Renegades is a professional gaming organization, founded in March 2015 under the name "Misfits". Originally a League of Legends team, the organisation rebranded as Renegades on June 18 2015, and picked up the former Vox Eminor roster for their own CS:GO squad. On August 30 2016, Jonas Jerebko bought the Renegades organization from Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles.  He is the third NBA player to publicly acquire a stake in an esports organization after Rick Fox (Echo Fox) and Shaquille O'Neal (NRG Esports).
Australian Roster (June 2015 – March 2017)
On the 19th of June 2015 the then LA Renegades, owned by Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles, signed the Australian team Vox Eminor consisting of Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Aaron "AZR" Ward, Luke "Havoc" Paton, Justin "jks" Savage and Yaman "yam" Ergenekon. This was the first time an international organisation had purchased an Australian CS:GO team. The team was housed in the Downtown Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada where they would spend most of their time. After less than a month the team qualified for the second major of 2015. They were placed in a group with Danish favourites TSM and Swedish legends NiP and North American up and comers CLG. The team was first beaten by TSM and where then placed in a second group again with NiP and this time Titan. An upset victory over the French gained the team some notoriety. The team which showed promise in Australia never translated overseas as they struggled to achieve results. losses at DreamHack Stockholm and the MLG Columbus qualifier saw the end of their major appearances. The team then had to make their toughest choice, the removal of Havoc. This was the team’s first attempt at rectifying their poor results. With the acquisition of Karlo “USTILO” Pivac from Team Immunity the team made it into ESL Pro League via a wild card invite. The continuing poor results and the failure to make the Cologne Major lead to SPUNJ eventually retiring. In September 2016 the team was acquired by Jonas Jerebko who moved the team from their Las Vegas casino to a gaming house in Detroit. The team once again acquired a Team Immunity player in the form of Ricardo “Rickeh” Mulholland who moved into the new team house. The team came runner up to Gambit Esports at DreamHack Winter 2016. Soon after, the team fell out of favour with Rickeh as his personality didn’t “gel” with the team. Simon “atter” Atterstam was brought in as a stand in for some online qualifiers, leagues and DreamHack Las Vegas where they came last place. Eventually yam would return home to Australia due to personal problems which forced him to come back, after 2 years abroad and the team was left with 3.
The End of an Australian Era (March 2017 – Present)
After the team was left with 3 players a decision was made to bring in some teammates who weren’t from Australia. Noah “Nifty” Francis was bought from Selfless Gaming and would receive the AWPing duties and Nemanja “nexa” Isaković, whom was reportedly expected to join the team shortly after Rickeh was removed. He was brought in to take over IGL under the guidance of coach kassad although Nifty would quickly take over the reigns. With the international flare the team won their first Asia Minor over rivals TyLoo. The team failed to make the Major and other results lead to nexa being released and the team was again looking for a fifth. David "Jayzwalkingz" Kempner was brought in as a stand-in but lasted only 2 weeks before Keith "NAF" Markovic was bought out from OpTic Gaming. The team again won the Asia Minor. The team’s online form and recent victory lead to their success over Virtus.pro in the Grand Final of the StarLadder i-League Invitational marking the organisation’s first international tournament victory. With NAF in peak form he was quickly snapped up by Team Liquid and the Renegades were looking for a new fifth. Joakim “jkaem” Myrbostad joined as a long term stand in and the roster finally started being a force to be reckoned with internationally including a finals run at IEM Sydney where they beat FaZe Clan in the group stage and took mousesports to overtime more than twice in their quarterfinal appearance. In an interview with ex-Renegades player SPUNJ he revealed that the Australian core had finally found a teammate in jkaem that suited their personalities. Kassad would leave Renegades at the conclusion of Season 7's ESL Pro league Finals. Kassad would go and join his hometown hero's in Valiance. After a string of disappointing results the team new a change needed to occur. This change came in the form of Steve "Ryu" Rattacasa. The former CLG coach who had also formerly coached Nifty joined the team on trial. Results were not far away as the team managed to make it to the Major after beating Tyloo 2-0 during the Asia Minor.
|AZR||Aaron Ward||2015-06-19 |
|jks||Justin Savage||2015-06-19 |
|USTILO||Karlo Pivac||2016-02-08 |
|Nifty||Noah Francis||2017-03-31 |
|jkaem (Stand-in)||Joakim Myrbostad||2018-02-08 |
|Ryu (Trial Coach)||Steve Rattacasa||2018-06-23 |
|ID||Name||Join Date||Leave Date||New Team|
|kassad (Coach)||Aleksandar Trifunović||2017-01-04 ||2018-05-17 ||Valiance|
|NAF||Keith Markovic||2017-09-01 ||2018-02-05 ||Team Liquid|
|Jayzwalkingz (Trial)||David Kempner||2017-08-18 ||2017-09-01||Epsilon eSports|
|nexa||Nemanja Isaković||2017-04-13 ||2017-08-18 ||MANS NOT HOT|
|yam||Yaman Ergenekon||2015-06-19 ||2017-03-23 ||Tainted Minds|
|Rickeh||Ricardo Mulholland||2016-07-12 ||2017-03-06 ||Counter Logic Gaming|
|peekay (Coach)||Nicholas Wise||2016-04-23||2017-01-04 |
|SPUNJ||Chad Burchill||2015-06-19 ||2016-06-17 |
|Havoc||Luke Paton||2015-06-19 ||2016-02-21 ||Legacy eSports|
|Uber||Michael Stapells||nexa||Nemanja Isaković||ECS Season 3 - North America (vs Luminosity)|
|kassad||Aleksandar Trifunović||nexa||Nemanja Isaković||ESL Pro League Season 5 - North America (vs Winterfox)|
|Uber||Michael Stapells||ESL Pro League Season 5 - North America|
|atter||Simon Atterstam||StarLadder i-League Season 3 - America|
ECS Season 3 Dev. League - North America
|atter||Simon Atterstam||Rickeh||Ricardo Mulholland||DreamHack Masters Las Vegas 2017|
ESL Pro League Season 5 - North America
|rebko||Jonas Jerebko||Owner||2016-08-30 |
|Shark||Shahrukh Panjwani||General Manager||2016-08-30 |
|GoMeZ||Chris Orfanellis||Manager||2015-06-19 |
|TopguN||Azad Ormani||Streamer||2018-08-16 |
|ID||Name||Position||Join Date||Leave Date||New Organization|
|GBJame^s||James O'Connor||Co-Owner||2016-08-30 ||2017-03-18 ||Pittsburgh Knights|
|MonteCristo||Christopher Mykles||Co-Owner||2015-06-19 ||2016-08-30 |
|2018-07-20||1st||Major||Asia Minor Championship - London 2018||2 : 0||$30,000|
|2017-11-12||2nd||Major||iBUYPOWER Masters 2017||0 : 2||$25,000|
|2017-11-05||1st||Major||StarLadder i-League Invitational #2||2 : 0||$75,000|
|2017-10-29||1st||Major||Asia Minor Championship - Boston 2018||2 : 0||$30,000|
|2017-06-04||1st||Major||Asia Minor Championship - Kraków 2017||2 : 1||$30,000|
|2016-11-26||2nd||Premier||DreamHack Open Winter 2016||0 : 2||$20,000|
|2016-10-30||2nd||Major||Asia Minor Championship - Atlanta 2017||0 : 2||$15,000|
|2016-09-25||2nd||Major||eXTREMESLAND ZOWIE Asia CS:GO 2016||1 : 2||$20,000|
|2016-05-08||2nd||Major||Asia Minor Championship - Cologne 2016||1 : 2||$15,000|
|2016-02-01||2nd||Major||Intel Extreme Masters X - Taipei||0 : 2||$15,000|
|About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament|
- Darren Rovell (2016-08-30). "Renegades revived under Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko". ESPN.
- ex-Vox sign for Renegades
- David "Truefasa" Demarco (2016-02-08). "Havoc steps down, USTILO to enter lineup". Renegades.
- MIRAA (2016-02-21). "Havoc is picked up by Legacy eSports". HLTV.org.
- stich (2016-06-17). "SPUNJ retires from CS:GO". HLTV.org.
- MIRAA (2016-07-12). "Rickeh joins Renegades". HLTV.org.
- Milan "Striker" Švejda (2017-01-05). "kassad joins Renegades". HLTV.
- Professeur (2017-02-14). "atter joins Renegades". HLTV.
- "We will be using him for Vegas and a few upcoming EPL games". 2017-02-14.
- itsSlicer (2017-03-06). "Welcome Rickeh". Counter Logic Gaming.
- flam3z (2017-03-23). "yam steps down from Renegades". HLTV.org.
- Ryu (2017-03-28). "Selfless Completes Sale & Transfer of Noah "Nifty" Francis". Selfless Gaming.
- "Nifty & Nexa Complete CS:GO Roster". Renegades. 2017-04-13.
- Luis Mira (2017-08-18). "Jayzwalkingz to join Renegades on trial". HLTV.
- "Welcome NAF-FLY to Renegades". Renegades. 2017-09-01.
- "Thank you to Jayzwalkingz for his dedication and commitment to win.". Renegades. 2017-09-01.
- Luis Mira (2018-02-05). "NAF completes Liquid move". HLTV.
- "Please give a warm Renegades welcome to @jkaemGO who will be our stand-in for the upcoming 2018 CS:GO season!". Renegades. 2018-02-07.
- LucasAM (2018-05-17). "kassad leaves Renegades". HLTV.
- Steve "Ryu" Rattacasa (2018-06-23). "Coaching CS:GO & Updates".
- TopguN (2018-08-14). "Tonight I am officially apart of the @Renegades as a streamer".
- James O'Connor (2017-03-22). "As of last weekend I sold my equity in Renegades".