Announcing Masterminds Overwatch Blue

Overwatch has always been a key focus of us here at Masterminds and today we are pleased to announce our expansion further into the scene with the signing of our second team, Masterminds blue.

 

The roster is as follows: —

Knellery – Tank

Tails – DPS/Flex

Macyn – DPS

Colourhex – DPS

Dalsu – Support

Birdy – Support

 

“It will be great having 2 teams that can work together to improve and run targeted practice with the specific aim of developing strategies for both sides.” Said Smeves, coach of Masterminds Overwatch.

We can’t wait to see what the team can achieve under the Masterminds banner. Remember to stay tuned via twitter @mastermindsgc to keep up to date with the teams!

Masterminds and OPC Season 2

After much deliberation as both an organisation and a team, we have decided to not compete in the upcoming OPC Relegations & Promotions tournament for season 2.

First and foremost, we would like to apologise to our fans and those who had wished us well in our OPC dream, we know we would have put on a great show, but with a lengthy stay in Taiwan being a big commitment for all involved, it is not a commitment that our team and coaching staff will all be able to make and we have no desire to change our roster for the sake of competing in this event.

Overwatch in ANZ is on the way up, and things will only get better from here. So, for now, we will be focused on being the best team in our region until the time comes for us, as a full team, to compete at an international level.

Big things are coming for Masterminds, in Overwatch and the greater esports realm so as always, follow us @mastermindsgc to keep in the loop!

– Matt “Polter” Maxwell
– Aidan “Smeves” Pianca

Masterminds place 3rd at Overwatch Championships!

Last weekend, over May 27th and 28th, Masterminds competed against three of the top Overwatch teams in Australia, for a shot at the ESL Season 1 2017 Championship. After weeks of preparation, they were ready to show everyone what they could do. Their competition was Athletico Camo, 4Legs and Plot 1, all three had also shown they were there for a reason.

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Overwatch Masterminds play for the Championship! LAN finals

This weekend is going to be big for Masterminds, as our new team will be competing in the 2017 ESL AU&NZ Season 1 Championship on May 27th!

Though we had started the year saying goodbye to some of our players, we soon after signed team Snakes. Not long after our new powerhouse had been formed, they qualified for the upcoming finals, with all players demonstrating that they are a force to be reckoned with. Now, only days away, the Masterminds are ready to claim top prize, and bring home the championship.

Since our initial announcement there have been some minor alterations to our roster, however the lineup is still strong. The current roster is as follows:

Project (temporary filling in for CantuS) – Support
taki – Support
Soundwave – DPS
Nectar – DPS
HooWoo – Flex
KS1 – Tank
Smeves – Coach

“The boys have been working hard and we are happy with our efforts. We have had some rosters changes for the event but we feel good in our lineups abilities  to bring home the cup.” – KS1, Tank for Masterminds.

Having spent a fair amount of time in preparation for the event, we are ready and excited to see the team play. This year’s prize pool for Overwatch amounts to a total of $10,000 with top prize being $5,000.

If like us you want to see the Masterminds in action, along with some of the best teams in the region, you can grab your tickets here. The event is being held live at the ESL Sydney Studios with games starting at 12.00pm AEDT.

To keep up-to-date on all of the Masterminds action, be sure to follow us on Twitter, and like our Facebook page.

Masterminds Stream Team Giveaway

MGC Stream Team Giveaway

To celebrate the launch of the Mastermind Stream Team, we’re giving our fans the chance to WIN a $50 gift card of their choice! Simply show your support of the team by following the prompts below to go in the draw.

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Masterminds Overwatch Roster Changes

The Masterminds Overwatch team has decided upon two changes in preparation for the upcoming ESL ANZ Championships LAN, and it is time to say goodbye to both Degs and TJK who have commitments outside of the Overwatch universe to attend to.

However, we are delighted to announce that we have confirmed our two new members to be joining the team, both Nectar and Soundwaves will be taking up core positions on the roster and will be attending the ESL LAN event with the team.

The Masterminds Overwatch roster is as follows: –

CantuS – Captain/Support

Taki – Support

KS1 – Tank

HooWoo – Flex

Soundwaves – DPS

Nectar – DPS

Smeves – Coach

We look forward to seeing the team perform later this month and hope you do too!

Masterminds Stream Team

Introducing the Masterminds Stream Team

Masterminds are thrilled to announce that our support of the Australian gaming community now expands to streamers and content creators.

“At Masterminds we work with players and community members in all avenues of esports with a desire to see them reach success in their chosen field. The stream team we are launching today is a testament to that, giving us the platform and ability to assist in the growth and development of some truly deserving content creators,” said Masterminds co-owner, Polter.

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Masterminds CSGO welcomes Apocdud, Straxx and Kingbig

Masterminds CSGO has been on the search for 2 new core members since the departure of Fox and Apex and today we are proud to announce that Apocdud and Straxx will be joining the team, alongside Kingbig who will be taking on a sub position.

Team captain Richie is confident in the new roster, and feels they have made the right choice moving forward.

“This is a strong line up, it’s taken us some time to find the right people but we couldn’t be happier with the team and look forward to working hard.”

The roster is as follows: –

Richie

Skullhunter

Nighthawk

Apocdud

Straxx

Mungo – Coach/Sub

Kingbig – Sub

 

The team will first compete together in the CGI FFYI on May 8th.

Welcome the new Masterminds Overwatch

When Masterminds GC launched, we did so with an Overwatch team at the helm; a team that worked their way from the ground up, exceeding all expectations. Unfortunately, earlier this year we said goodbye to our team in their current form as the players went their separate ways within the scene and we were left with a decision to make on our future within Overwatch.

After many discussions within the organisation and with potential players and teams, we are proud to announce the signing of the Snakes roster – an extremely talented group of individuals who have shown they are a force to be reckoned with.

The team have qualified for the ESL AU&NZ Championship Season 1 finals already, giving them a place at ESL’s first Overwatch LAN to take place on the 27th and 28th of May in Sydney.

Alongside this, the team is currently competing in the Cybergamer OCE Circuit and look in good stead to complete in the LAN finals in June to take place at Cybergamer’s studio in Adelaide.

The roster is as follows:

CantuS – Support

taki – Support

Degs – DPS

tjk – DPS

HooWoo – Flex

KS1 – Tank

Smeves – Coach

“As a team, we couldn’t be happier to work with an organisation like Masterminds,” said CantuS.

“A few of the guys have played for Masterminds before so we know we are in good hands heading into a busy time for Overwatch in our region.”

The Team will first compete as Masterminds next Tuesday where they come up against “Thinking” in the Cybergamer OCE Circuit at 9PM AEST. You can watch the match live here.