Grayhound remove BURNRUOk; chuch departs Tainted Minds

Two of Australia's top teams have undergone changes today with the removal of Callum "BURNRUOk" Henderson and Connor "chuch" Morgan from Grayhound and Tainted Minds' active lineups respectively.

Following the conclusion of the ESL Pro League Season 7 Oceania Closed Qualifier yesterday, the infamous roster shuffle has unexpectedly taken place in the region down under.

Despite both teams qualifying for the Asia-Pacific event in Sydney, held later this month on April 20-22, along with IEM Sydney 2018 Oceania closed qualifier coming up, it is an odd timing for Grayhound and Tainted Minds to remove their longest serving members Callum "⁠BURNRUOk⁠" Henderson and Connor "⁠chuch⁠" Morgan respectively, during the region's busiest moments.

BURNRUOk receives the end of the stick on Grayhound

With both teams looking for a permanent fifth member, this will likely mean that no Oceanic teams are safe from the chain reaction that is set to occur including the likes of Chiefs and ORDER.

Grayhound gave the following statement on Twitlonger:

"Today we announce the removal of Callum "bURNRUOk" Henderson from our roster.

It has been an exceptionally long and distinguished storyline which truly speaks for itself - from Team Immunity with erkaSt and Gratisfaction all the way through the years to Grayhound with Dickstacy and dexter.

There have only ever been great times in this team and stories which will forever be locked in the "what happens in Hainan, stays in Hainan" vault.

Best of luck to you Cal, we know we'll be seeing you in the future!"

Followed by Tainted Minds' Facebook announcement below:

"Today we part ways with Connor "chuch" Morgan from the Tainted CS:GO playing lineup. Chuch was part of the initial Tainted CS:GO team that we acquired from Athletico in December 2016 and has played in nearly every single official match since that day.

Playing in a multitude of different roles but primarily as an entry, chuch provided a great level of versatility to the team and was part of the teams rise to top 3 throughout 2017-2018.

Due to outside of game commitments, chuch has stepped down from the roster and will be having some time off to enjoy life and achieve goals outside of Counter-Strike.

Thank you for your time with us Connor, you have been an awesome team member and above all a great mate to us all here at Tainted Minds."

Grayhound's lineup is now down to four members:

Australia Christopher "⁠dexter⁠" Nong
Australia Ollie "⁠DickStacy⁠" Tierney
New Zealand Sean "⁠Gratisfaction⁠" Kaiwai
Mongolia Erdenetsogt "⁠erkaSt⁠" Gantulga

Tainted Minds' roster currently consists of:

Australia Yaman "⁠yam⁠" Ergenekon
Australia Joshua "⁠INS⁠" Potter
New Zealand Ryan "⁠zewsy⁠" Palmer
New Zealand Chris "⁠ofnu⁠" Hanley

Australia Fergus "⁠ferg⁠" Stephenson (coach)

Australia Joshua 'INS' Potter
Joshua 'INS' Potter
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
803
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Australia Callum 'BURNRUOk' Henderson
Callum 'BURNRUOk' Henderson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
860
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
786
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Australia Ollie 'DickStacy' Tierney
Ollie 'DickStacy' Tierney
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
624
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
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:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
305
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
787
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Australia Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
547
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
761
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
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:
1.06
Maps played:
852
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Where's wizard?
2018-04-11 10:17
4 replies
uni m8
2018-04-11 10:31
3 replies
No shit
2018-04-11 11:08
2 replies
then why ask where?
2018-04-11 11:08
1 reply
nah no shit as in "ohhh of course!"
2018-04-11 11:14
Grayhound keeps kicking their best player w tf
2018-04-11 10:17
10 replies
#23
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Netherlands Tensity
Low quality b8
2018-04-11 10:49
1 reply
yes, sir? you called me?
2018-04-11 11:31
ok cool
2018-04-11 11:27
Lol erkasts obv the best player on this lu
2018-04-11 12:23
5 replies
erkast isnt the best player not anymore. dexter has been the highest rated player overall for awhile now
2018-04-11 13:58
4 replies
#57
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World aagii247
Man Erkast is igl and still top frag not like karrigan or pronax or msl
2018-04-11 15:27
3 replies
he hasn't been top fragging in awhile
2018-04-11 15:27
2 replies
#59
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World aagii247
I dont know about 2018 yet but in 2016-2017 he was almost top 2 But u know zeus or karrigan almost 5th fragger plus msl and many more igls.
2018-04-11 15:30
1 reply
Well that's what I was originally saying. erkast used to be the star player for all the teams he was in but he has slowed down a lot recently, probably because he is igl at a much higher level now so he has to focus on that and can't frag as well. Even so he is still fragging very well, but dexter and grati are doing way better atm
2018-04-11 15:33
Lol erkasts obv the best player on this lu
2018-04-11 12:23
#3
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Armenia cGev
Boom
2018-04-11 10:18
Ok
2018-04-11 10:17
#5
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Netherlands NL_CS_TOP_1
Who?
2018-04-11 10:17
2 replies
What kind of cs do you even watch...? These are the biggest teams from the oceania region, I have to assume that you are either a bait or a newfag...
2018-04-11 13:59
1 reply
Obv bait
2018-04-11 14:07
AU CS LUL
2018-04-11 10:18
PepeHands
2018-04-11 10:18
#8
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Malaysia byaIi
wait what
2018-04-11 10:18
#9
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United States xSleader
Unexpected
2018-04-11 10:18
#10
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Australia aucs
Rip
2018-04-11 10:18
#11
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Poland Snoozie1
AU cs
2018-04-11 10:19
well deserved burnok ur performance was awful -just a onliner
2018-04-11 10:19
Don't expect it to be a 1 for 1 trade, Who are current free agents? Or players on worse teams upgrading? Malta upgrade to Grayhound? Dizzy to TM? Just please don't let Pecks be involved in this shuffle ...
2018-04-11 10:22
4 replies
#22
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Australia Dweg
Dizzy is very overrated in AU. He hasn't played at a high level in Australia in a very long time, yes he was skilled back in the day, was going to be the 5th for Vox. But I don't see Dizzy going to either TM or Grayhound, there are much better options in our region.
2018-04-11 10:45
1 reply
Underrated* He was probably overrated back when he was a stand in for Vox but now he is the most underrated playing from AU from an outsiders perspective, hltv.org/matches/2317911/legacy-vs-athle.. If he is pulling shit like this consistently and still losing he isn't overrated
2018-04-11 10:49
#40
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Australia aucs
Think you called the malta to gh lol, malta just left chiefs.
2018-04-11 11:35
1 reply
Expected tbh, Would be so unmotivating to play on Chiefs and be limited from majors and some other tournaments
2018-04-11 11:38
AU CS LULULULUL
2018-04-11 10:34
RIP original athletico line up. Surprised Chuch stayed so long in the Tainted line up.
2018-04-11 10:38
#18
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Australia NotSoMLG
Tucks to TM?
2018-04-11 10:39
2 replies
Tucks is banned and so is Texta
2018-04-11 11:18
1 reply
#47
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Australia NotSoMLG
Yeah ik just a thought. Im mates with him irl seems like malta could be a candidate though
2018-04-11 12:33
xD
2018-04-11 10:40
#21
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United States asaprocky
unexpected
2018-04-11 10:43
#25
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Ukraine Fentazi
Staspidor
2018-04-11 10:58
#26
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Australia Mosski
whoa interesting.
2018-04-11 10:59
Time to pick apoc/wizard/dizzy/mattcd/
2018-04-11 11:02
Finally, i fulfilled my purpose
2018-04-11 11:15
who cares about tier7 AU cs ? only renegades counts as semi-AU professional team. LMAO stop posting tier7 news pls like witmer to RONINLMAO or PropertyLUL add nonamer coach for nonamers tier7 swedish team. hltv.org this days.
2018-04-11 11:21
1 reply
You don't have to click on the article and read it... Just ignore it and don't write a comment about it. hltv.org members these days.
2018-04-11 11:34
Boring with Australian CS Left top team, and move to shit team Same face every year. Little new face
2018-04-11 11:27
#35
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Australia ADAWG
Maybe the could add badge? He was good in NZ against TM.
2018-04-11 11:27
Chuch and Burn to c9 and sk
2018-04-11 11:35
Tilted minds wtf? Top3-4 au team
2018-04-11 11:36
z E r O a S k Z e R o C a R e
2018-04-11 11:38
please stop shuffling the same fucken players its been happening for years
2018-04-11 11:46
2 replies
#55
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Pakistan perth
AU cs has gotten bigger and bigger but the peak of an AU team other than VOX was in 2015 with Immunity when they beat C9, Liquid etc. I don't understand how the scene is getting bigger with more tournaments and opportunities but the teams are worse. iM beat Liquid, C9, Roccat and took a map off Dignitas, sound like nothing yes but I'd honestly say no AU team has done something that significant since.
2018-04-11 14:45
It's the same shit players that keep getting rotated around. Its why AUS never gets anywhere.
2018-04-11 19:12
who cares, bro? i i say ... no one care!
2018-04-11 13:32
Chuch cut... seen it coming.. Bl to both.. sure burn wil find a team.. maybe..
2018-04-11 14:37
GL boys! I saw BURN really improving his game recently but okay. I thought maybe they'd get badge after subbing in LPL but malta should do well.
2018-04-11 14:53
anz teams more unstable than UK teams Lol
2018-04-11 21:49
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