yam to stand in for Tainted Minds

Tainted Minds have confirmed the removal of Jesse "InfrequeNt" Barker from the active squad and will use Yaman "yam" Ergenekon to stand in for the team including today's ZEN League Season 2 matches.

With Jesse "⁠InfrequeNt⁠" Barker being moved to the backup role yesterday, the Australian organisation has revealed the squad will substitute in one of Australia's most experienced players and former Immunity and Renegades member Yaman "⁠yam⁠" Ergenekon for the time being.

yam is back to fill in for Tainted Minds

yam was on the lookout for a new team on August 6th after tweeting his return to the scene, following his decision to step down from Renegades in March, due to personal reasons. 

The 28-year-old was last seen standing in for Tainted Minds during the ROG MASTERS Australian Open Qualifier that took place on August 26th onwards, where the team finished 5-6th place. 

The Aussie-Kiwi crew is set to face Grayhound today in Season 2 of ZEN League at 12:00 , in a best-of-two series using the home and away format. Here is Tainted Minds' current lineup:

New Zealand Chris "⁠ofnu⁠" Hanley
New Zealand Ryan "⁠zewsy⁠" Palmer
Australia Mike "⁠ap0c⁠" Aliferis
Australia Connor "⁠chuch⁠" Morgan
Australia Yaman "⁠yam⁠" Ergenekon (stand-in)

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 Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
517
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
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
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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
Watch Chuch get removed for Havoc soon
2017-09-13 04:24
chuch > havoc rn shouldve replaced chuch for yam not infrequent imo
2017-09-13 04:35
If anything - ofnu & apoc + havok & topgun
2017-09-13 04:54
nostalgia taking your reasoning
2017-09-13 05:01
#29
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United States retrocs
#MakeAussieCSGreatAgain
2017-09-13 06:24
- nifty - naf - ustilo +spunj + topgun + havoc -renegades +vox eminor #makevoxgreatagain
2017-09-13 14:56
lol no way, yams a better awper than infreq and they needed a good awper
2017-09-13 04:56
infrequent > yam in awping
2017-09-13 05:01
Luke jerman <3 cheers from America man
2017-09-13 05:37
idk anything about their awping compared to each other but yam's rifle >>> infrequent's
2017-09-13 07:23
wasn't performance, was internal stuff with infrequent right?
2017-09-13 05:14
idk
2017-09-13 05:18
yes...
2017-09-13 05:30
You don't know that since Havoc has been pretty inactive, Yam was suppose to be making a team with Havoc, Havoc is a bigger name than Chuch and that's all that seems to matter for Tainted Minds
2017-09-13 05:40
thats the thing hes inactive
2017-09-13 05:52
Zewsy was "inactive" a month ago
2017-09-13 05:54
Havoc has been inactive for nearly 2 whole years I think Zewsy was inactive for a month and is a young star
2017-09-14 12:56
Havoc is still a star, Like he was removed from the best Australian team ever so he obviously isn't bad even while being inactive, But he has said on twitter that he is making a comeback to CS shortly and RaZ said on stream he was making a team with Yam, TM could have just easily offered both a spot
2017-09-14 14:21
raz would be an awful pickup and i think havoc hit his peak in 2014 i doubt he will be that good 2 years with very little practice
2017-09-14 14:23
What? I never said they would pickup RaZ, I said RaZ leaked on stream that Havoc and Yam wanted to form a team together
2017-09-14 14:25
oh i read it wrong thank god raz so bad
2017-09-14 14:29
When RaZ is playing at his best my god he is insane it's just a shame he is inconsistent and rarely shows what he is actually capable of
2017-09-14 16:23
he's also brain dead
2017-09-14 21:56
#39
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Hong Kong TROIIDA
Havocs beard makes up for his skill.
2017-09-13 15:08
#2
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United States majdob
hi first
2017-09-13 04:24
#4
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United States majdob
fuck
2017-09-13 04:24
YAHMAN
2017-09-13 04:36
Nice
2017-09-13 04:24
#5
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Australia Coooopster
second
2017-09-13 04:24
PogChamp
2017-09-13 04:24
Nice top 1 eu
2017-09-13 04:25
YESSS
2017-09-13 04:26
#10
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Reunion ramowarr
expected
2017-09-13 04:34
expected
2017-09-13 04:39
stand in yeah sure
2017-09-13 04:52
This is a failed attempt at making a au superteam.. Imo yam is expired.. left renegades for "personal reasons" couldnt handle pro scene and whiffed too much.. like winterfox.. couldnt perform or beat tier 4 NA teams.. so the org dumped the scrubs.. TM is just old winterfox trying to remake.. looking for replacements for emagine/dexter.. thoes two are better off.. kings/grayhound top two au teams.. TM are just washed up/failed pros..
2017-09-13 04:53
chiefs ?
2017-09-13 05:02
They have seemd to have slumped.. athletico/sin gaming are getting up there.. Athletico beat chiefs in the recent tourney..
2017-09-13 05:41
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Indonesia lather
ez
2017-09-13 05:54
Lol better than rng
2017-09-13 07:13
How is it better then renegades? Lol.. This is pre much the old winterfox lineup with chuch and yam.. And we all know how winterfox went in NA.. laughing stock of au/nz
2017-09-13 07:46
Aussie team who cares wont do any damage :/ renegades start to get players outside to reach tier2 :)
2017-09-13 08:17
#35
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Brazil braga1
who?
2017-09-13 09:22
Nice idea, best rating - go to banch.
2017-09-13 12:32
#40
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Malaysia phyzell
That hyperX headphone looks so girlish. YAM' SAFAG!
2017-09-13 20:24
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