Bad News Bears add Bwills

The lineup has gone full American.

Following the departure of Jonathan "⁠Jonji⁠" Carey, Bad News Bears have announced the addition of Brendan "⁠Bwills⁠" Williams, who played with Triumph since November 2020. The move comes after a 7th-8th place finish at IEM Fall North America, which saw them only defeat ATK and Extra Salt in Group A.

Bwills has been a mainstay of tier two NA since 2018

Shortly after a disappointing group stage result at DreamHack September North America, Jonji announced that he would be stepping down from Bad News Bears as a result of poor team performances and internal troubles. The team used coach Nathan "⁠madcow⁠" Retterath as a stand-in and were prepared to field the 26-year-old at IEM Fall, for which they had already qualified, due to the Valve roster lock.

However, to give his former team a better chance to qualify for the Major, Jonji returned to the lineup for the duration of IEM Fall, at which they dealt a mortal wound to the Extra Salt side in their campaign to PGL Stockholm.

Bwills comes into Bad News Bears after 11 months of playing under the Triumph tag, where he played alongside over a dozen different players including Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson, Alan "⁠Shakezullah⁠" Hardeman, Austin "⁠Cooper⁠" Abadir, and David "⁠cynic⁠" Polster.

Here is Bad News Bears' lineup going into ESEA Season 39:

United States Michael "⁠Swisher⁠" Schmid
United States Gabe "⁠Spongey⁠" Greiner
United States Alan "⁠Shakezullah⁠" Hardeman
United States Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson
United States Brendan "⁠Bwills⁠" Williams

United States Nathan "⁠madcow⁠" Retterath (coach)

United States David 'cynic' Polster
David 'cynic' Polster
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
500
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
United States Brendan 'Bwills' Williams
Brendan 'Bwills' Williams
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
622
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
Canada Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey
Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
962
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
United States Gabe 'Spongey' Greiner
Gabe 'Spongey' Greiner
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
657
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.62
United States Michael 'Swisher' Schmid
Michael 'Swisher' Schmid
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
433
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
United States Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
679
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
343
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
United States Austin 'Cooper' Abadir
Austin 'Cooper' Abadir
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
729
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
w
2021-10-31 00:43
13 replies
So ez for USA
2021-10-31 00:44
12 replies
#18
OK | 
Peru TheJuan
another team to be destroyed by Brasilian teams
2021-10-31 00:53
11 replies
#30
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Australia Sify
... who are getting destroyed at the major
2021-10-31 01:15
10 replies
so that makes NA even worse?
2021-10-31 01:41
6 replies
#40
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Australia Sify
doesnt change the fact that brazilians are getting 0-3d
2021-10-31 01:54
4 replies
NT where is LULstralia at legends stage?
2021-10-31 02:22
3 replies
#48
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Serbia Dusan837
where are all teams from brazil astralis crushed in challenger and now furia
2021-10-31 02:28
#54
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Australia Sify
>lulstralia nt brazil
2021-10-31 02:12
#66
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United States Goob
lmao brazil can’t even actually have a full thought before saying some stupid shit in replies
2021-10-31 03:24
#67
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Brazil yakd
To be fair pain didnt do as bad as thweresults show. They had the closest matches in all the major. Devestating but close loses against vp and renegates.
2021-10-31 03:50
Australians know a lot about getting destroyed at majors huh.
2021-10-31 05:41
2 replies
#76
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Australia Sify
True, one of our teams were down 0-2 legends stage and went up 3-2 played to semi finals
2021-10-31 09:23
1 reply
is this the greatest achievment in australian cs history then? I fell bad for LULstralia
2021-10-31 12:00
#2
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Sweden pawn73
Bluls
2021-10-31 00:43
1 reply
Smart move by them, probably one of the best players in Premier last season.
2021-10-31 12:28
cool
2021-10-31 00:44
Decent tbh.
2021-10-31 00:44
5 replies
2021-10-31 02:33
4 replies
3 replies
2021-10-31 02:56
2 replies
#78
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England Jerry2805
youtube.com/watch?v=ptKDBXHn6dY Why is this video age restricted lol
2021-10-31 10:10
1 reply
youtu.be/pg4Ferkqdvg Why are her eyes bulging out like that like a bug
2021-10-31 11:38
#7
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United Arab Emirates Gooneev
Nice
2021-10-31 00:45
#8
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Poland Neo[T]orius
gl NA cs :D
2021-10-31 00:46
nice addition
2021-10-31 00:48
America, fuck yeah!
2021-10-31 00:48
HYYYYYYYYYYYPE
2021-10-31 00:49
Nice pick up, gl
2021-10-31 00:49
#14
NEO | 
Poland ScR1337
so almost old triumph
2021-10-31 00:50
The best NA team after eg disbands and elige goes to Valorant
2021-10-31 00:50
GET IN!!!!!!!!!!!!
2021-10-31 00:50
what was wrong with Jonji?
2021-10-31 00:51
6 replies
tilted and went to val after choking against T1
2021-10-31 00:55
5 replies
ah ok understandable. He rating was so bad however
2021-10-31 01:01
4 replies
It's weird, he started out as like a 1.2 player for BnB and then it all just started going down for him.
2021-10-31 01:08
3 replies
he is really fucking toxic and doesn't have faith in his teammates
2021-10-31 01:49
The amount of desire and dedication it takes to grind the way they are is unbelievable. They, in reality, have to overcome so many more downs than having wins they can celebrate. Probably took a toll on him but I am glad BnB didn't disband. If they end up achieving stuff the reward will feel so much better anyway.
2021-10-31 02:28
Dude has attitude problems and went all emo. Got a bunch of tats and and pierced his nose going through a Lil Peep phase in his twenties thinking he will go somewhere in Valorant.
2021-10-31 02:32
#20
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Japan Feruna
Very strong team
2021-10-31 00:57
#21
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United Kingdom JupiterACE
without Jonji i literally don't care
2021-10-31 00:59
Who
2021-10-31 01:03
#24
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Brazil Elakk
Nice
2021-10-31 01:04
Let's go Bwills and BnB!! Good luck!
2021-10-31 01:05
This is the Triumph's Shakezullah overpowered that he couldn't have before
2021-10-31 01:09
best kept secret??? LOL...
2021-10-31 01:09
#29
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Finland AliSabid
Nice
2021-10-31 01:11
"Bwills has been a mainstay of tier two NA since 2018"
2021-10-31 01:15
#32
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Canada _penguins
By far the best available player, can’t wait to see the boys win prem again
2021-10-31 01:21
madcow is a beast
2021-10-31 01:22
good move, Bwills is a good player, hopefully this team can reach the next level!
2021-10-31 01:31
#35
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Finland Manniiii
who and who
2021-10-31 01:40
#37
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Ukraine futplxyer
BNB still without an org right? Surprised they didn’t go to val
2021-10-31 01:43
2 replies
Because na valorant scene is already oversaturated and arguably harder to win tournament there
2021-10-31 02:18
sadly they wont
2021-10-31 08:10
#39
izaa | 
Latvia myhem
Who cares?
2021-10-31 01:50
who the fuck is that guy xD
2021-10-31 01:55
#42
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United States ilkym00th
LETS FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-10-31 02:05
#45
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United States Teztyment
bwillis is actually a good player from North America and is not a recycled sack of shit.
2021-10-31 02:22
shocking news
2021-10-31 02:23
he was very toxic, always tilted and bottomfragging xD huge upgrade
2021-10-31 02:43
Bear Bwills
2021-10-31 02:59
#53
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United States leeneptune
why do they recycle the same players
2021-10-31 02:04
#55
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Chile 1cristiaan
nice
2021-10-31 02:13
good see u jonji idiot
2021-10-31 02:22
#61
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United States Rayduh
BNB is just TRIUMPH now
2021-10-31 02:39
the greatest of all time ez
2021-10-31 02:46
Why not "pwalone?
2021-10-31 03:24
1 reply
i dont think they could get any of the Party Astronauts players to join honestly
2021-10-31 04:35
Nice
2021-10-31 04:00
Pretty big downgrade tbh projects with bwills always fail, look at how many teams he’s been on lol
2021-10-31 04:40
5 replies
#86
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United States Rayduh
Who else could they possibly get
2021-11-05 06:02
4 replies
idk they really fumbled the bag by letting Jonji tilt his way out of the team
2021-11-05 13:31
3 replies
#88
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United States Rayduh
But Jonji isn’t good
2021-11-05 20:41
1 reply
Jonji was their hard carry for a while until he fell off If you think bwills is anything but a downgrade though you haven’t been paying attention to NA
2021-11-06 01:20
#89
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United States Rayduh
They could easily upgrade by getting other free NA agents
2021-11-05 20:42
Triumph 2.0
2021-10-31 06:09
no canadian player = no carry
2021-10-31 07:56
Bwills seems promising tbh, I hope BNB finally succeed Respect to them for grinding for so long
2021-10-31 08:01
Triumph 2.0 - EX TRIUMPH NTH CHANGE
2021-10-31 09:34
The guy from Die Hard?
2021-10-31 11:21
He look like average reddit user
2021-10-31 11:30
#84
rain | 
Poland SebL
Defienietly one of the most promising players in NA, but I doubt he will really fit the shoes of Jonji tbh., Jonji was one of the most aggresive players in the region, while Bwills is more of a passive anchor, and that's what he does best, so Idk. where is it going for BNB but it might indicate more changes to be done. Anyway GL, huge respect for grinding CS while you could've made much more money in VALORANT!
2021-10-31 20:03
#85
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United States Rayduh
Now -Swisher +Grim (once Liquid benches him) Then Bad News Bears is literally just Triumph haha
2021-11-05 06:02
time for major win
2021-11-05 20:42
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