Tainted Minds bench InfrequeNt

Jesse "InfrequeNt" Barker has been removed from Tainted Minds' active lineup, the Australian player revealed on Twitter.

After their fourth former Winterfox addition in the form of Ryan "⁠zewsy⁠" Palmer last month, the Aussie-Kiwi roster has suddenly undergone another change with Jesse "⁠InfrequeNt⁠" Barker announcing his removal from the roster just one day before their official matches in ZEN League Season 2 kicks off. 

This means that Connor "⁠chuch⁠" Morgan will be the only remaining player from the original Athletico lineup that joined the organisation on December 15th last year.

InfrequeNt removed from the active lineup

HLTV.org has learnt that the player has been benched following a team decision and is still under contract, but is on the lookout for another team to play competitively in. Further details about their situation will be revealed in the coming days, according to the Australian organisation.

With this change, Tainted Minds's current roster is:

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

Australia Jesse "⁠InfrequeNt⁠" Barker (backup)
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 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
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2017-09-12 13:23
#2
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Asia 42gami
yam??
2017-09-12 13:23
N1
2017-09-12 13:23
#4
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Turkey CHAMPTZ
rip
2017-09-12 13:23
#8
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Germany Sabba1
2 backups LUL
2017-09-12 13:24
learn to read LUL
2017-09-12 16:44
#53
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Germany Sabba1
why would i care about au cs and read the stuff LUL1
2017-09-12 17:05
If u don't care why did u comment it then? Lmao use brain bro
2017-09-12 17:57
#11
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Denmark Phoey
Kicking best player? good move..
2017-09-12 13:26
+Yam incoming
2017-09-12 13:28
#13
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Turkey chrlea
tm is not looking good after loses his best player liazz
2017-09-12 13:29
#21
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Pakistan perth
ya but kings are better than tainted minds were with liazz
2017-09-12 13:47
#14
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Australia KARMAAAYT
No offense but... who is this guy?
2017-09-12 13:34
#20
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Pakistan perth
why dont u watch some au cs and find out urself
2017-09-12 13:47
#24
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Australia KARMAAAYT
Sorry bro, but even if you paid me to watch Aussie CS, I'd decline the money and would rather watch female AFL, which in and of itself sucks as a sport, but is more entertaining than watching some headless chickens in AU CS running around being more retarded than me.
2017-09-12 14:04
#26
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Pakistan perth
cmon au cs is bad but female afl is just a fkn joke
2017-09-12 14:06
#27
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Australia KARMAAAYT
Nah both are a joke, but female AFL is at least funny to watch how bad they are, it gives me a good laugh. With AU CS it just makes me want to cry at how much of a disgrace they are to our great nation.
2017-09-12 14:09
#28
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Pakistan perth
ur disgrace from our nation ill shoev my cook up ur uus
2017-09-12 14:09
#30
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Australia KARMAAAYT
GL bro, but I don't get paid to be bad at AU CS, remember that next time we never have a team at the next major, whilst Brazil has two teams there.
2017-09-12 14:11
#31
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Pakistan perth
ya shame :( last time au qualified from main qualifier was katowice 2015 i think when vox fucked the eu teams immunity only made it to cologne 2015 because they had 2 spots for asia so rng and immunity took it
2017-09-12 14:12
#33
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Australia KARMAAAYT
Exactly my point, be critical of AU CS so they actually work harder, otherwise they will just become complacent. No one ever achieved anything from being comfortable.
2017-09-12 14:13
#35
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Pakistan perth
Ya they give 2 spots at major qual for asian teams so they could have 2 qualify but instead only renegades ever makes it to the qualifier itself.
2017-09-12 14:16
#39
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Australia KARMAAAYT
So dumb too, since Asian teams are usually terrible, aside from the old Mongolz team. We should've made every major easily, instead our teams were complacent and ill-prepared.
2017-09-12 14:30
Calling a team bad =/= Being critical. I highly doubt any team reads HLTV for "advice" from randoms like yourself tbh lmao. If you really wanted to be helpful, you could write a guide on how people could change things in their playstyles. Even doing that you'd come off as a condescending douchebag, so there's really no point. They're not dogs; they don't need anyone's help from here. It's a team issue, let them as a team fix it m8.
2017-09-12 18:12
#58
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Australia KARMAAAYT
I'm sure that's true, but I'm just saying this to the fans, since you really shouldn't support a team that isn't trying their best to become the best, if they have a crap attitude, dont watch their games and dont buy their merch. Let the organisation and players find motivation and once they become good support them. Thats more my point.
2017-09-12 19:27
#62
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Australia WaxNWayne
tbh i think the kings are showing some real promise. i wouldn't be surprised if they win next asia minor over the Chinese teams/renegades
2017-09-13 03:41
Probably 2nd/3rd best AWPer from your country (Nifty is NA)
2017-09-12 14:03
#25
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Australia KARMAAAYT
Never heard of him, but if he's 2nd or 3rd best then it confirms he sucks for sure, considering Rickeh and Yam were both terrible.
2017-09-12 14:05
Rickeh is good and Yam isn't terrible, Infrequent was that guy that got banned or some shit because everyone thought he was cheating, Him and Liazz use to carry Tainted Minds or the old Athletico as they were back then, Apart from Zewsy he was probably the best player on this lineup
2017-09-12 14:10
#34
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Australia KARMAAAYT
"Rickeh is good and Yam isn't terrible," They are compared to other primary AWP players. Yam was known for whiffing harder than any other primary AWPer for a professional team. Even PTR is better than Yam and PTR fucking sux. " Apart from Zewsy he was probably the best player on this lineup" You make out like this is some kind of achievement, when these teams have all done jack all in terms of international achievements. Could care less for Tier 4 CS tbh, I want to see Tier 2 material at minimum from Australia, we as a country should not settle for less.
2017-09-12 14:15
Yam isn't known for whiffing lol, Atleast Yam could play on LAN literally PTR is known for only being able to play online, I rate both Yam and Rickeh higher than PTR, Well they don't get much of a chance to play internationally, Renegades are the only ones who have done anything outside Australia, Winterfox didn't do shit all and the old Winterfox is basically this Tainted Minds lineup now
2017-09-12 14:22
#41
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Australia KARMAAAYT
"Yam isn't known for whiffing lol, Atleast Yam could play on LAN literally PTR is known for only being able to play online, I rate both Yam and Rickeh higher than PTR," Sorry but I have to disagree, PTR has had some good LAN matches, remember this: hltv.org/matches/2293958/ldlc-vs-clg-mlg.. PTR can be a good player, on LAN, yam has never done anything like that. He always whiffs shots, hence why he was kicked out of Renegades. If he really was good then why did they push him off AWP and give it to Rickeh? Plus if Rickeh is so good, then how come they pushed him out of the team for Nifty. Seems to me like even a Tier 3 AWPer or Tier 2 AWPer from NA is superior to Australia's best AWPers which is the truth... "Well they don't get much of a chance to play internationally, Renegades are the only ones who have done anything outside Australia, Winterfox didn't do shit all and the old Winterfox is basically this Tainted Minds lineup now" Exactly my point, such trash teams, horrible in fact. Don't care for these players, they only make my country look worse.
2017-09-12 14:33
You picked a map PTR became famous for in early 2015 and he has choked ever since, Yes PTR could be a very good player but he has never been able to get to that level apart from some shitty online matches, He didn't even last long after that in CLG because of how inconsistent he was and still is, Yam became IGL when Rickeh joined Renegades and yes Rickeh is a better AWPer than Yam that's why they picked up Rickeh instead of a rifler, Rickeh was also one of Renegades better players at the time of him leaving it was more of personality conflict rather than Rickeh not being able to keep up skill wise, Nifty is probably the 2nd best NA AWPer even when he is IGL no idea how you could EVER consider him below tier 2, You're also not doing your scene any better complaining about only having a few good players, If everyone just waits for new talents to appear then obviously none will come up, You have to work for it
2017-09-12 15:06
#50
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Australia Not_One
Also Yam wasn't kicked, he left to go back to Australia for personal reasons
2017-09-12 15:47
#54
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World Tenshi_R
idk who is it, but maybe some team just want to pick up him and that's why he was benched. Maybe TM already find a replacement for him and will negotiate the sale If he as good as people says
2017-09-12 17:09
Disappointing to see. Used to be one of the better players in AUS
2017-09-12 13:46
#22
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Russia AyvaN
TM logic: WE BENCHED MAIN GOOD AWPER AND BECOME TRASH TEAM :))
2017-09-12 13:53
+yam?
2017-09-12 16:25
#32
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Finland ginbay
Winterminds what does this mean?
2017-09-12 14:13
#36
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Australia Dweg
Winterfox and Tainted Minds, Just him saying that TM is turning into the Ex AU WFX lineup.
2017-09-12 14:19
#37
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Sweden lagcats
he will find a new team no worriiesssss
2017-09-12 14:20
#42
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Europe m9_
1st
2017-09-12 14:37
finally getting a good awper ytb
2017-09-12 14:53
#60
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New Zealand Azylu
we need Iranian cs
2017-09-12 23:22
#44
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Slovakia Taco_
if is +yam happening, its ok, but if isnt..... wtf ....
2017-09-12 14:56
more like inconsistent
2017-09-12 15:08
What the fucking fuck for?
2017-09-12 15:23
Zewsy is the only decent left in this lineup.. Laugh at the winterfail lineup.. epic..
2017-09-12 15:38
+kyoto or +yam hmmmmm?
2017-09-12 15:41
They dropped kyoto for zewsy.. Snakes... Tainted snakes.. or winterscrubs..
2017-09-13 05:43
#55
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Malaysia phyzell
Still waiting for a superteam from Oceania... since 2000
2017-09-12 17:49
renegades with rickeh was our superteam...................... look what happened there
2017-09-12 20:13
#61
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Malaysia phyzell
They're quite unpatriotic atm, a bit arrogant and refuse to recruit new talents from down under. They should be based in Australia and build up the esports movement there. :|
2017-09-13 00:48
No esports support in au.. Na & eu is where its at..
2017-09-13 04:47
#65
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India nicebaitm8
Infrequent benched for infrequent good performances.
2017-09-13 11:59
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