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100 Thieves CSGO roster explains why they chose the organization

Published: 6/Nov/2019 19:51 Updated: 6/Nov/2019 20:22

by Scott Robertson

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The ex-Renegades CSGO roster has moved on to new sunny, LA-based pastures in 100 Thieves. Ahead of their debut at IEM Beijing, the players and coach explained why they joined forces with the brand founded by Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag.

After declaring their intentions to return to the competitive Counter-Strike scene months ago, the 100 Thieves brand did just that last week, when they announced the acquisition of the mostly-Australian roster of Renegades.

In the latest video on the 100 Thieves channel, the newest members of the organization spoke candidly about what attracted them to the 100T brand.

100 ThievesThe new 100 Thieves CS:GO roster is prepared for battle in IEM Beijing.

“I think it’s definitely a really important thing to feel like a family, and [it’s] something we’ve been working just within our team, “ Jay ‘Liazz’ Tregillgas said. “To be a part of an org that makes the whole org feel like a family would be a really good thing for us.”

Liazz and Sean “Gratisfaction’ are two of the newest additions to the family, having just passed their one year anniversary with the roster. They came on just a week before coach Aleksandar ‘kassad’ Trifunović came on, who’s been instrumental to the group achieving some of their best results over the past year.

Kassad said in the announcement that the most important thing for the team was building that team dynamic, and the rest of the roster expressed confidence that they can build on their semifinals appearance at the StarLadder Berlin major.

But the roster wasn’t just looking forward to joining 100 Thieves. 100 Thieves have been looking forward to acquiring the roster. In the announcement made by Nadeshot and VP of Esports Jacob ‘Maelk’ Toft-Andersen, they expressed that 100T wanted to sign a full roster, and were excited about the Renegades players’ desire to join the brand and move to LA.

According to the 100T founder, the Renegades roster was even “disappointed” that 100 Thieves didn’t try to sign them back in 2017. Instead, the organization went with the ex-Immortals roster but was forced to drop that roster soon after signing them due to a myriad of issues.

Eric Ananmalay/ESPAT MediaNadeshot and 100T have stepped back from Call of Duty, but look to raise more trophies in CSGO

Nadeshot said that he wanted to collect championships when he announced his organization’s official return to CSGO. Thus in-game leader Aaron ‘AZR’ Ward is setting high expectations for the roster, aiming to “become a consistent top-five team and bring home trophies.”

The 100 Thieves’ CSGO announcement was just one of several significant announcements in the space of a week for the brand. They also revealed the acquisition of streamer BrookeAB and CourageJD moving from Twitch to YouTube.

The ex-Renegades roster will make their 100 Thieves debut at IEM Beijing, and their first match will be against ENCE in Group A. In their last tournament with Renegades, the roster finished 4th at StarSeries Season 8, where they were eliminated by FURIA.


Follow along with the 100T debut and all the IEM Beijing CSGO action on our coverage hub.

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Exclusive interview: GeT RiGhT announces Twitch switch from CSGO

Published: 16/Jan/2021 15:00 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 15:03

by Lauren Bergin

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Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund has announced his departure from professional Counter-Strike, as he moves to Twitch streaming full-time. 

2021 has just got started and Sweden are already stealing the show. Just days after PGL announced the Stockholm Major, GeT_RiGhT has decided to call time on his legendary competitive career.

During an exclusive interview with Dexerto, the 30-year-old discusses the career highs and lows, his battle with Crohn’s disease and what the future holds for the Swedish titan.

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GeT_RiGhT & f0rest: End of an era

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Counter-Strike’s dynamic duo is no more.

The Swede has a CS legacy like no other, but an integral part of those wins and losses was his partnership with countryman Patrik ‘f0rest’ Lindberg. The two share a long list of tournament wins together, including the coveted Major.

The two Counter-Strike behemoths have played together for over a decade, and it’s clear that the end of this partnership is one of the most emotional aspects of GeT_RiGhT’s retirement.

“It’s been a rollercoaster, but at the same time, it’s been a beautiful ride.” Alesund goes on to describe their partnership as “the biggest highlight” of his career.

CSGO & Crohn’s: A battle worth fighting

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GeT_RiGhT’s battle with Crohn’s is a perplexing one.

It may shock a lot of people, but GeT RiGhT describes living with the disease as being “one of the best things that ever happened” to him, as well as one of the worst ones.

He describes his lifelong battle with the stomach pain that accompanies the illness, but goes on to explain that he’s thankful, as the official diagnosis brought with it a sense of both physical and mental relief.

In terms of playing CS, however, he describes it as “horrible.” The associated pain, alongside weight and blood loss meant that focusing on the game became a trial all in its own. After asking himself whether it was worth risking his health, his response shows a mixed bag of emotions. “Yes and no really,” he admitted, as the pro player life and its fandom are always worth it, but the two day bedridden recovery period certainly has left a scar.

GeT_RiGhT: Twitch streaming & beyond

GeT_RiGhT CSGO
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What’s next for GeT_RiGhT? We can’t wait to find out.

It’s important to note that the Swedish legend will not be leaving CS. He sees the game as home, explaining: “I grew up in the scene and I’ll do anything it takes to help it grow.”

While he admits he can’t go into exact details about his future plans, he sees Twitch and content creation as a “competition on another level,” as he explores a plethora of games such as League of Legends and Warzone with more creative freedom.

GeT_RiGhT explored his excitement for Valorant, but clarified that he’s “not going to become a professional Valorant player.” With that said, he does believe that the game “has huge potential to overtake CS:GO” at some point in down the line.


Throughout this entire interview, you get a sense that the Valorant pro (sorry Chris, we had to) is in the best place he’s ever been. We’ll be excited to see where his streaming career takes him, whether it’s Riot’s Future Earth or otherwise. So keep an eye out, he’s not going anywhere anytime soon!