Jaccob “Yay” Whiteaker has finally got his team for VCT in 2024. Yay is moving to compete in the VCT Pacific region with the BLEED roster. Before the announcement, he was living in Singapore. Now, Yay is all set to compete in the 2024 season against some of the top VALORANT teams in the world in VCT Pacific.
During the off-season, Jaccob “Yay” Whiteaker, a former OpTic Gaming player, kept a low profile until recently when suspicions arose about him playing ranked in the Pacific region with Bleed player Derrick ‘Deryeon’ Yee, using the alias ‘zoomy.’ In a press release about his new signing with Bleed, yay mentioned that he took extra measures to keep his move secret, such as using a different name during practice sessions and staying silent in ranked matches.
The devil has a new home and he goes by the nickname….El Diablo. 👹
— Bleed Esports (@ggBleed) September 29, 2023
Yay’s previous professional year was full of ups and downs, as he was dropped from Cloud9 in March after a subpar performance at VCT LOCK//IN. While the organization and coach cited role issues as the reason for his departure, there are suspicions among many that financial troubles within the organization played a role in his release.
After successfully acquiring yay, Bleed Esports final roster looks like below
In 2022, yay was the rising and best player globally when he played for OpTic Gaming. He was really good with the character Chamber and, with his teammates, won a big trophy in Reykjavik. But later that year, OpTic lost in the VALORANT Champions 2022 Grand Finals to LOUD. That marked the end for the great OpTic team.
Bleed got into VCT Pacific by winning the Ascension tournament. They were champions in both splits of the Malaysia & Singapore Challengers League and only lost five maps on their way to winning the promotion tournament.
During the break between seasons, Bleed let go of two players and brought in Javier ‘Egoist’ Chua. Now, with yay joining the team, Bleed has a complete lineup for the upcoming competitions.