Is a Valorant Team worth $500K per year? Popular streamer and Offline TV Content Creator Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang is making waves in the Valorant scene. While his VALORANT Team is not newsworthy per se, this made the headlines due to other reasons.
Reportedly, OfflineTV’s content creator Disguised Toast is paying over $5,000 a month to his VALORANT players. They also recently qualified for VALORANT Challengers North America via the open qualifier.
Disguised Toast Revealed How Much His Team Costs
In a live stream on 16 January, the Taiwanese-Canadian content creator revealed that his team, Disguised (DSG), currently costs about US$500,000 per year. This is higher than the US$300,000 grand prize that LOUD. They were the winners of the VALORANT Champions Tour 2022 last year.
Disguised Toast said on his stream that this was significantly higher than what he budgeted. In the first place, it was about US$250,000 to US$300,000.
Toast didn’t provide the exact salary of the players when pro player Yassine “Subroza” Taoufik asked him. Instead, he told him to guess the salary and he’d say if it was higher or lower. Subroza asked if Toast was paying his players $5,000 a month and he said it was “higher than that.”
Who is on His Valorant Team?
Disguised Toast’s VALORANT team names consist of some ex-pro players who are popular, and some who are not that much popular. The team is led by former 100 Thieves and T1 player Josh “steel” Nissan and coached by former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro player Kyle “OCEAN” O’Brien.
The other four players are Damion “XXiF” Cook, Drake “Exalt” Branly, Joseph “clear” Allen, and Amgalan “Genghsta” Nemekhbayar. The team quickly proved that Disguised Toast was right to believe in them after qualifying for the VCT North America Challengers.
Disguised (DSG), led by steel, went on a perfect 7-0 record in the NA Challengers open qualifier, defeating teams Drift, Coconut Munchers, Entertainment District, Where is Fullerton, and Team Fish Taco. They only lost maps to Where is Fullerton and Team Fish Taco.
For now, Disguised Toast is paying his players out of his pocket. In a later live stream, the Taiwanese-Canadian content creator said they didn’t make any money from qualifying for NA Challengers and that finding sponsors who could help him finance the team would take a while.
“Sponsors don’t happen in two days,” he said. “You can’t convince a billion-dollar company to give you their money in two days. That’s not how society works.” His latest streams were entitled “bro I need to stream TFT (TeamFight Tactics) to fund DSG, I’m broke.”
For DSG, the road ahead includes the NA Challengers, which will run from 1 February to 17 March. The VALORANT team will face stiffer competition from M80, FaZeClan, TSM, Shopify Rebellion, G2 Esports, The Guard, Team BreakThru, Oxygen Esports, Dark Ratio, and the two teams that emerge from the NA Challengers Last Chance qualifier.
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