While NAOS was not NDG's first roster, it was where he got his first big break. The team struggled through several 2022 offseason qualifiers — the closest NAOS got to a main event was when they placed fourth in the Skyesports SEA Championship qualifier — before deciding on a big rebuild for 2023, which NDG survived.
With a new roster, NDG's NAOS waltzed into the VCL Philippines and dominated. While the team kicked off the first split 1-1, NAOS convincingly won the next 12 matches of the year in a row, losing just four maps. NDG's last match with NAOS was on April 14, after which he was replaced by Carl "senyorcarl" Alexander Carandang. The team went on to become back-to-back regional champions and attend Ascension.
NDG's signing to Team Secret comes a month after the team split with Jayvee "DubsteP" Paguirigan — who had been with the core since 2020 — and Lim "lenne" You Xiang Lionel. The changes followed a lackluster year from Team Secret, who placed fifth in the VCT Pacific and were runners-up to ZETA DIVISION ZETA DIVISION Japan Rank #2 in the Pacific LCQ.