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".
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.
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:
Fergus "ferg" Stephenson (coach)
Changes— Fergus Stephenson (@ferg_CSGO) September 12, 2018