- Jason “f0rsakeN” Susanto has been one of Paper Rex’s best players this year
- His older brother xccurate seems to have been inspired by him and also wants to play competitively
- The player has yet to announce which teams he plans to apply for
It’s not a rare sight that esports professionals transfer from one game to another and it seems like former CS:GO pro Kevin “xccurate” Susanto might be doing the same soon.
Another Susanto Brother Wants to Join Valorant
Paper Rex had a very successful year, placing second at Valorant Champions 2023 in large p[art thanks to the efforts of flex player Jason “f0rsakeN” Susanto. The 19-year-old went from Duelist phenom to a Swiss army knife for the team. This proved to be a good decision that eventually led to Paper Rex’s successes this year, which also included a first-place finish at the VCT Pacific playoffs and its head coach winning the league’s coach of the year award.
Obviously, this success has not gone unnoticed and f0rsakeN’s older brother in particular, Kevin “xccurate” Susanto, is no exception. It seems that after watching his younger sibling compete at the highest level in Valorant, the older one was inspired to plunge head-first into competitive Valorant as well.
Xccurate is best known for being a former CS:GO pro player, competing for TYLOO and appearing at two Majors. He used to be a decent AWPer who helped his team gain many top-three finishes in various Asian tournaments in the late 2010s. However, he transferred to Big Team Regal Gaming in early 2020 and competet in several B-tier tournaments, reaching a somewhat mediocre success. Perhaps this is what led him to retire from professional CS:GO in 2022.
Since then, he has remained primarily a streamer, but he has also dabbled in various casual Valorant squads in open tournaments and subbing in for VCT Challengers teams at times. However, in a post on his TikTok, which was pulled from his stream, he said he has decided to go pro again in the Riot Games title.
Esports ID gave a translation of what the ex-CS:GO pro said, where he explains that he misses the competitive scene and he has decided from his heart that he will enter professional Valorant after this Champions. That being said, xccurate knows that the transition won’t be easy, as he is not yet a professional Valorant player, and he might need to grind for some time.
“Don’t expect anything much, if I move to Valorant I’ll start from 0. They have started early, I’ve only played in rank, it’s much different from scrim. But I’m still optimistic, I’m sure of it,” xccurate explained. He also mentioned that he will play flex, just like his younger brother.