Revenant Esports have acquired the services of Michael “severiNe” Winata and Dastan “dos9” Zhumagali to their active roster.
INDIA – Revenant Esports have bolstered their ranks with the signings of former BOOM Esports in-game leader Michael “severiNe” Winata and Kazakhstani import Dastan “dos9” Zhumagali, joining Kasif “Paradox” Sayyed whose return was only announced yesterday.
This further confirms a prior report indicating that the organization had been in talks with the duo, with the Indonesian veteran joining as a player and effectively coming out of the retirement he had announced in September last year.
Revenant Esports are now just two players short of a full roster ahead of their appearance in the VALORANT Challengers South Asia circuit. Should the speculated moves materialize, the final additions to the lineup are expected to be the former Global Esports duo, Ganesh “SkRossi” Gangadhar and Jayanth “skillZ” Ramesh.
dos9 comes into Revenant Esports as a relatively unknown player, having only accumulated 19 series recorded on VLR.gg since his first appearance in the now-defunct CIS circuit as a main Sentinel player. Dubbed a hidden gem from Kazakhstan in the announcement post, he previously bounced around the lower tiers of EMEA VALORANT with different mix teams, including Germany’s AEX-1 and Ukraine’s The Squad.
In contrast to dos9, severiNe brings a wealth of tier-one experience, boasting a remarkable 15-year career playing Point Blank and more recently making his mark in VALORANT with ONIC G and BOOM Esports. A well-known figure in Indonesian Point Blank, severiNe’s crowning achievement was clinching the PBNC 2016 title with Guardian Force which was eventually acquired by BOOM Esports (BOOM ID then).
His involvement in VALORANT traces back to its early days when he plied his trade for ONIC G during the First Strike Indonesia tournament and continued for the subsequent two seasons. During this time, the team stood as one of the representatives of Indonesia in various tournaments, such as the 2021 VCT Southeast Asia Stage 3 Challengers and the 2022 VCT APAC Stage 1 and Stage 2 Challengers.
ONIC G reached their peak at the close of the 2022 season, making it to the grand finals of the VCT APAC Last Chance Qualifier. However, severiNe and co. could not secure the win against BOOM Esports in the match that would have qualified them for VALORANT Champions Istanbul. While with BOOM Esports, severiNe clinched a victory in VCL Indonesia Split 2 which paved their way to represent the region at VCT Ascension Pacific. The team nearly reached the finals of the Bangkok event but met their match against eventual victors Bleed Esports in the semi-finals held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre.
We will get a chance to see how the new Revenant Esports lineup will work in early February, as they make their debut in VALORANT Challengers South Asia Split 1.
Revenant Esports now have:
- 🇮🇳 Kasif “Paradox” Sayyed
- 🇮🇩 Michael “severiNe” Winata
- 🇰🇿 Dastan “dos9” Zhumagali
Cover photo courtesy of VCT Pacific