How much does Disguised Toast’s VALORANT team cost?

Popular OfflineTV content creator Jeremy Wang, or Disguised Toast, is paying more than $5,000 monthly to players on his... Eduardo | 17. January 2023

Popular OfflineTV content creator Jeremy Wang, or Disguised Toast, is paying more than $5,000 monthly to players on his VALORANT team. Recall that the team recently qualified for VALORANT Challengers North America through open qualifiers.

How much each Disguised player earns

Well, when Yasin “Subroza” Taufiq asked how much he pays his players, Toast didn’t want to say the exact salary; instead, he said he would try to guess and tell him if it is higher or lower. At that point, Subruza asked Toast if he paid more than $5,000 a month to his players, and Toast replied that it was more than that.

Later, Toast revealed in a Livestream that the project costs approximately $500,000 a year. This figure is much higher than he had planned when creating the team. The content creator pointed out that the budget he had in mind was between $250,000 and $300,000. Also, for reference, the Brazilians of LOUD earned $300,000 by winning the VALORANT Champions 2022.

About Disguised

Last January 9, 2023, content creator and Offline TV star presented his VALORANT team called Disguised. The team was formed before participating in the open qualifiers for NA Challengers, a second-tier VCT competition.

Disguised’s lineup is as follows:

  • Josh “steel” Nissan – IGL
  • Damion “XXiF” Cook
  • Drake “Exalt” Branly
  • Joseph “clear” Allen
  • Amgalan “Genghsta” Nemekhbayar
  • Kyle “OCEAN” O’Brien – (Coach)

While the only experienced and well-known player on the scene is Steel, it is worth noting that OCEAN has discovered the likes of Stewie2k and Twistzz early in their careers.

Almost all the players in this new team have experience in the VCT. Moreover, Steel is a veteran in esports, as he had a long career in CS:GO. Steel led the North American team 100 Thieves to the semifinals of the VCT Masters Stage 3. On the other hand, we have clear, a rookie player who has become one of the brightest talents in North America.

It is unclear whether all players are paid the same salary since Steel has more experience than the other four players.

Disguised wreaked havoc in its first presentation.

Well, as you read, this roster seems to have clicked from the start, and they managed to qualify undefeated for the VALORANT Challengers North America. This after beating teams like Drift, Coconut Munchers, Entertainment District, Team Fish Taco, Where is Fullerton, NSIC, and Oxygen Esports. They only lost maps to Where is Fullerton and Team Fish Taco.

Does the team have sponsors?

The content creator is spending quite a lot of money to finance this VALORANT project, and the team is far from earning money to alleviate some financial costs. Despite qualifying for the Challengers, the team did not win prize money and had no sponsors.

Toast points out that

“What about sponsors?’ Guys…. I’m going to let you guys in on it in this industry secrets, regarding sponsors. Sponsors don’t happen in two days! I know it’s crazy there’s that you can’t convince a billion-dollar company to give you their money in two days. I know, it’s crazy! All the people in chat typing, ‘What about sponsors?’ I’m sorry I had to be the one to break that to you. But that’s not how society works.”

Toast believes it will be some time before he can get any sponsorship deals because the project is still in its infancy.

For now, all the money to pay Disguised players is coming out of Toast’s pocket. His latest Twitch stream said in the caption that he needed to stream TFT to fund the VALORANT team.

Header: Disguised