Tainted Minds to replace 5POWER at ZEN League S2 Finals

Tainted Minds will replace 5POWER at the upcoming ZEN League Season 2 Finals, the event's organisers have revealed.

5POWER had qualified for the event after finishing in second place in the Asia round-robin stage, but visa issues will force the Chinese team to miss the competition.

Tainted Minds, who recently added former Renegades member Yaman "⁠yam⁠" Ergenekon to their squad, placed third in the ESL ANZ Championship following a three-way tiebreaker with Grayhound and Athletico.

yam's Tainted Minds will compete in Sydney next week

The Fergus "⁠ferg⁠" Stephenson-coached team will be looking to build on their recent success at the AOC CyberGamer Spring Finals, which they won after beating Grayhound 3-0 in the final.

The ZEN League Season 2 Finals will take place from November 17-18 at the ESL Studios, in Sydney, with 30,000 AUD (~$23,000) on offer. The event was originally scheduled to take place last month in Melbourne, but a schedule conflict with the Asia Minor forced ESL to change the dates of the tournament, which will feature a double-elimination bracket.

The final team list for the Australian event is the following:

Australia Kings Australia Grayhound
Australia Tainted Minds Korea MVP PK
Australia Fergus 'ferg' Stephenson
Fergus 'ferg' Stephenson
Age:
34
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
80
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.75
Australia Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Age:
33
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
302
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
#2
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Romania rainGODtop1
xd
2017-11-10 13:46
So ez for kings
2017-11-10 13:48
#4
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Australia nutmaster44
why
2017-11-10 13:48
Boring tournament.
2017-11-10 13:50
tier6 news
2017-11-10 13:51
ResidentSleeper
2017-11-10 14:13
Lol basically an all aussie tourney now.... apart from mvp....
2017-11-10 14:17
lol what? why not replace 5power with recca from the same asian group? this is basically aussie tourney :/
2017-11-10 14:31
4 replies
Yeah kinda weird not having 2 spots for Asia and 2 for Aus considering how long the online league was.
2017-11-10 14:49
3 replies
considering recca is the defending champion, it would be reasonable if they replace 5power with recca (finish 3rd in asia group), but maybe TO tried to invite recca but they also have a same visa issue :/
2017-11-10 15:57
2 replies
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New Zealand flam3zcsgo
Not enough time to get VISA
2017-11-12 02:09
1 reply
make sense then :) ty :)
2017-11-12 03:08
It’s not funny ;/
2017-11-10 14:46
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Australia Mosski
Wow nice and cool
2017-11-10 15:45
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Asia HikaruS
Aussie Immigration 16 - 1 5Power (dust). Aussie Immigration 16 - 0 5Power (untitle). Aussie Immigration 2 - 0 5Power. GG EZ
2017-11-10 19:01
Why would they invite another asian team with the risk of more visa issues so close to the date of the event?
2017-11-10 22:45
literally noone expect for 15 aussies care.
2017-11-11 10:36
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