The Renegades Banditos, the winners of the most recent ESL UK League of Legends Premiership split, had nine new name submissions denied by Riot when they rebranded.
Renegades were banned by Riot earlier this year, but the team was still allowed to play (and eventually win) the EU Challenger Series under a different name, after finding new owner Ben Spoont.
But Misfits was not their first choice for a new name.
According to Renegades co-owner Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles and Misfits manager Ali “Alicus” Saba, as reported by iPreemo on Reddit, the following names were rejected:
- Name Submissions Denied
- Mustang Court
- Wailin’ Blues
- DoA’s Angels
@MonteCristo ah i remember, 9 different names were denied
— Alicus (@AlicusOfficial) August 1, 2016
The names they came up with before must have Mis-ed the mark, but their final one obviously Fits.
Misfits play Origen on Friday August 5th in the EU LCS promotions.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.