ATK unveil new South African roster with TenZ as stand-in

ATK have announced their return to activity with a new South African roster featuring Cloud9 benched player Tyson "TenZ" Ngo as a stand-in.

The Cape Town-based organisation re-enter the CS:GO scene after a month on the sidelines following the transfer of their previous roster to Cloud9, at the start of the year.

The new roster features just three players who are signed to the ATK organisation in Rieghardt "flexeeee" Romatzki, Gareth "MisteM" Ries and Josh "bLazE" Saunders. The latter two were part the Energy team that attended the most recent Asia Minor, where they placed 7th-8th following defeats to Grayhound and 5POWER.

TenZ will stand in for the team in the Asia Minor qualifiers

Rounding out the team are two players who will be acting as stand-ins in the Middle East Open Qualifiers for the Asia Minor, Rhys "Fadey" Armstrong and TenZ. The South African player is mostly known for his time with the Bravado squad that finished second at DreamHack Open Winter 2018 and won the DreamHack Invitational in Mumbai that same year. He spent five months in the previous iteration of ATK before the organisation overhauled the lineup with the signing of North American trio Ricky "floppy" Kemery, Josh "oSee" Ohm and Ian "motm" Hardy.

TenZ hopes that this new challenge will kick-start his career after falling out of favour on Cloud9, who benched him in October after just three months on the roster. On ATK, the Canadian will reunite with Fadey after standing in for the previous team last summer before he eventually joined Cloud9.

ATK will fly out to Dubai this week to bootcamp and participate in the Asia Minor qualifiers, scheduled for February 15. And if all goes well, there is the possibility that both Fadey and TenZ will agree a permanent deal with the South African organisation, who plan to send the team to North America in the coming months.

"I'm also playing as a stand-in and seeing how things to and how the team feels," Fadey told HLTV.org. "I’m really excited to be playing with Tyson again as he stood in for ATK in the past, he has so much skill and talent in the game.

"My expectations for the team will be high because of the potential this team and its players have. I have watched Mistem for a long time and we’ve always been good friends, it’s nice to see him have grown so much as a player over the years. I believe Blaze will play a big role in the team and have seen his potential over the years to be a really solid player. I played with flexeeee in the past in Carbon alongside JT before we moved to Bravado. If this team keeps a good work ethic and we set clear goals to achieve, we can get really good results.

"At the moment we have Tyson as the main AWPer, just like the last time he stood in for ATK. When he has an AWP and you give him the space to do something he thinks is good in a round, he can win the round for us almost single-handedly. He really is an amazing talent. I am really excited to see what damage we can do, and we shall have to wait and see in the qualifiers!"

ATK have the following roster:

South Africa Rieghardt "flexeeee" Romatzki
South Africa Gareth "MisteM" Ries
South Africa Josh "bLazE" Saunders
South Africa Rhys "Fadey" Armstrong (stand-in)
Canada Tyson "TenZ" Ngo (stand-in)

Israel Daniel "sprayxd" Kogan (coach)

United States Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
574
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Israel Daniel 'sprayxd' Kogan
Daniel 'sprayxd' Kogan
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.68
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.78
APR:
0.15
Canada Tyson 'TenZ' Ngo
Tyson 'TenZ' Ngo
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
390
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
458
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
South Africa Gareth 'MisteM' Ries
Gareth 'MisteM' Ries
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
65
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
South Africa Rieghardt 'flexeeee' Romatzki
Rieghardt 'flexeeee' Romatzki
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
150
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
United States Ian 'motm' Hardy
Ian 'motm' Hardy
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
480
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.11
South Africa Rhys 'Fadey' Armstrong
Rhys 'Fadey' Armstrong
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
456
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.14
South Africa Josh 'bLazE' Saunders
Josh 'bLazE' Saunders
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
68
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
#1
keev | 
Europe Adenauer 
very cool 😎
2020-02-03 13:18
#6
oBo | 
Italy Hadrianus 
Very cool
2020-02-03 13:18
Cool very
2020-02-03 14:02
ebin :DDD:-DD
2020-02-03 14:03
#55
nawwk | 
Sweden FL4XY 
yes
2020-02-03 14:07
#73
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Spain nessxA 
Very Cool! 😎
2020-02-03 15:00
Let's go bois Also fuck ESL for taking away the African qualifiers.
2020-02-03 17:14
TenZ in Asia minor? Thinking about TenZ in IG or VG?
2020-02-03 18:52
Lmao what
2020-02-03 13:18
#3
oBo | 
Korea Moms_touch 
Lol tenz talked about how bad cs is and said he wants to quit cs. But what else he can do
2020-02-03 13:22
im pretty sure he has issues lol
2020-02-03 14:19
#75
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Denmark WeiZy0 
Sounds like it.
2020-02-03 15:08
Maybe he's a sadist
2020-02-03 15:42
TenZ can teach them how to play
2020-02-03 15:13
#80
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United Kingdom Pandify_Denje 
How to play aim_botz*
2020-02-03 16:47
lmao
2020-02-03 19:24
he's a god
2020-02-03 19:44
#121
KRIMZ | 
Sweden Techyo 
On aim_botz, yes
2020-02-04 21:13
#4
kioShiMa | 
France neibaf 
good luck
2020-02-03 13:18
#5
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Australia Boostral 
Expected
2020-02-03 13:18
#8
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Netherlands Zimbamwe 
tier 100 at best
2020-02-03 13:18
Why pick tenz?
2020-02-03 13:19
only stand in
2020-02-03 13:36
I know that but there are better options than this guy to stand in
2020-02-03 14:01
i guess no one wanted to bother except tenz
2020-02-03 14:20
#71
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Indonesia lumayan 
no one is better than tenz tho lol
2020-02-03 14:41
At irrelevant work shop maps sure, performing on lan? Hundreds of better options
2020-02-03 18:14
#115
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Indonesia lumayan 
No no, daps just didnt gjve him the right role
2020-02-04 00:16
#122
KRIMZ | 
Sweden Techyo 
Tenz is a peanut brain
2020-02-04 21:14
Tenz South African confirmed
2020-02-03 13:19
+1
2020-02-03 13:20
We don't want him
2020-02-03 13:21
Nice nickname and is still accurate
2020-02-03 13:32
Hello are you black?
2020-02-03 14:15
No
2020-02-03 14:19
#95
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South Africa noobsaibot182 
talk kak. sipho is that you?
2020-02-03 18:51
Eish
2020-02-04 08:59
hauweng. supa diski
2020-02-04 15:00
Oooh eh eh
2020-02-06 11:51
#67
NiKo | 
Europe Dk4 
LMAOOOOOOO
2020-02-03 14:30
#11
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Russia ToughGuy 
OMEGALUL
2020-02-03 13:20
Good luck !
2020-02-03 13:21
SA CS OMEGALUL
2020-02-03 13:21
#20
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Russia ToughGuy 
flag doesn't check out
2020-02-03 13:23
SA hate them selfs
2020-02-03 14:16
Yep flag doesn't check out
2020-02-03 13:35
this isn't South America WTF
2020-02-03 16:57
#17
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Netherlands Sem0733 
How can you have a new lineup with two stand-ins. Make a lineup or don't 🤷🏼‍♂️.
2020-02-03 13:22
"There is the possibility that Fadey and TenZ will sign permanently"
2020-02-03 13:26
Why shouldn’t they
2020-02-03 13:29
Just remove this tenz guy from the scene already plz
2020-02-03 13:22
I think that's exactly what they're doing.
2020-02-03 13:25
#29
oBo | 
Korea Moms_touch 
Lol
2020-02-03 13:28
#59
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Russia Sur10n 
Rofl
2020-02-03 14:18
#109
TenZ | 
Canada Kai0ken 
Let's add your mom instead!!
2020-02-03 20:10
I would love to see his mom in professional CSGO. Probably a lovely lady and a good lurker/rifler.
2020-02-04 14:47
+1
2020-02-05 07:48
xd
2020-02-03 13:24
#23
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South Africa Ston3Cold 
OMEGALUL indeed! But as a South African, I wish them good luck and I hope they have success as well in getting SA CS noticed on the global scene :)
2020-02-03 13:25
And the most "African" surname has the Canadian guy
2020-02-03 13:26
#42
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United States sorcrcrc 
Ngo isnt african
2020-02-03 13:49
Just change o to a and you have rly african surname
2020-02-03 14:18
nice iq
2020-02-03 13:57
#60
2020-02-03 14:18
funny besides if you ever went to school you would find out South African people are more white than half of europe
2020-02-03 14:20
I never said it's otherwise
2020-02-03 14:28
#27
s0m | 
Latvia `DinGo 
gl TenZ
2020-02-03 13:27
smurfing in Africa ZULUL
2020-02-03 13:28
sprayXD
2020-02-03 13:32
#33
allu | 
Finland Tempppi 
Hello, I am looking for a simple electronic device that my grandma can use to get used to technology. Any help?
2020-02-03 13:35
#35
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CIS Arztyy 
Ok,this squad is shit
2020-02-03 13:36
Interesting
2020-02-03 13:36
No sonic no win
2020-02-03 13:44
They are way too white
2020-02-03 13:45
why no blackplayers in this team
2020-02-03 13:49
Black people aren't really interested in CS here. I don't know why
2020-02-03 14:02
#43
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Poland Julka 
TenZ dropped so hard lmao
2020-02-03 13:49
sprayxd
2020-02-03 13:51
#45
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Portugal dracø 
Unvailing a new lineup with 2 stand-ins xD
2020-02-03 13:53
A weeb female cosplayer with 4 south africans, good luck with that lmao
2020-02-03 13:55
tenz is sneaky confirmed
2020-02-03 16:59
LOL
2020-02-03 14:00
#49
oskar | 
Czech Republic Olaxen 
LMAO
2020-02-03 14:01
#53
BnTeT | 
Iceland ashyra 
People hating on TenZ LOL
2020-02-03 14:03
#58
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Korea XigNw0w 
Who's that coach?
2020-02-03 14:16
ez 4 Rieghardt "Rieghardt_Romatzki" Romatzki
2020-02-03 14:35
No future most likely.
2020-02-03 14:37
#70
WARDELL | 
Canada ZHF 
Rip Tenz
2020-02-03 14:37
20 year old coach what????????????????
2020-02-03 14:52
#85
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Sweden meistr0 
Shakezullah was 21 when he coached Singularity in NA. Hes pretty crazy xD youtube.com/watch?v=bdMYW9NW06w
2020-02-03 17:18
#74
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Brazil H_RomeuPinto 
Domsterr is a good player Bright him back
2020-02-03 15:08
good for tenz
2020-02-03 15:31
African team in Asia minor lol
2020-02-03 16:33
#84
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Sweden meistr0 
Because Africa doesnt have a minor obviously.
2020-02-03 17:17
#86
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Hungary Shiron212 
Lol TenZ carry
2020-02-03 17:28
#87
BeZ | 
Denmark zixzenz 
Are they allowed to say the n-word?
2020-02-03 17:42
#88
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Brazil H_RomeuPinto 
Ngo in Brazilian is the abbreviation for nego Just like nigga but everyone says
2020-02-03 17:53
#97
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Chile strong221 
See u in 2 weeks
2020-02-03 18:52
#102
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Brazil H_RomeuPinto 
Are u mad?
2020-02-03 19:33
#107
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United States Bochanka 
You will be for not being able to comment for two weeks
2020-02-03 20:03
#108
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Brazil H_RomeuPinto 
Ho carss mann
2020-02-03 20:08
nigga is equivalent a macaco in Brazil
2020-02-05 07:53
New oppurtunity for tenz to show how shit he is on lan, against tier 5 teams LUL.
2020-02-03 18:10
#91
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Germany BIG2020 
2020-02-03 18:21
IF THEY PLAY AIM MAP EZ TENZ
2020-02-03 18:36
he's so bad
2020-02-03 21:58
online cheater
2020-02-03 18:36
#94
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United States @FyreCS 
20 year old coach wtf? God Mistem and Blaze are back! Great for our scene boys!
2020-02-03 18:38
MisteM is good
2020-02-03 18:54
+1
2020-02-03 21:58
#99
Asuna | 
United States bxteme 
Rip asunas anime aimers, destined for top1 2020
2020-02-03 18:55
#100
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Poland Edwardinho 
TenZ noice team upgrade
2020-02-03 19:17
great investment really great
2020-02-03 19:34
#106
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United States Bochanka 
What a weeb
2020-02-03 20:03
mistem is insane so i hope they do well
2020-02-03 22:00
#116
syrsoN | 
Germany PeKay 
Ez god mistem
2020-02-04 00:27
#117
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Asia John0_0 
this is what we wanted to see very noice
2020-02-04 08:03
#126
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United Kingdom YungLumis 
Lmao
2020-02-13 15:40
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