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Published August 31, 2016

Boston Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko paid an undisclosed sum to acquire the professional gaming team the Renegades. Jerebko bought the rights to the team from former owner Christopher “Montecristo” Mykles. As part of the deal, he also gets the team’s stake in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the WME | IMG Eleague and the ESL. Additional details give him first right of refusal to negotiate new team contracts.

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Jerebko moved the Renegades team from Australia to a training center/home in Rochester, Michigan. A coach and team manager has also been brought on board for Renegades. Jerebko has built a Call of Duty pro team called Ground Zero which will now operate under the Renegades banner and compete in this weekend’s Call of Duty World League Championship.

This is just the start for Jerebko because he wants to set up professional teams for League of Legends, Halo, and Overwatch to go into his Esports portfolio as well.

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