Renegades

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[e][h]Renegades
Team Information
Region:
Manager:
Australia Chris "GoMeZ" Orfanellis
Team Captain:
USA Noah "Nifty" Francis
Total Earnings:
$577,198
Links
History
Created:
March 9, 2015

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. [1] 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).

History[edit]

Australian Roster (June 2015 – March 2017)[edit]

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)[edit]

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.

Timeline[edit]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
ID Name Join Date
Australia AZR Aaron Ward 2015-06-19 [2]
Australia jks Justin Savage 2015-06-19 [2]
Australia USTILO Karlo Pivac 2016-02-08 [3]
USA Nifty Noah Francis 2017-03-31 [12]
Norway jkaem (Stand-in) Joakim Myrbostad 2018-02-08 [18]
USA Ryu (Trial Coach) Steve Rattacasa 2018-06-23 [20]

Former[edit]

Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Serbia kassad (Coach) Aleksandar Trifunović 2017-01-04 [7] 2018-05-17 [19] Valiance
Canada NAF Keith Markovic 2017-09-01 [15] 2018-02-05 [17] Team Liquid
Sweden Jayzwalkingz (Trial) David Kempner 2017-08-18 [14] 2017-09-01[15][16] Epsilon eSports
Serbia nexa Nemanja Isaković 2017-04-13 [12] 2017-08-18 [14] MANS NOT HOT
Australia yam Yaman Ergenekon 2015-06-19 [2] 2017-03-23 [11] Tainted Minds
Australia Rickeh Ricardo Mulholland 2016-07-12 [6] 2017-03-06 [10] Counter Logic Gaming
Australia peekay (Coach) Nicholas Wise 2016-04-23 2017-01-04 [7]
Inactivity
Australia SPUNJ Chad Burchill 2015-06-19 [2] 2016-06-17 [5]
Retired
Australia Havoc Luke Paton 2015-06-19 [2] 2016-02-21 [4] Legacy eSports
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Canada Uber   Michael Stapells
Serbia nexa Nemanja Isaković ECS Season 3 - North America (vs Luminosity)
Serbia kassad  
Aleksandar Trifunović
Serbia nexa Nemanja Isaković ESL Pro League Season 5 - North America (vs Winterfox)
Canada Uber   Michael Stapells
None
ESL Pro League Season 5 - North America
Sweden atter   Simon Atterstam
None
StarLadder i-League Season 3 - America
ECS Season 3 Dev. League - North America
Sweden atter   Simon Atterstam
Australia Rickeh Ricardo Mulholland DreamHack Masters Las Vegas 2017
ESL Pro League Season 5 - North America

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
Sweden rebko Jonas Jerebko Owner 2016-08-30 [1]
USA Shark Shahrukh Panjwani General Manager 2016-08-30 [1]
Australia GoMeZ Chris Orfanellis Manager 2015-06-19 [2]
Australia TopguN Azad Ormani Streamer 2018-08-16 [21]

Former[edit]

Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
USA GBJame^s James O'Connor Co-Owner 2016-08-30 [1] 2017-03-18 [22] Pittsburgh Knights
USA MonteCristo Christopher Mykles Co-Owner 2015-06-19 [2] 2016-08-30 [1]

Team Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2018-07-20 A11st A2Major Asia Minor Championship - London 2018 2 : 0 $30,000
2017-11-12 A22nd A2Major iBUYPOWER Masters 2017 0 : 2 $25,000
2017-11-05 A11st A2Major StarLadder i-League Invitational #2 2 : 0 $75,000
2017-10-29 A11st A2Major Asia Minor Championship - Boston 2018 2 : 0 $30,000
2017-06-04 A11st A2Major Asia Minor Championship - Kraków 2017 2 : 1 $30,000
2016-11-26 A22nd A1Premier DreamHack Open Winter 2016 0 : 2 $20,000
2016-10-30 A22nd A2Major Asia Minor Championship - Atlanta 2017 0 : 2 $15,000
2016-09-25 A22nd A2Major eXTREMESLAND ZOWIE Asia CS:GO 2016 1 : 2 $20,000
2016-05-08 A22nd A2Major Asia Minor Championship - Cologne 2016 1 : 2 $15,000
2016-02-01 A22nd A2Major Intel Extreme Masters X - Taipei 0 : 2 $15,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Darren Rovell (2016-08-30). "Renegades revived under Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko". ESPN.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 ex-Vox sign for Renegades
  3. 3.0 3.1 David "Truefasa" Demarco (2016-02-08). "Havoc steps down, USTILO to enter lineup". Renegades.
  4. 4.0 4.1 MIRAA (2016-02-21). "Havoc is picked up by Legacy eSports". HLTV.org.
  5. 5.0 5.1 stich (2016-06-17). "SPUNJ retires from CS:GO". HLTV.org.
  6. 6.0 6.1 MIRAA (2016-07-12). "Rickeh joins Renegades". HLTV.org.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Milan "Striker" Švejda (2017-01-05). "kassad joins Renegades". HLTV.
  8. Professeur (2017-02-14). "atter joins Renegades". HLTV.
  9. "We will be using him for Vegas and a few upcoming EPL games". 2017-02-14.
  10. 10.0 10.1 itsSlicer (2017-03-06). "Welcome Rickeh". Counter Logic Gaming.
  11. 11.0 11.1 flam3z (2017-03-23). "yam steps down from Renegades". HLTV.org.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Ryu (2017-03-28). "Selfless Completes Sale & Transfer of Noah "Nifty" Francis". Selfless Gaming.
  13. "Nifty & Nexa Complete CS:GO Roster". Renegades. 2017-04-13.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Luis Mira (2017-08-18). "Jayzwalkingz to join Renegades on trial". HLTV.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 "Welcome NAF-FLY to Renegades". Renegades. 2017-09-01.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Thank you to Jayzwalkingz for his dedication and commitment to win.". Renegades. 2017-09-01.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Luis Mira (2018-02-05). "NAF completes Liquid move". HLTV.
  18. 18.0 18.1 "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.
  19. 19.0 19.1 LucasAM (2018-05-17). "kassad leaves Renegades". HLTV.
  20. 20.0 20.1 Steve "Ryu" Rattacasa (2018-06-23). "Coaching CS:GO & Updates".
  21. TopguN (2018-08-14). "Tonight I am officially apart of the @Renegades as a streamer".
  22. James O'Connor (2017-03-22). "As of last weekend I sold my equity in Renegades".