True Rippers return to the extended roster approach with the additions of DEATHMAKER and Hellff.
INDIA – Debanjan “DEATHMAKER” Das and Sagnik “Hellff” Roy have found a new home in True Rippers, reuniting the duo after a two-month split from Velocity Gaming.
These additions mark the first changes for True Rippers since they revamped their VALORANT squad for the 2023 South Asia Challengers League, incorporating a mix of Indian and Filipino talents. DEATHMAKER and Hellff are stepping in to fill the void left by the departures of Saaransh “Whimp” Dang and Chogyal “Kaizen” Bhutia.
The changes come amidst the South Asia shuffle season, which saw numerous roster moves go down. The duo found themselves seeking new opportunities following Velocity Gaming’s VALORANT roster release after a 7-8th place finish in VCL South Asia Split 2. After two months out of action, they have a new home in True Rippers.
DEATHMAKER has been one of India’s standout players, becoming the region’s second-highest-rated player during the recent VCL South Asia Split 1 with a 1.37 VLR rating and 285.9 ACS throughout 169 rounds, falling just a notch short of OG’s Azis “azys” Nandang’s rating by a mere 0.01. Hellff, on the other hand, has been a key part of Velocity Gaming since 2020, serving as a Controller player.
While playing under their former team, DEATHMAKER and Hellff garnered numerous victories in domestic competitions. Their accolades include winning the 2022 VALORANT Conquerors Championship Stage 1, Skyesports Championship 3.0, Skyesports Pro Invitational Season 2, and TEC Challenger Series 7, among others. In addition, Velocity Gaming represented South Asia in the 2022 VCT APAC Stage 1 Challengers, where they secured a respectable 9th to 12th place finish.
The Bengaluru-based organization is banking on the new duo to enhance their odds of securing a trophy in the forthcoming season, beginning with the OFF//SEASON period. The Indo-Filipino combine have been extended an invitation to participate in the EMG Pro Series South Asia tournament.
The competition is set to begin on August 8, boasting a prize pool of US$6,500 and an opportunity to compete at the EMG Legends Cup in Dubai, with teams like Orangutan, Aster Army, and Reckoning Esports among the invitees.
With these changes, True Rippers now have:
- 🇮🇳 Aditya “Pixelzz” Gulhane
- 🇮🇳 Shravana “Techno” Sahoo
- 🇮🇳 Debanjan “DEATHMAKER” Das
- 🇮🇳 Sagnik “Hellff” Roy
- 🇵🇭 Philip “Aryu” Vergara
- 🇵🇭 Nereus “d1srupt” Lico
- 🇵🇭 Francis “Rabbet” Buñag (Coach)
Cover photo courtesy of True Rippers Esports