What we need to know about a Asia-Pacific teams during a CWL Championship

The tip 3 Australian Call of Duty teams will intersect on Orlando, Florida this week for a perfection of an whole year of competition.

With $1.5 million on a line, Mindfreak, Tainted Minds, and Mindfreak Black will contest in a 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship as a usually member of a Asia-Pacific region. They will conflict a world’s best to establish who will be crowned a tip Infinite Warfare team.

Mindfreak

Mindfreak has been a consistent force within Australian CoD, sitting during a tip of a segment given combining their championship-winning register before to Advanced Warfare.

The stream chronicle of a organisation was brought together in Nov 2014 when Denholm “Denz” Taylor assimilated a contingent of Mitchell “BuZZO” Mader, Lincoln “Fighta” Ferguson, and Conrad “Shockz” Rymarek. Over a subsequent dual years, MF racked adult pretension after pretension in their homeland, winning 12 tournaments. In further to their domestic success, MF became an internationally famous code after fixation sixth during a 2015 Call of Duty Championship.

But IW has been a opposite diversion for Mindfreak. Instead of stability with their longstanding roster, a organisation had to make a change when Denz sealed with Tainted Minds early in a season.

After replacing Denz with Cody “Excite” Rugolo, MF won both of a CWL Sydney Open events, though a organisation still motionless to move behind Denz after blank a CWL Stage One playoffs. With Denz behind on a patrol for Stage Two of a CWL Global Pro League, MF finished even worse and found themselves in a bottom 4 of a fasten after going 1-5 in matches and 4-15 in map count.

For MF to secure a mark in joint play and a good finish during a biggest contest of a year, BuZZO contingency urge drastically. His stats were among a misfortune in Stage Two’s actor pool as he found himself in a bottom 6 of a 64 players in Kill/Death ratio, Uplink points, and Hardpoint time.

Tainted Minds

Since entrance into Call of Duty during a commencement of Black Ops III, Tainted Minds has always been a bridesmaid, never a bride. The organisation has never won an offline event, unwell in all 9 of their attempts. In dual of these events, TM fell in a grand finals to Mindfreak.

Although Tainted Minds has been consistently nearby a tip of a Australian pool of teams, they have struggled on a general stage. In their 3 trips abroad this year, they have fell brief of a tip 16 finish any time with their misfortune fixation in organisation story entrance in their many new try during a CWL Anaheim Open.

The further of Excite after Denz’s depart has not seemed to assistance a organisation during all, notwithstanding a primary Australian talent like Hayden “Damage” Handakas, Giancarlo “Nimble” Vagnini, and Daniel “Swifty” Hickey as teammates.

The organisation might be during a tip of their region, though between their prior general struggles and a tough organisation that includes 3 clever teams in Fnatic, Evil Geniuses, and Str8 Rippin, it doesn’t demeanour like TM has a good shot of removing to joint play.

Mindfreak Black

On May 31, Mindfreak announced that it had sealed a second CoD register after appropriation Oracle ESC’s organisation of Jake “Hopey” Hope, Jayden “Setzyy” Hewitt, Kainen “Swiftaz0r” Kini, and Mark “Zepa” Zepackic.

Before fasten MF, Hopey, Setzyy, and Zepa were curtain ups during a second CWL Sydney Open, losing to Mindfreak in a finals. Since joining, a usually offline eventuality a organisation has competed in was a APAC Last Chance Qualifier, where they swept 4 of their 5 array en track to subordinate for a $1.5 million event.

Although MF Black were widespread in their usually offline coming this season, they did tumble to Tainted Minds in that eventuality in a tighten five-game match. TM has shown that they’re not a quite clever general organisation and don’t have a good shot of creation out of groups and most of a same relates to Mindfreak Black in Group B.


The Australian teams are substantially a weakest that they have ever been on a general level. Mindfreak’s new struggles have unequivocally brought to light a miss of abyss in a segment and a weaknesses of BuZZO. His miss of slaying ability and design play have also exceedingly lowered Mindfreak’s ceiling.

Despite MF being reduce than before, nothing of their informal foe can hold them still. TM still hasn’t found their winning square and it seems, during slightest from their Anaheim performance, that they have taken mixed stairs retrograde via this year. MF Black has nonetheless to contest in an eventuality outward of Australia, though losing to Tainted Minds in a LCQ does not bode good for a roster.

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