Valkyrae reveals why she decided to leave 100 Thieves’ LA content house

Published: 11/Feb/2020 2:56 Updated: 11/Feb/2020 5:57

by Isaac McIntyre


100 Thieves star’ Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter has revealed why she’s decided to leave the organization’s new Los Angeles content house, admitting she needed to change things in her personal life after a “whirlwind” few months.

Hofstetter has had a whirlwind last few months, leaving 100T’s new LA abode after signing with the org in 2018, and penning a huge exclusive deal with YouTube. Needless to say, the streamer is looking forward to a break.

One of the ways she’s planning on managing her fast-paced lifestyle, which now includes big YouTube streams, creating personal vlogs, and teaming up with all her 100 Thieves co-stars, was to get her own space, Valkyrae revealed.

According to the 28-year-old, who addressed the shift during a house tour video on February 10, she had been struggling with balancing her “work and home life,” and decided she needed to pull the plug on “24/7 100 Thieves” by moving out.

It’s a bold move, and one that may have shocked many of her fans, especially considering she was the first streamer to join Nadeshot. All good things come to an end, however, and Valkyrae’s stay in the new LA spot is just one of those.

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Valkyrae is aiming to prioritize “health and wellness” by finally moving into her own place.

That’s not to say that she’s stepping back from her 100T videos and content in the slightest, she promised. It’s just important for her to keep her “health and wellness” in mind, and she had been struggling to do that living where she works.

“Why I left the house… I just kind of wanted to separate myself from it all. As some of you know, Matt [Nadeshot], Jack [CouRage], and Brooke live in the content house, but I wanted to separate my work life from my home life,” she revealed.

“The house is just five minutes away, so it’s not like I’m far. I have my laptop here, so I come home, can still game, and I get away from my work computer.

“I made the call because I’m trying to focus on health, wellness, and fitness, and Michael [her partner and fellow streamer Michael ‘SonyD’ Sherman] encourages me to do that here as well, so that’s perfect and great. I think it will be a good change.”

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Moving into her own house won’t effect her 100 Thieves content, the YouTube star promised.

Like the streaming star mentioned, however, her move away from the 100T content house and into her own home doesn’t mean she’ll be any less involved in the org. In fact, she believes it will “energize” her to do even more.

“It feels like a bit of a reset moving in real life, and onto YouTube,” she continued. “I’ve been gaming my entire life, but now with the move I can focus on beauty, fitness, and as well as everything with 100 Thieves. I couldn’t be more excited.”

She also added that she had “learned so much from [her] roommates,” and said she hoped they would still remain “incredibly supportive towards [her] decisions” moving forward outside of the org’s Los Angeles content house.

For mobile readers, the related segment begins at 8:49 in the video below.


Valkyrae definitely hasn’t disappeared from the 100 Thieves content despite her move either, and recently appeared in the org’s $500k Halftime Uno tournament, though the YouTube star bombed out of the winner-takes-all comp early.

For now, it looks like it’s business as usual for the streamer, who has promised her fans more personal vlogs, insights into her new place, and plenty more content with Nadeshot, Courage, and Brooke. Keep your eyes peeled!


LS reveals how xQc reached out to him during T1 fans backlash

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:57

by Alex Garton


Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare has revealed that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reached out to him during the T1 backlash offering his support and advice.

T1’s accidental leak that revealed LS was set to be the organization’s new League of Legends coach resulted in a wave of backlash against both parties.

Fans of the organization opted to send unjustifiable racial and homophobic abuse towards LS, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending packages to her address. T1, from an outside perspective, did not handle the situation appropriately and seemingly offered little support to LS during this period.

This resulted in LS disabling his Twitter and going completely dark for a short period of time. This was no doubt due to the amount of hate and criticism he was receiving from T1 fans. One person who reached to support him was huge Twitch personality xQc.

xQc has over four million followers on Twitch.

xQc reached out to LS during T1 fans backlash

LS revealed on stream that the Twitch personality reached out to him in support. “Before I disabled my Twitter and went dark on everything, xQc was one of the very few people who reached out to me,” he said.

It was obvious LS was surprised he had reached out to him due to the streamer’s popularity: “Despite the fact that I’m like an insect compared to him, in terms of like brand and size and everything, it’s very nice.”

LS repeated multiple times that xQc is a “real one”, showing his appreciation for his support and care.

It’s clear that xQc reaching out to LS really meant a lot to him and helped him get through the difficult patch. Sometimes, just reaching out to somebody going through a hard time can make a world of difference.

Now, it’s just great to see LS back on track with the League of Legends content and streaming again.