Sources: Renegades Finalizing Deal to Acquire Grayhound Gaming CS:GO Roster

Renegades is close to announcing the acquisition of Grayhound, according to sources
Renegades is close to announcing the acquisition of Grayhound, according to sources

Renegades has entered deep discussions with Grayhound Gaming about purchasing its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster, with an announcement possible as early as Tuesday as the team plays at ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the discussions.

Renegades have been without a CS:GO team since the transfer of their lineup to the 100 Thieves organization at the end of October.

Chris “dexter” Nong and Oliver “DickStacy” Tierney have been with Grayhound Gaming since mid-2017. Liam “malta” Schembri joined in 2018, and Simon “Sico” Williams and Joshua “INS” Potter joined earlier this year. As a five-player unit, they have only played at one large international event, finishing in the group stage at DreamHack Masters Malmö earlier this year.

Before the addition of INS, Grayhound finished in 12th place of the Challengers Stage of the StarLadder Berlin Major. Their finish there means they must qualify for the next Major via the Asia Minor again or the Americas Minor if the next Major organizer adopts the StarLadder Qualification rules. Qualifying from North America using that ruleset would also require Renegades to have lived in the region for at least two months before the qualification cycle.

Grayhound will play at the Season 10 ESL Pro League Finals this week in Odense, Denmark. Their first match will be a best-of one matchup Tuesday against freshly crowned ECS Season 8 Champions in Astralis. Also in attendance will be 100 Thieves, who will face off against the Heroic team that won DreamHack Open Atlanta last month.

DBLTAP has reached out to Renegades for comment.