A recent landmark happened in the history of the Indian CS:GO when two pro players, Debanjan 'DeathMaker' Das and Jayanth "SkillZ" Ramesh signed to two different Singaporean teams in preparation for 2020 campaigns. DeathMaker joined Paper Rex on loan from the Global Esports, while SkillZ made his way to team Asking Questions. 

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DeathMaker And SkillZ will contribute their talent to the ASEAN CS:GO

The former dynamic duo of Entity Gaming’s 2019 core CS:GO roster, now seeks to devote their talent to the ASEAN scene. With a large proportion of the regional player-base turned to Riot’s new FPS, Valorant, a more competitive league may spark interest from a new audience.

DeathMaker Joins Paper Rex 

DeathMaker will collab with a familiar name of the Indian CS:GO community - Prashant 'Aequitas' Prabhakar - the current Paper Rex’s Coach. The sudden exit of two experienced players Shamir “subbey” Zaman and Leslie “Bobosaur” Soen had opened up Paper Rex’s 2020 roster. 

The Silchar-born assaulter debuted with Global Esports in November 2019, but only experience an exponential rise in the last two years. The 21-year old's prominence made a  name for himself after climbing the ESL India hierarchy with his former Kolkata squad, JMD Gaming. Since then, DeathMaker’s career has done nothing but going upwards, reaching the top of the Indian CS: GO scene. His talent was best demonstrated by a convincing performance at the 2018’s Dreamhack Mumbai Invitational.

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DeathMaker transferred to Paper Rex on loan

Paper Rex roster in 2020:

  • Khalish “d4v41” Rusyaidee
  • Alexandre “alecks” Sallé
  • Aaron “mindfreak” Leonhart
  • Debanjan “DeathMaker” Das
  • Prashant “Aequitas” Prabhakar [Coach]

SkillZ Joins Asking Questions - A Newly Revived CS:GO Organization

In a faithful day of the Indian CS: GO history, DeathMaker’s former teammate Jayanth "SkillZ" Ramesh also signed to the newly established Singaporean “Asking Questions”. Its root can be traced all the way back to the CS 1.6 competitive leagues, but the former pro player Prasad Paramajothi is leading their march to CS: GO. 

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SkillZ will join the Singaporean Asking Questions' roster in 2020

Asking Questions’ Coach, Lukas "yb" Groening was a member of the once renowned OpTic roster that disbanded after Forsaken’s cheating scandal. The veteran now turns coach, using his experience to train a new batch of Singaporean CS talents. Recently, in the ESEA CS:GO Open Season 34, the team stood 9th on the leaderboard with 9 wins and 4 losses. 

Asking Questions’ roster in 2020:

  • Benjamin “moxie” Koh
  • Daryl “ins” Chua
  • Jayanth “SkillZ” Ramesh
  • Kumaresan “Tommy” Ramani
  • Yong Sheng “YSK” Koh
  • Lukas “yb” Groening (Coach / Analyst )