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XSET announces dephh as in-game leader

XSET announces dephh as in-game leader

Jalen Lopez


Rory “dephh” Jackson is joining XSET as the team’s new in-game leader, the organization announced today. 

Dephh is a former CS:GO professional with years of experience. He most notably played for Complexity and spent almost four years with the team. In 2020 he retired from CS:GO and switched to Valorant. He bounced around between smaller roster and teams before joining Dignitas in August. 

The team struggled to perform and failed to qualify for First Strike: North America. Dignitas also was unable to qualify for the Valorant Champions Tour Masters 1 tournament and watched another major event from the sidelines. This poor performance led to dephh leaving the roster in March and playing with an unsigned team in VCT Stage 2. 

A Fresh Start for dephh

But dephh has found a new home with XSET, which has earned a spot as one of the best teams in North America, even though they have yet to win a significant event. XSET qualified for the VCT Masters 1 main event but failed to win a series.

The team made it into the VCT Stage 2 Challengers Finals but went home without winning a series again. The team proved they can compete with the best teams in the region and are on the cusp of success, however. 

“XSET was a team I’ve been keeping my eye on for a while now,” dephh said in an interview with Upcomer. ”I love how they play, especially in the older metas they played fearlessly.”

Dephh will replace Matthew “Wedid” Suchan, who was benched in May. He will take the in-game leader role from Zander “Thwifo” Kim, who remains on the XSET roster. The new in-game leader might be the extra push needed for the team to succeed in VCT Stage 3. 

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