Tainted Minds add USTILO

Professeur
October 18th, 2018 11:01

Former Renegades player Karlo "USTILO" Pivac will be joining the action Down Under as he links up with Tainted Minds, replacing Tyler "tucks" Reilly in the lineup.

Tainted Minds underwent serious changes since the player break, first adding Simon "Sico" Williams and Mike "ap0c" Aliferis and then finalizing their roster with tucks. However, their latest recruit found himself on the chopping block after less than a month, as Tainted Minds pounced on the opportunity to acquire USTILO.

USTILO will be competing on home soil again

The 25-year-old said the following in the announcement of the news:

"Today i'm officially a part of Tainted Minds! I'm super keen to get started ahead of all the Minor qualifiers and competitions coming up. There were a lot of deciding factors of why I joined TM, firstly I by far see the most potential in this lineup than any other Australian team along with me knowing a few of the guys personally pretty well, being homesick after been away so long, trying to regain my confidence, and of course the situation I am in with dad it made it a pretty simple choice! I look forward to competing under the TM banner and with my new teammates and hopefully make the TM and Australian fans proud! Lobster out <3" - USTILO

The team's coach, Fergus "ferg" Stephenson, praised USTILO's work ethic and also mentioned the Minor qualifiers, which they wouldn't be able to play with VAC-banned tucks in the team:

"Having Karlo fill out the roster in time for the Minor is like having Christmas come early. Karlo is a hard working individual who paved his own way into the scene and took it to great heights with Renegades off the back of his work ethic and drive to succeed. It brings me great pleasure to finally be able to work with Karlo from a coaching perspective, as I have always admired him as a team mate and player since our short time together in 2015. Although the French beat the Croatians severely in the World Cup I’m sure it will not hinder the ability to provide our fans with the strongest iteration of Tainted Minds to date. Welcome on board Karlo!" - ferg

Tainted Minds are now:

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

Australia Fergus "ferg" Stephenson (coach)

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 Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
639
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Australia Tyler 'tucks' Reilly
Tyler 'tucks' Reilly
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
503
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
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
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 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
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
Noice
2018-10-18 11:01
wtf we posted the exact same comment xd
2018-10-18 11:02
Wow
2018-10-18 11:02
#73
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Nepal TYZ4 
Ustilo is a Lobster, Tom
2018-10-18 13:43
Nah dude..he is british and he respects grammar. you wrote noice.. but he wrote Noice
2018-10-18 11:10
+1 classical poland
2018-10-18 11:34
#88
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Poland kRAMERO 
typical pepiko
2018-10-18 17:38
#40
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Hungary kNnc 
+1 not the exact same thing.. "n" and "N" have difference between them
2018-10-18 11:38
#42
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Canada Timings 
Exactly what he said :)
2018-10-18 11:39
#62
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Hungary kNnc 
Ikr
2018-10-18 12:43
#70
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Netherlands ImKuru 
Not exactly though :)
2018-10-18 13:18
#71
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Canada Timings 
Basically exact same though :) Same meaning, nt.
2018-10-18 13:20
#89
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Netherlands ImKuru 
I was joking because the other guy did the same
2018-10-18 19:38
#90
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Canada Timings 
Yeah I know, so I did the same :)
2018-10-18 19:46
haHAA
2018-10-18 22:14
#94
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Canada Timings 
hi prodka
2018-10-18 22:40
#96
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Netherlands ImKuru 
ffs you’re a big joke guy, i can tell
2018-10-19 03:04
#100
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Canada Timings 
You too though? ;)
2018-10-19 06:23
+1
2018-10-18 12:16
Pretty insane actually bro:P
2018-10-18 11:55
#56
REZ | 
Oceania Ndev0r 
coincidence? I aren't think that
2018-10-18 12:15
#65
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Europe _jUNGLE 
Expected
2018-10-18 12:50
Gj my brothers my friends
2018-10-18 15:38
#6
way2sexy | 
Sweden Unluko 
Oof
2018-10-18 11:02
Ye?
2018-10-18 15:37
noice
2018-10-18 11:01
wow
2018-10-18 11:01
Gg good luck ustilo
2018-10-18 11:02
#YTB
2018-10-18 11:03
Ez top 1 Australia
2018-10-18 11:03
#10
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Sweden Sizexdd 
soo good for them! GL USTILO MAN!
2018-10-18 11:03
#11
Azylu | 
New Zealand Azylu 
NZ FLAGS NOT AU!~
2018-10-18 11:03
Idk, who cares
2018-10-18 11:04
#13
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New Zealand Glyphiss 
Good luck Ustilo, maybe the best team you could get out of players living in Australia/New Zealand.
2018-10-18 11:04
#14
jks | 
Australia 0iq_man 
noice
2018-10-18 11:04
yewww welcome back lobster
2018-10-18 11:04
#16
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Turkey ozzy4128 
he is a bot
2018-10-18 11:05
#17
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Russia VeryBlyatGuy 
why add such a shit player, ffs
2018-10-18 11:06
#26
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Spain JasonRacism 
Just look at Taco, Ustilo was a full entry just like Taco was on SK, Now Taco is playing a lot better on Liquid, Ustilo will be the same
2018-10-18 11:14
#36
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Russia VeryBlyatGuy 
nah mate ustilo is shit
2018-10-18 11:28
#46
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Spain JasonRacism 
You're very stupid
2018-10-18 11:43
#104
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Russia VeryBlyatGuy 
hltv.org/matches/2327885/tainted-minds-v.. who's stupid now? hahaha dumb cunt
2018-10-23 12:54
#105
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Spain JasonRacism 
That's his only negative performance since joining idiot
2018-10-23 13:02
#106
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Russia VeryBlyatGuy 
lmao playing against shit mixes doesn't count whenever he plays vs anyone remotely decent he goes deep negative now slap yourself you dumb fuck
2018-10-23 13:03
#54
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Norway JoVoCS 
He's a lobster, Tom
2018-10-18 12:02
#72
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Australia Shlapsham 
mate he was on renegades for a reason and because they got rid of tucks whos vac banned they can participate in the minor now
2018-10-18 13:43
Ustilo is...
2018-10-18 11:10
#55
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Brazil Not_baiting 
A lobster
2018-10-18 12:08
Tom
2018-10-18 22:00
I wasn't know this details :OOO
2018-10-18 22:16
who cares
2018-10-18 11:10
#21
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
Lobster
2018-10-18 11:10
#22
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Spain JasonRacism 
Nice move, Never made sense why they got Tucks in the first place, If Ustilo isn't entrying he could / should be the star of this team, I wish him the best
2018-10-18 11:11
#86
trk | 
Brazil 643 
+1 this guy has a really high peek, hoping he recovers his consistency
2018-10-18 17:28
#23
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India stiwa5k 
Expected af
2018-10-18 11:12
ez pivac
2018-10-18 11:12
expected
2018-10-18 11:13
#27
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Europe inSaneMN 
USTILUL
2018-10-18 11:14
SPAM THIS DORITO TO HELP USTILO
2018-10-18 11:18
#29
REZ | 
Czech Republic legend6969 
USTILO IS A MONSTER TOM
2018-10-18 11:21
#30
shox | 
India iejesus 
expected
2018-10-18 11:22
What situation with dad
2018-10-18 11:22
His father was diagnosed with cancer
2018-10-18 11:25
#32
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Australia BohemianJerry 
oh shit its happening
2018-10-18 11:24
#34
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France StickyRice 
Fergus "ferg" Stephenson the french player from Hostile-records just b8 USTILO here : "Although the French beat the Croatians severely in the World Cup I’m sure it will not hinder the ability to provide our fans with the strongest iteration of Tainted Minds to date. Welcome on board Karlo!" - ferg lul
2018-10-18 11:26
#35
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Australia Lolfeminists 
AU scene still not understanding you make more income at McDonald's.
2018-10-18 11:26
true lmao
2018-10-18 11:30
#98
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Australia Lolfeminists 
Hello my friend.
2018-10-19 04:56
#38
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Bulgaria mchetvorkata 
Tainted will make the major tho
2018-10-18 11:34
#43
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Finland James Nelson 
hopefully not, stupid see teams who just can attend major because they are from somewhere, when there could be actual competitive teams attending instead
2018-10-18 11:39
#81
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Bulgaria mchetvorkata 
So youd rather see the same teams over and over again...
2018-10-18 15:45
#83
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Finland James Nelson 
Yes or some new teams with potential.
2018-10-18 16:03
#87
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Bulgaria mchetvorkata 
U a boring nikka tainted's logo belongs all over my skins
2018-10-18 17:32
#103
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Oceania aZZtec 
+1
2018-10-19 07:57
#41
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Australia Dadecum 
fuck yeah, he'll be wreaking havoc here until an NA team picks him up, if that happens
2018-10-18 11:38
#44
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Macau Bent0 
he will play good against his local scene but no chance in international level
2018-10-18 11:42
#45
North America Slye 
good choice for him, tier 1 CS is definitely out of his capability by now
2018-10-18 11:41
Tainted Minds going to upset Renegades at minor, bookmark this.
2018-10-18 11:44
This could be good. It's obvious he's going to do really well again in AU. Maybe they can make the major
2018-10-18 11:48
spohg
2018-10-18 11:56
#51
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Serbia bra1np 
Botilo
2018-10-18 11:57
#52
BnTeT | 
Australia reeeee 
Bye Tucks
2018-10-18 11:57
#53
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Other mikecool 
Was hoping ustilo to maybe go to an NA team like rickeh but I think this is probably a better move. Back home, with family etc. Helping au scene grow more. Gl bro.
2018-10-18 11:58
ez for Sico with high rating
2018-10-18 12:17
Did I miss something or did he actually leave Renegades to join TM? Or did he get benched and decided to switch? Bcuz why would you leave a team for a noname team like TM
2018-10-18 12:28
#61
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Serbia SuperShark 
he got removed from renegades to make space for liazz
2018-10-18 12:43
ah, thanks m8 <3 Finally a good fella in Hltv :)
2018-10-18 13:16
#95
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Serbia SuperShark 
no problem :D
2018-10-18 23:00
Renegades are basically Tainted Minds Academy
2018-10-18 12:49
"less than".. Jesus, HLTV, get your shit together.. basic English.
2018-10-18 12:30
Sad
2018-10-18 12:45
#66
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Finland muglobal 
tainted minds stickers 2019
2018-10-18 12:53
#67
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New Zealand Eauor 
Why are all the flags in this article Australian? Sico is from NZland. Ffs hltv.
2018-10-18 12:55
where is god yam ?
2018-10-18 12:59
Downgrade
2018-10-18 14:22
#82
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Spain JasonRacism 
How is Ustilo a downgrade from VAC banned Tucks? LUL
2018-10-18 15:51
#75
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United States SlushyCup 
USTILO IS A LOBSTER TOM
2018-10-18 14:36
U. S. T. I. L. O. IS A MOBSTER TOM
2018-10-18 15:01
#77
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
Sico and USTILO magic duo
2018-10-18 15:23
#80
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Australia weapon_ 
Expected.. Did see some where tucks was temporary.. liquipedia maybe..
2018-10-18 15:45
tucks is VAC banned, they can participate in the minor now
2018-10-19 04:54
#84
Canada ssau 
Isn’t this basically the same team as winter fox that came to NA and did really bad? At least now they have a good player (Ustilo)
2018-10-18 16:43
#99
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United States Jammin800k 
They came to NA due to being extremely dominant in the oceanic scene at the time
2018-10-19 05:26
#102
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Spain JasonRacism 
They have the same core 3 but Sico instead of Dexter and Ustilo instead of Emagine
2018-10-19 06:27
#85
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Myanmar LukeNT26 
Time to remove Renegades from the AU top
2018-10-18 16:55
#101
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Spain JasonRacism 
Don't be stupid, Renegades are FAR better
2018-10-19 06:26
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