BnTeT: "Freeman has helped us create a new structure and a lot of new CT setups"

We spoke to Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand after TYLOO secured a spot in the playoffs of the Asia Minor, discussing the team's bootcamp, the addition of WingHei "Freeman" Cheung and plans for the day off.

TYLOO were one of two teams to secure the first playoff slots of the Asia Minor following a 16-8 opening victory against FFAmix on Mirage and a fruitful best-of-three series against Alpha Red that saw all three maps played out.

BnTeT mentioned that TYLOO felt confident going into the Minor

After their Group B winners' bracket victory, we sat down with BnTeT to catch up on the team's preparation going into the Minor, discuss the addition of Freeman and break down the matches the team played on day one of the Minor.

It has been a while since TYLOO played on LAN - how did you spend the preparatory period before the Minor? Did you have a bootcamp?

We prepared for this Minor with a two-week bootcamp at the Esport Factory in Osnabrück, near Berlin. We fixed a lot of mistakes there, we progressed a lot and we had good results at the bootcamp. We feel confident about this Minor.

On June 14 you added Freeman to the roster. How did the team come to the decision to replace xccurate?

The team thought Freeman would be a good addition for us. He is a very young and talented player, he brings new stuff to the team. He has also helped us create a new structure, a lot of new CT setups, and he is able to speak English and Chinese, so it kind of helps the team a lot.

How much time were you able to spend preparing with Freeman considering he joined so recently? Was it just the two weeks at the bootcamp?

I think we practiced for one month in total, I guess. Two weeks during the bootcamp and two weeks online.

In terms of Freeman's playstyle, what aspects of it make him a good addition to the roster?

I think Freeman's playstyle is really clever. He can handle a lot of situations, buy time for us to make a rotation and he is also very aggressive on the T side, which is what we need.

Looking at the first day matches, it looked like Freeman was quite aggressive on the T side, as you mentioned, but on the CT side he played more of a supportive role. Would you agree with this assessment?

Yeah. On maps like Train he supports me, but on other maps he is the anchor, the solo player on a site. He can do many variations on his style, he can be a support, he can anchor, he can be aggressive, etc.

Let's go over the matches so far - your first match against FFAMIX was interesting because you experienced a lot of issues on the CT side of Mirage, later closing out 8-1 on the T side. How prepared were you going up against them?

We felt confident against FFAMIX because they are a mix team, and I had met some of their players in FPL. We watched their demos and didn't underestimate them. We still felt confident, taking a win.

Looking at the Alpha Red series - the last two times you had faced them in the EPL Season 9 APAC qualifier you had secured 2-0 victories, both seeing Overpass played out and convincingly won by you. On this occasion, you lost on Overpass - what went wrong on that map specifically?

Online and LAN are different things, I guess, and also this is the Asia Minor, where every team really wants to qualify. Alpha Red had played differently online, they brought a lot of new stuff here. We got caught off-guard on the B site, but after the first map we didn't think much about it and still felt confident we could make it by closing out the second and third maps.

Now that you topped group B you've secured playoffs here at the Minor, meaning you have a day off before your next matches. What are your plans for the day?

We're going to keep practicing, watch the games, watch demos, study our opponents and also practice individually a bit more.

Hong Kong WingHei 'Freeman' Cheung
WingHei 'Freeman' Cheung
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Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
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France daruk 
Nice confidence for the next steps. GL.
2019-07-25 11:36
Myanmar xdcc 
is it tho?
2019-07-25 11:36
Sweden Unluko 
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2019-07-25 13:25
fo lil whore
2019-07-25 13:43
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2019-07-25 11:37
Greatest asian player. Has to igl in multiple languages at same time and still able to perform individually
2019-07-25 12:29
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Indonesia Chonji 
yeah but right now summer is igl
2019-07-25 13:54
Australia csRIOTgo 
why is summer IGL? sounds like Freeman would be the IGL lol
2019-07-25 15:26
Indonesia Chonji 
summer was igl back in flash gaming, freeman was never an igl
2019-07-25 16:18
Oh didn't know that ty for correcting me
2019-07-25 22:57
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Malaysia ez4harimaumuda 
rise and shine mr freeman, rise and shine
2019-07-25 11:36
Faroe Islands Jones123 
Long time since i've seen that name
2019-07-25 11:37
Brought many concept things from vici. I guess. Anyway, be yourself and fight for yourself, Freeman and tyloo.
2019-07-25 11:37
rip vici after removing freeman, cant even make it to major qualifiers
2019-07-25 12:26
BnTeT | 
United Kingdom dokunug 
They were plying with a stand in though, they lost freeman, then Tyloo also poached Danking, they dont have a stable team, when they find someone solid to replace him, like zhoking, they could make it next time.
2019-07-25 14:56
s1mple | 
Australia karmaYB 
is freeman their igl now? if so then its good for bntet, he can focus on fragging as hard as he can again
2019-07-25 11:39
Myanmar xdcc 
I hope they go full chinese and kick bntet so that he can get a better team in NA/EU
2019-07-25 11:41
Australia Cleostar 
tbh the greatest result that tyloo ever reached is when bntet is on the team. But I want Asia CS to be better, so its feel bad for them if hes gone.
2019-07-25 13:01
Asia rakhana27 
i think summer igl yesterday
2019-07-25 11:47
NiKo | 
Asia LustBoi 
expected from asia NiKo
2019-07-25 11:40
two faced hongkong separatist
2019-07-25 11:42
No he is not. Stop being a piece of glass.
2019-07-25 11:47
he is afaik
2019-07-25 11:50
Aleksib | 
China TRALI4 
pro–independt must be condemned.... but freeman still played well....
2019-07-25 11:54
true though he is not as shining as his ViCi times but still a good player
2019-07-25 11:58
United States @FyreCS 
Is there no awp on Tyloo now? What’s bout that other guy added on roster?
2019-07-25 11:43
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BnTeT | 
United Kingdom dokunug 
Summer and somebody and freeman all awp, depending on the map/situation. Somebody on inferno, agresive on B, freemn on mirage playing A anchor, Summer on Dust 2, agressive on b. It changes a lot
2019-07-25 14:57
United States @FyreCS 
Playing the Liquid way eh? I like it! What about the other young Chinese player they have on roster tho? He’s awper I thought
2019-07-25 18:34
BnTeT | 
United Kingdom dokunug 
danking? Think hes young and inexperienced, so idk what theyre gonna do with him. Not sure exactly what theyre doing with him tbh. they may replace someone post major with him, depeding on how they do.
2019-07-26 11:55
Rumor has been said that attacker will be replaced by Danking,I think correct rostet is pretty good,no need for an another change
2019-07-26 14:53
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Portugal Ponsas 
BnTeT the best "polish" player rn
2019-07-25 11:44
Turkey leame 
best igl with the best aim
2019-07-25 11:45
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BnTeT | 
United Kingdom dokunug 
Not IGL rn, summer is.
2019-07-25 14:58
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BnTeT | 
Cyprus shmoe 
Gordon Freeman*
2019-07-25 16:42
Osnabruck near Berlin??
2019-07-25 11:47
Russia GramDEL 
2019-07-25 11:50
Gordon helped? HL3 confirmed?
2019-07-25 12:09
Palestine Baitor69 
+1 BnTeT has 3 uppercase letters, BnTeT is talking about (Gordon) Freeman. half life 3 hltv confirmed.
2019-07-25 19:23
Freeman | 
China UMPP 
2019-07-25 12:10
France Uexo 
-Attacker +Kaze plz
2019-07-25 12:19
Indonesia Nuryuky 
nice and good luck TyLoo
2019-07-25 12:36
Aleksib | 
Europe samje 
i see hope in poland CS
2019-07-25 13:19
Switzerland RU!N 
Imagine tyloo kaze, contenders for the major
2019-07-25 13:28
god bntet ez major for tyloo
2019-07-25 13:29
Tyloo come on.
2019-07-25 14:47
Indonesia vexia 
2019-07-25 15:00
I hope the political problems don't hurt the team chemistry because freeman is a good addition
2019-07-25 15:19
China NonMeltIce 
2019-07-27 06:38
Bulgaria No_1One 
China numba wan
2019-07-25 17:34
Poland cs :D
2019-07-25 19:27
BnTeT the Jackie Chan of CSGO
2019-07-26 09:12
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