In a bombshell transfer for Oceanic Counter-Strike, esports heavyweights ORDER have acquired the total Renegades lineup, efficient instantly. The acquisition consists of the total five-man enjoying roster in addition to the squad coach and staff supervisor and ends a quick hiatus from the Valve title for the Melbourne org.
The departure, confirmed by the group on June 4, brings an finish to the Renegades reign atop Australian Counter-Strike which first started almost seven years in the past.
The all-Oceanic staff, captained by Kiwi Simon “Sico” Williams, not too long ago returned from the PGL Antwerp Main the place they ran Twenty third-Twenty fourth. The transfer reunites all 5 stars with ORDER once more. Sico, Hatz, and Liazz initially joined the org in 2018 and added aliStair quickly after. INS was recruited in Sep. 2018. One after the other, all of them exited for a spot with Renengades, the place most stayed till this week.
ORDER’s new Counter-Strike lineup
- Jordan “Hatz” Bajic
- Jay “Liazz” Tregillgas
- Alistair “aliStair” Johnston
- Simon “Sico” Williams
- Joshua “INS” Potter
- David “Kingfisher” Kingsford (coach)
ORDER described the CSGO acquisition as a “historic second for OCE esports.”
“Counter-Strike has at all times been in our DNA,” Chris Orafanellis, ORDER’s chief gaming officer, instructed media alongside the June announcement. “We love the sport and we proceed to help it in each manner. The acquisition of the top-performing Australian roster will see ORDER battle it out on a world stage persistently.
“These gamers have seen the development of the ORDER infrastructure and esports program. They’re wanting to get to work and symbolize an Australian model.”
Renegades have flown the Aussie and Oceanic flag excessive over the past seven years, delivering a number of the grandest CSGO moments the area has seen. Specifically, Renegades will at all times be remembered for his or her against-the-odds fourth-place end on the StarLadder Berlin Main in 2019.
Months earlier in the identical season, Renegades battled by means of Ninjas in Pyjamas, ENCE, FaZe Clan, and Staff Vitality to earn a top-eight end on the Katowice Main.
ORDER has been on the coronary heart of Aussie CS:GO since 2018 once they acquired the Kings Gaming Club roster—a pick-up that noticed Liazz, Hatz, and Sico be part of the staff for the primary time years in the past.
The squad has loved a large number of victories and top-spot finishes within the years since, together with six titles in ESEA Premier Division and three in the ESL ANZ Championships. The org has competed in 4 S-Tier Counter-Strike occasions since 2018, starting from a Ninth-Twelfth end on residence soil at IEM Sydney to a run on the Intel Excessive Masters World Championship that very same yr.
The group parted ways with its modern lineup—Valiance, Ustilo, J1rah, Vexite, and Tucks—early final month in a transfer that shocked the Oceanic esports scene.
On the transfer, staff supervisor William Grey mentioned, “It’s been a protracted journey… and it’s been superior to see [the Renegades roster] develop from power to power to the purpose the place it stands tallest. There’s a cause each participant had as soon as performed below the ORDER banner and for all of us, a fair higher cause to come back again: an Aussie staff—sorry Sico—returning to an Aussie org. There’s no place like residence.”
The Melbourne org additionally competes in League, FIFA, and VALORANT.
The outfit’s League of Legends roster not too long ago traveled to Busan for the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational after successful their first LCO title. There, the staff finished 7th-8th.