Renegades qualify for ESL Pro League S8 Finals

The third team from the North American region to qualify for the ESL Pro League S8 Finals is Renegades, who found success online shortly after bringing in two new Oceanic players to the fold.

From 18 matches played in ESL Pro League, Renegades have taken 11 straight wins, with four more games finishing after overtime, which was enough for the team to secure a spot at the LAN finals in Denmark.

The success follows a large number of changes: replacing Karlo "USTILO" Pivac and Noah "Nifty" Francis with two Oceania-based prospects, Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai and Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas, having Aaron "AZR" Ward take on the in-game leader role, and Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović rejoin the team as the coach.

Renegades will be playing at the Pro League Finals in Odense, Denmark

Their successful campaign comes off the back of consistent wins over the lower-ranked teams such as Luminosity, Rogue and eUnited, but they also traded maps with Liquid and Cloud9, and lost two maps in overtime to this season's surprise, Ghost.

The main driving force behind the success has been the imported talent Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad, who boasts a 1.18 rating for the 18 maps played so far. However, the rest of the players have above-average ratings as well, with the two rookies, Gratisfaction and Liazz, adapting quickly and sitting on a 1.06 and 1.05 ratings for the ESL Pro League season, respectively.

With Renegades qualifying, the ESL Pro League S8 Finals team list currently looks as follows:

Denmark Astralis
Brazil MIBR
Australia ORDER
Europe Europe #3
Europe Europe #5
Europe Europe #7
North America North America #5
Other ESL Pro League Asia winner
Ukraine Natus Vincere
Canada Ghost
Australia Renegades
Europe Europe #4
Europe Europe #6
North America North America #4
North America North America #6
Other ESL LA League winner
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
716
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
789
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
853
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
657
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
886
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Serbia Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
99
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.13
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
693
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.16
Stacked finals!!!! So many good teams and m16r (tier 5)!!!
2018-11-01 15:46
#9
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New Zealand maybe_Legend27 
ez4VP
2018-11-01 15:46
what kind of butthurt brotha? this nick, threads and stupid posts?
2018-11-01 15:52
fan of forsaken ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
2018-11-01 15:53
fan of dogshit ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
2018-11-01 15:55
says fan of fallen ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
2018-11-01 15:56
says fan of dogshit ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
2018-11-01 16:01
says fan of dogshit ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
2018-11-01 16:05
How much did u lose on mbir lmao
2018-11-01 16:11
i would never bet on this trash team
2018-11-01 16:11
here, have a cookie at least if you lost everything 🍪
2018-11-01 16:13
#34 read again
2018-11-01 16:15
#35 read again
2018-11-01 16:18
cry more
2018-11-01 16:20
you are the only crying on every hltv thread about mibr
2018-11-01 16:21
cry more mibr fanboy
2018-11-01 16:26
cry more nolifer
2018-11-01 16:28
stop crying already ffs
2018-11-01 16:29
cry more nolifer
2018-11-01 16:30
saltry brazilian tears LMAOOO
2018-11-01 16:31
axaxax nt medkit, but im not even close to brazil cry more nolifer
2018-11-01 16:32
all i hear is cry from you LMAO
2018-11-01 16:32
all i hear is bullshit from you and ofc your mother's moans under my table
2018-11-01 16:34
cryyyyyyyyyyyy
2018-11-01 16:37
cryyyyyyyyyyyy
2018-11-01 16:46
wot
2018-11-02 03:14
so you did bet against then and lost
2018-11-01 16:19
i dont bet
2018-11-01 16:21
I'm still shocked by the fact that ppl still fall for your baits, you're the best baiter in this site, congrats
2018-11-01 17:03
ty men
2018-11-01 17:04
don't more you say
2018-11-02 00:42
#26
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Brazil candymau 
You love so much MIBR that you've made a nick about them. Impressive :)
2018-11-01 16:02
Does this look like love to you ? ? ? ? ? ?
2018-11-01 16:05
#37
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Brazil candymau 
Yep kid... If you didn't like something, you wouldn't talk so much about it and give it attention. It just shows how much you care about the thing you 'hate'. Thats not real hate kid, just indirect love lol. Everybody can see the bubble you live in my dude :) Your profile matches 99% of the other so called 'haters' from HLTV :)
2018-11-01 16:15
hate =/= love mibr is overrated trash deal with it
2018-11-01 16:16
#59
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United Kingdom h4m 
How is it overrated if you call it shit lmao
2018-11-01 16:38
because they are overrated by everyone?
2018-11-01 16:39
#64
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United Kingdom h4m 
but they aint if everyone says their shit lmao
2018-11-01 16:49
#77
TACO | 
Brazil user2740 
hmm good point
2018-11-02 02:06
finally not a discussion, but an agreement this should go to guinies book of world record, for the first agreement on HLTV comment section
2018-11-02 08:06
#85
TACO | 
Brazil user2740 
wot
2018-11-02 23:23
Lol
2018-11-01 16:26
shut up ez 4 mibr!
2018-11-01 16:43
#68
s1mple | 
Europe netowx 
Nt no lifer
2018-11-01 17:13
cry
2018-11-01 17:14
#84
s1mple | 
Europe netowx 
You are the one crying on every post LOL All you do for living is hating some team and waiting for a post to be the first one. Nice life
2018-11-02 18:53
#2
FalleN | 
Poland Snoozie1 
Nice
2018-11-01 15:45
#3
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Norway zyxsaje 
ggwp
2018-11-01 15:45
YTB
2018-11-01 15:45
#5
 | 
Poland Crai9Xen 
Nicee
2018-11-01 15:45
lucky
2018-11-01 15:45
#10
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Denmark pistolen 
Not at all
2018-11-01 15:47
lla ta toN
2018-11-01 15:57
#78
 | 
Denmark pistolen 
Not at all. They played some great CS lately.
2018-11-02 02:08
#7
Jame | 
Netherlands KarakurtJ 
niger is a country
2018-11-01 15:46
#19
blacK | 
Namibia Toonga 
If you take two s behind india it will be indiass :)
2018-11-01 15:53
gg
2018-11-01 15:46
YTB
2018-11-01 15:47
Nice Rng>c9 ???
2018-11-01 15:48
Obviously
2018-11-01 16:27
#13
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Norway PeteZz 
jkaem-god. JK-duo will dominate
2018-11-01 15:50
#14
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Brazil S3bjastjan 
New Renegades> old renegades.
2018-11-01 15:50
both garbage
2018-11-01 15:53
#20
blacK | 
Namibia Toonga 
Word.exe
2018-11-01 15:54
#24
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Pakistan perth 
HERRO MR FORSAKEN TECH SUPPORT PLS HELP I HAVE WORD.EXE IN MY SYSTEM
2018-11-01 16:00
#43
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Spain JasonRacism 
Yes obviously
2018-11-01 16:20
#18
shox | 
India iejesus 
Mibr? Lul
2018-11-01 15:53
#27
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World euqin 
No FaZe no party
2018-11-01 16:03
#28
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Germany GoBIG0rGoHome 
isnt big through as well already? :o
2018-11-01 16:03
#31
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Pakistan perth 
why does grat have pubes on his face in his hltv photo pls change hltv
2018-11-01 16:07
#32
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Brazil Beckermonster 
ez intz
2018-11-01 16:09
USTILO IS A LOBSTER TOM
2018-11-01 16:15
#54
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United Kingdom ifsoreki 
Will C9 qualify for this tournement ?
2018-11-01 16:32
#56
 | 
World Beard43 
Yyyyyyyeah the boys!!!
2018-11-01 16:33
#65
Dosia | 
Hungary Joco413 
onliners
2018-11-01 16:54
oof
2018-11-01 17:23
tnx mr kassad
2018-11-01 17:24
Why do you make the announcements in this way
2018-11-01 20:33
#75
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African Union mikecool 
Ytb. Two Aussie teams. Poggers.
2018-11-02 00:58
#76
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Austria gex0r 
Gratisfaction is ultra sick
2018-11-02 02:03
#79
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Brazil 9Rain 
Really wp for them
2018-11-02 02:25
#82
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Australia kTw0 
y e a h t h e f u c k i n g b o y s
2018-11-02 08:24
#83
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Denmark NamrepuS 
Why Danish flag on this post?
2018-11-02 16:09
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