BnTeT: "I want to play in Europe because every top team will be there; I've received some really interesting offers"

We had a chat with Hansel "⁠BnTeT⁠" Ferdinand to find out what his plans for 2021 are after Gen.G decided to allow their players to explore other options.

In mid-December, Gen.G placed the remnants of their roster on the transfer list as the organization began to reevaluate their CS:GO division, allowing Timothy "⁠autimatic⁠" Ta, Kenneth "⁠koosta⁠" Suen, BnTeT, and coach Chris "⁠Elmapuddy⁠" Tebbit to explore their options heading into 2021.

After previously sitting down with Elmapuddy to discuss Gen.G's evolution in 2020 and the difficulties they faced in the latter part of the year after the pandemic struck, we've now also had the chance to talk to BnTeT to get his thoughts on his first year outside of Asia and the team's roller-coaster 2020 season.

BnTeT talked about his first year in North America

The Indonesian player discussed his time living and competing in North America, from the victories at DreamHack Open Anaheim and in ESL One: Road to Rio to the turbulent period after Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele and Sam "⁠s0m⁠" Oh left the team to pursue careers in VALORANT. BnTeT also spoke about his plans for 2021, revealing that he would rather play in Europe, where all the top teams will be in 2021, and revealed that he has received some "interesting offers" already.

How would you reflect on last year, after you moved to North America to play for Gen.G? Are you happy with the experience, from a personal and a team perspective?

Yeah, of course I'm happy for the opportunity to be able to play in America, and to play under such a great organization as GenG. It was a pleasure and it makes me more motivated for what will come next for me! I'm happy with what we achieved in 2020 under difficult circumstances.

What did it feel like to be the first Asian player competing in a major region? What differences did you feel in terms of playstyles and how do you think that you performed, all things considered?

It feels amazing, I'm so happy and proud of course, but once you achieve something that you've been waiting for, there's another goal [in front of you], and that makes me even more motivated. Back then, I think we were doing a pretty good job, we managed to qualify for the first RMR tournament and get one win. It was a good run and I think in terms of our style of play, we still had to improve a lot.

What was it like to move so far away from home to pursue a career and get hit by the pandemic so early into the switch? Is that something that affected you?

Yeah, of course there's a little bit of disappointment because we couldn't play more LAN events and I couldn't go outside that much because of COVID. It wasn't affecting me that much, but I miss the energy and atmosphere from LAN events. But yes, I think we all miss LAN events and I hope it will be better in 2021.

The team cited some language barrier issues shortly after you joined. How much did that improve over the course of the year?

I think I did improve my English skills a lot and I'm still practising to make it smoother (laughs). And my teammates helped me to improve every day, so I learned a lot from them.

Your results were looking promising in the first half of the season with the Anaheim and Road to Rio victory and a couple of deep runs. Why did it fall apart after that?

Yeah, I agree, everything looked perfect until after the Road to Rio victory, we managed to win DreamHack Open Anaheim as well, our first LAN tournament together. I'm not quite sure why we fell apart, but maybe it was because we couldn't keep up our performances with a lot of online matches.

What plans do you have now that you've been allowed to seek options outside of Gen.G? Have you received any offers yet? What kind of offer would you accept?

My plans are obviously to play in Europe or North America. I want to play in Europe because I feel that every top team will be there. And yes, I've received some really interesting offers and I'm still working on that.

Was this purely a decision from the organization, or did you also wish to try something new again?

It was a decision from the organization, but I understand it and still have a positive outlook on this situation. I think it's good for both of us.

Has the team considered sticking together and finding two new players, or is that possibility off the table?

Yeah, it is a possibility because we've been looking for players for quite some time, but we couldn't find the correct players before Flashpoint 2. We talked to some players that we could have ended up with, but unfortunately, things didn't work out in the end.

United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
951
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
1023
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
874
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
United States Sam 's0m' Oh
Sam 's0m' Oh
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
358
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Australia Chris 'Elmapuddy' Tebbit
Chris 'Elmapuddy' Tebbit
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.62
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.42
DPR:
0.79
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1122
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
ok
2021-01-04 13:31
#5
ropz | 
Poland vrdny
POLISH PRIDE BNTET
2021-01-04 13:31
12 replies
YESSSSSSSSSSSSS +1
2021-01-04 20:57
#192
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Indonesia LosD
YESSIR!!!!!
2021-01-05 05:24
ok -_-
2021-01-05 05:49
5 replies
#206
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Indonesia LosD
bro his polish
2021-01-05 14:51
4 replies
ok again -_-
2021-01-05 15:02
3 replies
#210
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Indonesia LosD
biarin aje orang tu iri
2021-01-05 16:29
2 replies
Ok
2021-01-06 03:47
#227
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Asia lairaf
LETSGO POLISH PRIDE
2021-01-07 08:20
+1 Poland 🏳️‍🌈🌈
2021-01-05 06:06
+1 POLISH PRIDE
2021-01-05 06:43
#199
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Indonesia rakuNism
#polishpride
2021-01-05 07:17
#203
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Indonesia Deluxio
LET'S GO POLAND!!! #BNTETPOLISHPRIDE
2021-01-05 11:55
#6
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Ecuador LONE_8122
cool, gl!
2021-01-04 13:31
top 1 polski player
2021-01-04 13:31
#8
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Australia Kuunto
Extremum Bentet confirmed
2021-01-04 13:31
1 reply
#189
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Australia Beard43
+1 Can confirm, check HLTV
2021-01-05 05:11
#9
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Namibia Nt_NoScene
bntet >>>>>>> zywh0
2021-01-04 13:31
3 replies
2 replies
#98
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Namibia Nt_NoScene
2021-01-04 15:41
1 reply
s1mple vs s1mple, what a sick "mise en abyme".
2021-01-04 15:50
EXTREMUM.BnTeT incoming i guess?
2021-01-04 13:32
1 reply
Would be nice, either him or Liazz in jks' role and it could be a promising lineup
2021-01-04 14:22
probably FAZE.
2021-01-04 13:32
Bntet already practicing with azr pog
2021-01-04 13:33
5 replies
Source, bro trust you.
2021-01-04 13:46
jackz following extremum on instagram tho
2021-01-04 15:04
3 replies
#101
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Serbia CoVRa
so what?He just followed thats all,but i could love to see Jackz in their team.Gonna be interesting what will happend with them.
2021-01-04 15:44
1 reply
thats mean he spoke with them at least
2021-01-04 16:57
Ok
2021-01-06 03:47
#15
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France rongora
nice
2021-01-04 13:33
FPX.BnTeT
2021-01-04 13:33
2 replies
That'd be super interesting and possibly very good move.
2021-01-04 14:00
+1
2021-01-04 18:28
"interesting" offers, oh surely that means that ENCE have asked around o.O
2021-01-04 13:35
10 replies
#183
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Indonesia lumayan
DUDE HAHAHAHA XD
2021-01-05 02:49
9 replies
"Haha" for u Jamppi actually confirmed in stream that they are looking international additions because there is no one in finnish scene who can igl.
2021-01-05 05:15
8 replies
#205
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Indonesia lumayan
well, if they're lookin for igl, then BnTeT is safe from ez4ence :D
2021-01-05 13:52
7 replies
Im pretty sure ENCE looking 2 players, saddyx not gonna stay in ENCE he suck
2021-01-05 15:15
6 replies
#216
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Indonesia lumayan
but now way ence will sign polishgod XD
2021-01-06 03:43
5 replies
#223
tarik | 
Indonesia ro2a
every HLTV post about Indonesia (or other sometime) i always see you around xd i remember seeing u on Gen.G vs Furia final match threads
2021-01-06 14:44
4 replies
#224
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Indonesia lumayan
of course man, I am everywhere on gen.g thread, koosta thread, tyloo thread, BnTeT thread, and xccurate thread (I go to xccurate thread to tell people how shitty he is)
2021-01-06 16:09
3 replies
#231
tarik | 
Indonesia ro2a
wkwkwkwk yea i see you a lot on this forum, dont want to argue with you on why you hate xccurate but i do have played on same server with xccurate once, and he was owning all of us going 17/4 kd ratio before he left, i just realise its him after 5 rounds someoen pointing out it was him wkwkwk
2021-01-08 06:36
2 replies
#232
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Indonesia lumayan
yea man, many players do well on faceit etc, but sucks on T1 events tho
2021-01-08 10:54
#233
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Indonesia lumayan
I also met him once on DM server haha
2021-01-08 11:04
Maybe back to Poland?
2021-01-04 13:36
now he can go to FaZe instead of rain, team without this baiter would work
2021-01-04 13:36
9 replies
faze priority is an igl
2021-01-04 13:43
8 replies
bntet is an igl
2021-01-04 13:58
7 replies
#83
shox | 
United Kingdom Kmatty
He's not an IGL by nature he did it because he had too. No way you would put one of the best mechanical players in the world into the IGL role by choice
2021-01-04 14:54
6 replies
+1
2021-01-04 15:14
"one of the best mechanical players in the world" he isn't that good
2021-01-04 15:30
3 replies
Yes he 100% is that good man. His raw skill is ridiculous
2021-01-04 16:07
But, he is
2021-01-04 18:14
Bntet is individually good enough to play on Faze and it could be an upgrade over kjaerbye for sure if you can get him to play the role well. Not that its going to happen though.
2021-01-05 07:00
Exactly
2021-01-05 10:15
FaZe BNTET LET"S GO
2021-01-04 13:37
Vitality.bntet coming up soon boisssssss
2021-01-04 13:38
gl
2021-01-04 13:39
intresting....
2021-01-04 13:40
Fpx bntet??? He would fit perfect. Also Chinese org
2021-01-04 13:41
4 replies
#47
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Slovakia xaboff
Fpx need an igl and it will probably be emi or sunny
2021-01-04 13:55
3 replies
Bntet is IGL. Or atleast he was IGL I have followed his team enough to tell if he is good at it or not. I mean he's definitely better IGL than sunny is, but how good exactly I dont know.
2021-01-04 14:02
2 replies
He only was the IGL because his teammates where absolutely garbage at leading, he didn't even want to. I don't think he would want to IGL again in the near future or he would have when daps left them.
2021-01-04 14:25
1 reply
+1 he's wasn't supposed to be igl on tyloo either when he first joined, i couldn't see him lead a structured based team
2021-01-04 15:17
NEO TAZ SNAX PASHA BNTET
2021-01-04 13:41
8 replies
1 pol and 4 Indonesian players i dont think the communication would work out
2021-01-04 13:46
7 replies
lol
2021-01-04 14:02
#152
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Indonesia segopecel
Just reverse the speech, no big deal
2021-01-04 18:37
3 replies
why would i
2021-01-04 19:04
2 replies
#225
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Indonesia segopecel
i mean to speak indonesian, you only need to speak polish reversed
2021-01-06 16:21
1 reply
absolutely mind blown this could work bntet can speak indonesian reversed and it could work
2021-01-06 16:27
#228
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Asia lairaf
5 polish*
2021-01-07 08:26
1 reply
first 4 are from Indonesia wdym
2021-01-07 08:38
#34
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Netherlands dabadpad
polish pride
2021-01-04 13:43
Welcome to the ENCE
2021-01-04 13:44
1 reply
#39
Jamppi | 
Finland 5way
+1
2021-01-04 13:45
would be great. come to astralis
2021-01-04 13:43
2 replies
-ecolai +polish_destroyer 3000
2021-01-04 13:47
1 reply
#184
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Indonesia lumayan
LUL
2021-01-05 02:50
Hope he finds a place in EU, man deserves it.
2021-01-04 13:49
Top1 polish killer👀
2021-01-04 13:52
lets go king
2021-01-04 13:57
#51
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Israel Xpicyy
PACT
2021-01-04 13:58
#53
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Turkey annttiigs
This guy feeding a platonic love agains s1mple. Checkout alllllll the interviews he is in. Almost all answers somehow include s1mple :) he has right, s1mple is the best player as of now, but please you should not call him all time best too, but bntet does :))
2021-01-04 14:01
1 reply
He is AZR
2021-01-05 13:38
china and csgo pick one
2021-01-04 14:02
4 replies
Czech and CS/go pick one :dddd
2021-01-05 07:22
3 replies
per milion people I can bet my house that we have better and more players in csgo than china
2021-01-06 12:17
if china have one good player from 2 billion it aint much
2021-01-06 12:18
1 reply
of course i admit that fact Czechland has more good cs players than china but, this guys more about MOBA or MMORPG games so we cant compare this 2 things, in fact csgo appeared in china only 2-3 year ago so when i played with them non of a new players wasnt even playing cs 1.6
2021-01-10 12:57
Go back home and save the polish scene! Bring Michu as well
2021-01-04 14:03
#58
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Other KlNG
mouz Bntet 🤔
2021-01-04 14:05
most overrated tier 3 player
2021-01-04 14:08
5 replies
#65
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Australia Cheesle2
-1
2021-01-04 14:18
I think you picked the wrong thread, this is not about Xantares
2021-01-04 14:26
2 replies
n1
2021-01-04 17:20
HAHAHAHAA GOOD ONE
2021-01-04 18:39
#182
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Indonesia DioBrando
You mean your flair? Yeah ofc
2021-01-05 01:57
come to Poland
2021-01-04 14:09
#66
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Australia Cheesle2
One of the best Australian players!
2021-01-04 14:19
Wasn't Machinegun the first Asian player to play in NA? I remember that weird Splyce team had him on it.
2021-01-04 14:21
4 replies
+1
2021-01-04 15:09
#92
Zero | 
Czech Republic Ewtio
+1
2021-01-04 15:26
+1
2021-01-04 15:53
#170
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Denmark Randomij
+1
2021-01-04 19:30
#69
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Europe t.o.p
Top 20 in 2021
2021-01-04 14:21
#71
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Poland Menaheer
Illuminar
2021-01-04 14:22
#75
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Poland Yomenik
go to new ihg
2021-01-04 14:26
#77
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Japan ang9r5193
That would be good
2021-01-04 14:29
gl
2021-01-04 14:31
#80
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Germany Pellinskii
Maybe Godsent if Sunny deal falls through?
2021-01-04 14:36
#81
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China N30NL4
good luck polish/asian pride meanwhile tyloo is rotting in china ;)
2021-01-04 14:38
1 reply
Tyloo so dead, I looked at the weibo video post of them during Christmas... they look so tired and dead inside
2021-01-04 23:58
#82
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Poland Hanse
My homie BenTeT literally oneshoted NA scene with this title sentence
2021-01-04 14:51
2 replies
u mean headshot ? lol
2021-01-04 15:12
Yeah, then you read the article and realize the title is slightly out of context
2021-01-04 17:23
#84
shox | 
United Kingdom Kmatty
I really hope he shines because this guy is fucking nuts. I've been a fan of his ever since he played for Tyloo, one of the most gifted players mechanically for certain
2021-01-04 14:55
5 replies
+111 Stuck carrying 4 bots, 3 when xaccurate was in tyloo, 30 bombing while igl in 3 languages, wasted his prime, could have been top 20 player
2021-01-04 16:40
4 replies
Yep, incredible he's managed to do as much as he has with the shit cards he's been dealt
2021-01-04 16:55
#185
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Indonesia lumayan
ARE U DRUNK? Xccurate was even worse than the rest of tyloo's player
2021-01-05 02:51
2 replies
The matches i watched he was not, and overall he is better player than the other 3 bots
2021-01-05 20:23
1 reply
#215
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Indonesia lumayan
maybe u watch 2 matches out of 20 matches. trust me bro, he is so freaking inconsistent. he is a budget jugi. make some plays sometimes, but overall, he is shite
2021-01-06 03:42
Faze or OG
2021-01-04 15:00
EXTREMUM PauseChamp
2021-01-04 15:09
what an incredible polish... going everywhere...
2021-01-04 15:31
bntet to ence
2021-01-04 15:33
#97
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Switzerland Juuzou_
Great player I think, hope he gets a chance to shine. GL man
2021-01-04 15:39
GL
2021-01-04 15:42
#100
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Denmark aBox
What dosia found succes in hellraisers?
2021-01-04 15:44
Good player, he really deserves a decent eu team at this point.
2021-01-04 15:50
#107
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Latvia sonofdog
best polish player
2021-01-04 15:58
1 reply
#110
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Ukraine Dert_
shshshshsh
2021-01-04 16:00
Bntet top 20 2021
2021-01-04 15:59
#109
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Ukraine Dert_
F**KING FINALLY
2021-01-04 15:59
Let's go, my boy.
2021-01-04 16:00
#112
El1an | 
Hong Kong LonT
Koosta > Bntet Change my mind
2021-01-04 16:02
#113
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Poland humen))))
BnTeT come to inc polish dreamteam my men))
2021-01-04 16:04
POLISH GOD BnTeT
2021-01-04 16:06
Last Hope of Poland.
2021-01-04 16:10
#117
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Indonesia Nuryuky
G2 BnTeT
2021-01-04 16:24
poland already in europe? xd
2021-01-04 16:31
#120
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Poland kahr7
Illuminar BnTeT pog
2021-01-04 16:31
Goo BnTeT !!
2021-01-04 16:32
PLEASE! I want to see BnTeT make a big international sensation on a team that can use him properly, I know he has the skill.
2021-01-04 16:41
EXTREMUM BnTeT plzz
2021-01-04 16:41
He even got offer from Illuminar as he is one of the best polish players ever seen in CS and he is willing to join the team.
2021-01-04 16:46
1 reply
hahahahah n1
2021-01-04 17:17
#133
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Denmark KalakR
Dosent look that polish hahah. Face should take this Indonesien player.
2021-01-04 17:09
100% to MOuz
2021-01-04 17:10
very good player!
2021-01-04 17:16
#138
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Serbia LtN))
Best Polish player for sure
2021-01-04 17:21
Will be in top 10 2021 God Bntet
2021-01-04 17:48
let's go! bntet back to poland
2021-01-04 17:55
"What did it feel like to be the first Asian player competing in a major region?" dont forget about machinegun :(
2021-01-04 18:19
liquid ben10
2021-01-04 18:23
He's English is very bad omegalul KEKW
2021-01-04 18:24
2 replies
ur english also very bad KEKW
2021-01-04 18:27
the irony in this sentence
2021-01-05 17:35
Why did he leave poland anyway?
2021-01-04 18:24
Good idea
2021-01-04 18:27
Bntet to C9 incoming
2021-01-04 18:41
#155
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Turkey 69kagan
POLISH SUPER TEAM MAKE IT HAPPEN.
2021-01-04 18:45
Bntet free, twistzz free... Time for OG to upgrade firepower and start winning trophies.
2021-01-04 18:46
I am sure he will live in Poland :D
2021-01-04 18:51
#158
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United States Phamous3k
EU/CIS only place to be for CSGO.
2021-01-04 18:54
Yeah , BnTeT is good player you should makes contract with him also bntet the best polish scene ever
2021-01-04 18:57
looks like he's from kaz
2021-01-04 19:05
POLISH LEGEND
2021-01-04 19:07
Polish best BNTET
2021-01-04 19:15
1 reply
-_- ok
2021-01-05 05:50
#168
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Finland Hoitelia
Maybe to faze
2021-01-04 19:28
Polish VP comeback?
2021-01-04 19:32
Ez for poland
2021-01-04 19:45
ez for poland
2021-01-04 20:13
imagine him in Faze LUL Pretty cool how many languages he knows
2021-01-04 22:15
POLISH SUPERSTAR
2021-01-04 23:09
I really really really really really wish how BnTeT would look in Faze as a IGL. This guy is destined to has success.
2021-01-04 23:22
polish superstar ready to bring back polack cs
2021-01-05 00:40
gl boss
2021-01-05 00:43
Good luck
2021-01-05 00:50
“First Asian player competing in a major region? Machinegun?
2021-01-05 03:04
#187
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Indonesia Exodd
That is the right mentality
2021-01-05 03:27
go join some polish team
2021-01-05 03:56
#190
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Australia Beard43
He really deserves a good team. I'd be interested to see him in Extremum, 3 neighbouring countries combined!
2021-01-05 05:14
1 reply
yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh boiiii
2021-01-05 05:49
It feels really bad that the first year of his career outside of Asia the pandemic hitted him. He is really good, I think he can find a really good team.
2021-01-05 11:25
Goodluck bntet! Greetings from fellow indo!
2021-01-05 15:29
#212
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Greece RedWinter
welcome to GODSENT
2021-01-05 18:33
add this man to a top10 team pls
2021-01-05 22:56
#219
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Indonesia Nuryuky
Can't wait for BnTeT news
2021-01-06 06:05
#222
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Turkey RENNNDER
Come To Beşiktaş
2021-01-06 12:19
comment
2021-01-07 08:47
#234
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United States caliprep
I'm excited to see where BnTeT goes. He did pretty well in the NA scene
2021-01-09 11:33
polaks embrace him every time but granting him a residence permit will show your loyalty.
2021-01-09 11:44
#236
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Ukraine EmErAJID
He's too old for this shit.
2021-01-09 14:12
poland pride
2021-01-15 15:26
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