Tainted Minds part ways with yam and BURNRUOk; acquire Sico and ap0c

flam3zcsgo
September 12th, 2018 12:07

Tainted Minds have announced the departures of Yaman "yam" Ergenekon and Callum "BURNRUOk" Henderson, while Simon "Sico" Williams and Mike "ap0c" Aliferis have been added to the active lineup.

Following the transfer of Joshua "INS" Potter to ORDER yesterday, Tainted Minds have revealed the removals of AWPer yam and entry fragger BURNRUOk from the starting roster.

The 29-year-old veteran has been a part of the squad for almost a year, bringing his share of experience from Renegades as "one of the leadership figures within the team including a brief stint as an in-game leader".

yam is interested in relocating to Europe to compete

With a 1.18 rating against domestic competition this year, the player "expressed interest in relocating to Europe in order to continue to pursue his dream of competing at the highest level globally". The Australian organization will waive his contract to any European team that decides to bring in him, without any cost involved.

On the other hand, BURNRUOk struggled to perform consistently in the team compared to his time on Immunity and Grayhound. The organisation is currently seeking offers for his transfer.

With three members out, Tainted Minds later confirmed the additions of Sico and ap0c. The New Zealander will become the team's primary AWPer as part of a trade deal with ORDER to capture INS.

Despite leading Chiefs to their recent success in the past five months, ap0c decided to reunite with his former Winterfox crew, due to "a difference in team direction as a reason" for his transfer to Tainted Minds. The 31-year-old commented there was "unfinished business" and his main goal is to qualify for the next Major.

With one more gap to fill up, Tainted Minds have changed to a New Zealand-majority roster now:

New Zealand Chris "ofnu" Hanley
New Zealand Ryan "zewsy" Palmer
New Zealand Simon "Sico" Williams
Australia Mike "ap0c" Aliferis

Australia Fergus "ferg" Stephenson (coach)

Australia Yaman "yam" Ergenekon (benched)
Australia Callum "BURNRUOk" Henderson (benched)

Australia Joshua 'INS' Potter
Joshua 'INS' Potter
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
492
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Australia Callum 'BURNRUOk' Henderson
Callum 'BURNRUOk' Henderson
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
540
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
New Zealand Simon 'Sico' Williams
Simon 'Sico' Williams
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
451
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.14
Australia Fergus 'ferg' Stephenson
Fergus 'ferg' Stephenson
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
87
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.75
APR:
0.17
Australia Mike 'ap0c' Aliferis
Mike 'ap0c' Aliferis
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
415
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Australia Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
487
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
New Zealand Ryan 'zewsy' Palmer
Ryan 'zewsy' Palmer
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
452
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
New Zealand Chris 'ofnu' Hanley
Chris 'ofnu' Hanley
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
494
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
#1
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Australia lyt3x 
OCE SHUFFLE
2018-09-12 12:08
#5
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
Tainted Fox
2018-09-12 12:08
Y u do dis!??!
2018-09-12 15:01
#10
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Sweden AlexJonesVEVO 
FCK YEAH, HOPEFULLY I WILL NEVER EVER AGAIN HEAR ABOUT BURNRUOK
2018-09-12 12:10
Coincidently "RUOk" day is tomorrow
2018-09-12 12:32
#47
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Australia weapon_ 
Hope not.. hes quiet bad..
2018-09-12 15:37
#56
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Sweden AlexJonesVEVO 
"quite bad" holy shit you're generous
2018-09-12 19:04
What the hell ? Why they do this ? At least sign Liaz
2018-09-12 12:11
LUL why would liazz downgrade
2018-09-12 12:16
#19
STYKO | 
Poland Skrra 
+1
2018-09-12 12:22
#42
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Australia weapon_ 
Tm > order now. They got rid of yam (newb) and burnruok (grayhound reject)
2018-09-12 14:44
#21
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Bulgaria mchetvorkata 
rip major dream
2018-09-12 12:26
#40
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Australia weapon_ 
Lol.. didnt they kick apoc ages ago..? Just need liazz to join and it will be superOCE team.. Inc.. Order ; - liazz TaintedMinds ; + liazz
2018-09-12 14:35
#48
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Spain JasonRacism 
Liazz joining Renegades nt
2018-09-12 15:42
#50
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Australia weapon_ 
If only.. -ustilo +liazz
2018-09-12 15:46
#51
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Spain JasonRacism 
Yep
2018-09-12 16:38
#41
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Australia weapon_ 
Anyone know Why sico left ORDER? id assume a Problem player ; Alistair , shuda got apoc instead of him imo.
2018-09-12 14:43
#44
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Oceania aZZtec 
+ins - sico in order
2018-09-12 15:20
#46
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Australia weapon_ 
Must have been a reason for the swap.. sico isnt bad.. hes quiet good.. left on his own terms ? Surely wasnt kicked.. Alistair is orders problem.. get rid of him imo..
2018-09-12 15:37
#53
Laz | 
Japan Neion4ty7 
maybe sico wanted to go to TM? Order stopped being as dominant as they were earlier this yea/time as "Kings". I would put them like 4th behind GH, chiefs and TM(very close) recently, lackluster considering how stacked their lineup was
2018-09-12 19:01
#62
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Australia Hall565 
Probably to give Alistair room to AWP.
2018-09-13 11:43
First
2018-09-12 12:08
#26
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India swast1k36 
Nt
2018-09-12 12:48
#3
suNny | 
Ireland GOTU 
first
2018-09-12 12:08
who does what?
2018-09-12 12:08
let me tell you in your language BDUIWAIDJSJNDJNSKOA OFWKDFOWAOKSF FOWADOAJWIJODJAOS FMWOAIFISOJFI O WAOIJF WAOFIJWAOIFJIOWAOJIFWAOIJFWA
2018-09-12 12:10
#14
znajder | 
Austria luxxnn 
Thanks for writing it in german, so i can understand it too
2018-09-12 12:13
ty
2018-09-12 12:19
Crikey
2018-09-12 12:08
unexpected wtf yam to SS?
2018-09-12 12:09
#8
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Netherlands Idioot 
rip yam
2018-09-12 12:10
who and who acquires who?
2018-09-12 12:10
#13
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Indonesia linekerrr 
-nifty +yam PogChamp
2018-09-12 12:12
#38
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Canada cherryy 
No -Nifty +Sterling
2018-09-12 13:56
#49
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Spain JasonRacism 
Cringe
2018-09-12 15:42
yam is terrible
2018-09-12 14:22
spaceS.yam
2018-09-12 12:20
#18
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Kazakhstan dc7 
-hardstyle +yam
2018-09-12 12:20
FeelsBadYam
2018-09-12 12:23
#22
BnTeT | 
Australia reeeee 
AU cs will always be disappointing no matter the shuffle, feelsbadman
2018-09-12 12:28
at least you have a scene :'D
2018-09-12 21:28
#24
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United Kingdom craZy_y0 
I could see yam joining Endpoint
2018-09-12 12:42
He wont join uk fags :)
2018-09-12 12:46
#27
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Spain JasonRacism 
Yam to SS!
2018-09-12 12:50
#28
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Australia AU_CS_LUL 
Downgrade tbh. Ap0c isn't really a great player even for AU. It's almost like they made their roster changes based on HLTV rating LUL
2018-09-12 12:52
#29
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Spain JasonRacism 
Tainted Minds 5th will be Ustilo, Renegades will replace Ustilo with Liazz, ORDER will get DizzyLife from Chiefs to replace Liazz Chiefs will pickup Infrequent and Burn for DizzyLife and ap0c Sorry for spoiler :)
2018-09-12 12:55
#31
sadboys | 
Andorra fyroee 
hope dizzy doesn't end up like the rest of promising AU players, he is sick
2018-09-12 12:56
#54
Laz | 
Japan Neion4ty7 
DIzzy has been "sick" for like 4 years now and still holds his own, he has just been unlucky with teams (disbanding after like 1 season, getting left out of shuffles,banned from CG for like a season after all the Ferox shit, the former legacy lineup imploding, etc) really hope what he has currently with chiefs (again) continues, although this iteration hasn't been stable either.
2018-09-12 19:03
burn retired from what i see on twitter
2018-09-12 13:01
#30
sadboys | 
Andorra fyroee 
solid play AU cs, keep recycling players
2018-09-12 12:56
it’s happening.. au shuffle is happening
2018-09-12 13:00
#34
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Asia n0val 
yam to renegades
2018-09-12 13:02
#36
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Spain JasonRacism 
He’s not good enough
2018-09-12 13:24
#63
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Australia weapon_ 
He had his chance and sucked.. Need someone to replace ustilo..
2018-09-14 04:40
#35
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New Zealand Keah_Mow 
+Sterling
2018-09-12 13:19
Ohhh rip... And I was playing retake with Burnruok last week
2018-09-12 13:26
#45
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Oceania aZZtec 
Top 1 au team now
2018-09-12 15:21
#52
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Ireland tannern 
weird
2018-09-12 18:13
Just +bntet + xcc Ez asia minor
2018-09-12 19:00
#57
Laz | 
Japan Neion4ty7 
would be better in RNG, -ustilo and nifty.
2018-09-12 19:04
Well i guess any english speaking team is better than tyloo... i want to see both of them play with 1 language... r they gonna become gods or bots... xD
2018-09-13 03:20
#64
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Australia weapon_ 
Nifty is good.. igl and awp.. Just drop ustilo.. + decent
2018-09-14 04:41
#65
Laz | 
Japan Neion4ty7 
xcurrate has been a lot more consistant and impactful with an awp against top teams recently... Niftys igling isnt worth much....bntet is probably better considering he manages with a team that barely understand eachother
2018-09-14 05:54
#66
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Australia weapon_ 
Surely tyloo wud pay better.. if not that wud be a good trade.. tho the AU players need a reality check.. they have plateaued a fair bit since being in NA..
2018-09-14 17:28
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