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Renegades (also known as Detroit Renegades and formerly LA Renegades) is an American esports organization that fields teams and players in games such as Rocket League, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and League of Legends.
Renegades was originally founded as a League of Legends team under the name of Misfits in March 2015.
Halo 5: Guardians
2016: Scooping up the Leftovers
The team of Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, Tyler "Spartan" Ganza, Cameron "Victory X" Thorlakson and Hamza "Commonly" Abbaali represented Renegades in the 4th NA Online Qualifying cup. The next week, the same roster, minus Commonly and plus Braedon "StelluR" Boettcher represented Renegades in the 5th cup. The team remained officially known as Leftovers until January 25, when Renegades announced the acquisition of the Leftovers roster, which had previously qualified for the HWC NA Regional Finals as the 5th seed. Renegades's first live event was the X Games Aspen 2016 invitational, where they placed 4th, just out of medal range. At NA Regionals, Renegades had a struggling start in group stage, falling 3-0 to rivals Team Liquid. They defeated the other two teams in the group to advance to the bracket, where they met Counter Logic Gaming in the first round. Renegades were defeated 3-0 in the series, ending their tournament with a top 8 finish, enough to qualify for Halo World Championship 2016. Renegades came out strong at Worlds, upsetting the highly favored Evil Geniuses in group stage. They went 3-0 in their group and drew Team Allegiance in the quarterfinals. Despite going up 2-0 in the series, Allegiance would battle back, winning the series 3-2 and ending Renegades' night with a top 8 finish.
After Worlds, the Renegades roster split, with Spartan and StelluR seeking other team opportunities. Ninja and Victory X eventually settled on Hamza "Commonly" Abbaali, most recently of Evil Geniuses, and Zane "Penguin" Hearon of Team eLevate. The new roster's first event was the Summer Qualifier, where they went 2-1 in their group, initially losing to OpTic Gaming 3-2. They rebounded, defeating Denial eSports 3-1, before enacting revenge on OpTic with a 4-1 defeat, qualifying themselves for the HCS Summer 2016 Pro League. Renegades had their ups and downs throughout the season, eventually finishing with a completely even win/loss rate in series and maps, good enough for fourth place.
During the final weeks of the Pro League season, it was hinted at by Commonly that the roster would leave the organization for a new team after their contracts expired in July. Though the team would close out the season in 4th place under the Renegades banner, this rang true when, on July 25, the roster signed with Cloud9, ending Renegades' tenure in Halo.
2018: Renegades signs Instinct
Renegades returned almost two years later on February 9, 2018, in the heart of HaloWC 2018 season, signing Instinct, a roster consisting of Jason "Lunchbox" Brown, Aaron "Ace" Elam, Bradley "aPG" Laws, Travis "Neptune" McCloud, and coach Casey "Strobe" Hebert. Renegades were impressive at MLG Orlando, finishing in the top six after losing to only OpTic Gaming and Team Reciprocity. After Orlando, coach Strobe was replaced by Dillon "Randa" Randa. Renegades held the fifth seed going into the Regional Finals at MLG Columbus, where they successfully qualified for Worlds with a top six finish, bowing out after 3-0 losses to Team Reciprocity and Team EnVyUs. At Worlds, Renegades finished second in their pool, losing 3-1 to TOX Gaming. In the first round of bracket play, Renegades were narrowly defeated by Team EnVyUs 4-3. They went down to the losers bracket where they took out Team Infused 4-1 before being swept by Team Reciprocity and sent home with a top six finish.
- February 9, Halo division reformed - Instinct roster acquired. Lunchbox, Ace, aPG, Neptune, and coach Strobe join.
- February 10, 3rd - 4th place in HaloWC 2018 - NA 2000 Series Cup #5.
- February 18, 5th - 6th place at MLG Orlando.
- Strobe leaves. Randa joins as coach.
- February 24, 5th - 8th place in HaloWC 2018 - NA 2000 Series Cup #6.
- March 25, 5th - 6th place at MLG Columbus. Team qualifies for Halo World Championship.
- April 15, 5th - 6th place at Halo World Championship.
- January 17, 3rd - 4th place in NA Qualifier #4 with roster of Ninja, Spartan, Victory X and Commonly.
- January 24, 5th - 8th place in NA Qualifier #5 with roster of Ninja, Spartan, Victory X and StelluR.
- January 25, Halo division formed - Leftovers roster of Ninja, Spartan, Victory X, StelluR and coach Symbolic joins.
- January 30, 4th place at X Games Aspen 2016.
- February 21, 5-8th place at Halo World Championship NA Regional Finals 2016. Team qualifies for Halo World Championship 2016
- March 19, 5th - 8th place at Halo World Championship 2016
- April 14, Spartan and StelluR leave. Penguin and Commonly join.
- April 30, 2nd place in Online Invitational Qualifier - Group C. Team qualifies for Summer Qualifier
- May 8, 2nd place at Summer Qualifier - Group A. Team qualifies for Pro League.
- July 15, 4th place in Summer 2016 Pro League Regular Season. Team qualifies for Season Finals.
- July 25, roster acquired by Cloud9. Ninja, Victory X, Commonly, Penguin and coach Symbolic leave.
|Hoaxer||Emanuel Lovejoy||Head Coach|
|Victory X||Cameron Thorlakson||Cloud9|
|Spartan||Tyler Ganza||Team Liquid|
|StelluR||Braedon Boettcher||Team Liquid|
|Ace||Aaron Elam||Str8 Rippin|
|Lunchbox||Jason Brown||No Sponsor|
|Shark||Shahrukh Panjwani||General Manager|
|Randa||Dillon Randa||Head Coach|
|Strobe||Casey Hebert||Head Coach|
|Symbolic||Kory Arruda||Head Coach|
- Leftovers (Halo) - youtube.com
- Renegades replace Spartan and StelluR with Commonly and Penguin for Halo - espn.go.com
- Cloud9 Halo: Back in Action - cloud9.gg
- Renegades' tweet - twitter.com