100 Thieves decides to step away from CS: GO, removes roster
By Bob Garcia
The eSports team is going through a reorganization after losing one of its stars
100 Thieves will not enter a team in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) after losing star Justin “jks” Savage to Complexity. One year after signing the team from the Renegades, the team will be reconfiguring its roster, and will look to make a possible return in the future.
100 Thieves has been one of the best teams in the North American region since last October. Jks’ move to Complexity was broken by DBLTAP, but 100 Thieves has not commented on the move. Coach Chet “Chet” Singh also left 100 Thieves in September, after signing a deal to rebuild and coach his former team VALORANT of NRG Esports.
100 Thieves first competed in Counter-Strike in 2017 with the ex-Immortals Brazilian roster featuring twins Henrique “HEN1” Teles and Lucas “LUCAS1” Teles. The team broke up due to immigration issues. Player Vito “kNgV-” Giuseppe, who had made a death threat toward analyst Duncan “Thorin” Shields while on the Immortals, continued the feud when he moved to 100 Thieves.
Founded by former Call of Duty pro Matthew “Nadeshot” Hagg, 100 Thieves began as a merchandising brand. In 2017, the team was funded by venture capital groups backed by Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was awarded a franchising slot in the League of Legends Championship Series. 1oo Thieves has continued to expand into other esports leagues. Fans can only wait to see what the future will bring for 100 Thieves, but with such deep pockets, we are betting their gaming future will be brilliant.