100 Thieves CEO Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag announced the org’s exit from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive following reports that JKS is set to fill Complexity’s open roster spot.
Update on October 12
Nadeshot cited “too much ambiguity, too much vagueness, too much uncertainty” in the CSGO landscape for 100 Thieves to be a part of it.
Since the global health crisis has all but forced esports to be online, the NA org couldn’t help their players be more active in the heart of CSGO competitions in Europe. Qualifying for Majors and any roster moves would have created even more complications.
“And so we felt we were in a position where our hands were tied,” Nadeshot said.
It is with a heavy heart we announce that 100 Thieves will be exiting CS:GO. pic.twitter.com/cJqKk5Vvwp
— 100 Thieves (@100Thieves) October 12, 2020
It’s because of all this that 100T will field their lineup for the remaining matches at IEM New York before disbanding.
Original story follows below
After first picking up a Call of Duty team for the Black Ops 3 season, 100 Thieves made their first step into a different esport with a hopeful transition to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
The North American organization picked up the core of the Immortals roster that had been anchored by Brazilian stars Lucas ‘LUCAS1’ Teles, Henrique ‘HEN1’ Teles, and Vito ‘kNg’ Giuseppe prior to the ELeague Boston Major. Though, that team was released without ever playing under the 100 Thieves banner due to visa issues.
After a two-year wait to re-enter the scene, 100 Thieves picked up the longtime Renegades roster of Australian stars. However, it appears as if they will be exiting CS:GO in the not too distant future after just a year back in the game.
A report from HLTV claims that, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, 100 Thieves have decided to bow out from CS:GO once again.
According to their report, HLTV state that the decision to leave CS is set to be announced “imminently” by 100 Thieves and comes amid some roster uncertainty.
A recent report from CS:GO insider Jarek ‘dekay’ Lewis states that longtime star Justin ‘JKS’ Savage is set to depart the team he’s spent so many years on as a core member, and join Complexity’s European-American mixed roster.
On top of JKS’ apparent departure, Dekay also reported that Norweigan rifler Joakim ‘jkaem’ Myrbostad has also reportedly received offers but hasn’t agreed a transfer.
There’s no telling what will happen with the remaining members, or with the team’s partnered pots in ESL Pro League and BLAST Premier. As more information becomes available, we’ll be sure to update this report.