Following a disappointing finish at the Call of Duty World Championship, North American Call of Duty team Renegades have dropped Adam "KiLLa" Sloss, 23, and replaced him with former Team SoloMid and eUnited slayer Andrew "Ivy" Ivers. At the World Championship, KiLLa did not show up for the team's final match versus Pulse Gaming on Friday Sept. 2, disqualifying his team from the match and causing them to finish the tournament in 25th-32nd place. Ivy's first outing with the team will take place at UMG Orlando on Oct. 7-9 in Orlando, Florida.
"I'm very excited to be moving forward in my career as a member of the Renegades," Ivy tells ESPN about the development. "I've seen some success teaming with [Renegades players Troy "Sender" Michaels] and [Steven "Diabolic" Rivero] in the past, and I look forward to building upon that at UMG Orlando as well as [the upcoming Call of Duty title] Infinite Warfare. This team is made up of four hardworking and hungry-to-win players, and I can't wait to bring some great results to the Renegades organization."
The team, which consists of mainstays Diabolic, Martin "Chino" Chino and Sender and which previously played under the Dream Team banner, joined Renegades after the organization came under new ownership. Renegades was acquired by Boston Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko, former Team Liquid Counter-Strike head coach James O'Connor and associates on Aug. 30, shortly before the World Championship.
"We think [Ivy] will make a great addition to our organization," Jerebko tells ESPN. "We would also like to thank eUnited for their professionalism and willingness to handle Andrew's contract buyout."