With the Oceanic Pro League starting back up again tomorrow, Tainted Minds has announced their roster line-up heading into Split Two. Re-branded as TM Gaming, the organisation has picked up some new and known players from the scene as well as a new head coach.
From Auckland, New Zealand, Jonny ‘Siaclone’ Weatherly has a bachelor’s in psychology and has been announced as the new head coach of TM. The New Zealander has a wealth of experience from coaching the E Blacks New Zealand team which competed in Jakarta for the IeSF World Championships, to assistant coaching the Chiefs last Split as well as coaching Team New Zealand in the inaugural League of Origins. Jonny will be not only developing the team’s mechanics, macro and micro play but also gearing them up mentally for each week.
Jonny ‘Siaclone’ Weatherly has some words on joining TM:
“I can’t wait to get into Split 2 of the OPL this year. We’ve got a great group of guys who are hungry to prove themselves, but can banter with the best of them. Our support staff are doing a fantastic job, and we’ve got the resources to succeed. I look forward to upsetting a few teams on our way up.”
Here’s the new TM Gaming roster:
- Top – Mark ‘Praedyth’ Lewis
- Jungle – Jordan ‘Only’ Middleton
- Mid – Ari ‘Shok’ Greene-Young
- ADC – Omar ‘Low’ Aboulkheir
- Support – Bradley ‘Tgun’ Seymour
The team will also be supported by Amber ‘le bambi’ Lee who coordinates scrims and ensures suitable practise is met, TM Operations Manager – Michael ‘Voltris’ Stewart who looks after the gaming house and Michelle Pain – a leading Australian Sports Psychologist who will run seminars for the players and coordinates with the Head Coach to assist with player mentality.
TM Gaming will be taking on Avant Garde in their first match of the OPL Split Two – catch it on Sunday 11th June from 6PM AEST here.