Justin ‘jks’ Savage is an Australian 22-year-old professional cyber athlete. He trains as the rifler position in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competing for his team Renegades. The rising star Jks was crowned the first player to survive nine death or less in a 27+ round map during the ESL One: Cologne 2016.
In Justin’s spare time, he likes to play his favourite video game, the Nintendo Switch and aside from gaming also loves to watch good tv shows like Narcos. Savage looks up to another top CSGO player, Forest since the days of CS 1.6 for his skills are incredibly insane in-game. Travelling has become a part of a gamer’s life and attending esports tournaments around the world will give him the chance to see different countries seeing the important cultural sights.
Where it all began:
Justin developed an interest in video games like Starcraft and World of Warcraft. He was always one to like competition in whatever he played if it was football, a card game or computer game. His brother introduced him to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and since then has never stopped playing.
Renegades is an Esports company, founded in March 2015 by Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykles. Rebranded to Renegades, the club started with a League of Legends team. Thanks to their gaming successes, RNG has grown to expand, supporting several teams that compete in CSGO, Rocket League and Super Smash Bros.
Renegades created their CSGO squad in June 2015, signing on the former VOX Eminor players. RNG has maintained an esports reputation in Australia as well as in North America as one of the top teams competing in both continents. Representing Renegades in the upcoming events of 2018, the Counter-Strike team consists of pro gamers, Nifty as an in-game leader, AZR, jks, USTILO and their latest addition of jkaem.
The most recent North American qualifier matches that the CS squad took part in include ESL One Belo Horizonte 2018, DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018 and StarLadder & i-League StarSeries Season 4. Some of the premier and major events that Renegades and Nifty have participated were IEM Katowice, Eleague Major Boston 2018, ECS Season 4, IEM Oakland and many more esports matches.
Nifty and the Renegades have had the pleasure of competing against top teams such as Bravado Gaming, Cloud9, Faze Clan, Team Liquid and Avangar among many other teams.
The great win for jks and Renegades was at the StarLadder i-League Invitational #2. The final tournament saw Renegades defeat top CS team Virtus.Pro with an amazing score of 2-0, to win the championship title and proudly claim their highest prize yet of $75K.
The second achievement for Nifty and Renegades was at the Eleague Season 1. At the major event, RNG lost to top CS team Virtus Pro with a remarkable record of 0-2 in the Last Chance Bracket. Despite losing the match, RNG took home their prize of $30K, finishing in 9th place.