Call of Duty

With the announcement of the upcoming Call of Duty: World League and the plans to bring the Australian and New Zealand scene into the global spotlight we couldn't say no to picking up a team. And what better team than this line up? Consisting of some of the most experienced and established names in the scene that have defeated several international powerhouses, let alone their performances in the ANZ region itself.

The team is made up of:

Hayden 'Damage' Handakas [C]
Billie-Jacobs 'Chilean' Para
Jake 'Fate' Fitzpatrick
Jai 'Beastn' Boone

They are currently competing in the Call of Duty: World League with their sights set on the World Championships in Los Angeles at the end of the year, following recent successful results.

Achievements:

  • Call of Duty: World League ANZ Stage 1 - Qualification
  • Call of Duty: World League ANZ Stage 1 - 2nd Place
  • Crown Invitational - 3rd/4th Place
  • CyberGamer Premier League Challenge Division - Finalists
  • Call of Duty: World League ANZ Stage 2 - TBC

Hayden 'Damage' Handakas [C]

Captain of the Plantronics Tainted Minds Call of Duty roster, Hayden is a veteran player that has been around for years. Originating on PlayStation 3 as a top 5v5 Search and Destroy player he made the bold move to Xbox and proved that he was one of the best in the game regardless of the platform. He took his skills to the newly emerging 4v4 Objective mode and quickly rose to the top as a master of Call of Duty no matter what the environment. He was a key player for 'Trident T1 Dotters' who came 5th place at the 2014 Call of Duty: World Championships which is still to this day the best placing from a team outside of North America in this calibre of an event. In the lead up to Black Ops 3 Hayden created the current roster around his World Championship teammate Chilean. Together they joined forces with one of New Zealand's finest in Eminence and the team have become the powerhouse they are today.

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Billie-Jacobs 'Chilean' Para

Billie has always been in the Call of Duty spotlight with his performances over the years. Having worked his way up alongside Damage to the Call of Duty: World Championships in 2014 the duo placed 5th in the world, and for the first time ever ANZ CoD was now considered a threat to the international teams thanks to their performance. With the announcement of the Call of Duty: World League Billie was fired up to once again be at the top and the Plantronics Tainted Minds team was formed around this drive.

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Jai 'Beastn' Boone

Jai has been sitting on the sidelines watching his good friends from Plantronics Tainted Minds for six months, due to being underage he has not been able to compete in the Call of Duty: World League. Instead of giving up aspirations of playing at the highest level, Jai rose to the challenge and continued to pursue his dream by grinding the competitive scene despite not being able to play in any major tournaments. Keeping an eye on his performance, the team decided to recruit the young star to the roster on his 18th birthday and following recent performances they brought him into the starting lineup to ignite a new drive to perform on the global stage. 

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