Renegades have been one of the most respectable Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams not only in Australia but globally speaking as well. One of the crucial members of the Renegades eSports team, Yaman ‘yam’ Ergenekon, has announced that he will be stepping down from the roster. Not much has been said about the reasons for his departure, but he said that the reasons for such a move are of personal nature and that he will not be going into details about those reasons.
As said before, Yaman ‘yam’ Ergenekon has been the member of Renegades for almost three years now. Besides that, he was among the original players of the Renegades team that moved to North America when their organization was bought by Boston Celtics star Jonas Jerebko. Even though yam has left his place in the team, no one, including the management of the team, is not sure if yam will be leaving for good or he will just be taking a break. According to the team’s management, no matter what he decides the team will support him one hundred percent.
Major Changes At The Renegades Camp
Yam is not the only player to have left the Renegades in recent weeks. Ricky ‘Rickeh’ Mulholland has left the team only two weeks ago after which he joined CLG. After his departure, Renegades brought in Simon ‘atter’ Atterstam as a stand-in replacement for Rickeh. After yam had announced that he wouldl also be stepping down, Renegades was quick to react, and they immediately announced that Michael ‘Uber’ Stapells will be stepping in as a stand-in replacement for yam in order to maintain the continuity of the team. The upcoming period will see yam returning to Australia where he will be dealing with personal problems that caused him to step down from the team.
After two players left the Renegades, their current roster is as following: Justin ‘jks’ Savage, Aaron ‘AZR’ Ward, Karlo ‘USTILO’ Pivac and two stand-in players Simon ‘atter’ Atterstam, and Michael ‘Uber’ Stapells. Aleksandar ‘kassad’ Trifunovic will remain as the team’s coach. Besides being one of the original players of the Renegades, Yam who played as AWP in the past was also the in-game leader for this team. He took over that role after spunj announced retirement back in 2016. However, with two stand-in players in the team currently, Renegades will be under big pressure to maintain their success and to remain the best Australian team in the North American region.
Can Renegades Keep Up?
It will be very interesting to see how Renegades will be handling their upcoming matches because they will not have a lot of time to adjust to new players and their style of play. Realistically, it is expected that the Renegades’ results might not be the same as before the roster change at least for the initial period. However, Renegades team is full of potential for great things, and despite all the problems they will remain the strongest Australian Counter-Strike: Global Strike eSports team in the eSports industry. Considering that the nature of Yam personal problems is unknown, the fans are keeping their hopes that he might be returning to the team after a certain period.