Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag’s 100 Thieves continued their expansion into content creation by announcing their first female streamer on October 22.
The organization announced popular Fortnite streamer Rachel ‘Valkyrae’ Hofsetter as the latest content creator to join the organization.
With the announcement, Valkyrae has become the first female streamer to sign with the brand, joining the likes of Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff and 'NoahJ456' on the 100 Thieves stream team.
The news first hit social media on October 22 when 100 Thieves posted a photo with Valkyrae and Nadeshot with an accompanying message welcoming her to the team.
Welcome @Valkyrae to @100Thieves!— 100 Thieves (@100Thieves) October 22, 2018
We’ve been fans of @Valkyrae for a long time. She brings a tremendous amount of energy and positivity to the gaming community. We’re beyond excited for her to be a part of 100 Thieves. #100T
Tune into her stream ➡️ https://t.co/klXVy4VSdh pic.twitter.com/iBVqiPh87X
Valkyrae followed the announcement with a post of her own, saying that she received “10 offers” and mulled over her decision for six months before finally settling on 100 Thieves.
Excited to finally announce that after 10 offers and 6 months of talking about joining an esports organization I have finally joined @100Thieves as a content creator!! I couldn’t be happier with my decision and I’m excited for what the future holds for myself and my team 😭❤️🎉 pic.twitter.com/ujwrXoO1eD— 100T Valkyrae (@Valkyrae) October 22, 2018
Talking about the signing on her stream following the announcement, Valkyrae confirmed that her contract with 100 Thieves is for one year. She further stated that she has the ability to re-negotiate and re-sign after the year is up, but the flexibility of the contract was a major reason behind her decision to sign with 100 Thieves.
While Fortnite has been a large reason behind Valkyrae’s rise to prominence here in 2018, she’s no stranger to Twitch, having been streaming since 2014.
The 26-year-old streamer just recently crossed over the 500,000 follower mark on Twitch and boasts another 462,000 subscribers on YouTube.
Valkyrae might have joined 100 Thieves on as a content creator, but she’s been dipping into the competitive Fortnite scene during both the Summer and Fall Skirmish events.
She’ll be making her first official appearance as a member of 100 Thieves at TwitchCon where she will pair with a random duo partner as part of the Stream-vitational on October 28.