NKT revamp roster with BnTeT, Senzu

The international Asian team now once again fields a full roster.

NKT have revamped their roster with the signings of Hansel "⁠BnTeT⁠" Ferdinand and Munkhbold "⁠Senzu⁠" Azbayar, the organization announced on Saturday.

The incoming duo will replace Krit "⁠Kntz⁠" Chaiprasit and Gan-Erdene "⁠dobu⁠" Batbold on the active roster. NKT has now replaced four members in under six months, leaving Hyun-Pyo "⁠XigN⁠" Lee as the only player to keep his place on the lineup from the first half of the year.

The changes come after NKT's failure in both the IEM Road to Rio 2022 Asia Closed Qualifier, where they placed second after a loss to IHC, and a disappointing 4th place finish in ESL Challenger League Season 42 Asia-Pacific.

BnTeT will remain in the Asian scene

BnTeT is the poster boy of Asian Counter-Strike, making his name throughout his first stint in TYLOO during 2017-2020. His performances earned him a move to first Gen.G and later EXTREMUM, but both teams failed to reach the heights expected of them. He then returned to Asia for a second stint in TYLOO earlier this year but ended up being released in September. The Indonesian rifler was then on the lookout for a new team and recently tried out for Apeks as IGL, but has now found a permanent home back in his home region.

Senzu joins the team from Mazaalai after completing a month-long trial. The 16-year-old was Mazaalai's highest-rated player with a 1.08 rating in ESL Challenger League Season 42 Asia-Pacific, despite the Mongolian team not winning a map in the tournament.

With the move, NKT will hope to once again contend for the No. 1 spot in Asia after recently falling behind the likes of IHC and Wings Up.

NKT's roster is now:

Mongolia Erdenetsogt "⁠erkaSt⁠" Gantulga
Korea Hyun-Pyo "⁠XigN⁠" Lee
Mongolia Yesuntumur "⁠nin9⁠" Gantulga
Mongolia Munkhbold "⁠Senzu⁠" Azbayar
Indonesia Hansel "⁠BnTeT⁠" Ferdinand

Mongolia Yesuntumur 'nin9' Gantulga
Yesuntumur 'nin9' Gantulga
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
422
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
893
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
Mongolia Munkhbold 'Senzu' Azbayar
Munkhbold 'Senzu' Azbayar
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
50
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.73
Mongolia Gan-Erdene 'dobu' Batbold
Gan-Erdene 'dobu' Batbold
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
825
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
Thailand Krit 'Kntz' Chaiprasit
Krit 'Kntz' Chaiprasit
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
552
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
751
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1052
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
xddd
2022-12-03 12:46
Polish pride
2022-12-03 12:46
3 replies
xd
2022-12-03 14:13
master baiter
2022-12-03 15:06
polska gurom
2022-12-04 01:43
congrats
2022-12-03 12:46
#4
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Korea tsoyisback
Wtf i thought that polish legend in Apeks
2022-12-03 12:46
6 replies
#5
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England pumk1n1
he was just trialing for a few games
2022-12-03 12:47
5 replies
#48
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Slovakia GloryMole
They looked solid with him tho
2022-12-03 14:53
4 replies
+1. They actually looked decent with him
2022-12-03 16:46
3 replies
#67
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Slovakia GloryMole
had to be a personality clash or communication issues.
2022-12-03 17:14
2 replies
#76
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Indonesia lumayan
nah bro, bntet just going there to meet with jkaem
2022-12-03 19:12
#95
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Indonesia songokong
might also be legal stuff like visa and shit
2022-12-05 10:35
Delusional XigN fan where are you?
2022-12-03 12:48
3 replies
Sry I was not online
2022-12-03 15:22
2 replies
It’s okay mens
2022-12-03 16:48
#77
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Indonesia lumayan
XIGN + BNTET NICE
2022-12-03 19:12
BnTeT is finished
2022-12-03 12:48
dead roster
2022-12-03 12:49
#9
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Poland mimsonqq
Not that bad for asia fixed scene
2022-12-03 12:50
finally poland will rise once again
2022-12-03 12:51
GL TO HANSEL AND TEAM! MAKE YOURSELF ON THE MAJOR AGAIN HANSEL!
2022-12-03 12:53
2 replies
#78
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Indonesia lumayan
hello bro!
2022-12-03 19:12
1 reply
Hello
2022-12-03 19:13
save bntet aka best polish player
2022-12-03 12:56
Bntet in 2022 lmao
2022-12-03 13:00
nkt no korea team
2022-12-03 13:06
#15
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Denmark ram1n
BnTeT is like freaking smooya & oskar. Will never find a suitable team until they do!
2022-12-03 13:09
7 replies
Oskar found one and fucked up, msLuL
2022-12-03 13:54
6 replies
Really what team?
2022-12-03 14:28
5 replies
4 replies
not a suitable team lol
2022-12-03 15:04
3 replies
Well lots of pro are scraping what they get, same fate for msl on South project
2022-12-03 15:27
He should just stay with sinners until retirement
2022-12-03 15:33
1 reply
yeah, then he went to titans with mslul... now hes back where he supposed to (sinners)
2022-12-03 19:15
#16
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Netherlands itsm
If only xccurate would come back this team would be top 5
2022-12-03 13:10
2 replies
Top 5 in asia for sure
2022-12-03 14:23
1 reply
Well, I mean they were already top 5 in asia...
2022-12-06 17:35
Second W this week for XigNIsLoveXigNIsLife!!!
2022-12-03 13:11
1 reply
Very big Ws
2022-12-03 15:21
Nice team. Maybe NKT can become good again
2022-12-03 13:21
#19
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Sweden AFCx
what language will they use?
2022-12-03 13:22
1 reply
english
2022-12-03 13:32
W
2022-12-03 13:24
#24
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Brazil _Awper
BnTeT needs to be on tier 1
2022-12-03 13:40
3 replies
#28
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France Barburo
He will have more chance to participate in T1 tournament with one of the best asian team than with a T2/T3 EU one (no chance for a T1 tbh).
2022-12-03 13:44
1 reply
#29
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Brazil _Awper
Yeah, that's what I mean, playing tier 1 events as he did with Tyloo at least.
2022-12-03 13:45
what can you expect from a player who doesn't take advantage of his time in Europe to play FPL
2022-12-03 13:50
gl and gl xign because takes a lot of ball to stay in cs in kr since valo is way more popular there
2022-12-03 13:41
decent team frfr
2022-12-03 13:43
#30
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Indonesia BanDr
the last man standing has finally get a new team... GL GL
2022-12-03 13:46
Polish CS is back!!
2022-12-03 13:46
This guy is everywhere
2022-12-03 13:51
#35
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Indonesia lukerey
GL Hansel!
2022-12-03 14:02
#36
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United States Gonginator
This is a great team on paper, so let's hope they can put Asia back on the map.
2022-12-03 14:03
#37
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Nepal Ekadeshcs
Let's go NKT
2022-12-03 14:05
#38
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Russia aferaTV
Nice roster GL!!!
2022-12-03 14:09
#42
nanti | 
Other ntar
go get that Paris Major spot NKT!
2022-12-03 14:24
Bntet and ErkaSt. Tbh Best Asia Project on papet
2022-12-03 14:32
#45
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Canada Matomoto
Yesterday hltv said that XigN was no longer on the team, I got scared for a bit...
2022-12-03 14:35
Pog
2022-12-03 14:36
#49
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Canada Bak2BED
i need senzu lean i need senzu bean i need senzu stickers!!!!
2022-12-03 14:54
Easy af for NKT <3
2022-12-03 15:21
#55
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North America soduk_db
Why ruin your career playing for teams that will never even crack the top 20 let alone make playoffs at a major? He's been one of the most consistent IGL's in CSGO history -karrigan -nitr0 -JT -neaLaN -HooXi he could literally make almost any team better and yet he always chooses mediocracy lol
2022-12-03 15:28
9 replies
I doubt that he does get as many offers as you think. In the end, his time in Gen G/EXTREMUM were not that impressive imo, and that was his big break in international competition. Plus after that his project with TyLoo was a failure as well. His stock currently isn’t very high imo
2022-12-03 15:31
4 replies
#58
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North America soduk_db
He's a strong fragging IGL and you don't think he recieved offers?
2022-12-03 15:32
1 reply
He was those things and he was given his shot with Gen G/Extremum. That didn’t end up working too well. Plus I do think that the spotlight isn’t as much on Asian players doing well than it is on Europeans when considering players for rostermoves. Sure, he might have had more offers from teams in the level of Apeks, but that’s not necessarily going to be a T1 opportunity.
2022-12-03 15:35
#60
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North America soduk_db
I like that dexter has improved but BnTeT would make them better.
2022-12-03 15:33
1 reply
I’m not saying that he doesn’t deserve chances in higher tier CS, but I do doubt that he is being offered them just based on him being a good fragging IGL, when he doesn’t have a good track record of making his teams succesfull in the recent times.
2022-12-03 15:37
he isnt better than nealan or karrigan
2022-12-03 18:13
3 replies
#74
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North America soduk_db
BnTeT has played a lot longer than neaLaN, he's played on twice as many teams as him, qualified for and attended the FACEIT Major in 2018 and at least he's won an event what has neaLaN accomplished?
2022-12-03 19:11
2 replies
pronax won 3 majors pronax > BnTeT?
2022-12-03 19:16
1 reply
#88
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North America soduk_db
When he was still playing and winning Majors he was better lol
2022-12-03 23:55
when will this team play?
2022-12-03 15:49
2 replies
They are currently playing in ESL Challenger Asia liquipedia.net/counterstrike/ESL/Challen..
2022-12-03 18:13
1 reply
but cant bet on those matches wtf, i think this team will win
2022-12-03 21:13
it seems to me that NKT have been trying to produce a superteam for a while, and it's always been failing. they would always come up like 2nd or 3rd place to tyloo and vici (the old rare atom core). I don't know which are the best asian teams nowadays, but I'm not really surprised if NKT as an organization continue to produce teams that are less than the sum of their parts
2022-12-03 17:16
kinda epic
2022-12-03 17:34
#70
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North America An1m3
Feels bad for kntz. All of his former teammates switched to valorant and he is like the thailand player still grinding it out in csgo.
2022-12-03 18:02
GL NKT
2022-12-03 18:14
#75
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Poland Jevilek
Polish legend is back!
2022-12-03 19:11
GOOD FOR pOLISH SCENE!!!! LETS GO CSGO's LEWANDOWSKI
2022-12-03 19:12
Goodluck, maybe NKT can finally put Asia on the map
2022-12-03 19:17
this roster doesnt look too bad honestly some good players here
2022-12-03 19:20
Apeks gonna regret their decision to let BnTeT left just for TRIAL SOME IGL
2022-12-03 21:05
5 replies
Very true
2022-12-03 21:54
can be
2022-12-04 04:34
true
2022-12-04 08:42
+1
2022-12-04 10:18
#94
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Poland csRIOTgo
Based
2022-12-05 08:33
major winning team hahahaha im not lying guysd
2022-12-04 03:45
bntet bestest
2022-12-05 19:11
I like and respect bntet great news! and Goodluck with your career senzu! Such a young talent.
2022-12-07 17:56
GL BnTeT polish pride
2022-12-25 02:21
#100
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North America Camino
okay
2022-12-25 02:25
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