Founded by Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles in 2015, Renegades began its journey in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive by acquiring the Australian roster of VOX Eminor. Doing so turned Renegades into the second Australian organization to compete internationally.
The former VOX roster featured current analyst and commentator Chad “Spunj” Burchill as well as Justin "jks" Savage and Aaron "AZR" Ward. Both jks and AZR remained with Renegades until the roster was transferred to 100 Thieves in 2019.
The organization was sold to NBA player Jonas Jerebko in 2016 after MonteCristo and other members of Renegades’ ownership group were suspended from operating a League of Legends team due to alleged roster tampering and “confrontations between management and players, refusal to honor payment and contract provisions, and failure to maintain a safe environment for all team members." This established Jerebko as one of the first individuals from traditional sports to invest in esports.
While Renegades qualified for the ESL One Katowice Major in 2015, it was unable to make an impact at the event, going 1-2 in the group stage. A second-place finish at DreamHack Winter 2015 was followed by Renegades failing to qualify for the MLG Columbus 2016 Major. Over the course of several months, the organization made and was subject to several roster changes.
Luke "Havoc" Paton was moved to the bench but retained stand-in status, while Spunj announced his retirement in June. Renegades signed Karlo “USTILO” Pivac and Ricardo “Rickeh” Mulholland as their replacements.
2017 brought Aleksandar “kassad” Trifunović to Renegades as a replacement for head coach Nicholas “peekay” Wise. Over the course of the year, the organization saw Yaman "yam" Ergenekon leave for personal reasons and American Noah “Nifty” Francis take his place. Rickeh, too, left the team and was eventually replaced by another American, Kieth “NAF” Markcovic.
Despite the roster moves, the team had its best year to date, finishing out 2017 with five wins. Most notably, Renegades managed to defeat Virtus.pro at the Starladder iLeague Invitational 2 in November after taking home the top prizes at the Oceania Minor qualifiers for both PGL Krakow and the next year’s ELEAGUE Boston Major.
In 2018, the Renegades organization released USTILO and saw both American players move on to US-based teams. To fill the gaps, RNG signed three new players in Joakim “jkaem” Myrbostad, Jay “liazz” Tregillgas, and Sean “Gratisfaction” Kaiwai. This iteration of the roster would remain together until 100 Thieves’ acquisition of the team in late 2019.
Renegades competed at a number of notable tournaments from there, but never managed a win. At its lowest point, Renegades bombed out of the 2018 FACEIT London Major in 20th place. This was followed by a decent fifth-place finish at ESL Pro League’s Season 8 finals in December.
The next year followed the same trend, but top-eight showings at both the IEM Katowice Major 2019 and StarLadder Berlin Major, and a second-place trophy at the ECS Season 8 Finals, established the team as a bona fide CSGO elite. Soon after, the entire roster was sold to 100 Thieves.
To replace the lineup, Renegades purchased Grayhound Gaming’s roster in December 2019. The team consisted of a new generation of Australian Counter-Strike talent that included Chris “dexter” Nong, Liam “malta” Schembri, Simon “Sico” Williams, Joshua “INS” Potter, and Oliver “DickStacy” Teirney.
Even though DickStacy left the team in early January for health reasons, the beginning of 2020 looked bright for the new Renegades roster. The team once again qualified for the ESL One Rio Asia Minor with the addition of Jordan “Hatz” Bajic. It also took home a second-place win at DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020 after losing to BIG Clan in a best-of-three grand finals.