances on that roster landed him a spot on Liquid, replacing Eric "adreN" Hoag, but lacklustre results from the team led to CLG and Liquid swapping members just four months later, with the former adding koosta and the latter receiving Josh "jdm64" Marzano in trade.
As a part of CLG, koosta made his sole appearance in the group stage of a Major at ESL One Cologne 2016, and managed 3rd-4th place finishes at DreamHack Open Montreal and DreamHack Open Summer the following year. He spent the next two years playing alongside Joshua "steel" Nissan on Torqued and Ghost before joining Cloud9 alongside Damian "daps" Steele and Timothy "autimatic" Ta. The trio signed with Gen.G in December 2019, winning DreamHack Open Anaheim and ESL One: Road to Rio during the first half of 2020.
koosta was not the only CS:GO player to announce a move to VALORANT on Thursday as former Chaos member Nathan "leaf" Orf was also revealed as the latest addition to Cloud9's male VALORANT team. The pair join a growing list of North American players who have made the move to the game since its release.