ex-Vox sign for Renegades

MIRAA
June 19th, 2015 23:48

North American organisation Renegades have announced that they have ventured into Counter-Strike by completing the signing of the former Vox Eminor team.

Previously known as Misfits, Renegades boast a well-known League of Legends team, who are competing in the North American Challenger Series division, the second-highest league in the region, just behind the LCS.

In addition to welcoming former CLG coach Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles as their new co-owner, Renegades have expanded to CS:GO by signing Vox Eminor's team, who recently raised eyebrows at the Gfinity Masters as they beat Team Liquid and took a map off fnatic.


SPUNJ's team sign for Renegades 

The move to a North American organisation will certainly fuel talk that the team could soon move to this region to be closer to the biggest events and to compete in online tournaments like the ESL ESEA Pro League and CEVO Professional.

"Vox won the hearts of fans with their personalities and strong results against top teams at recent events, even though none of the players currently practice full-time," Renegades said in a statement.

"We hope that by bringing the team on salary, with the help of our sponsor AlphaDraft, they will continue to refine and improve their play in the coming months."

The Australian team's first event under Renegades will be the ESWC finals, in Montreal, from July 9-12, where they will be hoping to get a piece of the $75,000 prize pool.

Renegade's CS:GO team consist of:

Australia Luke "Havoc" Paton
Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill
Australia Justin "jks" Savage
Australia Aaron "AZR" Ward
Australia Yaman "yam" Ergenekon 

Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
688
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Australia Luke 'Havoc' Paton
Luke 'Havoc' Paton
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
100
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
152
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
685
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Australia Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
487
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
#1
KRL | 
France Omarion 
o/
2015-06-19 23:49
"who recently raised eyebrows at the Gfinity Masters as they beat Team Liquid" taking a map off NiP >>> beating Liquid
2015-06-19 23:54
and fnatic don't forget :P
2015-06-20 00:01
ya but liquid took a map off fnatic as well.
2015-06-20 06:55
nip tier NA confirmed
2015-06-20 00:21
atm, pretty much yes
2015-06-21 00:15
nice
2015-06-19 23:49
gl
2015-06-19 23:49
#4
Finland kZb 
n1
2015-06-19 23:49
expected
2015-06-19 23:49
gl
2015-06-19 23:49
good shit
2015-06-19 23:49
oh
2015-06-19 23:49
#9
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Finland Fherrera 
gl
2015-06-19 23:49
Is it good organisation ?
2015-06-19 23:49
They can send an aussie team to na and give them salaries. So yeah
2015-06-20 00:01
Will they do that? Didn't read the whole text
2015-06-20 01:00
They mentioned that they wanted to move to na, renegade is an na organization, and they mentioned something (i don't remember what) about the pro league in na. So i'm pretty sure they will. But yes salaries are confirmed.
2015-06-20 01:01
Chad said on stream they would only ever move if they got salaries. Until now csgo had always been a side job, not their main source of income. Now it is their income
2015-06-20 01:05
JW pig?
2015-06-20 17:52
Thank you for the info bro. I really appreciate that.
2015-06-20 01:11
yw
2015-06-20 01:11
The owners are known people in the LoL scene. A caster and an ex pro if i am not mistaken. So I guess they know whats good for the players :)
2015-06-20 01:08
Thank you for the info bro. I really appreciate that.
2015-06-20 01:11
go havoc's beard!
2015-06-19 23:50
=] They must be paying them a fair bit to compete with the equivalent of their Aussie salary! Plumbing/carpentry over there pays pretty well!
2015-06-19 23:51
I have a feeling that they are gonna only move to na(if they do) for only about 3-4 months or a bit more(a season of the esea esl league). and then move back to Aus for the rest of the year and then go back 9 months after that etc., because i cannot really see them moving permanently:/
2015-06-19 23:59
Yeah let's hope so, they've not really given any hints yet as to what they're going to do in regards to ESEA because of the way the relegation system will work.
2015-06-20 00:04
Yeah and jks has a degree to finish.
2015-06-20 01:08
You can always go back to that kind of work, this is a once in a life time opportunity and or experience
2015-06-20 00:00
Yeah no doubt... but still if you've been to Australia and seen how much craft workers get paid it's pretty insane :).Of course they can pick it up whenever as they're all young.
2015-06-20 00:05
so true! its probably the best education to have as a esport player, cause there is no risk in going pro for a couple of years then going back to work
2015-06-20 00:08
But it's not going to look good on your resume that you ditched your job to move to another country and play video games.
2015-06-20 00:08
We're talking about plumbers not CEOs
2015-06-20 00:10
It still looks like your not dedicated to your job
2015-06-20 00:23
Id say the opposite as it proves they are dedicated to their jobs so much so they are moving to another country for it. Employers would also know if you are the best in the country at one skill then you must be dedicated and hard working to have reached that level.
2015-06-20 00:31
It could be interpreted either way, depends on who is doing the hiring.
2015-06-20 00:42
lmao, your life must be very boring
2015-06-20 01:16
It is pretty shitty, you don't need to rub it in.
2015-06-20 01:17
You wouldn't declare that on your resume though would you... You'd simply just say you moved to another country for a change or something lol.
2015-06-20 00:12
They would see under pasts employers that you quit your job, and then was hired by an American gaming company. It would show.
2015-06-20 00:37
#91
New Zealand jdnz 
You're phrasing that wrong. To have on your CV that you competed at the highest level, traveled the world and got paid to do it would look amazing on your CV
2015-06-20 00:36
It can be seen either way. It could show that you are dedicated enough to be one of the best in the world at something, or it could show that you are not dedicated you job and quit to play video games. Depends on the person reading it.
2015-06-20 00:39
Mostly it will go to the first one if they're successful enough
2015-06-20 05:33
Dont trust a guy giving CV advice, who doesnt have a job
2015-06-20 07:21
You've taken to impersonating me now? Fuck you're pathetic.
2015-06-20 07:37
#102
Denmark sFn 
I would'nt call it ditching your job. It would be quiting your job and moving to another continent because a more interesting job opportunity came up. If i ever saw that on a resume i would think that he/she is hard working and determined to do what is necessary.
2015-06-20 00:52
Thats a fair argument. And i think your right, but we play csgo and we know how big esports is. Their employer's don't play csgo, and don't know how big esports is, especially in Australia were video games aren't as popular as in the eu or NA.
2015-06-20 00:56
niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
2015-06-19 23:50
hype
2015-06-19 23:50
#16
EAZY | 
Czech Republic baylife 
Radegast
2015-06-19 23:50
gl
2015-06-19 23:51
nice, gl guys
2015-06-19 23:51
gl!!
2015-06-19 23:51
GL MA BOYS<3
2015-06-19 23:52
#21
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Poland Carry Potter 
top10 team according to Thorin's newest ranking
2015-06-19 23:52
Awsome boys!!!
2015-06-19 23:52
GL! :)
2015-06-19 23:53
Glhf straya
2015-06-19 23:53
Expected, and everybody told me it was a troll
2015-06-19 23:53
n111111111111
2015-06-19 23:53
not bad
2015-06-19 23:54
yes a cow boy stickers for the esl one
2015-06-19 23:56
#30
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
Lorenzo Lamas
2015-06-19 23:57
N1 RGN Yam xD
2015-06-19 23:57
spunj my love
2015-06-19 23:59
lol wat a waste
2015-06-19 23:59
please jks i will give u my dragon lore if u rape every team in ESL ESEA Pro league and then take a photo with me at finals
2015-06-19 23:59
#37
Spain ewg 
Gl boyss
2015-06-19 23:59
chad you finally made it after ALL those years! haha congratz bud
2015-06-19 23:59
gL
2015-06-20 00:01
Very Nice!
2015-06-20 00:01
#48
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
They finally have stable salaries :D
2015-06-20 00:03
hope they'll be even better at ESWC just like they've been improving at every event
2015-06-20 00:04
glad for the boys
2015-06-20 00:05
All that iBP hype...
2015-06-20 00:05
do they move to eu/us ?
2015-06-20 00:06
In australia most people only know English, some schools teach other languages but rarely to the stage of how much most eu countries learn english. Also na has more money
2015-06-20 01:07
xpected
2015-06-20 00:06
#56
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Chile dEaux 
gl guys
2015-06-20 00:07
n1 kangaroos
2015-06-20 00:08
YES MATES
2015-06-20 00:08
will be cheering for them, gl RNG
2015-06-20 00:09
#63
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Belarus Starvoid 
WTF?
2015-06-20 00:10
#64
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Costa Rica Gomezio 
So, this article implies that beating Team Liquid is better than taking a map off NiP?
2015-06-20 00:10
#68
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Poland enterq18 
i dont know ... they can choose better i think but anyway good luck ! :D
2015-06-20 00:15
Has this team improved since the changes?
2015-06-20 00:15
Gomez you still coach??? Wouldn't be right if you wernt.
2015-06-20 00:16
pretty sure he is
2015-06-20 01:20
Yeah, he's still with the team.
2015-06-20 17:13
Lets go vox!
2015-06-20 00:16
Yess! :P My fave cs go team and my fave LoL NA team in one org.. lets go renegades!
2015-06-20 00:18
Gl Luc Besson and Co.
2015-06-20 00:20
whaa
2015-06-20 00:22
n1 with better teams moving to NA like ex vox this can give current NA teams a chance to evolve and grow better
2015-06-20 00:23
What would be even better would be for 1 or 2 from the top 6 to come to NA, THEN it would get better fast.
2015-06-20 00:30
With more teams like keyd and ex-vox moving to NA you will also get their different playstyles aswell and NA teams will improve a lot instead of just playing NA teams with 1 playstle.
2015-06-20 00:34
baby steps. moving in a good direction at least.
2015-06-20 00:45
#93
New Zealand jdnz 
SPUNJ said on stream that he'll still be working so I'm inclined to think that they'll be based out of Australia but traveling more frequently. He also said that they will not likely be playing in CGPL (Australias biggest CSGO league)
2015-06-20 00:38
great news , is gomez still with them ?
2015-06-20 00:24
#81
method | 
United States f0xes` 
GL vox
2015-06-20 00:24
OI OI OI
2015-06-20 00:30
: | iBP hype down
2015-06-20 00:35
good half
2015-06-20 00:35
When AlphaDraft goes belly up these guys are screwed.
2015-06-20 00:42
What is AlphaDraft?
2015-06-20 00:54
Like Vulcun
2015-06-20 01:58
Oh okey ty man
2015-06-20 03:39
Nice, maybe the organisation will pay for flights and boot camps while they will still be based in Aus. Hard to see them all moving to NA but let's see what happens!
2015-06-20 00:44
glgl
2015-06-20 00:46
nice but i really hope they move to europe. tho if they were to move to NA it would mean more income for the org so i think they will move to NA
2015-06-20 00:54
finally a na organisation with brain
2015-06-20 00:59
congratulations - hopefully this will be long-term (organisation doesn't go belly up)
2015-06-20 01:01
#117
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Slovenia hibro 
gplay,vox>>na xd
2015-06-20 01:06
this guys in europe, train alot, they could be a top team tbh
2015-06-20 01:15
I like it when i see an underdog play against teams like NiP/fnatic with their own style rather than ultra complicated strats and then fail. Thats what made coL so special in the early days of csgo even c9.
2015-06-20 01:28
Hate it when there's an organisation change, it's so weird having to get used to a new name. The only team I'm looking forward to get a organisation change is "EnVyUs"- the most 12 year old pathetic name in esports.
2015-06-20 01:47
I keep calling them LDLC. EnVyUs is so gayy..
2015-06-20 02:52
i call them nv, that doesnt sound so as bad ;D
2015-06-20 04:27
#164
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United Kingdom tomtmh 
+1
2015-06-20 10:32
I just call them that team with jks, pretty much sums up VoX.
2015-06-20 03:22
A salary might make them worse, like they did to teams like C9 and Liquid. SPUNJ also said in an interview that, that is the reason NA teams slack, there's not as much passion when they get payed for playing he said.
2015-06-20 03:00
#161
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Australia enspia 
I don't think you understand what it's like for an Australian team to be offered a salary.. This has never happened before. They won't take the opportunity lightly.
2015-06-20 09:30
No Topgun, no vox :(
2015-06-20 03:32
Gl guys. #GoVox (sorry Vox > renegades in terms of name)
2015-06-20 04:02
Awesome news! GL to jks
2015-06-20 04:13
MonteCristo and Alex-Ich's Org...damn this is huge. Congrats!!
2015-06-20 04:18
#165
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United Kingdom tomtmh 
Think of the rotations this team will be making
2015-06-20 10:32
GL
2015-06-20 04:57
Yes!
2015-06-20 05:33
Why better orga mostly has worse names :( Vox sounds better
2015-06-20 05:38
couldnt agree more man. only thing im sad about the org change, is the name. Vox Eminor was such a sick name (Renegades is good but not best)
2015-06-20 17:18
RNG now,but forever Vox in our heart :D
2015-06-20 17:22
#179
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Australia zilkossj 
Keeping my VOX stickers on my skins.... Cause I'm loyal like that <3
2015-06-21 00:15
agree :P
2015-06-20 17:18
Jesus this is going to be amazing! Jks has potential oh wait.. The whole team have potential! I can't wait to see them in action omg.
2015-06-20 06:47
Finally , now C9 no longer top 1 NA
2015-06-20 10:15
gl hf !!!
2015-06-20 11:33
easy for alex ich
2015-06-20 17:20
Aussie Aussie Aussie
2015-06-20 23:33
#177
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Australia zilkossj 
Ggwp boys! Although I'm gonna keep my VOX sticker on my p250, cause it looks the goods. Will use renegade sticker if it suits a gun <3
2015-06-21 00:13
so many EU teams that could be top 10 material if salaried, seems a shame. The biggest thing VOX has going for them is not how good they are, its how popular they are, and the potential twitch viewers/sticker money they may pull with a big NA move. They definitely have potential to be a decent top 15 team, but getting to that level in NA seems unrealistic.
2015-06-21 13:53
nice, gl fellas
2015-06-21 21:07
Pretty sure G2 is salaried ,but still sucks...
2015-06-23 12:49
gl boyz. Keen for rng vs c9
2015-06-22 23:07
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