Sources: Gen.G Targeting BnTeT as Permanent Fifth Player for CS:GO Roster

BnTeT competes during DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018
BnTeT competes during DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 / Photo by Adela Sznajder/DreamHack

Gen.G Esports and its newly-founded Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team are interested in signing Indonesian rifler Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand, according to multiple sources close to the team. One source explained that an offer has been made to BnTeT, whose contract expires near the end of the year, but it is unclear at this time the likelihood he will join.

Over the past week, Gen.G Esports announced four permanent members of their roster in Timothy "autimatic" Ta, Damian "daps" Steele, Kenneth "koosta" Suen, and Sam "s0m" Oh. The first three were first reported by DBLTAP to be linked with the organization in early November. With the recent announcement of adding s0m, Gen.G Esports announced that Hunter "SicK" Mims would join only as a stand-in.

BnTeT joined TYLOO in early 2017 and has been instrumental in many of their top performances as a team. He has been at the top of the team statistically for nearly his entire tenure, despite being the team's in-game leader since late 2018. Should BnTeT join Gen.G, he would still play the WESG China Regional Finals with TYLOO this week, but it is unclear how long he would remain with the team afterward, according to sources.

TYLOO’s recent performances include a group stage exit at both IEM Beijing and the Season 10 ESL Pro League Finals, and a semifinal appearance at the CS:GO Asia Championships. The team finished last at the StarLadder Berlin Major in August, which was the worst performance for the squad since adding Wing Hei "Freeman" Cheung in June.

Gen.G representatives declined comment.