Following earlier reports that 100 Thieves were leaving Counter-Strike once again, the organization has confirmed the move. The Los Angeles based organization cited a “multiple reasons.”
In the official announcement CEO of 100 Thieves Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag stated that the transition of Counter-Strike to Europe during the COVID-19 global pandemic was a big issue. He stated that the organization wanted their teams and players at the 100 Thieves Cashapp Compound and this was becoming less and less viable.
Roster moves also were being blocked by the current system of Regional Major Rankings points and their ability to qualify for the Major.
Nadeshot stated that he’d been reaching out to organizations in Europe in the hopes of finding the lineup a new home in the region. It is unknown whether the remaining members of the roster will continue together or go their separate ways especially with reports that Justin “jks” Savage is heading to Complexity. It’s also possible they look into shifting over to Riot Games’ VALORANT as many other CS:GO professionals have done in recent times.
This was 100 Thieves’ second attempt to join the fray of Counter-Strike and certainly went better than the first regardless of the outcome. Their first step into the space was the signing of the Brazilian lineup made up of the core of a strong former Immortals lineup featuring Lucas “LUCAS1” Teles, Henrique “HEN1” Teles and Vito “kNgV-” Giuseppe. Drama almost immediately forced the two parties to part ways before playing even one official match.
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