BLEED BLEED Asia-Pacific Rank #2 sScary Nutchapon Matarat Deryeon Derrick Yee crazyguy Ngô Công Anh yay Jaccob Whiteaker Egoist Javier Chua and Disguised Disguised Asia-Pacific Rank #29 Juicy Tyler James Aeria JayH Wong Jia Heng Riza Sirajul Azrie Bin Sirajul Adly bryce Bryce Lee wayne Wayne Chang have confirmed an Affiliate Partnership for the upcoming season. The announcement means Disguised will now participate in the Malaysia/Singapore Challengers, as both teams must operate in the same region.

First announced in October of last year, Affiliate Partnerships allow VCT partner teams to collaborate with a Challengers or Game Changers organization, enabling the use of Two-Way players and closer content collaboration.

The Two-Way system allows the option for player substitutions while avoiding the possibility of a substitute playing one or two games in the year, as was the case for many in 2023. With this partnership, BLEED may designate players who have previous synergy with their main roster as Two-Way players, cushioning to an extent the issues that may arise from emergency substitutions.

Notably, the new Disguised roster features ex-BLEED player Juicy , who helped the team win Ascension but was too young to participate in VCT Pacific. He is joined by former Ninjas In Pyjamas Ninjas In Pyjamas Inactive YRSelect Eren Yang Zhengwei (杨曾威) JayH Wong Jia Heng SiuFatBB duo bryce and JayH , the latter also being an ex-BLEED player, as well as one of Egoist 's previous teammates, wayne .

Disguised was previously participating in North America, with a Challengers and a Game Changers roster. They qualified for their respective main events in 2023, but were unable to advance to Ascension or the Game Changers Championship.

Despite changing regions, Disguised will be able to take advantage of BLEED's previous ecosystem, as BLEED moves to Seoul to participate in VCT Pacific.

BLEED is now the second VCT team to announce an Affiliate Partnership, after FNATIC FNATIC Europe Rank #1 Leo Leo Jannesson Derke Nikita Sirmitev Boaster Jake Howlett Chronicle Timofey Khromov Alfajer Emir Ali Beder confirmed their own collaboration with Mandatory Mandatory Europe Rank #34 CyvOph Clement Millard SoOn Terence Tarlier HyP Damien Souville thebigfiz Julien Auberton AKUMAAAAA Alex Lo Bello Goaster Tony Richard .