Renegades join BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles team list

Renegades have accepted an invitation to compete at BLAST Pro Series Los Angeles, the event's organisers announced on Monday.

The Australian giants will take the final slot in the $250,000 competition, joining another wild card invite in NRG and four circuit teams - FaZe, MIBR, Liquid and Cloud9.

This will be the first-ever BLAST Pro Series event for Renegades, who will be eager to re-enter the top 10 in the rankings after reaching their highest-ever position of fifth in April.

Renegades will be at BLAST Pro Series LA next month

Having failed to qualify for the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals, Renegades will get back to action in early July at ESL One Cologne - their second event since Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai returned to the roster from a short period on the sidelines due to visa issues.

Blast Pro Series Los Angeles will take place from July 13-14 at the HD Buttercup Building. It will be the first event in the tournament's history to feature best-of-three semi-finals after the round-robin stage as part of what RFRSH Entertainment describes as the Front Row Experience,

The final team list for the event is the following:

New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
609
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
#3
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Kazakhstan bjornzz 
ez for the boys
2019-06-17 19:17
#54
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Reunion Esquinox 
hopefully they have gotten back their true level
2019-06-17 20:10
#75
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Europe smartSUFY1 
+1
2019-06-17 22:08
ez furia invite next blast
2019-06-17 22:55
Mibr c9 rng 50% of the teams are wasted spots what a stupid tournament
2019-06-18 10:14
they are trying to mix it up. there were only 7 teams in the past: astralis, mibr, c9, navi, nip, faze and liquid. now that they get accused for making it an exclusive tournament they are trying to clean up their image.
2019-06-18 11:08
Mibr RNG both legends ya fuq. C9 disband inc
2019-06-18 19:05
#103
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Europe smartSUFY1 
90% chance
2019-06-18 19:18
Complexity would beat most of these has beens
2019-06-17 23:54
#83
rain | 
United States TylerLib 
Nice try UK brain
2019-06-18 00:15
Hey listen lap head, you lack finesse and have no history, spurned from the UK. Go munch on that.
2019-06-21 01:01
#199
rain | 
United States TylerLib 
Big words from UK brain.
2019-06-21 01:22
#4
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Finland ENCE_BEST_TEAM 
finally
2019-06-17 19:18
tier2 event
2019-06-17 19:18
yes tier 2 event /discus
2019-06-17 20:06
#53
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United States Azuhh 
no /close
2019-06-17 20:09
#73
keev | 
Germany _PH1L 
only one EU team omegalul and its faze .... +ugly format +na crowd Even ence said to themselves "we need to quit the Teamlist" (or do u actually they wouldn't invite the last winner)
2019-06-17 21:36
#77
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Denmark MeToxi 
Considering that they prioritize 7 teams above ence, i'd say its pretty likely. Granted, only 4 of those 7 teams is playing but the remaining two teams is teams based in NA and teams that havent played at one before.
2019-06-17 22:41
#105
keev | 
Germany _PH1L 
Ence just hit top 5 [10] shortly before the start of the last plast pro (in Spain). so there should be no reason to go for ence besides their ranking than. Considering they went for a good team with ence and Not just for local fans, I come to my conclusion and say Ence rejected their offer (for various reasons).
2019-06-18 19:39
#106
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Denmark MeToxi 
Ence already have 2 events in july where both is more prestigious than blast. No need to overschedule themselves. Doesn't change that my point still stands. 7 teams is prioritized above ence. And 2 NA local teams is still up there. So it is likely that they wouldn't invite ence even though they won last event. Not saying that they didn't but Blast usually go for 4-6 of those 7 priority teams and then the remaining spots to local teams or high end invites(top local teams still prioritized over other top teams). And so what if teams say no to invitations. Hell, liquid said no to ESL One Cologne though they came to regret that decision because of all the community chatter. That doesn't make Cologne any less of a big and prestigious event, now does it?
2019-06-18 21:00
#159
keev | 
Germany _PH1L 
im sure ence declined their invitation ... as u also stated their are better events in july ... this is WHAT I WAS SAYING!!! if an event isnt attended by TL it doesnt lose its value im here on the same page as u ... but an event with 1 top 5 team and another from top 10 isnt tier1! And therefore bad if it holds it standarts higher.
2019-06-19 15:59
#189
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Denmark MeToxi 
You also said that they wouldn't possible exclude the winner of the last event from their invite list which i so kindly explained to you that they would if they could.
2019-06-19 20:34
#191
keev | 
Germany _PH1L 
Did u mean : "(...) would[n't] if they could"? And ya I was basically implying this argument cuz It would have only let to me repeating my self and my comment would've maybe been "tltr" ...
2019-06-19 21:40
#193
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Denmark MeToxi 
Why would I mean wouldn't? They would exclude ence from the invite list if it meant them getting 6 of their contracted teams.
2019-06-20 08:02
#84
rain | 
United States TylerLib 
Ya they have 7 go to teams that need to attend 5 events (Faze, Liquid, Astralis, Cloud9, MIBR, NAVI, and NIP. They invite other teams here and there. They invited ENCE last time they have no reason to reinvite them to NA event, they only care about money, hence NRG, and trying to jump on Renegades hype before it fully dies
2019-06-18 00:18
#104
keev | 
Germany _PH1L 
SURE but this just proves my point: This Event is a shit show w/ na teamlist and bad Format If it would be any good they would have done the same same as esl in cologne (reinviting both finalists)
2019-06-18 19:33
#107
rain | 
United States TylerLib 
Everyone knows this is a bad event, it's probably the biggest talking point in csgo... And they don't care about a good event, they care about money.
2019-06-19 01:07
#171
keev | 
Germany _PH1L 
thx for making ur point clearer... (i just got the vibe that u said there was an ence fluke)
2019-06-19 16:02
#187
rain | 
United States TylerLib 
ya no, not at all, I think they deserve their current ranking. Maybe even second if Astralis keep current form.
2019-06-19 16:47
#190
keev | 
Germany _PH1L 
Well I'm sorry to judge team liquid here but I don't think they are able to hold Their spot! (They didn't rly participate in any t1 international lan in the past 3 months*edit: Ya they won Sydney and dhm .. still 2 wins in past 3 months and only one win against Astralis... that can't be a deserved ranking) Navi should also be out of top3 at least until major 2020 Don't get me started on faze ;) And well Astralis ... I guess they're going to get better again --> so ya Ence top3 could be possible and top5 is probably save
2019-06-19 21:47
#192
rain | 
United States TylerLib 
There's just something wrong with the scene right now. Well its more so as a fans point of view. Right now liquid is #1 no question. They are the best and most consistent team out there (no matter how many finals they choke lmao). People over look this though because its not a strong number 1. Compared to previous teams that have held that number 1 spot they seem weak. So yes they are the rightful #1 team right now but they are not a great #1 team. If that makes sense
2019-06-20 00:49
#194
keev | 
Germany _PH1L 
well im sorry man but the results from epl speak another language ... lose against a choking north + a rly close match against hr shouldnt be the results of a first place ( A-Tier)
2019-06-20 22:35
#196
rain | 
United States TylerLib 
to be fair North was a bo1 and bo1's are notorious for upsets, and at the time of that post they hadn't played HR yet
2019-06-21 00:49
#202
keev | 
Germany _PH1L 
Fair enough
2019-06-21 22:52
#203
rain | 
United States TylerLib 
And it appeared to show, they managed to win another final.
2019-06-24 01:02
#204
keev | 
Germany _PH1L 
Against G2 [mibr] HAJAHA can't take some team serious which loses against north
2019-06-24 23:05
#205
rain | 
United States TylerLib 
Also beat Astralis and a hot Mousesports. Give them credit man, as much as u don't want to admit it (and neither do i) They are the best right now.
2019-06-25 00:27
#207
keev | 
Germany _PH1L 
Pls no!!! Do not give na #1 in cs CS is dead now :/
2019-06-25 18:15
#208
rain | 
United States TylerLib 
lmao
2019-06-25 18:31
#93
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Iceland caverat 
+1
2019-06-18 04:24
cringe
2019-06-17 19:18
not deserved
2019-06-17 19:18
#9
oBo | 
Dominican Republic EllisWas 
Not them too
2019-06-17 19:18
#10
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Brazil vNyT 
1+1=?
2019-06-17 19:18
11
2019-06-17 23:29
#11
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Germany brotplayer 
The news I've waited for
2019-06-17 19:18
#12
xccurate | 
Indonesia k1yo_ 
Cool
2019-06-17 19:18
#13
RUSH | 
Spain Gronk22 
t100 event
2019-06-17 19:19
#14
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Turkey Thunderball 
tier 2 event
2019-06-17 19:19
no astralis PogChamp
2019-06-17 19:19
Finally team invited that isnt ENCE,Astralis,Liquid,FaZe,Navi or Clown9
2019-06-17 19:19
This event is a joke
2019-06-17 19:19
NO BLASTRALIS lUL
2019-06-17 19:19
#19
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France neibaf 
jks POG
2019-06-17 19:19
No ENCE, Astralis or NaVi = not worth watching. EZ4TL btw
2019-06-17 19:20
#38
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Singapore Defqon_1 
+1
2019-06-17 19:35
FaZe is there
2019-06-18 06:01
#101
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Australia t0rrent 
ence never beat gratisfaction
2019-06-18 12:13
not deserved
2019-06-17 19:20
#22
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Ukraine RunningNAil 
tier 2
2019-06-17 19:20
#23
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Bulgaria No_1One 
Wait wut? Where's astralis? They can't even be called blastralis anymore lmao
2019-06-17 19:22
Tier 2 tournament, free points and money for liquid
2019-06-17 19:22
I don't think like you, but it possibly
2019-06-17 19:28
wasted spot, free tournament for tl
2019-06-17 19:25
Seriously??? No astralis no ence no vitality ...instead they invited teams like c9 nrg and rng
2019-06-17 19:25
#85
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Australia CaZeR01 
Cryisfree
2019-06-18 00:22
#95
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Indonesia tsokai 
I dont mind with rng, but c9??? For what? For ticket sales? Merch sales? Liquid alone can cover that lmao
2019-06-18 05:34
#27
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Hungary StraYzie 
No Astralis at BLAST wow
2019-06-17 19:27
#32
United Kingdom Ehto 
must be fake event
2019-06-17 19:31
Ez 250k for tl
2019-06-17 19:30
shit tournament, shit teams
2019-06-17 19:31
#36
ReDWateR | 
Turkey leame 
2019-06-17 19:34
#33
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Poland Julka 
Unexpected
2019-06-17 19:33
#34
ReDWateR | 
Turkey leame 
2019-06-17 19:33
#35
ReDWateR | 
Turkey leame 
2019-06-17 19:33
RIP Blast Pro Series
2019-06-17 19:35
EZ FOR FAZE THEN HAHAHA easiest tournament ever
2019-06-17 19:37
#40
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
lul t2 event
2019-06-17 19:39
blast now a t2 event
2019-06-17 19:40
#42
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Finland Emvi 
What a shit tournament
2019-06-17 19:44
#43
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Turkey Buryy0 
turkey5 why didnt invited to here..here we go again
2019-06-17 19:48
#186
jks | 
Finland v3gez 
eneshanpeek on t1 event needed
2019-06-19 16:08
#44
shox | 
India iejesus 
cloud 9 hmmm
2019-06-17 19:56
#45
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
HAHAHAHHA
2019-06-17 19:57
#46
jks | 
Finland v3gez 
Cool but shit event
2019-06-17 19:57
no
2019-06-17 20:01
#50
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Europe trey_ 
boring
2019-06-17 20:07
#51
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Estonia Ayyzicle 
Astralis not attending BLAST event? hello?
2019-06-17 20:08
#52
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
Well blast is STILL stupid tournament with stupid scheduling and format.
2019-06-17 20:08
#92
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
I knew that. ;)
2019-06-18 01:54
GRAT IS GOING TO AMERICA POG
2019-06-17 20:11
No smooya no fun
2019-06-17 20:15
#57
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Finland timppati 
CLOUD 9 N MIBR HAHAHAHAHAH
2019-06-17 20:18
Unexpecto
2019-06-17 20:21
why is c9 always invited to this tournament?
2019-06-17 20:26
and mibr
2019-06-17 20:30
#68
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Brazil hugoooo 
lol just compare mibr ranking every month this year and cloud9 rankings as well. There is a CLEAR difference.
2019-06-17 21:08
#66
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Sweden Kasidro 
That's franchise bullshit for you, :) clown9 is gonna be at 5 blast joke events this year
2019-06-17 21:03
they are part of the league so they play 5 out of 7 blast events like all other teams part of season to besides decide results of events also to decide 4 teams to gain most points and hence to make it finals that are played end of the year (astralis, liquid, nip, faze, mibr, navi, c9 are the 7 teams in this season, other teams are merely guests in events rather than part of league)
2019-06-18 01:53
MIBRRRRRRRRRRR AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHHAAHHAHAH
2019-06-17 20:30
wtf where's blastralis
2019-06-17 20:34
#64
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France Juriska 
Why is Clown9 at this event?
2019-06-17 20:55
Yeah the boys!
2019-06-17 20:59
#67
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Brazil hugoooo 
Meh, so many teams from NA scene, should have invited at least two European teams.
2019-06-17 21:07
#86
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Sweden meistr0 
+11111 Imagine +FaZe +Mouz -C9
2019-06-18 00:24
sick
2019-06-17 21:10
#70
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United States Bochanka 
tier 2 tourney. Blast put on the most boring tourneys ever. CLOUD FUCKING 9 IS HERE LIKE WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK
2019-06-17 21:21
cloud9 biggest fanbase in the world (also mostly affluent) so it makes sense from a business perspective. no one cares if penny pinchers like you watch the tournament or not.
2019-06-17 22:14
#71
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Brazil EZ4FURIA 
ez4blastralis
2019-06-17 21:26
#72
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United States @FyreCS 
Unexpected, should’ve been Furia or better team
2019-06-17 21:35
where is Blastralis?
2019-06-17 22:01
+1 can't confirm
2019-06-18 01:42
not gay if it's jks
2019-06-17 23:01
#82
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Turkey Muff1nzZZ 
WTF HAHHAHA
2019-06-17 23:56
#87
mimi | 
Philippines nilb0g 
ez finals for faze and liquid
2019-06-18 01:29
#88
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Australia CuppaJoe 
What
2019-06-18 01:31
Yeah the boys!
2019-06-18 01:41
#94
river | 
Argentina Tomaas 
No blastralis POG
2019-06-18 04:47
#97
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African Union mikecool 
SWEET AS
2019-06-18 06:46
#98
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Australia JAY_DAWG 
RNG IN BLAST THIS SHOULD'VE HAPPENED AFTER STAR SERIES BUT I'M NOT COMPLAINING ANYWAY
2019-06-18 08:00
it is not physically possible for me to care less
2019-06-19 01:19
#195
COCAINE | 
Spain Idang 
ez4Gratisfaction
2019-06-20 22:36
#200
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Dominican Republic SantoDomingo 
Good luck
2019-06-21 01:41
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