koosta becomes the latest of the former Gen.G CS:GO team to switch to the Riot FPS
Today's news feed featured two high-profile CS:GO alumni being announced as members of VALORANT sides for top flight North American organizations. Nathan "leaf" Orf was announced officially as a member of Cloud9 Blue, though it come as little surprise since he has been playing with them quite a bit as of late. Kenneth "koosta" Suen was also announced by Gen.G as a member of their VALORANT roster after having previously played CS:GO under the organization's banner.
Proud to announce my swap to VALORANT with Cloud9 😄 Been playing with them awhile it's good to finally have it out in the air, looking forward to playing VAL with da bois https://t.co/pUrR6fOREg— Nathan (@leaf_cs) January 21, 2021
At just 17 years of age leaf has racked up an impressive trophy haul during his time with Chaos and tilted an entire South American nation in the process with gamesense and ability that are seemingly beyond his years. He averaged a 1.14 rating throughout 2020, featuring wins at IEM Beijing-Haidian 2020 and DreamHack Masters Winter 2020.
koosta played for Ghost, Cloud9, and Gen.G during his time in CS:GO, most recently posting a 1.19 rating in ESL One: Cologne 2020 North America, a 1.08 rating in ESL Pro League Season 12, and a 1.03 rating in Flashpoint 2. He played in one Major, reaching the group stage of ESL One Cologne 2016 with CLG.
Cloud9 Blue VALORANT are now:
- Skyler "Relyks" Weaver
- Mitch "mitch" Semago
- Daniel "vice" Kim
- Nathan "leaf" Orf
- James "JamezIRL" Macaulay (Coach)
Gen.G VALORANT are now:
- Anthony "gMd" Guimond
- Danny "huynh" Huynh
- Michael "MkaeL" De Luca
- Shawn "Shawn" O'Riley
- Kenneth "koosta" Suen
- Andrew "Blank" Leverette (Coach)
Both teams have about a week to prepare for the VALORANT Champions Tour qualifiers, which are set to start on January 27th.