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Background Information
NameShayden Aubrey
Country of Birth
New Zealand
BirthdayJuly 26, 1995 (age 26)
Asia Pacific
XBL GamertagMF Mercer
Social Media & Links
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Team History
2008 - 2009Logo std.pngEnigma
2009 - 2010Logo std.pngDreamz No Evil
2010 - 2012Logo std.pngGenocide
Early 2012 - Late 2012Logo std.pngEnvious
Late 2012 - 2013Avant Gardelogo std.pngAvant Garde
2013 - Sept 2015Logo std.pngGenocide
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016Logo std.pngG.P.P
Sep 2016 - ??? ????Tainted Mindslogo std.pngTainted
??? ???? - May 2018Mindfreaklogo std.pngMindfreak

Shayden "Mercer" Aubrey is a Gears of War esports player, previously Mindfreak.


Mercer was first introduced to Gears of War in 2007 by his cousin who was playing the single player campaign on his Xbox 360, instantly finding himself intrigued by the 3rd person cover-centric game.

In 2008 just weeks after the release of Gears of War 2, Mercer purchased a Xbox 360 and dived head-first into the multiplayer Gears of War 2 offered. Eventually making the move over to competitive after being asked to create a team with a friend on "CyberGamer" which ran tournaments and a ladder at the time.

After being in a team who only played competitive for fun Mercer wanted to take his game to the next level and started looking for individual's who shared his enthusiasm and aspirations, eventually coming across a player named "Clutch" who would later become a close friend and an invaluable teammate.

In 2017, Mercer joined the Australian e-sports team "Mindfreak" and went on to compete in the Las Vegas June 2017 event. He also appeared at the Dallas 2017 event, Las Vegas April 2018, New Orleans July 2018, San Diego October 2018 and San Diego December 2019 respectively.


  • Mercer and Clutch are widely considered within the Asia-Pacific region as the longest running "duo" in the region's history.
  • Mercer was known as "Deadly" from 2011-2015 changing to "Mercer" due to finding his old alias unoriginal and boring.
  • Mercer also appeared along with his teammates in the TV Series Gears Access.

Tournament Results

Recent Tournament Results (View All)
GameIcon GOW4.png2018-07-15B717 - 20 2018 GPC New Orleans OpenWorld Best Gaminglogo std.pngWBG APAC
GameIcon GOW4.png2018-04-08A99 - 12$ 2,000 2018 GPC Las Vegas OpenMindfreaklogo std.pngMF
GameIcon GOW4.png2017-12-03C121 - 24 2018 GPC Dallas OpenMindfreaklogo std.pngMF
GameIcon GOW4.png2017-06-04B717 - 20 2017 GPC Las Vegas OpenMindfreaklogo std.pngMF

Gears Pro Circuit All Access Episode 11: The Australian Underdogs

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