yam steps down from Renegades

March 23rd, 2017 07:27

Renegades has revealed that Yaman "yam" Ergenekon will be stepping down from the team.

Following the news of their former AWPer Ricardo "Rickeh" Mulholland joining CLG two weeks ago, who was replaced by Swedish player Simon "atter" Atterstam since DreamHack Masters Las Vegas in mid-February, the team from down under has announced another unexpected change today.

After being a part of the roster since April 2015 in the latter days of Vox Eminor, Yaman "yam" Ergenekon has decided to step down from the active lineup due to personal circumstances and therefore will return home to Australia.

yam returns home due to confidential reasons

According to the players, the Australian core has also informed us they will use former compLexity member, Michael "Uber" Stapells to stand in for the next few games in ESL Pro League, with the team currently sitting in the 10th position. In addition, the Aussies are on the lookout for two new permanent players.

Renegades is now left with the following roster: 

Australia Justin "jks" Savage
Australia Aaron "AZR" Ward
Australia Karlo "USTILO" Pivac
Sweden Simon "atter" Atterstam (stand-in)
Canada Michael "Uber" Stapells (stand-in)

Serbia Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović (coach)

Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
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Australia Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
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Sweden Simon 'atter' Atterstam
Simon 'atter' Atterstam
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Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
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Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
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Serbia Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
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Australia Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
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Canada Michael 'Uber' Stapells
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inb4 signs pyth with atter
2017-03-23 07:28
it clearly says atter is a stand in?? and look at his newest tweet it says he plays 3 more pro legaue games before he goes back to sweden! and its already leaked there signing nexa
2017-03-23 07:46
Australia TotalEclipse 
Who is nexa?
2017-03-23 08:15
Upcoming serbian talent if Im not mistaken, 19 years old, apparently he is really good so hopefully he shows up.
2017-03-23 08:32
nexa+ropz plx
2017-03-23 08:36
Lol kassad quickly turned a few strings in favor of Serbians then. But anyway it's cool that young talent gets opportunity.
2017-03-23 09:23
fr0a | 
Serbia Xempy 
tbh nexa deserves it, he is rekting everyone in first serbian league
2017-03-23 10:03
first serbian league what?
2017-03-23 11:20
Believe it or not we are playing cs in serbia... can you imagine that? Nexa is coming! GL NEXA!
2017-03-23 11:56
yeah trash tier cs
2017-03-23 11:56
Turkey spaceSfanboi 
Cmon dude. Be nice ffs
2017-03-23 16:42
hates gonna hate... sad kiddo :)
2017-03-24 15:53
when ur from the uk and you comment 'trash tier cs' ggs, i'm a no-scener as well, no hard feelings :))
2017-04-12 15:40
better than serbia.
2017-04-12 19:04
sure, doesn't give you the right to criticize Serbian CS. They are improving, give them a chance. UK CS' only good players are ALEX, depphhh and Surreal, and they're not even in top 50.
2017-04-24 12:42
Too bad I can't name a serbian player, maybe cause they're not even in top 5000.
2017-04-24 13:29
oh shit dude :) thats like saying there are african cs players in the top 50 :) There scenes are developing, your scene has reached it's maximum potential and its still shit :'(
2017-04-24 15:48
Lithuania Woozylul 
Cheats ain't working
2017-03-23 09:42
United Kingdom Recks 
2017-03-23 07:28
absolutely not expected that Liquid takes yam and not jks
2017-03-23 17:23
Sweden Muppenlol 
2017-03-23 07:28
duz | 
Australia ResqLAD 
2017-03-23 07:28
United States CasparChance 
2017-03-23 07:29
ez for nexa
2017-03-23 07:28
rip rng
2017-03-23 07:28
2017-03-23 07:28
Nifty | 
Australia djone243 
why yammmm
2017-03-23 07:28
Armenia HaRRyarm 
why lol?
2017-03-23 07:28
family matters or something back home
2017-03-23 10:33
aurora | 
Australia omag 
now they need a IGL and awper
2017-03-23 07:29
Get out of the team YAAMMMM
2017-03-23 07:29
New Zealand tyfnz 
+InfrequeNt +Nexa going to happen probs.
2017-03-23 07:29
jks | 
Australia Cujo96 
who would IGL?
2017-03-23 08:22
Russia Gresskaret 
should have been kicked instead of spunj
2017-03-23 07:30
spunj wasn't kicked
2017-03-23 14:16
Lmao everyone leaving before LANs
2017-03-23 07:30
Australia aucs 
Will be missed :(
2017-03-23 07:31
Australia TheHypics 
Only thing that will be missed is everyone saying kick yam heh.
2017-03-23 10:15
Probably the end if all Australian line ups in the international scene. Time to see the players integrated into NA teams
2017-03-23 07:31
They where good until they moved to NA. But you're right, jks to liquid!
2017-03-23 07:46
even more garbage now.#freejks
2017-03-23 07:32
EliGE | 
World Miklavve 
Losing your Awp igl and captain is gonna be tough to replace. RNG gonna have tough times ahead.
2017-03-23 07:33
Uber lmao
2017-03-23 07:34
blameF | 
Estonia slstune 
uber = 99999* nexa
2017-03-23 10:51
and? I dont care about some nexa shit lol, i dont even know who is it And no, Uber has been dogshit for two years straight, wouldnt be surprised if some RandomRambo would fuck hin 16-5 in aims
2017-03-23 15:05
I am surprised too. Why not hiko for example?
2017-03-23 16:05
Hiko will join some shit like Selfless, I doubt they want him
2017-03-23 17:58
nrg at least Selfless too little deal for him
2017-03-23 18:08
Does it matter? Aussie cs is irrelevant. Their best team isn't even tier 3
2017-03-23 07:34
Australia legesex 
u're the one to say
2017-03-23 07:42
But yam has the potential to make a tier 4 na team tier 2
2017-03-23 07:46
Agreed. If he was on Prospects or Eanix in NA, they could possibly compete with Splyce or BMC
2017-03-23 08:53
You are talking like if American cs is tier 1 stfu kid
2017-03-23 16:12
No where did I say NA had a tier 1 team. Triggered and rage much? You should probably take it easy. It's not good for your health.
2017-03-23 20:03
blameF | 
Estonia slstune 
Yah iBUYPOWER: -freakazoid -yam -roca -hiko -jdm
2017-03-23 10:51
New Zealand tyfnz 
The core of the Renegades squad (old Vox Eminor) were top 15 at one point and bet the old Fnatic, NiP and other T1 teams back then...
2017-03-23 13:48
wtf happened to them ?
2017-03-23 14:06
people retired and shit..
2017-03-23 14:18
Malaysia phyzell 
you graduated and got a law degree. So you think your brain cells won't perform any better as you grow old? By 2030, I foresee that this industry will be dominated by veteran players. The world changed all the time. So does the gaming scene.
2017-03-23 16:02
wait, what? did I say something? They retired, I never said it was a bad thing. or what do you mean?
2017-03-23 18:39
Malaysia phyzell 
just my prediction about how far this industry will go. Retiring is a good thing, it always reflects your high sense of responsibility to the parents by earning more money. :)
2017-03-24 15:25
Malaysia phyzell 
and human consciousness will be expanded to a whole new level. We might be able to fly by then without the need of buying drugs.
2017-03-23 16:04
It does atter
2017-03-23 18:08
Armenia GaRY56 
damn will be missed.
2017-03-23 07:39
Guatemala feerzein21 
-atter -Uber -ustilo +yam +spunj +havoc -Renegades +Vox
2017-03-23 16:33
Armenia GaRY56 
The Vox memories...
2017-03-23 19:39
World Quaresmania 
2017-03-23 07:39
+1 will be good
2017-03-23 07:43
Then -Maj3r +mini because yam can IGL
2017-03-23 08:19
blameF | 
Estonia slstune 
Go fuck yourself majer won't step down
2017-03-23 10:49
Turkey AdwigomweN 
Yam can play AWP he's main role awp
2017-03-23 12:25
+1 sametimes majer igl sometimes yam and sometimes XANTARES would be a deadly combo
2017-03-23 13:10
2017-03-23 07:41
fuck me man ripergades
2017-03-23 07:45
Now pray Rickeh to come back ...
2017-03-23 07:45
Argentina roulettesoad 
renegades: the beginning of the end disband in 2 months max
2017-03-23 07:48
2017-03-23 16:14
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Holy... RIP AUS scene! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-03-23 07:49
Brazil Mag0o 
Uber? lmao
2017-03-23 07:57
Estonia Delan0 
And this is how quickly na destroyes a perfectly decent team xD Nah but really best of luck to the man
2017-03-23 07:59
Australia weapon_ 
2017-03-23 08:06
rip aucs?
2017-03-23 08:24
probably my friend
2017-03-24 01:54
2017-03-26 08:50
If they don't take this opportunity to +Infrequent and +liazz instead of nexa, Renegades don't deserve any support from their fans.
2017-03-23 08:28
Australia arbiter6784 
I think with nexa coming in there's no way they can't get InfrequeNt because they need an AWPer. This makes me wanna kms because they JUST ditched Rickeh who is playing like a god for CLG
2017-03-23 08:56
InfrequeNt IS an AWPer tho
2017-03-23 09:40
Australia arbiter6784 
Meant to say there's no way they can't afford to get infrequeNt*
2017-03-23 10:11
My bad. Yeah they really need someone like InfrequeNt or they're going to be forced to sign players from outside of Australia. Yam and Rickeh were Australias two best AWPers yet the gap between them both is still huge.
2017-03-23 10:25
they don't need liazz stop mentioning it
2017-03-23 12:20
And who would you have instead? Liazz is literally Australias hottest talent that isnt VAC Banned (tucks)
2017-03-23 12:23
Ok so what we know is we now have jks, azr, ustillo, serb player (can't remember his name) and possibly liazz. Now how is 5 riflers with no igl going to help. Unless the serb is an awper and igl that I didn't know about I don't see that working out Edit: I know you don't need an awper but it seems so necessary with previous matches I've watched EDIT 2: didn't read the rest of your post but let's just say there keeping nexa. My bad
2017-03-23 12:36
If theyre adding nexa then they take Infrequent. If they arent then liazz and Infrequent. Simple
2017-03-23 16:00
No simple is in navi lol
2017-03-23 16:09
No Navi is in sk
2017-03-23 16:15
A lot of people might not like this but I would be going all in on Cadian at the moment. He's a better AWPer than Yam and he's currently IGLing for Rogue so he might slot into the team quite well. For the record, I don't like Cadian but when you see an opportunity you have to take it.
2017-03-23 16:53
Im completely against turning Renegades into an international roster. I believe there is plenty of talent inside Australia to make a top 10 Australian team but RNG aren't willing to try them
2017-03-23 18:25
I feel as though some of the players are being overrated due to the fact that they are playing in Oceania and thus are playing against lower competition. We saw how good Zewsy and Raz were playing here, who's to say the same won't happen to Infrequent and Liazz (or anyone else that plays here). Plus, when they picked up Rickeh and Ustilo, both had proven themselves on an international stage to some degree, the same can't be said about Liazz and Infrequent.
2017-03-23 18:45
Australia arbiter6784 
They kick Rickeh and then... yam... .... I'm so done.
2017-03-23 08:55
Netherlands HetIsPatat 
"Yaman "yam" Ergenekon has decided to step down from the active lineup due to personal circumstances and therefore will return home to Australia"
2017-03-23 09:53
2017-03-23 10:34
blameF | 
Estonia slstune 
Who said they kicked. Do you remember story with oskar's issues in mouz?
2017-03-23 10:48
none of them got kicked..
2017-03-23 14:20
Australia USTlLO 
2017-03-23 09:20
Estonia rYm 
expected he is the only one who had <1 K/D
2017-03-23 09:26
he's also the only igl in the team..
2017-03-23 14:21
Estonia rYm 
oh didn't know that, RiP Renegates
2017-03-23 14:23
Why? He played well
2017-03-23 09:34
As much as i have my issues with Yam and the way he plays, their recent success in EPL has had a LOT to do with his performances. He's been the 2nd star of the team alongside Jks. I agree he shouldn't be on Renegades, but the timing is terrible for Yam himself and the entire Renegades team.
2017-03-23 09:42
2017-03-23 09:44
Latvia XYPyra 
Very sad news. That would be fun if they bring back spunj as stand in if atter leaves soon.
2017-03-23 09:54
Turkey coldboldold 
-despe + yam, -majer + mini
2017-03-23 10:07
blameF | 
Estonia slstune 
= shit like your team in mm breaking your streaks to rank up
2017-03-23 10:43
Lol..Not bad at all..
2017-03-23 12:48
austria CS
2017-03-23 10:17
blameF | 
Estonia slstune 
Singapoor' toilet cleaner talking about Austria cs in 2017. (Brain) ==> BOOM!!!
2017-03-23 10:44
-DESPE +YAM hardstyle pls do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2017-03-23 10:21
2017-03-23 10:24
Korea DadaDahyun 
Uber to replace him , that's kinda retarded but why not
2017-03-23 10:25
New Zealand tyfnz 
He's a stand-in for the time being, not a permanent replacement.
2017-03-23 10:36
Korea DadaDahyun 
atter is already a stand-in, they keep picking the first "free" guy to stand their empty places Is there any Australian guy to fill the 4th spot and another one for the 5th ?(who are better than atter and Uber)
2017-03-23 12:41
New Zealand tyfnz 
Apparently, Renegades are going to pick up this up and coming Serbian player called "nexa" (who dropped a 30 bomb vs VP) but I don't think they're settled on a 5th player yet. They might get a player called InfrequeNt, who probably the best AU AWPER aside from Rickeh atm.
2017-03-23 13:00
Australia r1se2k 
Ummm im best AU Avvper!!!
2017-03-23 13:55
+Pimp IGL +Rickeh AWP
2017-03-23 10:27
what a surprise
2017-03-23 10:35
With NA shuffle about to go down Renegades could really benefit from this and add a couple of really strong players! Just not Hiko thanks.
2017-03-23 10:39
jks azr roca rickeh stanislaw
2017-03-23 14:24
Pakistan pakistaniboss 
+nexa boyz
2017-03-23 10:40
blameF | 
Estonia slstune 
+starix +pyth
2017-03-23 10:41
Also North last invite for IEM Sydney. Have it on good source.
2017-03-23 10:43
Australia Dweg 
So pumped for North, No joke they're coming.
2017-03-23 11:23
Confirmed brother. Gonna be fucking nuts!
2017-03-23 14:32
Now come back to Turkey(Istanbul) then join SpaceSoldiers pls
2017-03-23 10:45
gl hf nexa
2017-03-23 10:57
RpK | 
Iceland pumtac 
yam to SpaceSoldiers??
2017-03-23 11:02
Brazil MIBR_Top_One 
Rickeh was the problem yam was the problem
2017-03-23 11:04
yam actually was a big part of the problem, bad player and his igl wasnt really great either obv, or they would have been better. But replacing him with an average aimer like uber is defo not the right call ... same goes for atter. Could have just picked any australian / na guy, why pick a random swede
2017-03-23 12:28
New Zealand tyfnz 
Uber is a stand-in...
2017-03-23 13:51
same for atter since weeks...why do they play with people like that as standin instead of getting proper players
2017-03-23 14:01
Brazil bandicoot 
2017-03-23 11:05
Russia wsssak 
-age of renegades
2017-03-23 11:07
Or could disband. Ustillo and AZR could find ok teams. JKS could walks into any team in NA and some of the decent ones in EU.
2017-03-23 11:09
Australia Not_One 
I remember wishing I would never see an article like this on this site. Best of luck to Yam, truly my favourite player in cs. Sad sad day for aucs
2017-03-23 11:11
Australia aucs 
Yes it is :(
2017-03-23 11:27
Serbia SF94 
Nexa incoming, mark my words....
2017-03-23 11:22
wrong player, disband
2017-03-23 11:32
rip yams
2017-03-23 11:46
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
About time they kicked him.
2017-03-23 11:57
-shroud +jks
2017-03-23 12:03
India transformer 
max this team will stay until ASIA minor and entire team disband for sure.
2017-03-23 12:08
OMG i wanna join your team. give me 1/2 ur salary and Im gonna join... how the fcuck they earn lots of money being a shiet random cs players?!?!?!?!? the world IS DIED
2017-03-23 12:15
I SAID GET A NEW IGL NOT LEAVE THE FUCKING TEAM OH NO PLZ. Swear to god if more players leave Im gonna be sad
2017-03-23 12:17
remove bad player, trial bad player ... great Now they are basically 5 aimers, 2 of them just bad at all and 3 inconsistent as fuck, will go far
2017-03-23 12:24
2017-03-23 12:44
asap for ever
2017-03-23 12:50
2017-03-23 13:32
fuuuuuuck, renegades is dead
2017-03-23 14:13
f0rest | 
Serbia choiv7 
nexa inc brothers
2017-03-23 14:13
2017-03-23 14:14
Sweden lagcats 
yeh they do not need him foshha.
2017-03-23 14:21
2017-03-23 14:26
I reckon they're just waiting out contracts before anything goes down plus with all the action going on in the NA scenes, changes and such.
2017-03-23 14:34
Russia AyvaN 
UBER STAND-IN?????? ARE YOU JOKING RENEGADES????? Better take liazz from Titend minds than pick uber like stand-in.
2017-03-23 14:39
Myanmar AstralisGoat 
I'm so happy this is finally happening, Renegades just drop the entire line up and pick anyone else up please this is a failed team that never achieved anything no point keeping them any longer. Can't even qualify for LAN events playing in NA or Asia region which is enough proof they will never be a good team, just a waste of money drop the whole team.
2017-03-23 14:46
legend, arguably best ever fps aust player.
2017-03-23 14:54
Malaysia phyzell 
Get a Brazilian player to fix the team. Even Spunj doesn't want a comeback with this team. LOL
2017-03-23 15:41
+rickeh +hiko
2017-03-23 16:11
Turkey Rick_Sanchez 
SpaceS yam confirmed ! hype
2017-03-23 16:14
Turkey spaceSfanboi 
2017-03-23 16:43
2017-03-23 17:11
Malaysia byaIi 
i will remember you bro
2017-03-23 17:19
Yam needed to go for Ren to ever get back to any OK form.
2017-03-23 17:24
+kaze ez top 1
2017-03-23 17:30
Down to 2 og vox members :( u don't need to go back Australia m8
2017-03-23 17:30
The original lineup of Vox only had AZR (Before April 2014)
2017-03-24 06:59
who did jks replace then edit nvm just found out it was SnypeR
2017-03-25 02:33
2017-03-23 17:33
kassad removed kebab LOL
2017-03-23 17:43
2017-03-23 17:43
zehN | 
Finland jemmis 
just get jks into a real team already..
2017-03-23 17:44
bring back spunj.
2017-03-23 18:13
this renegades keep surprising me, not with results but with those changes
2017-03-23 19:47
Rest in Pieces Renegades, it was a good ride!
2017-03-23 20:53
2017-03-23 21:06
Havoc doesn't even play cs anymore.
2017-03-24 06:56
FeelsBadMan he was a great player :/
2017-03-24 21:35
Australia pelican8484 
inb4 jks to c9 or clg
2017-03-23 23:13
Bring Spunj back plz
2017-03-24 00:21
I hope they fix their lineup, AZR and JKS are monsters. Now would be the perfect time to join an established NA team, but given they have events planned they likely wouldn't leave rng. Pimp would be an awesome pickup, but I think he's perfect for a team like Heroic as well. Maybe they should get Rickeh back as primary awper, find an igl or just keep Atter and go back to basics.
2017-03-24 22:22
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