On Twitter, Tainted Minds expressed their farewells to INS after spending nine months with the squad. During this period, they had several top four or above placements at domestic events and achieved a bronze medal at the Asia Minor, with the 19-year-old standing out as their best performer in London (1.08 rating).
Minutes later, ORDER parted ways with founding Kiwi member Sico "as part of a trade deal", along with the confirmation of INS as his replacement. This also means the latter will reunite with Alistair "aliStair" Johnston, a former teammate during his time in Corvidae and Chiefs.
The New Zealander helped the Australian side qualify for several international events this year including IEM Katowice, IEM Sydney, ESEA MDL Global Challenge and more.
Sico was the second highest rated star on the team in the past three months, boasting a 1.29 rating behind Australian prodigy Jay "liazz" Tregillgas. After his departure, he released the following tweet:
Appreciate my time playing under @ORDER_army and the friends and memories i've made over there. It was a long year and 3 months together with many highs and lows, good luck to the boys i'm sure they will bounce back!— Simon (@sico_csgo) September 11, 2018
The Oceanic shuffle has begun with ORDER's roster looking as follows:
Chris "Elmapuddy" Tebbit (coach)
Fergus "ferg" Stephenson (coach)