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100 Thieves troll fans with unexpected Cloak “announcement”

by Eli Becht
L: 100 Thieves - YouTube R: Cloakzy - Twitter

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After many hints and teases, 100 Thieves finally revealed their announcement with Dennis 'Cloak' Lepore, and it's not what fans expected.

Ever since his departure from FaZe Clan, fans have been wondering what Cloak's next move would be, and many linked him to 100 Thieves.

The esports organization had a blazing hot year in 2019, signing talents like The Mob, BrookeAB, CouRageJD, and more to their roster. While things have been much quieter through the first month of 2020, that doesn't mean something isn't coming on the horizon.

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It turns out that Cloak isn't joining 100 Thieves.

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Rumors of Cloak joining the 100 Thieves squad have been ongoing for months now, but speculation really ramped up when his girlfriend Alexia Raye revealed she was moving to California, even living in the same apartment complex as 100 Thieves streamer Valkyrae.

She insisted this didn't mean she was breaking up with Cloak, but that conveniently opened the door for speculation that one of the two could sign with the organization.

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The former FaZe Clan member leaned into this and even posted teases of his own, like tweeting a picture of the new 100 Thieves compound on January 30.

On January 31, the team finally made their announcement, but it wasn't that he was signing with them.

"Welcome cloakzy, the Fortnite legend himself, to the #CashAppHalftime show," the org Tweeted.

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Instead, the influencer ended up being part of the Cash App Halftime Show, an event being put on by 100 Thieves that features a $500,000 cash pool. Cloak is just the first announcement, but there are still more to come in the days leading up to the big day.

Those who actually read the announcement will be in for a treat. The statement begins with actual facts about the Fortnite pro's life, such as his career as a top gamer and Twitch streamer, but then changes gears and claims he was the star of the 1997 cartoon "Franklin," comparing him to the title character who is a turtle.

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It also jokes that he'll use his winnings from this event to reset Fortnite back to season one.

While this didn't end up being the announcement fans wanted, it should still be exciting to watch, especially if more big names join in on the fun.