ZUG, SWITZERLAND (4 December, 2019)
Effective 3 December, Grayhound transferred their entire CS:GO roster to Renegades. Renegades subsequently expressed interest to take over Grayhound’s license for the remainder of Season 10 of the CS:GO Pro League.
According to Sec. 1.3.2 of the WESA CS:GO Licensing Regulations, in the event that a given Team loses 3 or more players of its starting lineup, the WESA Executive Board is entitled to transfer the respective teams license to a new license holder (which could include the actual players leaving the pertinent Team) on a provisional basis for the balance of the affected Season.
Based on the above provision, the WESA Executive Board has unanimously decided to transfer the CS:GO Pro League license from Grayhound to Renegades on a provisional basis until the end of the season. Renegades will compete in Grayhound’s spot for the remainder of the season and all prior results of the current Pro League season remain valid. This means that Renegades will compete in Grayhound´s spot during the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals. Grayhound and Renegades have been informed accordingly.
“By granting a license transfer from Grayhound to Renegades the WESA Executive Board ensures that a well performing roster can participate at the Pro League Season 10 Finals under a new organization. We are confident that Renegades are able to maintain a high level of competitive play with their new roster at the Finals in Odense.” said Pietro Fringuelli, WESA Chairman & Commissioner.
WESA was founded in May 2016 and counts as its Members eleven of the world’s most popular esports teams (EnVyUS, FaZe Clan, Fnatic, G2 Esports, mousesports, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, OpTic Gaming, Renegades, SK Gaming and Virtus.pro) together with ESL, the world’s largest esports company. This elite group shares a collective vision to continue to professionalize esports by introducing elements of player representation, standardized regulations and revenue sharing for teams. Based on traditional sports association models, WESA also aims to create predictable schedules for fans, players, organizers and broadcasters by engaging all appropriate stakeholders. Pro League for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the first professional esports competition that is played under WESA Regulations.