Chiefs part ways with 2019 lineup, sign ex-Genuine

Chiefs have announced the signing of the ex-Genuine roster, replacing their former lineup headlined by Tyler "⁠tucks⁠" Reilly.

Departures of Chris "⁠ofnu⁠" Hanley and Peter "⁠BL1TZ⁠" Athanasatos to AVANT, and not taking part in the IEM Katowice Qualifiers signaled big changes in Chiefs, which are now finally confirmed. The three remaining players from the 2019 lineup — tucks, Matthew "⁠Texta⁠" O'Rourke, and Ryan "⁠zewsy⁠" Palmer — are now free agents, with a new five-man lineup coming in.

Chiefs have cut ties with texta, tucks, and zewsy

The ex-Genuine roster averages just 21.4 years of age, and has recently reached the grand final of the IEM Katowice qualifier where they put up a fight against Renegades. As the third-highest ranked team playing in the region currently — behind Renegades and ORDER —, the team featuring Hugh "⁠HUGHMUNGUS⁠" Anderson has been scooped up by Chiefs.

In the announcement of the signing, Tom "⁠apocdud⁠" Henry stated his excitement for the chance to represent "such a storied organization":

"We’re all super keen to represent such a respected and storied organisation, and hopefully with their support we’ll be able to continue climbing the ranks of OCE and start consistently competing in overseas events. I hope all our team's fans keep following us on our journey with Chiefs!" - apocdud, team captain

Chiefs' CEO Nick Bobir thanked the former lineup that "decided to go their separate ways, pursue new teams or hang up the keyboard", implying a retirement from tucks might be on the cards:

"We would like to thank the previous members of the Chiefs Counter Strike roster who at the end of last season decided to go their separate ways, pursue new teams or hang up the keyboard. While one chapter closes – we are excited to start a new era with a team that has certainly worked hard throughout 2019, turned heads and made plenty of noise." - Nick Bobir, Chiefs CEO

Chiefs are now:

Australia Hugh "⁠HUGHMUNGUS⁠" Anderson
Australia Chris "⁠Jinxx⁠" Moseley
Australia Tom "⁠apocdud⁠" Henry
Australia Jordan "⁠SkulL⁠" Newland
Australia Daryl "⁠Mayker⁠" May

Aside from a few months of inactivity and a loan spell to Tainted Minds, tucks was a part of Chiefs since 2016, attending three IEM Sydney events, three MDL Global Challenges, as well as numerous local and regional events with the team. Both tucks and Texta have VAC bans on record, which prevent them from taking part in Valve-supported events. The duo, alongside zewsy, formerly of Winterfox and Tainted Minds, are no longer contractually tied to Chiefs.

The following three players now free agents:

Australia Tyler "⁠tucks⁠" Reilly
Australia Matthew "⁠Texta⁠" O'Rourke
New Zealand Ryan "⁠zewsy⁠" Palmer

Australia Matthew 'Texta' O'Rourke
Matthew 'Texta' O'Rourke
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
625
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.68
Australia Tom 'apocdud' Henry
Tom 'apocdud' Henry
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
341
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.70
Australia Peter 'BL1TZ' Athanasatos
Peter 'BL1TZ' Athanasatos
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
516
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
Australia Daryl 'Mayker' May
Daryl 'Mayker' May
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
259
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
Australia Jordan 'SkulL' Newland
Jordan 'SkulL' Newland
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
384
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.73
Australia Chris 'Jinxx' Moseley
Chris 'Jinxx' Moseley
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
332
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
Australia Tyler 'tucks' Reilly
Tyler 'tucks' Reilly
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
683
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
Australia Hugh 'HUGHMUNGUS' Anderson
Hugh 'HUGHMUNGUS' Anderson
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
452
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
New Zealand Ryan 'zewsy' Palmer
Ryan 'zewsy' Palmer
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
618
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
New Zealand Chris 'ofnu' Hanley
Chris 'ofnu' Hanley
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
679
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
Sad to hear! Good luck with the new lineup!
2020-02-03 14:02
4 replies
sad
2020-02-03 14:02
2 replies
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United States ShawnM
But chiefs just won the super bowl wtf?
2020-02-03 14:03
1 reply
Ripxta
2020-02-03 14:31
<1.00 rating crew , ez.
2020-02-03 14:57
Ok
2020-02-03 14:02
wow
2020-02-03 14:02
Aus no.1
2020-02-03 14:02
#6
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United States Melanin807
Wow I cars
2020-02-03 14:03
#7
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United States sorcrcrc
pog!!! go AUSTRALIA
2020-02-03 14:03
But they just won the Super Bowl
2020-02-03 14:03
4 replies
#18
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Portugal EMBERj
found the funny guy 8)
2020-02-03 14:08
#20
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United States ShawnM
U stole my joke
2020-02-03 14:10
1 reply
#8 #9 Ok
2020-02-03 15:40
+1
2020-02-04 15:45
#10
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Sri Lanka kvezee
lmao tier 10 now at best
2020-02-03 14:03
1 reply
Wouldn't give them that much credit
2020-02-03 22:58
who
2020-02-03 14:04
this roaster can easily take order off the number 2 spot in AU lol
2020-02-03 14:04
3 replies
#35
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Netherlands YanickSDG
3* Renegades are #2
2020-02-03 15:34
2 replies
#36
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Slovakia xaboff
100T is considered NA
2020-02-03 15:37
get me a match of 100T playing in regional leauges.
2020-02-03 15:52
#13
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Russia ToughGuy
WHO THE FUCK CARS
2020-02-03 14:04
disband 1 year max
2020-02-03 14:05
#15
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Australia mitch_
ITS TEAM TEAM GOD DAMN IT HLTV
2020-02-03 14:06
1 reply
+1
2020-02-03 18:03
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Finland Smoonah
they just won super bowl wtf why disband
2020-02-03 14:08
dont know any of these players but stat wise the departed players are WAY better than the new ones, whats up there?
2020-02-03 14:08
2 replies
Both tucks and Texta have VAC bans on record, which prevent them from taking part in Valve-supported events.
2020-02-03 14:14
1 reply
that clears it up, thanks
2020-02-03 14:38
I thought HLTV started covering NFL (._.')
2020-02-03 14:09
Chiefs KEKW
2020-02-03 14:21
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Latvia `DinGo
good signup
2020-02-03 14:28
#27
cadiaN | 
Poland SebL
Finally They have org.
2020-02-03 14:38
Hope Mahomes goes to New England now
2020-02-03 15:04
#31
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Sweden Lagge15
What a surprise
2020-02-03 15:04
zewsy to AVANT
2020-02-03 15:12
2 replies
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New Zealand Keah_Mow
This, for Apoc or Blitz.
2020-02-03 22:29
1 reply
-BL1TZ ap0c is IGL?
2020-02-03 22:33
F super bowl chance
2020-02-03 15:25
Good pick-up, this roster did a solid showing in the Kato quali, as said previously, could be a contender for the 2nd best AU based team
2020-02-03 15:27
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United States DV19
-Mahomes? Big scam
2020-02-03 15:41
D D D DOWNGRADE
2020-02-03 16:14
So glad they finally got rid of tucks and texta they just shouldn't be in one of Australia's best teams when all they are doing is preventing them from making it to the biggest events of the year.
2020-02-03 18:37
Good for them.
2020-02-03 18:55
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Portugal Olapinto
a
2020-02-03 19:00
Texta f*cked up so bad when he got VAC banned lol. Could 100% have been on Renegades or 100T.
2020-02-03 19:01
2 replies
he got vacced when he was 14
2020-02-04 08:03
1 reply
Yeah. But like i said, could have been on RNG/100T "today" if he wasnt VAC banned
2020-02-04 11:42
new team : Texta v$m Jampii swag steel
2020-02-03 19:29
1 reply
Funny guy eh?
2020-02-03 23:01
xaxaxaxa
2020-02-03 21:39
SmithZz new coach of G2 I heard
2020-02-03 22:13
yes boyssss
2020-02-03 22:37
2 out of 3 players vacced makes sense
2020-02-03 22:49
Damn. Right after their superbowl win too
2020-02-03 22:53
1 reply
Ikr unlucky
2020-02-03 23:01
I forgot who to hate. Was it chiefs or order that cock blocked grayhound so they couldn’t do extremesland and esl pro league?
2020-02-04 11:00
1 reply
Avant’s management didn’t let the other teams know about their rescheduling until the last minute despite the team telling them to do so much earlier.
2020-02-07 07:32
7gfjmfr
2020-02-04 14:49
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