Mindfreak announce signing of up-and-coming player
Mindfreak has unveiled 18-year-old Luke ‘Louqa’ Rigas as the third member of its Call of Duty team.
The young player has been unable to compete since Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, after age restrictions were imposed meaning players had to be aged 18 or above in order to take part.
Despite this set back, Louqa continued to be a part of the community, practice and play wagers.
Although he was previously unsure whether to return to competitive Call of Duty, he announced he was a free agent for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 season after he turned 18 on August 30th.
It seems his perseverance and dedication had not gone unnoticed, as he will be joining the APAC region’s biggest organization, Mindfreak.
Welcome 18 year old young gun @MF_Louqa to the #MFCOD line up and @Mindfreak family.
We're excited to welcome a player hungry for success and ready to prove himself on the world stage. :punch::fire:#BlackOps4 | @CODWorldLeague pic.twitter.com/vHRdAHnLXT
— Mindfreak (@Mindfreak) 17 September 2018
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Louqa will join two of the region’s veterans, Conrad ‘Shockz’ Rymarek and Lincoln ‘Fighta’ Ferguson, who have both rejoined Mindfreak.
The young up-and-comer will be looking to prove himself on an international scale, but judging by Mindfreak owner, Albert ‘Nakeze’ Nassif’s tweet, he thinks some new blood is exactly what the team needs to succeed.
ANZ CoD players need to reach out of their friendship zones and take a shot on some younger players with huge potential to grow their skill set. If you’re still teaming with those same players that have reached their peak you’re wasting your time.
— Naked (@NakeeeZe) 17 September 2018
Mindfreak has yet to announce its fourth, and possibly fifth if the 5v5 format is confirmed, player.
Mitchel ‘BuZZO’ Mader has yet to make any announcements as to his plans for the upcoming season, but as a Mindfreak veteran and the team’s longstanding captain, it’s possible he could be the squad’s fourth.
Denholm ‘Denz’ Taylor is currently looking for opportunities outside of the APAC region, but if he doesn’t succeed in finding something and the 5v5 format is confirmed, it’s also possible he could rejoin his former teammates for another year.