Renegades agree loan extension with BIG for smooya

Renegades and BIG have reached an agreement for Owen "smooya" Butterfield to continue to play for the Australian team on a loan deal, it has been announced.

The British player will feature for Renegades once again after having already played for the team in the first group stage of ESL Pro League as Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai was ruled out due to visa issues.

smooya will be filling in for Renegades in the second EPL group stage, kicking off on Tuesday, and will also attend cs_summit 4 and DreamHack Masters Dallas with the team, later this month.

smooya is set to play for Renegades once again

While at IEM Sydney, Gratisfaction had already admitted in an interview with HLTV.org that he would have to sit out these events and that smooya was "the logical choice" to replace him.

The British AWPer, who has been on BIG's bench since February, averaged a 1.16 rating during the first EPL group stage, helping the team to finish third of their group following a three-way tie with NRG and eUnited.

The Australians have been placed in Group A of EPL round two, along with compLexity, MIBR and Isurus. They will take on the North American team in their first match, scheduled for 02:20.

Renegades will attend their next three events with:

Australia Justin "jks" Savage
Australia Aaron "AZR" Ward
Australia Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas
Norway Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad
United Kingdom Owen "smooya" Butterfield (stand-in)

Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
770
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
361
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
773
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
587
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
806
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
613
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.16
Good luck!
2019-05-14 21:09
#3
 | 
Reunion 1iquser 
^^Unluko
2019-05-14 21:09
#33
 | 
Austria shaakeh 
oh
2019-05-14 21:19
#88
 | 
United States Samsquanch_ 
Lol smooya Gonna tank the squad
2019-05-15 01:01
idiot big team smooya >>> bıg clan
2019-05-15 01:17
Its not like its about his skill that He does not play there..
2019-05-15 08:40
Yes so easy for the rat king
2019-05-14 21:09
Unluko gratisfaction
2019-05-14 21:10
#13
 | 
Canada Bucket0 
I was so scared for a second
2019-05-14 21:11
#18
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-05-14 21:11
#55
 | 
United States Kermac 
Too late
2019-05-14 21:56
#65
 | 
Australia Matyybro_ 
F5
2019-05-14 22:14
#72
 | 
Germany TheyCallMeGod 
gj ikea
2019-05-14 22:33
Smooooooya
2019-05-15 06:06
-nex +smooya PLS!
2019-05-14 21:09
More like -XANTARES
2019-05-14 21:16
#37
woxic | 
Europe Duff1N 
More like - your brain
2019-05-14 21:25
#44
 | 
Denmark sNju 
Do you honestly feel that Xantares is a good fit in BIG? I think it would be a better move to -Xantares than -nex.
2019-05-14 21:33
yes. he's a perfect fit. big always needed a big time fragger / play maker. the only issue is the language barrier
2019-05-14 21:47
#62
 | 
Germany Clutchfucker 
tabsen bigger madfragger than xantares
2019-05-14 22:07
he's someone who hits his shots. he doesn't make plays and he's not as reliable though. tabsen is a great player but his role is different
2019-05-14 22:12
#71
 | 
Denmark sNju 
I disagree. From what I've seen, Xantares have nowhere near the impact you're implying. Look at woxic last game for mouz, that's impact!
2019-05-14 22:31
woxic can speak english fluently
2019-05-14 23:20
#93
 | 
Denmark sNju 
Exactly, that is my point.
2019-05-15 01:46
xantares has nearly zero impact in a lot of matches, he's way overrated
2019-05-15 01:40
#94
 | 
Denmark sNju 
He should find a Turkish team again and save his career.
2019-05-15 01:47
#68
 | 
Germany Chockzz 
>xantares >good player on lan Pick one
2019-05-14 22:22
xantares isn't a big time fragger though tabsen miles better in that aspect
2019-05-15 00:16
#61
 | 
Philippines itchybells 
that nex is the reason why big back to trash again.
2019-05-14 22:06
-Tizian
2019-05-14 21:40
#118
 | 
Germany R3yp 
You got no brain
2019-05-18 17:13
Just like tizian
2019-05-18 17:13
#120
YEBAH | 
Russia svelz0r 
agree tizian bot
2019-05-19 10:31
#57
YEKINDAR | 
China lxxl2 
yes
2019-05-14 21:58
So much yes
2019-05-15 08:41
#4
REZ | 
Japan grimzcs 
N1
2019-05-14 21:09
#6
 | 
Sweden ScineLy1 
renegades top 10 inc
2019-05-14 21:09
#79
 | 
Australia CaZeR01 
Already top 10 lol
2019-05-14 23:23
#7
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
i hope smooya will stay or get back nifty atleast
2019-05-14 21:10
Gratis better than both on lan
2019-05-14 21:13
#32
TACO | 
Brazil oBraga 
+1
2019-05-14 21:18
gratis kinda has a 0.92 rating on big events
2019-05-14 21:31
#60
 | 
United Kingdom davis96 
He always has big impact rounds, if you have ever watched him on Lan.
2019-05-14 22:01
#97
Australia opzy 
He hasn't been able to train with the team, and at IEM sydney he had like 40 hours of travel just before the first day :/
2019-05-15 04:07
#85
kennyS | 
New Zealand INxNITY 
As much as i would like to deny but +1
2019-05-15 00:22
#58
YEKINDAR | 
China lxxl2 
no
2019-05-14 21:58
#8
rain | 
United Kingdom EKersh 
ez 4 smooya
2019-05-14 21:10
İn the end -gratis +Smooya Sad story
2019-05-14 21:10
yeah true, smooya is better than gratis
2019-05-14 22:24
agreed ;)
2019-05-14 23:18
smoooooooooooooooooooooooooya
2019-05-14 21:10
#12
 | 
North America ZachS721 
Rip
2019-05-14 21:11
can't wait for the crowd to scream: smoooooooooooooooya
2019-05-14 21:11
What crowd?
2019-05-14 21:27
#59
Blast | 
Finland JAarnio 
Smooya will be in DH Dallas too
2019-05-14 21:59
#73
rain | 
United Kingdom Rhubarb 
then smooya tells another play to kill themselves and its all over
2019-05-14 22:49
lul
2019-05-14 21:11
More like smooyalaterbiatch
2019-05-14 21:11
good move tbh
2019-05-14 21:11
#19
 | 
United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
Smooya top1
2019-05-14 21:11
#20
 | 
Finland CucumberFIN 
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYA
2019-05-14 21:12
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYA!!!
2019-05-14 21:13
#21
 | 
Germany igNite_ 
gl smoo
2019-05-14 21:12
Smooooooooooooya
2019-05-14 21:13
#24
GuardiaN | 
Belgium ZxTox 
thanks god i hate gratisfaction
2019-05-14 21:13
but his mustache )))
2019-05-14 21:15
#74
 | 
Australia alf_au 
Why hate? No hate!
2019-05-14 22:54
What a satisfaction to have smooya at this beautiful team
2019-05-14 21:16
Sucks for grat but happy to see smooya back
2019-05-14 21:16
#30
 | 
United States Jammin800k 
Okay that's it I'm adding RNG to my flair collection
2019-05-14 21:17
#31
TACO | 
Brazil oBraga 
Good Job Trump
2019-05-14 21:18
smoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooya
2019-05-14 21:20
#35
 | 
United Kingdom OjV 
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYA
2019-05-14 21:20
#41
 | 
Peru AgentLF 
Lmao
2019-05-14 21:29
#36
 | 
Pakistan LoOuU2 
Smooya > Gratata Change my mind
2019-05-14 21:21
Renegades Top 5 08/04/2019. Edit: Also when grata was added they were #30.
2019-05-14 21:28
#81
 | 
Pakistan LoOuU2 
still Smooya > Gratata
2019-05-14 23:51
Agreed brother
2019-05-15 00:56
#111
anjing | 
Indonesia Ashiap 
Auti>smooya
2019-05-15 14:26
Both have cocky attitude but Gratata>Ratata Bcoz of the extra G
2019-05-15 10:02
Lmao at least Grata can get a job if cs doesn't work out for him, unlike Smooya. no GCSE's Troglodyte xaxaxaxa
2019-05-15 16:37
upgrade.
2019-05-14 21:29
deserved feels good for smoya and renegades but if they play next match badly its not smooyas problem
2019-05-14 21:30
smooooooya GOD
2019-05-14 21:35
#47
 | 
Finland corde 
jkaem handle them right?
2019-05-14 21:44
Smooya toxic af
2019-05-14 21:47
Why always Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai 's VISA is denied
2019-05-14 21:48
same visa
2019-05-14 22:09
#86
kennyS | 
New Zealand INxNITY 
NOT ENOUGH ACHIEVEMENTS WHICH IS BULLSHIT
2019-05-15 00:26
Same as the Liquid was the one before IEM sydney 2019
2019-05-15 08:11
Yea :(
2019-05-15 09:01
#51
 | 
Switzerland HailedBean 
smooooooooyaaaaaaa
2019-05-14 21:48
#52
 | 
Switzerland Coolest_Medic 
SMOOOOOOOOOOYA
2019-05-14 21:50
SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOYAAAAAAA
2019-05-14 21:50
#54
 | 
Poland Arcadiuss 
Feelsbadman for Gratisfaction
2019-05-14 21:56
LETS GO BOIS RAT KING RETURNS #ukcs
2019-05-14 21:57
Smooooyyaaaaaaa
2019-05-14 22:19
difficult for i cant get no satisfaction
2019-05-14 22:21
xD
2019-05-14 22:29
#75
 | 
Bulgaria No_1One 
smooooooooooooooooooooooooooya
2019-05-14 23:07
Sad for gratisfaction
2019-05-14 23:16
Super. He is really good but he have a lot of visa issues lately :///
2019-05-14 23:25
#82
vice | 
United States btescobar 
rat and the boys
2019-05-15 00:09
#84
 | 
Brazil CaioOlive 
Sad for gratata king
2019-05-15 00:17
Why care about gratata when you have ratata
2019-05-15 10:03
kiddos vs middle finger.. lol..
2019-05-15 01:08
#95
 | 
Malaysia jskhoo 
Hahaha Btw he show mid finger Becoz china crowd telling out his position
2019-05-15 01:56
idiot big team smooya >>> bıg clan
2019-05-15 01:17
gl
2019-05-15 02:45
#98
 | 
United States PrisMcsgo 
F5
2019-05-15 05:31
Omg! Worst move ever...
2019-05-15 06:35
#101
NAF | 
Romania ERNYYY 
Good replace, in my opinion. I think they can win this group with this roster GLHF smooya is a good player, who can prove that he's one of the most strong players
2019-05-15 06:53
#106
f0rest | 
Russia MH- 
don't visa +smooya
2019-05-15 09:07
#109
 | 
Australia JAY_DAWG 
renegades should just buy smooya off BIG so they can have him rng bench and not have to bother with loans every U.S tournament
2019-05-15 11:35
#110
 | 
Faroe Islands iamsofancy 
smooya is not worth it. there are definitely more talented guys out there.
2019-05-15 11:36
#113
 | 
India AMKW 
smoooooooooooooooooooooya
2019-05-15 16:20
#116
B1ad3 | 
Russia outsky_ 
glgl
2019-05-15 20:49
thmooya
2019-05-18 14:32
cya arab kid with retarded mustache
2019-05-19 11:18
I truly care
2019-05-20 06:22
Not making a negative comment about Smooya, but Grat does have the better chemistry with the team, really gotta get Grat a Dual Australian-New Zealand citizenship or an Aussie passport so that he doesn't suffer from these Visa Issues.
2019-05-20 11:04
#124
 | 
Cyprus delur 
shouldve been liazz
2019-05-20 22:20
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.