Renegades confirm mithR addition
mithR and Renegades linked up for of the first Regional Major Ranking event, ESL One: Road to Rio - Oceania, with the Dane filling in the coach position for the Australian team that has been vacant since the departure of Neil "NeiL_M" Murphy. Following a two-week trial period, mithR started working with the team in June, and has now penned a deal with Renegades.
Christopher "dexter" Nong and co. won 11 of the 13 series they played since starting their cooperation with the Danish tactician, who has been working with the team remotely, confirming their dominance in the region by winning ESL One: Road to Rio - Oceania and DreamHack Masters Spring - Oceania, and placing second in the ESL ANZ Championship S11, after a 3-1 loss to ORDER.
Despite their good run in Oceania, lack of international play set Renegades on a freefall in the rankings, going from #20 in February to their current rank of #48. The Australian squad will have to wait until the player break is over to try and recover lost ground. Renegades have a spot in the ESL Pro League Season 12, but whether they will be able to compete in the tournament against the best teams in the world depends largely on the coronavirus pandemic and the measures that will be employed to combat it come September.
Renegades are now:
Torbjørn "mithR" Nyborg (coach)