Tainted Minds add zewsy

Tainted Minds have added Ryan "zewsy" Palmer to their official roster, the organisation has announced.

The 20-year-old had been out of action since April, when his Winterfox team fell apart following issues with the North American organisation that eventually resulted in the players being left stranded in Australia while the ESL Pro League season was still in progress.

He now reunites with his former teammates Chris "⁠ofnu⁠" Hanley and Mike "⁠ap0c⁠" Aliferis on Tainted Minds as he steps into the shoes of Dylan "⁠kyoto⁠" Brown.

zewsy is back to the competitive scene

Contacted by HLTV.org, the New Zealander explained that despite "being abandoned by Winterfox" and eventually stepping "away from Counter-Strike", he is now ready to compete again-

"The situation within Winterfox made me lose a lot of passion for Counter-Strike and I decided to pursue studies at University", Ryan "⁠zewsy⁠" Palmer told HLTV.org.

"Now that I have gotten settled in at University I look forward to competing in Counter-Strike again. I am confident that with this team and the support of Tainted Minds we will achieve great results."

Here is how Tainted Minds roster stands after this move:

Australia Jesse "⁠InfrequeNt⁠" Barker
Australia Connor "⁠chuch⁠" Morgan
Australia Mike "⁠ap0c⁠" Aliferis
New Zealand Chris "⁠ofnu⁠" Hanley
New Zealand Ryan "⁠zewsy⁠" Palmer

Australia Fergus "⁠ferg⁠" Stephenson (coach)

The team has signed-up for the Australian ROG MASTERS Qualifier, which is set to start on August 26, and will be playing in the upcoming AOC CyberGamer Premier League Spring 2017.

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:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
467
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
New Zealand Ryan 'zewsy' Palmer
Ryan 'zewsy' Palmer
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
618
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
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
au shuffles and uk shuffles are useless cause they disband every month
2017-08-22 17:21
#16
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United Kingdom Tendies
Tainted Minds shady af org
2017-08-22 17:24
why lol
2017-08-22 17:28
#55
lew | 
Australia Smrfy
Lots of claims that they mistreated their LOL team
2017-08-24 02:58
#59
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Europe funkydora
Their LoL team was living in a house with no air conditioning during one of the hottest months in Australian history (48c / 118f) and the org refused to pay for proper cooling. The house was a mess and they were paid 1k month (which was food as well) whilst working 8+ hours / day. There were tons of other issues which I can't remember off the top of my head.
2017-08-24 07:48
nice guys
2017-08-24 12:19
Some might say they're taintef
2017-08-22 17:38
#52
valde | 
Finland Juvi
Some might say they're monkeys.
2017-08-23 10:16
#17
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Germany _cief_
+1
2017-08-22 17:24
#34
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United Kingdom XNL
The UK scene is a joke when it comes to roster changes.
2017-08-22 18:27
Gl aus friends
2017-08-22 17:22
who adds what? what a joke lol
2017-08-22 17:23
#15
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Brazil Nimenz
Expected.
2017-08-22 17:23
#18
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Pakistan perth
Nice! This guy used to be a BEAST before WFX. I hope he comes back to his old form.
2017-08-22 17:24
Whoo??
2017-08-22 17:25
Best NZ player
2017-08-22 17:36
#20
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Russia ez4u
LOL, what happened to old TM lineup?
2017-08-22 17:26
Liazz and Wizard at Kings now
2017-08-22 17:37
#38
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Russia ez4u
They were 2 best players of TM.. RiP cool logo.
2017-08-22 18:50
Yeah I think Zewsy should have joined Kings instead, Zewsy is one the the few players who could join Renegades from the AU/NZ region
2017-08-22 19:01
Son of zews LOL
2017-08-22 17:34
who?
2017-08-22 17:35
Best NZ player
2017-08-22 17:36
K
2017-08-22 17:38
#29
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Russia GoblinYuko
who?
2017-08-22 17:44
Best NZ player
2017-08-22 19:02
#44
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Russia GoblinYuko
ok
2017-08-22 19:04
#45
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United States NA_CS_FAN
who? what?
2017-08-22 19:54
#58
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New Zealand Ajgi
:(
2017-08-24 07:42
#30
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Finland schurmn
Fascinating.
2017-08-22 17:50
Laura Palmer
2017-08-22 17:54
> Settled in at University > Playing professional CS Pick one. I hate to say it but it's hard enough being a pro CS player and trying to have a normal life adding university too is insane.
2017-08-22 18:07
yeah it's insane what karrigan has been able to do
2017-08-22 18:29
It takes real commitment from the player to be able to stay up on their studies and CS performance. I wonder how the end of term exams will be.
2017-08-22 18:33
Hasn't Guardian done the same thing as well or am I thinking of someone else?
2017-08-23 02:54
#33
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United States NA_CS_FAN
Who??
2017-08-22 18:16
Best NZ player
2017-08-22 19:02
a 3rd zews/zeus, fuck off and pick a more original name, even my shitty nickname I picked when xbox came out when I was 10 is more original.
2017-08-22 18:38
He isn't a new player lmfao, Been around for years
2017-08-22 19:01
Oh, a NZ god. I know the team but I never watched any game of it. Is it really good? Or another MDL t3-4 AU team?
2017-08-22 18:53
Tainted Minds aren't the greatest Australian roster to watch at the moment. Not completely horrible but not the best we have.
2017-08-23 02:56
Yeah, probably Chiefs, Kings or Renegades who are better now.
2017-08-23 10:40
#56
lew | 
Australia Smrfy
Renegades haven't been a part of the AU scene since they stopped actively competing here.
2017-08-24 03:01
Oh, yeah, that's right, they're playing in the USA. That's why we find them on NA. By the way, have you got 150 ping or more when you connect in NA servers?
2017-08-24 10:18
Pray for my rs kyoto, getting dogged by these taintedfox fucks
2017-08-22 23:55
#57
lew | 
Australia Smrfy
[*] kyoto
2017-08-24 03:01
#48
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Malaysia phyzell
Can't you see the new rules for WESG? Foreign players are allowed!
2017-08-23 00:50
so pretty much the wifx lineup that did nothing lol
2017-08-23 01:07
#54
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Canada Sipr
Chuch is a fucking cheater
2017-08-23 11:38
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