• Former Winterfox Chris “ofnu” Hanley joins Tainted Minds

    After in-game leader Stuart “sonic” Rayner left Tainted Minds a few weeks ago, the organisation has added former Winterfox player Chris “ofnu” Hanley to the roster. In a statement to HLTV, Chris “ofnu” Hanley has mentioned: “I look forward to competing at home again. I hope to share with...
  • Interview with Chief’s CSGO Coach: Michael “wLE” Auricht

    After falling short of making the playoffs and finishing fifth place, the young guns from Chiefs showcased an outstanding performance at IEM Sydney as underdogs. Doing far better than everyone’s expectations, the Chiefs claimed two best-of-one wins over their own blood, Renegades and the fifth best team in the...
  • IEM Sydney 2017 attracted over 7,000 Esports Fans Per Day

    For its first event in Australia, the Intel Extreme Masters or IEM Sydney attracted over 7,000 fans per day to fill Qudos Bank Arena in Olympic Park, Sydney. The milestone event for our local scene which saw Brazilian powerhouse SK Gaming defeat FaZe Clan in the grand final. Nearly...
  • Post IEM Sydney: Considering the Chiefs and Australian Counter-Strike

    Throughout 2014 and 2015, Vox Eminor (now Renegades) were Australian CS’s fully realised potential at the time and were given enough opportunity to break into international competition. They successfully did what no Australian CS:GO team had done before, and what only a couple of team has done since –...
  • OPTIC hazed interview: “Literally not prepared for Inferno”

    OpTic established themselves as a top three team in the world after winning ELEAGUE Season 2 and placing second in the ECS Season 2 Finals. However, the loss of in-game leader stanislaw to Team Liquid has left the Green Wall in limbo, still yet to find a permanent replacement....
  • Renegades Nifty Interview: “We just played really, really bad”

    Renegades came into IEM Sydney as a wild card. With not much known about how the team would play and the fragging power of the Australian core of players, the Detroit-based side had the chance to pick up some upset wins. Unfortunately, convincing losses to FaZe, Chiefs and Astralis...
  • Sonic leaves Tainted Minds CSGO

    Stuart “sonic” Rayner has announced his departure from Tainted Minds CS:GO last night mentioning he’s taking a break from competitive gaming. “Just wanted to let everyone know that I will no longer be playing for the tainted minds cs team. My passion for the game hasn’t been the same...
  • Interview with pecks from the Chiefs: “We came in with our own game”

    Chiefs were the surprise package of IEM Sydney. Picking up map wins against North and Renegades, as well as displaying some great potential against Astralis and OpTic, turned a lot of heads in the professional scene and put the Australian side on the international map. I sat down with...
  • FalleN Interview: “Keep up the same work to get more trophies”

    SK Gaming’s rise back to prominence after disappointing results with new addition felps has been bolstered by a victory at IEM Sydney. A flawless group stage, dominant semi final match against OpTic, and closely-contested 3-1 grand final win over FaZe allowed the Brazilian side to claim their second title...