DSG’s transition to APAC marks their return into competitive VALORANT after initially exiting the North American region.
MALAYSIA/SINGAPORE – Disguised (DSG) have constructed a MY/SG lineup for the 2024 Challengers season in partnership with Singapore-based Bleed Esports, effectively moving their focus from North America to the APAC region. The news also confirms an earlier report that indicated the content creator-owned organization was in the process of finalizing a new roster based in APAC.
The partnership will see DSG utilize the resources and facilities of the Singaporean organization as the Bleed Esports roster takes on the VCT Pacific League in South Korea for the upcoming two seasons. There was already prior interaction between the two organizations, with former DSG player Jacob “yay” Whiteaker now participating in the upcoming VCT Pacific League for Bleed Esports.
“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,” DSG CEO and Owner Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang commented on the move. “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.”
Tyler “juicy” Aeria stands out with the highest profile in the new DSG MY/SG roster, having played the last two seasons with Bleed Esports and spearheading the team to temporary promotion in the VCT Pacific League through Ascension. However, due to the partnered league’s minimum age requirement of 18 for participation, and with him being only 17 when the next season starts, juicy will be making a return to the Challengers circuit for the time being with a goal of playing in the tier-one circuit next season.
Wong “JayH” Jia Heng is another BLEED alumni on his way to DSG, as he represented the banner during the 2022 OFF//SEASON and the 2023 VALORANT Challengers MY/SG Split 1. In recent times, JayH had plied his trade for Ninjas in Pyjamas in the CN region for the final four months of last year together with Bryce “bryce” Lee, who will also be making his way to DSG.
Meanwhile, Sirajul “Riza” Azrie links up with DSG after being part of the same Kizuna Esports banner as bryce throughout the 2023 VCT season. Standing out as one of the team’s top-performing players, Riza achieved a 1.14 VLR rating (#6) at a time when KZN grabbed the second runners-up spot in Split 2. The Malaysian in-game leader had initially joined Team Path for the 2024 season but made a turnaround after just two matches in Predator League Malaysia to join DSG.
Rounding out the starting five will be Wayne “wayne” Chang, who was with X10 Esports for the 2023 VALORANT Challengers MY/SG Split 2 where he had a relatively high fragging output for a controller player.
Standing behind the team will be Alexander “alexRr” Frisch from the EMEA region where he most notably played for BIG and cowana gaming. However, the 28-year-old is best known for his time in Counter-Strike, reaching the highest level of the game in Germany and qualifying for the ESL One Katowice Major in 2015 with PENTA Sports as a coach.
DSG’s transition to APAC marks their return into competitive VALORANT after initially exiting the North American region, where they had previously fielded both a Game Changers roster and a male roster earlier in the year.
“As the Ascension team for VCT Pacific, it’s important to us to remember where we started,” BLEED COO Ian Huston stated. “To keep supporting Challengers and Malaysia/Singapore through VALORANT, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Disguised’s expansion into Asia. More details on our joint initiatives will be revealed soon, where our priority is the fans and growing our community.”
The following players are now part of DSG:
- 🇸🇬 Wong “JayH” Jia Heng
- 🇸🇬 Bryce “bryce” Lee
- 🇲🇾 Sirajul “Riza” Azrie
- 🇸🇬 Tyler “juicy” Aeria
- 🇸🇬 Wayne “wayne” Chang
- 🇩🇪 Alexander “alexRr” Frisch (Coach)
Cover photo courtesy of DSG