sonic departs Tainted Minds
Stuart "sonic" Rayner announced his departure from the Tainted Minds roster.
After dominating the Australian scene during the second half of 2016 under the former Athletico brand, Stuart "sonic" Rayner and co. went on to represent Tainted Minds at the ESEA Season 23 Global Challenge LAN in January, and achieved a top four placing.
Soon came the additions of former Winterfox player Christopher "dexter" Nong and veteran coach Fergus "ferg" Stephenson, who replaced Travis "wizard" Richardson due to his decision to step down and one of his reasons being that he was not willing to move into a gaming house.
sonic part ways with his crew
Following these roster changes, Tainted Minds failed to reproduce the same success and results they had previously. These include losses to domestic rivals - Chiefs, Immunity and Dark Sided - which prevented Tainted Minds from securing spots to any upcoming offline events such as IEM Sydney, ZEN League S1 Finals, ESEA S24 Global Challenge LAN and the Asia Minor for PGL Major Krakow.
Although they were able to maintain high placings in the online season, former in-game leader sonic revealed today his decision to leave on TwitLonger. He will be taking a break from the competitive scene indefinitely.
Tainted Minds are now left with the following:
Fergus "ferg" Stephenson (coach)