Renegades Renegades North America Rank #18 have officially signed Alex " RetrQ " Kadan as the fifth member of their Valorant squad, following the release of James " Nurfed " McFadden the month prior. In addition, the player joins Renegades alongside former CS:GO Coach Justin " coachJ " Anzalone.
RetrQ has previously played among a variety of unsigned North American teams, including Team Underrated Team Underrated Inactive . After his un-sponsored squad fell into inactivity, he temporarily joined Renegades as a stand-in for the Pittsburgh Knights Invitational, filling in for Nurfed, who had been released prior. During the Invitational, Renegades were able to pull off an upset on T1 T1 North America Rank #12 to make it out of groups, before falling in Lower Round 1 to Cloud9.
The roster move comes ahead of the Pulse Series, where Renegades are favored to make a deep run in the tournament, as one of the few sponsored teams competing in the event.