i do think players on faze respect him since bntet's been exposed to the world as a player for a while now and ppl know he's a good player and can speak some english
i think "trust" is a better word for what you're describing than "respect". i feel like in order to earn the "trust" of the faze lineup as an igl you need to be established in that role (like a karrigan, MSL, etc.) and you need to speak very good english (which bntet doesn't have).
It would be too much pressure on him I think, being expected to lead in such a different cultural environment.
He should play in EU, but just as a regular player first, and then maybe transition into the IGL role again are a couple of years.