Singapore-based esports organization, Bleed Esports, has made a significant announcement with the acquisition of the renowned North American Valorant star player, Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker. Yay, who previously showcased his talents with Cloud9 and was part of the VCT Masters-winning team OpTic Gaming, joins the team as they prepare for the highly anticipated VCT 2024 season. This signing marks a new chapter for both yay and Bleed Esports.
Bleed Esports Roster For VCT 2024 Season
With yay’s signing, Bleed Esports now boasts a formidable roster featuring the following players:
- Derrick “Deryeon” Yee
- Javier “Egoist” Chua
- Ngô “crazyguy” Anh
- Nutchaphon “sScary” Matarat
- Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker
- Nikola “LEGIJA” Ninić – Head Coach
- Sushant “Ominous” Jha – Analyst
With yay’s arrival, all eyes will be on the upcoming VCT Pacific League season as the community anticipate how his inclusion will shape Bleed Esports’ performance.
Yay’s Journey in Valorant Esports
Yay’s journey in the world of Valorant esports has been nothing short of remarkable, solidifying his status as one of the best players in the Valorant community. His rise to prominence began during his short stint with Team Envy, where he delivered an incredible performance. With yay on board, Envy emerged as the runner-up in VCT 2021: Stage 3 Masters – Berlin. However, the team faced challenges in the Valorant Champions 2021.
Following his time with Team Envy, yay joined OpTic Gaming, where he made a significant impact by securing victory in the VCT 2022: Stage 1 Masters – Reykjavík. Additionally, OpTic Gaming achieved podium finishes in VCT 2022: North America Stage 1 Challengers, VCT 2022: North America Stage 2 Challengers, VCT 2022: Stage 2 Masters – Copenhagen, and VALORANT Champions 2022.
Yay’s accomplishments were further recognized when he received the prestigious “Best Esports Athlete” title at The Game Awards 2022.
While yay’s career has seen remarkable highs, it hasn’t been without its fair share of challenges. For the VCT 2024 franchise season, he joined Cloud9 after OpTic Gaming couldn’t secure a franchise slot. However, his time with Cloud9 got off to a slow start in the VCT 2023: LOCK//IN São Paulo, leading to his early departure from the team. Despite these setbacks, he briefly joined Team Disguised in the NA Challengers circuit. However, it did not yield expected results.