We have seen a number of incidents where organizations suffer from a missing player or connectivity issues, which sometimes result in putting them under the threat of forfeiting tournaments. That’s why running a 6-man roster will probably start becoming more and more common the deeper we go into the VALORANT competitive scene, and paiN Gaming are already in the boat.
Following the departure of Vinicius “Veroneze” Ribeiro, it left a vacant spot on the team. Naturally, we were waiting for who will replace him, but the organization decided to bring in two players, namely Leon “ryotzz” Felipe and Matheus “PEPA” Coletto. The latter already represented RED Canids Kalunga and found success in several tournaments. pepA managed to get 2nd in the EVOlution Open – Brazil, 3rd in the Copa Rakin #2, 3rd-4th in the Gamers Club Ultimate #2, and 5th-8th in the OnFire Cup.
The player’s expertise in playing Raze, Omen, and Cypher will definitely come in handy for paiN Gaming, especially when you consider his 217 average ACS and 59% Entry Success Rate. As for ryotzz, he switched into VALORANT after being a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional, having played for Prodigy Esports, W7M Gaming, and others.
Throughout his career, he managed to win the Maringá Extreme 2017, the Experience League 2017, the ESL Brasil Premier League Season 4, the Brasil Game Cup 2018, and the ESL LA League Season 4. Although we haven’t seen him in VALORANT yet, he proved his skill in CSGO and will be a player to keep an eye on for sure.
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The 6-man paiN Gaming team are:
Murillo “murizzz” Tuchtenhagen
André “Txozin” Saidel
Vitor “kon4n” Hugo
Matheus “matheuzin” Brito
Leon “ryotzz” Felipe
Matheus “pepA” Coletto