Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo has revealed the reasons behind his surprise benching at Cloud9.
TenZ joined Cloud9 in July 2019 and was largely touted as a rising star in the North American region, having impressed on multiple teams at just 18 years old.
However, things haven’t been going well for the team since, and after a string of poor results, they decided to make a change, benching the young Canadian on October 20.
The announcement came as somewhat of a surprise to fans, who expected the team to stick together and attempt to make things work with a stable roster, but TenZ explained the reason behind his benching on one of his streams.
“I was benched because… I was the only person arguing with people. I felt like our style wasn’t good and I didn’t believe in the system” he said.
TenZ continued explaining the situation, stating: “I remember [Damian ‘daps’ Steele] told me this system isn’t going to work if everyone didn’t give 100%, but we were down 11-0 against Evil Geniuses and I was like, no, this isn’t working.”
The Canadian then claimed that was his last complaint, right after the match was played on October 17, and he was removed from the squad just a few days later.
Tyson now finds himself on the Cloud9 bench, having been replaced by Yassine ‘Subroza’' Taoufik who is on trial for the team.
His future is currently unknown, however, he is still a hot prospect in CS:GO, and would undoubtedly be a good pick up for many teams.