Chinese social media website Weibo is looking to add a Counter-Strike roster to their books. This information comes from a report by CSGO2ASIA and states the roster will be based out of Shanghai.
Weibo currently has over 497 million active users. The social media giants entry into the space would be a huge one for the Asian CS:GO scene which has been lagging behind the rest of the world for some time, but has seen growth since the Perfect World CS:GO client was released to the Chinese market in 2017.
According to CSGO2ASIA, the roster will be made up of former EHOME and Invictus players QingHui “FIOURN” Kong and Tzu-Chi “Marek” Huang, alongside Russian player Egor “killmatic” Storozhok and ZhiTao “Drea3er” Zhang who previously played with BTRG.
The fifth and final player is Jason “f0rsakeN” Susanto. f0rsakeN is the brother of BTRG’s Kevin “xccurate” Susanto and only sixteen-years-old. The young gun had previously played with the BOOM lineup and impressed enough to earn a spot on this new lineup.
Should Weibo jump into the space, it’s certainly possible they could promote their team on the platform and help further grow the scene in the region.
Expected Weibo CS:GO roster:
QingHui “FIOURN” Kong
Tzu-Chi “Marek” Huang
Egor “killmatic” Storozhok
ZhiTao “Drea3er” Zhang
Jason “f0rsakeN” Susanto