After weeks of controversy, Tainted Minds have asked Riot Games to release Tristan “Cake” Côté-Lalumière and Andrew “Rosey” Rose from their official roster.
The two were the last of a group of former Tainted Minds players, who left the org in February, to remain under TM in the Riot contract database. They alleged mistreatment while living in the TM team house. The rest of the squad have either settled with the org or retired.
However, Cake told theScore esports that he could still seek further reparations from Tainted Minds, depending on the ongoing investigation currently being done by Riot Games.
“I’m still considering going for my damages as they are pretty high,” Cake said. “TM pretty much admitted they were wrong but I’m still waiting on Riot statement to see what I will do in the future.”
The embattled org and its former players are in dispute as to whether any contract breaches or mistreatment did in fact occur, with Cake publicly releasing a database of over 200 chat logs seemingly showing discussions between TM management and the coach and manager over the conditions of the team house on March 22.
Tainted Minds released their own statement complete with a collection of chat logs on March 23, claiming that the team's manager, Fasffy, had made unreasonable demands and that they had done everything within their power to address the roster's concerns.
“Tainted Minds acknowledges that issues arose with their gaming house but by the time of mediation with Riot on February 6, 2017, it appeared the majority of the issues had been resolved, although a few minor problems remained,” the statement said.
Sasha Erfanian is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.
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