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What do you get when you mix the intense strategy of a sports team with a video game? The answer is Esports, one of the latest crazes sweeping across the world. Esports has been around for decades, but recently, it's seen explosive growth as professional leagues are being created with top-tier teams playing in them. In the aftermath of the pandemic, Esports has become a popular pastime for video game lovers.

Bleed Esports
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With a market value exceeding $1.38 billion and a global audience exceeding 300 million viewers, this industry has captivated dedicated fans who live for the tournaments and championships held in different leagues. Bleed Esports is one of the brands dominating this space.

Founded by pro player Mervyn Goh, Bleed ESports Esports is a team of dedicated gamers who have captivated the attention of audiences worldwide. From Asia to Europe, these international gamers have invested their time as professionals and continue building on that foundation with each new match they win. Bleed Esports comprises a diverse team of players and is actually the first Asia team in VALORANT to import players from Europe to Asia.

Despite being a relatively new entrant in the Esports space, Bleed Esports has made considerable strides in the industry. Its accomplishments include placing 3rd in the VALORANT Asia Pacific Stage 1 Champions Tour 2022 despite being only 5 months old. The team won 2nd place in the Malaysia and Singapore Stage 1 VCT Challengers and 1st SEA Esports Championship 2021, the Singaporean Qualifier.

Mervyn attributes the team's success to diversity and sportsmanship, among other factors. "We are the first Asia team in Valorant that imported players from Europe to Asia," he explains. "The better players usually get imported or stay in Europe. But the good players decided to join an Asia team."

Swedish player Jacob "Pyth" Mourujärvi is one of the latest additions to the Bleed Esports team. The former G2 Esports player is renowned for his prowess in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and has played for other teams like the Ninjas in Pyjamas. The award-winning champion was the first European player to join a North American team and the first to relocate to Southeast Asia. Pyth plays alongside other dedicated players like Max "Maxie" Lönnström, a retired Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

As the team grows, Mervyn hopes to sign more international players to boost the team's chances of success. The international players on the team have already popularized Bleed Esports and contributed to the team's notoriety. Mervyn explains that's one reason they are now well-known internationally, even though they are a minor market demographically. His dream is to scale further and increase the team's market share globally.

From winning VCT tournaments to clinching the championships in other leagues, the founder is confident in his team's ability to shine. He's also proud that even though Bleed Esports is still a relative stranger in the industry, players from established teams have trusted it and relocated to Singapore to work. His dream is to grow the team further and scale it into a household brand that every player aspires to be at and to play for in the future.