20.04.2017
The Sydney 8 - Can the home crowd favorites Renegades make their fans proud?
The most known Australian team will try to make a stand on their home turf. But can they manage to upset the EU and NA favorites?

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Current roster

  • Justin "jks" Savage
  • Aaron "AZR" Ward
  • Karlo "USTILO" Pivak
  • Noah "Nifty" Francis
  • Nemanja "nexa" Isaković
  • Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović (coach)

Last 5 LAN results

  • 13-16th place at DreamHack Las Vegas
  • 2nd place at DreamHack Winter
  • 5-6th place at iBUYPOWER Masters
  • 2nd place at the Asian Minor Championship
  • 2nd place at eXTREMESLAND ZOWIE Asia CS:GO

Prize money won

  • $183,878.01

In 2015, Misfits came to life and rebranded to Renegades acquiring the roster of Vox Eminor: Havoc, SPUNJ, jks, AZR, and Yam. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable Australian teams in the professional CS:GO scene.

We saw Renegades twice at IEM tournaments during season 10. At IEM gamescom, they took third place ahead of mousesports, SK Gaming and Counter Logic Gaming. Later, they competed at IEM Taipei where they finished second in their group and advanced to the semifinals. They defeated CyberZen 2-0 and moved to the grand final where they faced The MongolZ who took the tournament with a 2-0 victory.

Since then, the team underwent significant roster changes with only AZR and jks remaining from the original lineup. Their most recent addition has been Nifty who was acquired from Selfless Gaming and a Serbian player, nexa.

The player to watch will be Jks who is a very passive player but he comes up clutch in the important situations. You can rely on him to get more than 1 kill in a high number of rounds every game. When he is on, he is very on.

IEM Sydney will not be an easy tournament for Renegades. They will have the home turf advantage but the competition will be very tough and Renegades will be both crowd favorites and underdogs. Will they make their fans proud?

See you in Sydney!

Be sure to join us at Australia's first stadium esports event and watch Renegades live in action - tickets are available! For all the latest updates about the event, remember to follow IEM on Twitter and Facebook.