Gen.G Esports has finalized the signing of Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand as the fifth member of its newly-formed Counter-Strike: Global Offensive lineup, according to multiple sources close to the team. DBLTAP first reported the organization's interest in the player Wednesday, and he has since joined the team.
The move leaves TYLOO exploring who it will pick to replace BnTeT, with multiple sources explaining the team is still uncertain about which player to add. At the top of their list is Andrew "kaze" Khong, who plays for ViCi Gaming. It is expected BnTet will still play the upcoming WESG commitments with TYLOO before making the jump to Gen.G Esports at some point in January.
BnTeT has been with TYLOO since 2017 and transitioned to becoming in-game leader in late 2018. Despite the extra responsibilities, BnTeT has been far and away their best player throughout 2019. As a team, TYLOO has struggled internationally with a group stage exit at the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals and a last place finish at the StarLadder Berlin Major in August.
Gen.G announced four members of the new CS:GO lineup last week which included Timothy "autimatic" Ta, Damian "daps" Steele, Kenneth "koosta" Suen, and Sam "s0m" Oh. In the announcement for s0m, it was mentioned that Hunter "SicK" Mims would join the roster but only as a stand-in. In their first group of matches, Gen.G qualified for the IEM Katowice North American Closed Qualifier, which will take place in the second week of January.