Gratisfaction and xerolte sign with NKT

NKT has announced the signing of Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai and Enkhbat "xerolte" Munkhtogtokh. The newcomers will replace Yesuntumur "nin9" Gantulga and Munkhbold "Senzu" Azbayar, who have been playing for the team since 2022.

Gratisfaction is best known for his stints as part of Renegades, having reached the semi-finals of the Berlin Major in 2019 with the roster. Afterwards, the AWPer competed for 100 Thieves and EXTREMUM, but transitioned to Valorant last year. The New Zealander has since returned to the pro scene and has competed at several tournaments for Encore, but fell short to achieve any success.

In turn, xerolte previously played for Renewal, having won several ESEA Cash Cup tournaments.

In the official announcement, NKT also announced parting ways with coach Enkhtaivan "Machinegun" Lkhagva, who has been leading the team since January 2023.

The updated roster will debut in the group stage of ESL Challenger League S45 Asia. In the first round, NKT will face NewHappy.

 NKT's current lineup:

 Hyun-Pyo "⁠XigN⁠" Lee
 Erdenetsogt "⁠erkaSt⁠" Gantulga
 Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand
 Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai
 Enkhbat "xerolte" Munkhtogtokh