Tainted Minds finalize ESL Pro League Season 7 APAC Finals team list
Tainted Minds have assured themselves of a spot at the ESL Pro League Season 7 APAC Finals after defeating Chiefs 2-0 in the lower bracket final of the Oceania qualifier.
The last series of the qualifier kicked off on Tainted Minds' map pick, Cobblestone, where Ryan "zewsy" Palmer's men got off on the right foot, switching sides with a 9-6 lead after giving their opponents very little room to operate as Terrorists.
Chiefs came from the break determined to turn things around and got off to a flying start, eventually hitting map-point after losing a sole round since switching to the CT side. Tainted Minds kept their composure, however, and took five in a row to tie up the score before eventually winning the game in the second overtime.
Next up was Nuke, Chiefs' map pick, and Sam "flickz" Jones opened up the action with a quad-kill to secure his team's T-side pistol. Tainted Minds then responded well in a third-round eco and took control of proceedings. Until the end of the half, Yaman "yam" Ergenekon's side never let their opponents string more than two rounds together and took nine rounds into the break.
|Tainted Minds||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Yaman 'yam' Ergenekonyam||56 - 42||+14||90.5||1.36|
|Ryan 'zewsy' Palmerzewsy||53 - 36||+17||85.0||1.23|
|Chris 'ofnu' Hanleyofnu||51 - 42||+9||79.6||1.15|
|Joshua 'INS' PotterINS||44 - 39||+5||76.5||1.12|
|Connor 'chuch' Morganchuch||38 - 45||-7||65.3||0.90|
|Chiefs||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Matthew 'Texta' O'RourkeTexta||35 - 53||-18||76.4||0.99|
|Liam 'malta' Schembrimalta||46 - 51||-5||68.6||0.95|
|Euan 'sterling' Mooresterling||44 - 43||+1||59.6||0.95|
|Sam 'flickz' Jonesflickz||43 - 49||-6||77.8||0.94|
|Tyler 'tucks' Reillytucks||36 - 46||-10||66.0||0.90|
The final team list for the Asia-Pacific finals looks as follows:
|BOOT-d[S]|| Tainted Minds
The ESL Pro League Season 7 APAC Finals will be held from April 20-22 at ESL's Sydney studio, where eight squads will duke it out for one of the two available spots at the main event, in Dallas.