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yay’s time with Envy/OpTic served him carve out his stake as one of the greatest gamers in VALORANT background.
SINGAPORE – Bleed Esports have declared the signing of former OpTic and Cloud9 star Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker. The significant-profile signing of yay arrives as little to no surprise soon after experiences arrived out more than the past couple months about the long-rumored go of the 25-12 months-aged from the Americas to the Pacific region
The addition of a globe-course duelist to the Singapore-centered workforce must arrive as a huge improve to the crew specifically following the group discovered them selves a player brief in that part following the exit of Tyler “juicy” Aeria, who remaining to satisfy his Countrywide Assistance commitments. Expectations and interest will certainly centre on yay in the upcoming year of the VCT Pacific League following yr.
“I wished a new obstacle. Seeing the APAC and China video games, their unique VALORANT type intrigued me. I preferred to knowledge it to develop my recreation. With all the fiscal drama in NA, moving to Singapore appeared appropriate,” yay claimed in a press release.
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yay wants no introduction as a person of the very best gamers worldwide, renowned for his time taking part in for North American powerhouses Envy and OpTic Gaming through the 2021 and 2022 seasons, respectively. His addition from Andbox in August was vital in Envy/OpTic’s evolution into a title contender, from a runners-up situation at Masters Berlin 2021 to ultimately getting to be the amount-one particular staff in the planet just after successful Masters Reykjavík in 2022.
yay closed his OpTic Gaming chapter with a tournament-higher 1.26 rating at VALORANT Champions Istanbul, the place the group secured the runners-up placement, slipping powering eventual globe champions LOUD. His inventory was even further raised when ‘El Diablo’ was awarded the Most effective 2022 Esports Athlete by The Game Awards.
yay will be hoping that a new challenge with Bleed Esports in a different region will reignite his job right after enduring a annoying interval with Cloud9, exactly where he was launched from the crew right after only participating in at VCT LOCK//IN early this year and missed the boat on the remainder of the tier-one particular calendar. Later, he briefly teamed up with Disguised in the NA Challengers circuit from April to June, ending his time with a bottom end in Split 2 and the Relegation event.
With yay’s signing, Bleed Esports now have:
- 🇸🇬 Derrick “Deryeon” Yee
- 🇸🇬 Javier “Egoist” Chua
- 🇻🇳 Ngô “crazyguy” Anh
- 🇹🇭 Nutchaphon “sScary” Matarat
- 🇺🇸 Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker
- 🇩🇪 Nikola “LEGIJA” Ninić (Head coach)
- 🇸🇬 Sushant “Ominous” Jha (Analyst)
Deal with photograph courtesy of Sebastian Stigsby/Riot Games