BnTeT: "The eXTREMESLAND victory gave us more confidence coming into CAC"

We spoke to Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand after TYLOO's outstanding group stage performance at the CS:GO Asia Championships to discuss the results so far, YuanZhang "Attacker" Sheng's long-term prospects and the upcoming semi-finals.

TYLOO stunned the community by going through the semi-finals in Shanghai after outshining G2 and MIBR in Group A. The Chinese side are now set to face either Evil Geniuses or mousesports for a spot in the grand final of the $500,000 tournament.

BnTeT attributed his team's success at CAC to mounting confidence

After their spectacular group showings, we spoke with BnTeT to discuss events leading up to CAC, the return and long-term prospects of Attacker, their group stage performance at CAC and his opinion on their potential semi-final match-up.

Before we dive into CAC 2019, let's discuss the return of Attacker to the starting lineup. Has his motivation or playstyle changed since before Danking's addition?

Yeah, I think Attacker is a good player and after he returned, we started to find ourselves again as a team. Right now we're doing what we practiced for a long time. We're just going to play the matches the way we practiced. During his time off, Attacker had time to take some rest and find himself in the game.

In the long-term, will Attacker be staying with the team?

I think he is going to stay in TYLOO. Right now we only have five players, and we don't have a substitute. Yeah, I think we're going to stay like this in the long term.

Before CAC there was a rollercoaster of results, including a loss to EHOME in the Chinese qualifier for EPICENTER. What went wrong in that series?

I think everyone in the team felt off, and our gameplay didn't work out against EHOME, they played really well. I think that day we had a lot of matches; if I remember correctly, we also had eXTREMESLAND, Pro League and EPICENTER. I'm not going to say that we lost because of this, but I feel like too many matches made our concentration and gameplay drop under 100%.

After this blow, you managed to defeat ViCi in the grand final of eXTREMESLAND 2019, lifting the trophy of the event. What was the significance of securing first place after such a long time?

For me, personally, I feel very happy and grateful because it had been a long time since TYLOO had lifted a trophy, I think the last time had been in March 2018, at StarLadder Chonqing. Even if it's not a really big tournament, we played seriously and practiced really hard for this tournament because we really wanted to lift the trophy.

Let's discuss the opening series against G2 - Vertigo is a weak map for the French team, but beating them on Dust2 was no mean feat. What went your way on the second map specifically?

Dust2 is one of our strongest maps, it is also G2's best map. We felt confident after our win on Vertigo; I think everyone was on point and we had the feeling that if we played as well as we had on the first map and got the pressure off, we could take the series 2-0. We also kept playing well because of the victory at eXTREMESLAND, which gave us more confidence coming into the CAC tournament.

The second series against MIBR saw Mirage and Train played out, where once more you managed to take a match-up favourite down 2-0. Take us through the series briefly.

After our win in the first match against G2, our confidence was very high. We just played what we had practiced on Mirage and Train - Train obviously their best map, where they had a 7-0 record. We were not afraid and we felt really well on Train, and we thought that if we just stayed confident, playing what we had practiced, we could take the series 2-0. Basically, we just remained confident and played our game.

Looking at the upcoming semi-final, that'll be either Evil Geniuses or mousesports, depending on the outcome of tomorrow's match. How prepared do you feel against either of the potential opponents?

I think both teams are really great, EG are top 2, and mousesports, even if they're No.12 in the rankings, I feel they're also a top 10 team. I think they are both strong teams, but whoever we face, we are just going to play the same way and won't counter-strat or anything. We're just going to play our game, the way we practiced.

China YuanZhang 'Attacker' Sheng
YuanZhang 'Attacker' Sheng
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
922
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
717
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.15
#1
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Russia axx1l 
BnTeT god
2019-11-22 10:39
#8
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Russia BULLYHUNTER_8 
EZ FOR TYLOO TYLOO YONG YUAN ZAI WO XIN ZHONG!!!! TYLOO #1 BNTET TOP1
2019-11-22 10:47
eat shit
2019-11-22 11:30
#22
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Russia BULLYHUNTER_8 
your mom is eating it rn
2019-11-22 11:33
nt weeb + fake flagger + homo + retard
2019-11-22 11:36
#24
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Russia BULLYHUNTER_8 
Cry is free russian fakeflaggot
2019-11-22 11:37
OK weeb now go eat shit
2019-11-22 11:39
#28
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Russia BULLYHUNTER_8 
your whole family eating it.
2019-11-22 11:41
OK weeb, look around you, your other weeb brother and sister are pooping right now so go and eat their poop and give them rating for their poop because that's what you deserves asshole fake profile person
2019-11-22 11:44
#31
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Russia BULLYHUNTER_8 
I feel sorry for you that you still replying me. Keep doing that.
2019-11-22 11:44
nt communist
2019-11-22 12:03
#40
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Russia BULLYHUNTER_8 
If I will start you will give up.
2019-11-22 12:18
FLUKENBR REKT BY TYLOO AHAHHAHAHAHA
2019-11-22 14:11
#60
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Argentina Joedash 
tyloo is still irrelevant and they wont win anything after this
2019-11-22 16:20
#66
f0rest | 
China hzxhl16 
Toxic everywhere don’t give them a single fake
2019-11-22 18:24
+1
2019-11-22 10:56
mans hella good
2019-11-22 11:51
hi
2019-11-22 13:09
#2
dupreeh | 
Canada Pupp1eS 
Nice
2019-11-22 10:39
#3
somebody | 
Australia reeeee 
Go Tyloo
2019-11-22 10:39
#4
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Indonesia tondaton 
Finally a real chance for bntet to show off his true potential
2019-11-22 10:41
#51
KRIMZ | 
Poland cyanlink 
A team without coach is a team without brain. now they got one.
2019-11-22 13:58
+1
2019-11-23 06:28
#10
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Slovakia SLAVak 
rigged tourney
2019-11-22 10:56
#19
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Europe karmaunreal 
+1
2019-11-22 11:19
#45
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Brazil Lumiwnl 
+1
2019-11-22 13:21
i want them win this one
2019-11-22 10:56
BNTET TOP1 2019
2019-11-22 11:01
#15
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Sweden RoyceSW 
We love ASIAN CS!
2019-11-22 11:05
#16
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Indonesia urutosiar 
Igl bntet is the best bntet
2019-11-22 11:05
"...won't counter-strat or anything. We're just going to play our game, the way we practiced." counter strat of century inc.
2019-11-22 11:13
#18
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Albania Flatrryoute17 
Dang man i sad cz Kevin left tyloo but I got My Indonesian BnTeT still there. Hope if soon Indonesia got a good Org bntet would join !!!
2019-11-22 11:18
Of course no man, no money outside CN CS
2019-11-23 06:29
#21
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Sweden kAED 
ez best team
2019-11-22 11:32
#26
BnTeT | 
Indonesia DN|AIDIT 
Bntet IGLing is best way to bring back tyloo to top10
2019-11-22 11:39
#27
f0rest | 
Yugoslavia Bodhii 
what a player!
2019-11-22 11:40
#29
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Hong Kong Joseph_Tin 
BnTeT , Asia clutch minister !
2019-11-22 11:43
#32
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Indonesia Nuryuky 
Tyloo era
2019-11-22 11:45
#34
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Russia Blyatmen 
rigged tourney TyLoo on chinese events = Astralis TyLoo on other events = tier999
2019-11-22 11:53
#46
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Brazil Lumiwnl 
+1
2019-11-22 13:34
#48
buster | 
China qwe8706 
IEM Sydney 2018
2019-11-22 13:50
#67
f0rest | 
China hzxhl16 
Dh malmo 2016 IEM Sydney 2018
2019-11-22 18:25
#35
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Finland J3bediah 
Such a well spoken guy he is.
2019-11-22 11:54
Very true. +1
2019-11-22 12:14
GODtet with his amazing interviews again. Humble guy
2019-11-22 12:14
#72
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Finland J3bediah 
Almost got to the Final :(
2019-11-24 15:32
#41
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Australia csRIOTgo 
why no question about their new coach? I want to know if ryk actually put more structure to TyLuL
2019-11-22 12:46
#49
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China SkywakerR 
Yee... Should ask that question.
2019-11-22 13:51
#44
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China JackAuGustLee 
If they process to grand,their is no doubt they can win the event.
2019-11-22 13:19
#47
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China wi11iAm 
Bntet is from Indonesia, learn some flags pls
2019-11-22 13:40
BNTET GOAT This tournament is for tyloo #ez4tyloo #bntetgod #somegody
2019-11-22 13:56
#52
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Ukraine Hierophant 
Ez for poland player
2019-11-22 14:02
#58
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Europe RiflerDash 
LEEEEETS GO TYLOO! *CLAP, CLAP, CLAP CLAP CLAP* LEEEEETS GO TYLOO!
2019-11-22 15:41
TyLoo Will be The next major upset
2019-11-22 16:07
#63
BnTeT | 
Chile Saintgio 
and hulkenberg :D
2019-11-22 17:55
No
2019-11-22 18:05
#62
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China SkywakerR 
Ya baby
2019-11-22 17:55
AsiancsgoGOD
2019-11-22 18:02
#69
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
more confidence = rigged tournament
2019-11-23 03:58
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