Established on June 5th, 2018, Ascension was launched by Gamers Trust, Inc. as a project by James Perrin to help bring the Gamers Trust mission into Rocket League. Ascension earned their first appearance on The League Esports, a safe, family friendly environment for amateur and professional gamers alike. They continue to compete in The League Esports and the RLCS/RLRS.
“I started Ascension to fulfill GT’s mission as well as further my Rocket League Career.” -JP
James “JP” Perrin founded Ascension in 2018 with these goals in mind; Continue the Gamers Trust legacy, and make it to the big stage. “To me, Rocket League is more than a game. It’s an escape. It’s a commitment.” JP said when asked about what Rocket League means to him. “I’ve been blessed to have an amazing support group in my family and friends that have supported me and my mission.” JP reminisces on the days he met his soon-to-be teammates “I started playing Rocket League with Zaxfy in late 2019. Immediately I knew his positive outlook and ‘do anything’ attitude was perfect for the team. I then met Fantasy a couple months later through Zaxfy. Even though our intention was for Andrew to be an emergency substitute, his determination and continued support of our mission earned him a spot on the starting roster.” Being 16 years of age, JP is the youngest member of Ascension.
“It’s a good opportunity to push my eSports career to a new level with people I could call my friends and eventually my family.” -Zaxfy
Zachary “Zaxfy” Ramsdell joined Ascension in December of 2019. His presence was felt immediately, with his constant positive attitude and his determination to win. “My main goal is to bring a smile to a ton of faces and provide entertainment even on the darkest of peoples days.” Zaxfy stated when asked about his goal in life. As a 19 year old, Zach is enlisted in the United States Air Force, stationed in California.
“the atmosphere of our team is amazing, even if we aren’t playing our best we can joke around and fix the morale instantly.” -Fantasy
Andrew “Fantasy” Felker joined Ascension in March 2020 as an emergency substitute. Since then, he’s earned his spot as a solidified starter on the team. “Our ability to adapt to each other is great, as well as our team play.” Fantasy said when asked about how he would describe Ascension on the field. When we asked how he first got introduced to the team, he responded. “I was playing Rocket League with Zaxfy, who at the time, was just a good friend that I played Rocket League with. He asked me if I’d like to be a substitute for Ascension in a tournament. Without hesitation, I said yes.” Fantasy dove deeper into what made Ascension great for him. “It felt amazing to finally be a part of a team, especially considering one of my closest friends was now my teammate. Fast forward a month later, and we’re competing in the RLSS (Rocket League Spring Series) and I am more happy and confident with this team than with anybody else.” Fantasy explained how Ascension has affected him personally as well. “It’s an experience to cherish for the rest of my life knowing I’m a part of an amazing team and organization. It’s even better knowing that the team’s main purpose has changed my personality for the better.” Hailing from the state of New Jersey, Fantasy is the eldest player on the roster at 20 years old.
“The overall attitude of Ascension is what I love about being here.” -Badger
Alex “Badger” Nelson is Ascension’s amazing Manager. Coming from SOL eSports, Badger has a rather extensive resumé when it comes to Rocket League, and eSports in general. Joining Ascension in June of 2019, Badger was recruited by JP to come help coach and manage the team. “I knew I needed someone with experience and wisdom, but I also needed someone who could fit right in with the culture of Ascension. Alex was that person.” JP said, recalling his acquisition conversation with Badger. “I remember calling him and being so excited that he had agreed to join the team. Without a doubt, Badger is family to me and to us now, and he’s what helps Ascension’s wheels turn. Without him, I would never be half the player I am now, and Ascension wouldn’t be as confident as we are.” There’s no doubt that Badger’s presence on the team is felt greatly, even if he’s not a representative on the field.