With the British player, XSET hope to regain the roster momentum of Stage 1, where the team previously became a Tier 1 contender, taking down established rosters such as TSM TSM North America Rank #7 , Cloud9 Cloud9 North America Rank #4 , and Envy Envy Inactive .
The move also mildly shuffles the roles within XSET, with dephh telling Upcomer that he will assume the role of in-game-leader of XSET, a role that has been tossed around from Bryce "PureR" Lovell to Zander "thwifo" Kim to most recently Brendan "BcJ" Jensen.
Before joining XSET, dephh was previously one of the core players of the original male Dignitas Dignitas Inactive roster when the organization signed the Homeless Homeless Inactive squad in full last year. After a string of disappointing results, the roster made a handful of roster changes and trialed multiple players before the organization dissolved their male squad in late March.
The ex-Dignitas core remained together for one Challengers qualifier, under the moniker rice and meatballs. The mix made a deep run in the Stage 2 qualifier, taking down the overhauled T1 T1 Korea Rank #3 roster 2-0 before falling to 100 Thieves in the qualifying round.
Like many other teams in the upper echelon of North America, XSET await the return of the Champions Tour in Stage 3, which is set to kick off in the coming months. Until then, dephh has stated the team look to deepen their agent pool during the downtime the team have with their new roster.