Gen.G place roster on transfer list
The organisation is evaluating its options heading into 2021.
Gen.G has placed its remaining members - Timothy "autimatic" Ta, Kenneth "koosta" Suen, Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand, and coach Chris "Elmapuddy" Tebbit - on their transfer list, allowing the quartet to explore other options heading into the new year.
In a statement to Rush B Media, a Gen.G representative confirmed that the organisation would allow its members to look elsewhere, but clarified that the players were not benched and that it was not a "VALORANT over Counter-Strike" situation.
"We want them to see any offers as we go into 2021," the representative said. "We recognize that it has been a challenging period for professional CS, and we're looking at how the scene develops into 2021.
"In the meantime, we wanted to make sure to minimize the impact on players, so we have allowed them to keep their options open while still under contract with us." The representative also indicated that the organisation would be willing to waive buyout fees if the players wished to go elsewhere.
Gen.G entered Counter-Strike in December 2019, acquiring Elmapuddy, Damian "daps" Steele, autimatic, and koosta on transfer from Cloud9. The team later went on to add Sam "s0m" Oh and BnTeT, with whom they achieved a first-place finish at one of the only international LANs of 2020, at DreamHack Open Anaheim.
Following the transition to online play, the team faltered, initially managing a 5-6th finish at Flashpoint 1 and a first place finish in the North American division of ESL One: Road to Rio before exiting DreamHack Masters Spring in 5-6th.
Additional middling results during the online season led to daps and s0m taking their leave from the roster, with the organisation enlisting Richard "Xizt" Landström and Rasmus "kreaz" Johansson for Flashpoint 2, where they were eliminated in the group stage. The release of the roster leaves the organisation's status heading into Flashpoint 3 in question, with the representative declining to comment to Rush B Media on the status of their slot.
The following players are open to offers:
Chris "Elmapuddy" Tebbit (coach)