Tainted Minds lose two

Tainted Minds have announced the departure of Jay "liazz" Tregillgas following Christopher "dexter" Nong's decision to step down from the active lineup less than a week ago.

Further changes have been made to the Australian roster, as Tainted Minds have not qualified for any offline events for the past five months since their last international attendance, where they achieved a top four finish at the ESEA Season 23 Global Challenge LAN in January.

As a consequence of their struggles, Christopher "⁠dexter⁠" Nong revealed on TwitLonger that he would be taking a break from the competitive scene and "will be re-evaluating his options", but remains under contract with the organisation. In Jay "⁠Liazz⁠" Tregillgas' case, the player hinted on Twitter a few days ago that he would be leaving, as the organisation confirmed his release today.

Mystery surrounds the next move liazz will take

The squad were seen using their current coach Fergus "⁠ferg⁠" Stephenson, former Winterfox player Mike "⁠ap0c⁠" Aliferis and ex-AVANT GARDE player Dylan "⁠kyoto⁠" Brown, to fill in for their recent online matches in AOC CyberGamer Premier League, ESEA Premier Season 25 and Australian Esports Masters Season 1.

Tainted Minds currently consists of:

Australia Connor "⁠chuch⁠" Morgan
Australia Jesse "⁠InfrequeNt⁠" Barker
New Zealand Chris "⁠ofnu⁠" Hanley

Australia Fergus "⁠ferg⁠" Stephenson (coach)

Australia Fergus 'ferg' Stephenson
Fergus 'ferg' Stephenson
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
129
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.17
Australia Connor 'chuch' Morgan
Connor 'chuch' Morgan
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
305
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Australia Dylan 'kyoto' Brown
Dylan 'kyoto' Brown
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
244
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Australia Mike 'ap0c' Aliferis
Mike 'ap0c' Aliferis
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
677
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Australia Jesse 'InfrequeNt' Barker
Jesse 'InfrequeNt' Barker
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
467
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
740
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
806
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.16
New Zealand Chris 'ofnu' Hanley
Chris 'ofnu' Hanley
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
800
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
:(
2017-06-22 12:04
expected
2017-06-22 12:06
#27
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Denmark AstTop1
is it just me or does moku look like he'd give such nice hugs
2017-06-22 13:52
Man moku looks like he'd make a sick prop more than anything else
2017-06-22 14:06
rip liaz, best Australian player and australian hope
2017-06-22 12:06
#28
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Denmark AstTop1
serious? liaz isn't the best au player but i can see him being top 5 until he plays internationally i cant see him beating players like jks or azr
2017-06-22 13:53
U JUST GOT B8D
2017-06-22 15:18
If you are aussie, you will know that Renagade's player are not Australian anymore.
2017-06-22 16:07
#39
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Australia Flyntos
Well I mean 3 of them are. I still have respect for the remaining 3, especially jks, and I like nifty too.
2017-06-22 17:12
#3
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Czech Republic B0barian
Sad
2017-06-22 12:04
Sad
2017-06-22 12:04
infrequent is the problem
2017-06-22 12:04
#9
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Singapore Guard_CSGO
wow
2017-06-22 12:05
Hope liazz take NEXAs spot in RNG
2017-06-22 12:09
liazz is too hyped liek every tier3 player who has good rating on hltv
2017-06-22 12:13
To be honest a new team needs to be formed anyway, especially considering guys like Emagine are free agents. Emag could literally be the best Aus player outside of RNG. He's no flashy player but he's very reliable. NA should have grabbed him, CLG could use a replacement for cutler ;) Otherwise Liazz and Emag could be a good combo.
2017-06-22 12:19
#19
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New Zealand Keah_Mow
Damn they had a decent lineup Tainted+Ex-Winterfox, wonder what was happening behind the scenes?? Some decent free agents in the OCE scene atm. Yam, Liazz, Dexter, Emag, Raz, Zewsy.
2017-06-22 12:19
Since going to Tainted the team hasn't really had all that much success so it isn't all that surprising that the team would have people leaving it now. From the amount of people who are free agents at the moment a shuffle seems pretty likely with some pretty decent teams being possible.
2017-06-22 12:57
liazz gettin on the NA dosh
2017-06-22 13:16
liaz prob tired of infrequent missing his awp spots.
2017-06-22 13:27
liazz to renegades
2017-06-22 13:41
instead of who
2017-06-22 14:21
Nexa of course
2017-06-22 20:32
N1
2017-06-22 14:12
what the heck, pimp in australia? damn
2017-06-22 14:21
#34
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China M1rAiwOw
liazz is better than anyone of renepause,he's so good.
2017-06-22 15:32
#36
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Australia Flowdoga
liazz has been bought out of his contract. most likely going to na
2017-06-22 16:20
#38
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Australia drucee
liazz/hatz/emag/sico/wizard ggez
2017-06-22 16:45
Rest in Pieces TM [*]
2017-06-22 17:28
Hope with all the commotion in the AU scene we can get another team like 2015 VOX/RNG. Doubt it however, most lkely just gonna be shufflingeveryone to no hope of a real team.
2017-06-23 04:23
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