Coming off the back of a wildly successful 2022 season under OpTic Gaming OpTic Gaming Inactive , yay initially kicked off the first season of partnerships by joining Cloud9 Cloud9 North America Rank #6 in October. Entering January, C9 would be invited to LOCK//IN, however fell below expectations by finishing in the top-16, losing 1-2 against DRX. Following the event, Cloud9 announced their decision to part with yay in pursuit of changes before the start of the VCT Americas.
Just a month after, yay joined Disguised Disguised Inactive entering Split 2 of VCL North America Challengers. Despite the high anticipation for the team entering the split, DSG bombed out of the regular season and relegation, going 0-7 in matches across Split 2. After the end of the season, Disguised released their roster, leaving yay teamless once more.
BLEED held a nearly flawless Challengers season, losing only one match throughout both splits only to Enigma Gaming Enigma Gaming Inactive in Split 1. Their nearly perfect record eventually led into the team qualifying for Pacific Ascension following their Split 2 victory. In Ascension, despite facing a loss to Dplus Esports Dplus Esports Korea Rank #2 , BLEED eventually topped their group 3-1 to get a free bye into the semifinals, where they took down BOOM Esports BOOM Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #3 and SCARZ SCARZ Japan Rank #1 throughout playoffs to qualify into the Pacific League until 2025.
Despite their Ascension victory, BLEED were forced to rebuild due to complications with mandatory military service for Singaporean players Juicy and nephh . yay comes as the final member of the team's rebuild, following the recent announcement of resurging talent and ex-X10 Esports member Egoist. BLEED had also shown interest in bringing yay to the Pacific in 2022, putting a potentially million-dollar deal on the table for the prior offer.