Ahead of the VALORANT Champions Tour Stage Three, Renegades have announced the arrival of Justin “Jerk” Milani, who will become the fifth member of their active roster. The Canadian most recently competed for Reformed and is set to make his Renegades debut at the Pittsburgh Knights Monthly Gauntlet this week.
Jerk joined the VALORANT scene in June 2020, having competed under the banner of Oxygen Supremacy, Adaption, SUPERFLY, Elevate and DREAMLAND. His switch to Renegades will see him feature on a leading roster for the first time, with Jerk likely to operate in the controller role, despite his experience at duelist.
Why Renegades Have Struggled Over Recent Months
Despite winning a host of small tournaments, Renegades have failed to achieve success on the biggest stage. They did feature at the North American First Strike event, however they were beaten at the quarter final stage by TSM. Since then, the team has struggled, having not made any major appearances of late.
Renegades recently parted ways with Chuck “CP2” Proud, a move that came about as a result of things getting “a little stale”, in the words of coach Evan “Warbirds” Olzem. This roster change followed the team failing to qualify for the Masters tournament of the first two stages. The team is now hoping to re-enter the top tier of the North American VALORANT scene, however it remains to be seen as to whether they can achieve this.
Who Makes Up the Renegades VALORANT Roster?
They will start at the Pittsburgh Knights Monthly Gauntlet, where they have been drawn against Cracked and Dialed. Renegades will then focus upon VCT Stage Three, where a spot at the Masters Three Berlin is up for grabs. Their active roster is now made up by Jerks, Ryan “Winsum” Johns, Devon “randyySavage” Breard, Alexander “retrQ” Kadan and Roy “StrongLegs” Ahad.
Renegades is best known for its League of Legends team, however the org is looking to branch out, especially since Jonas Jerebko joined fellow NBA legends Rick Fox and Shaquille O’Neal in moving into Esports.