EXTREMUM confirm BnTeT signing

by Juandi

EXTREMUM have finalized their roster by signing Hansel “BnTeT” Ferdinand from Gen.G Esports for an undisclosed fee, the Russian organization have announced.

After being on the hunt for the team’s final puzzle, EXTREMUM have announced the addition of Hansel “BnTeT” Ferdinand to the roster. The Indonesian star will join forces with four other members of ex-100Thieves. Additionally, the team have brought on the former Cloud9 and 100Thieves coach, Aleksandar “⁠kassad⁠” Trifunović. This signing also marks BnTeT’s return to a professional team after previously being listed on the transfer market in the middle of December of last year.

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The 25-year-old is most well known for being one of the best Asian players, gaining notoriety by performing under the Chinese giant TYLOO, and later signed by the North American organization Gen.G Esports in December 2019. During his stint with Gen.G, BnTeT lifted the DreamHack Open Anaheim 2020 trophy at the start of 2020 and finished as the runner-up at cs_summit 6 – North America. More poor results occurred during the online season, which led to the removal of Damian “daps” Steele and Sam “s0m” Oh who already made a career move to Riot’s VALORANT. The last tournament that Gen.G attended was Flashpoint Season 2, where the team finished 9th-10th place with two stand-ins.

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With Gen.G placing their entire roster on transfer, reports have linked BnTeT to join with the rest of the Australian boys under the EXTREMUM banner since the middle of January. The move will see the Indonesian star join the ex-Renegades roster, which he regularly met during his time at TYLOO. The rivalry resulted in the BnTeT-led team’s unsuccessful attempts to represent Asia at three CS:GO Majors, as TYLOO finished as runner-ups in three consecutive Asia Minor events against Renegades (Asia Minor London 2018, Asia Minor Boston 2018, Asia Minor Kraków 2017).

EXTREMUM have departed to Europe to have a bootcamp to prepare for future tournaments. According to a report by HLTV, the team plans to travel to North America for a specific Regional Major Ranking (RMR) event in order to retain their points and try to qualify for PGL Major Stockholm.

With this new lineup, EXTREMUM are now:

  • 🇦🇺 Aaron “AZR” Ward
  • 🇦🇺 Jay “Liazz” Tregillgas
  • 🇳🇴 Joakim “jkaem” Myrbostad
  • 🇳🇿 Sean “Gratisfaction” Kaiwai
  • 🇮🇩 Hansel “BnTeT” Ferdinand
  • 🇷🇸 Aleksandar “kassad” Trifunović (coach)
  • 🇷🇸 Nestor “LETN1” Tanić (analyst & manager)

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Cover photo courtesy of HLTV.org

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