Streamer Jeremy “DisguisedToast” Wang teased the formation of a professional team on Twitter, which might add one team to the 2023 field of professional Valorant squads.
On October 31st, DisguisedToast posted a question on the internet about the top professionals currently on the market and mentioned that he was “thinking of starting a team.” Players have been tagging free agents and adding their own names to the tweet, which has gotten a lot of attention. Among the professionals who responded to the post were former Sentinels Valorant player Michael “dapr” Gulino, former Renegades player Alexander “retrQ” Kadan, and current NRG Esports player Sam “s0m” Oh. Current unrestricted free agents Alex “aproto” Protopapas and Matthew “Wedid” Suchan are among the players that have been tagged.
Toast has a significant amount of experience with the game, and his OfflineTV collective has previously co-streamed professional Valorant, most notably at Valorant Champions 2022. Disguised Toast also just got along with Sentinels-affiliated Tarik “tarik” Celik, a well-known Valorant streamer and former Counter-Strike professional player.
Many professional Valorant clubs outside of the top teams have not yet made any roster changes public. At the end of the season, the Challengers league teams have the opportunity to compete for promotion to the partnered competition. There are no restrictions preventing DisguisedToast from participating in the Challengers league or its qualification rounds, regardless of whether he will play for this new squad.
There will be a few events in North America before VCT 2023 begins that the streamer’s squad might be invited to or qualify for.