Coming off of their historic performance in Split 1 in which they finished in 2nd place after a nail biter series against Team Pandamonium, the SMITE team were eager to get back into Split 2 to topple the reigning champions.
In the off-season the team picked up UltimateAbyss to replace Shred in the Jungle. The team have been very happy with this change and were more confident than ever heading into the 2nd Split. However, the team's Solo Laner - Cody 'iDivine' Davies - lost interest in competing at the highest level and told the team that he did not plan to compete in Split 2. This left the team with big shoes to fill as they scouted for a 5th player just days before their first match of the Split - the Grand Final Rematch against Team Pandamonium.
After trialing several players the answer became clear and the team recruited Thomas 'Elkeiro' Keir to the roster as the new Solo Laner.
"Everyone here at Plantronics Tainted Minds are excited to have Elkeiro joining us. Seeing our good mate iDivine leave is rough on all of us and obviously left a huge void in the team to fill. However, we beleive Elkeiro is up to the task. Both Gruff and I teamed with him last year and know what he is capable of. This is not at all a bandaid solution, we are in this for the long haul and believe Elkeiro shares our mindset and determination to get back on top. We look forward to the synergy he will bring to the roster for this coming Split and beyond."
Thomas 'Tomolomu' Morgan
SMITE Team Captain
Additionally our substitute player from Split 1 - Speedy - has decided to step down from the role to pursue his own path in a Challenger team in the hopes of qualifying for Split 3. Plantronics Tainted Minds leave both Speedy and iDivine on good terms and wish them all the best in their respective paths.