wizard leaves Tainted Minds
Travis "wizard" Richardson has announced his departure from the Australian roster, Tainted Minds.
After spending over half a year with his comrades, the former Athletico player, Travis "wizard" Richardson has revealed on his twitlonger post that he is not longer a part of the active lineup due to personal circumstances and moving into a gaming house.
Excluding fellow Australian teams, Renegades and Winterfox who compete in North America full-time, Tainted Minds (ex-Athletico) became the dominant team in Australia winning all three of ESL Australia's offline events and securing the majority of the Oceanic spots for international tournaments throughout the second half of 2016.
wizard looking for new opportunities
This roster move comes a few weeks after the squad accomplished a 3rd-4th placing at the ESEA S23 Global Challenge LAN last month. Here is what he had to say:
"Due to personal reasons and developments, regrettably, I would like to announce that I will no longer be a part of the Tainted Minds roster as moving into a gaming house is not in my best interests. This has been an emotional and difficult decision. I wish the boys every success in their future endeavours."
"I would like to thank Tainted Minds and Athletico for their amazing support. These past 6 months have been an incredible journey giving the boys and I the opportunity to travel overseas doing the thing we love. Getting out of the group stage at every overseas event we participated in is something that will not be forgotten."
"As for my CSGO career...I will always aspire to be the best and to represent this country overseas. I will seek another team to do this with once again when the right opportunity presents itself."
This leaves Tainted Minds with the following four players:
However, it has been reported that their ESEA AU Premier S24 roster has been accompanied by the additions of 1.6 veteran, Fergus "ferg" Stephenson and former Winterfox player, Christopher "dexter" Nong (despite no official news from the North American organisation since returning home to Australia in November). These two additions have yet to be revealed by the Tainted Minds organisation.