The Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang-owned esports organization Disguised (DSG) has effectively moved its focus from North America (NA) to the Asia Pacific (APAC) region by partnering with Singaporean organization Bleed Esports. Disguised (DSG) has come up with a strong Malaysian/Singaporean (MY/SG) lineup right in time for the Valorant 2024 Challengers season. Thanks to this partnership, DSG will utilize Bleed’s resources and facilities as Bleed will be competing in the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Pacific League in South Korea for the next two seasons.
DSG Valorant Formulates New APAC Team With the Help of Bleed Esports
On 25th January, Disguised Toast posted a five-minute announcement video in the form of a skit that revealed DSG’s partnership with Bleed Esports. At the start of the video, Toast asks former DSG player Jacob “yay” Whiteaker to come back and later asks, “Can Bleed help me make a tier 2 team?” To this, yay replies, “Toast, it’s not like I could tell Bleed to help build you an entire team for Challengers. Unless…”
Following this, the Bleed x DSG partnership was revealed and Toast talked about his experience of fielding a team in the NA Valorant esports and also explained his move to the APAC region.
In a press release, Disguised Toast said, “One of my goals with DSG is to build it into a global brand, and I’ve always wanted to expand to the Asia region. I lived in Malaysia from age 1 to 13 and haven’t visited since, so I’m excited to make a return. A huge thank you to Bleed for supporting us through this whole process and helping us build a roster. Fans can expect DSG to be visiting the SEA region this year.”
Fans should note that the Bleed x Disguised partnership is one of the first Affiliate Team Partnerships that has been announced in 2024. As per this new program, affiliate organizations are allowed to collaborate and can trade players amidst them. As a result, DSG players can be called up to play for the Bleed Esports Valorant roster in VCT Pacific.
The new DSG roster is as follows:
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– [Roster Name 2]
– [Roster Name 3]
– [Roster Name 4]
– [Roster Name 5]
In 2023, Bleed Esports defeated SCARZ in the grand final of VCT 2023 Pacific: Ascension and became the very first team to make it into the Tier 1 scene through the Challengers and Ascension system. As a result, Bleed will be joining the ten franchised teams in Seoul, South Korea, for the 2024 and 2025 seasons.
1. What is the significance of the partnership between DSG and Bleed Esports?
The partnership signifies DSG’s strategic expansion into the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, particularly Malaysia and Singapore, through the collaboration with Bleed Esports. This enables DSG to tap into the regional esports scene and compete in the Valorant 2024 Challengers season in the APAC region.
2. How does the affiliate team partnership benefit DSG and Bleed Esports?
The affiliate team partnership allows DSG and Bleed Esports to collaborate and trade players between their teams. This provides flexibility in roster management and enables players from one organization to potentially play for the other team in Valorant esports competitions.
3. What are the expectations for DSG in the SEA region following the partnership?
DSG is expected to expand its presence and participation in the Southeast Asia (SEA) region, engaging with the local esports community and potentially competing in regional tournaments and events.
The partnership between DSG Valorant and Bleed Esports marks a significant move for DSG’s expansion into the APAC region, particularly Malaysia and Singapore. With the formulation of the new APAC team and the strategic collaboration with Bleed Esports, DSG is poised to make an impact in the Valorant esports scene in the region. Fans can anticipate the team’s performance in the upcoming Valorant competitions, including potential involvement in the SEA region following the partnership announcement.