TenZ: "Back when I was playing in MDL, I would think that the top teams were unbeatable"

After Cloud9 beat FaZe, we had a quick chat with Tyson "TenZ" Ngo about entering a new level of competition and his first stage experience.

Cloud9's new lineup has so far fulfilled Damian "daps" Steele's wishes of being competitive at BLAST Pro Series, as they have a win over FaZe and a tie with MIBR to their name following four matches in the round robin to stay within contention for a spot in the playoffs.

Cloud9 are happy with how BLAST has been going for them so far

After the North American side secured the aforementioned victory in the third round, we got another perspective on the new project from the youngster of the squad, TenZ, in a short interview ahead of the fourth round.

What has it been like to join Cloud9 and play alongside some of these legendary names in North America?

Joining Cloud9 is a massive jump up from where I was, I was playing MDL, I didn't really have any prior experience. I played with people like shinobi, ptr, and they taught me teamplay, but there's just so much more I have to learn about the game to compete at this level.

What about the first experience on a big stage like this, does it affect you?

I'm not really getting nervous, but I have adrenaline, basically, I'm just hyper.

Getting thrown into a completely different level, have there been any surprises for you in terms of how the top teams or players are playing?

Back when I was playing in MDL and stuff, I would think that the top teams were unbeatable and that they're indestructible, but... they're five guys on a team and they're playing the same game as me.

daps said that his goal was to be at least competitive here, are you guys happy with how things have been going so far?

Yeah, we're happy. We didn't go into the event expecting to win, we were going into it and we just wanted to be competitive, make it hard matches.

Canada Tyson 'TenZ' Ngo
Tyson 'TenZ' Ngo
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
349
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
870
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
good player!!
2019-07-14 03:52
#3
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Austria shaakeh 
tenz <3
2019-07-14 03:53
#7
TenZ | 
Canada Dash_ 
God Tenz
2019-07-14 03:54
EliGE is the only good American star player axaxaxaxaxaxa Also, I'm glad shinobi hasn't taught you how to have a negative rating every single game.
2019-07-14 04:28
#53
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Moldova AJollyDoge 
Go back to your chinese "superteams" 4Head
2019-07-14 11:49
#54
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United States KevinUSA 
+1
2019-07-14 12:40
#6
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Singapore LLOO 
yes
2019-07-14 03:54
tenz = yung twistzz
2019-07-14 03:55
#11
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Singapore LLOO 
don't mind me i just woke up and read it "Taz" instead of Tenz
2019-07-14 03:55
ahahaha no problem)
2019-07-14 03:56
They are one year apart
2019-07-14 04:25
one year and a half is a long time in cs, also he literally looks like a younger twistzz
2019-07-14 05:08
twistzz is hot, tenz looks like a Vietnamese grandpa that sells ramen
2019-07-15 13:25
#16
Aleksib | 
Finland ENCEL 
tens))) 😎😎😎
2019-07-14 04:00
good name
2019-07-14 04:01
TenZ god
2019-07-14 03:53
#4
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Denmark oskarsports 
god
2019-07-14 03:53
#39
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Italy MidoRiiii 
+TenZ monster
2019-07-14 05:16
#5
It's my | 
Czech Republic Schauma 
ez for tenzki
2019-07-14 03:54
#8
oskar | 
United States DEATHRAIN 
GOD TENZ
2019-07-14 03:54
#9
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France J0riS 
Insane player, I thought he was just an onliner but he proved me wrong
2019-07-14 03:55
same, I thought he was just going to be another one of those overrated players but he's turning out amazing so far
2019-07-14 04:44
#46
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United States MeoWzinho 
+1
2019-07-14 08:54
#13
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Netherlands tkm666 
Really good player, bright future, excited to see what daps has in store.
2019-07-14 03:57
His store is empty
2019-07-15 19:57
#88
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Netherlands tkm666 
Time will tell men
2019-07-15 19:58
He sold his tactics to NRG XD
2019-07-15 20:21
#14
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North America contiiYO 
<3
2019-07-14 03:58
#15
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Japan Jotaro 
top 10 in 2020 100%
2019-07-14 04:00
#18
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North America Whataburger 
Tenz GOD
2019-07-14 04:02
#19
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Netherlands staticNL 
Hell probably become a great player with more experience.
2019-07-14 04:03
amaizing player, good aim btw hope to see him better and better =DDDD i believe in him =)
2019-07-14 04:06
deag prodigy
2019-07-14 04:06
Mini Twistzz
2019-07-14 04:14
The deagle god himself
2019-07-14 04:16
lil Twistzz fr this kid goin places
2019-07-14 04:23
#25
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Brazil Beckermonster 
twistzz brother
2019-07-14 04:24
#26
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Peru AgentLF 
This guy have a bright future Mark my words
2019-07-14 04:25
NA has now 2 unbelieveable deagle players,twistzz and tenZera :)
2019-07-14 04:25
autimatic is up there
2019-07-14 04:26
Auti is the deag god.
2019-07-14 04:33
#30
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Greenland xen_ 
Retarded?
2019-07-14 04:26
Top 5 deagler already for canadian obo
2019-07-14 04:29
young player. lots of potential. best of luck my guy.
2019-07-14 04:40
FaZe is not a top team
2019-07-14 04:45
#37
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North America GatorThePimp 
Lul wut? C9 has yet to beat a t1 team
2019-07-14 04:55
its been 1 week and they beat t2 faze, tied t2 nrg and t3 mibr
2019-07-14 10:48
#51
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North America GatorThePimp 
K
2019-07-14 10:56
#68
fnx | 
Brazil Moglao 
T2 Faze and NRG? Do you know what you are talking about? Lol
2019-07-15 13:03
+1
2019-07-15 14:02
TENZ <33
2019-07-14 05:25
+1
2019-07-15 14:02
#41
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United States SilveryoHD 
top teams? omegalul for shitty twistzz
2019-07-14 05:30
+1
2019-07-15 14:02
#43
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China EuGEnemeister 
u can't say faze a top team
2019-07-14 05:53
+1
2019-07-15 14:02
#44
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
nt weabo
2019-07-14 08:03
+1
2019-07-15 14:02
MDL will miss your dominance
2019-07-14 08:51
+1
2019-07-15 14:01
Ex6TenZ x6tence TenZ
2019-07-14 09:42
Tenzki
2019-07-14 10:55
+1
2019-07-15 14:01
they're five guys on a team and they're playing the same game as me
2019-07-14 10:33
+1
2019-07-15 14:01
#52
Aerial | 
Finland JAarnio 
this c9 roster already looking better than the previous iterations
2019-07-14 11:42
+1
2019-07-15 14:01
It's really awesome to see some new blood in the top tiers of CS. TenZ could develop nicely and become an amazing player. C9 picks good development players like Stewie, nothing, shroud, etc.
2019-07-14 13:30
Agree, I cant wait to see what daps, auti and mixwell can do with TenZ, I think they will literally turn him a cs monster or at least a t1 player. C9 is looking good so, probably after the Blast they'll be top 20 and in a month top10.
2019-07-14 14:01
+1
2019-07-15 13:59
#80
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Australia zanics 
top 20 for sure but im doubtful on the top 10 tbh, pretty competitive right now but daps, tenz and mixwell look like a promising core so who knows
2019-07-15 14:02
So happy for tenzera
2019-07-14 14:01
+1
2019-07-15 13:59
2001 gang
2019-07-14 14:04
+1
2019-07-15 13:59
#62
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Europe smartSUFY1 
ez4tenz
2019-07-14 15:59
+1
2019-07-15 13:59
Finally the kid gets a shot!
2019-07-14 16:52
+1
2019-07-15 13:58
#64
stavn | 
Denmark valt3rr 
Didn't know how well he would do but im glad he has showed talent and is playing really good. Gave him the headshot machine in fantasy and i am not regreting it
2019-07-14 17:55
+1
2019-07-15 13:58
#86
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
budget twistzz
2019-07-15 14:09
Soon in top 10 keep grinding
2019-07-15 20:00
you weren't wrong
2019-07-17 06:54
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