Sources report that Gen.G has put its CS:GO lineup on the transfer list. The trio of Timothy “autimatic” Ta, Kenneth “koosta” Suen, and Hansel “BnTeT” Ferdinand alongside coach Chris “Elmapuddy” Tebbit will be able to explore other opportunities heading into the 2021 season.
The organization, best known for its League of Legends squad first entered CS:GO in December last year. The roster had a promising start with a victory at DreamHack Anaheim Open 2020 but gradually slowed down as tournament play switched online due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Lackluster performances at DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 and ESL One: Cologne 2020 Online resulted in the team losing an up-and-coming superstar in Sam “s0m” Oh and team captain Damian “daps” Steele, with both players opting to continue their professional careers in Valorant.
Although Gen.G recruited ample substitutes in the form of Rasmus “kreaz” Johansson and Counter-Strike legend Richard “Xizt” Landström, the team bombed out of the Flashpoint Season 2, failing to make it out of the group stage.
In the statement to Rush B, a representative from Gen.G stated that the decision had nothing to do with the team’s performance, nor that it was a case of “Valorant over CS:GO”.
“We want them to see any offers as we go in to 2021. 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.” Additionally, “[Gen.G] are willing to waive buyouts if the player[s] wants to go somewhere.”
What’s next for the former Gen.G players?
With the exception of koosta, all of the soon-to-be-former Gen.G members expressed their desire to continue their respective careers in CS:GO.
Autimatic is definitely one of the hottest names on the North American CS:GO market currently.
With 2020 coming to an end Gen.G has allowed me to look at my options for the 2021 season. I’m looking to continue AWPing and show what I can really do and I’m willing to live in NA and EU. Contact me via DM or [email protected]
— Timothy Ta (@autimaticTV) December 15, 2020
Although the player announced that he would “like to continue AWPing” heading into 2021, he has left his ultimate fate ambiguous.
“Just to clear some things up, for the time being, I’m looking to stay in CSGO. I’ve loved and played this game for more than half of my life and want to continue if I can. However, I’ll be playing some Valorant in…
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