Esports Malta

Renegades Drop Out Of ESL Pro League S14 Due To COVID-19


Top Australian team who competed in Season 13 from Malta is unable to travel to Europe to compete in the top CS:GO league.

Australian CS:GO champions, Renegades, announced that they would be withdrawing from the ESL Pro League Season 14, after qualifying for the event through ESEA Premier Australia. In their announcement, Renegades mentioned that the reason for the withdrawal is their inability to travel to Europe to compete in the event, due to the COVID restrictions in place in Australia which prohibit their departure.

Renegades placed 13th-16th in Season 13, which they competed in whilst bootcamping in Malta, which also happens to be the country of ancestry of one of the players, Liam “malta” Schembri.

This turn of events is one that has been all too common across esports throughout the COVID pandemic and is a stark reminder that esports still suffers from the fact that even top competitors playing in the biggest esports leagues are still not treated the same way as professional athletes in prominent sports.

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