Karlos “Ustilo” Pivac has been announced to have joined the Renegades Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster. He will be replacing Luke “Havoc” Paton, who has been moved from their starting lineup to a substitute position.

Havoc released his own personal statement in a comment on the Renegades Reddit post, explaining that his leaving the lineup was a disappointing decision to make. However, he says that he is still on very good terms with the team and understands that his recent less-than-impressive performance is to blame, and not the organization.

“The team decided a change was needed and I haven’t been performing the duties required of me, and USTILO will be a beneficial addition. It was a hard pill to swallow, but I genuinely wish my mates the best of luck in their future. We shared some last meals together in Vegas and there is absolutely no bad blood.

Thanks to everyone who’s supported me and I hope you continue to do so, Im disappointed in myself that this has happened but I will continue to play and prove that i can still be a dominant player from my region. I believe both parties will perform better from this change, and everything happens for a reason.. I love Australia, and WILL represent Oceania overseas again.”

Ustilo is still a rather fresh face to the CS:GO scene, having only begun his career approximately one year ago with Streamline. He later left the team in March of 2015 to become a part of Team Immunity. The roster would go on to play well together, regularly placing first and second at various minors and qualifiers.

Despite still being new to professional play, Ustilo’s success led him to being considered one of the most promising up-and-coming players in the oceanic region. He’s competed on an international level, as well as performing well in his region, having played at DreamHack and Intel Extreme Masters Cologne.

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