North American esports organization 100 Thieves have signed their first professional player for Apex Legends, and he also happens to be one of the biggest names of the Destiny community.
On February 25, 100 Thieves announced that they had recruited Connor ‘Gigz’ White as their first ever full-time Apex Legends player, both as a pro and content creator.
“With a background in Destiny, Gigz caught our eye with his impressive gameplay and adaptability in Apex,” 100 Thieves tweeted. “As a growing content creator and now pro player, we’re looking to see him tear up the Apex Legends scene.”
Gigz, who produces content on multiple platforms, currently boasts almost 200,000 followers on Twitch, over 65,000 subscribers on YouTube, and nearly 50,000 followers on Twitter.
As for his stats in Apex Legends, Gigz has over 3,800 kills and 227 wins – both very impressive numbers considering that the game had been out for less that a month when he signed.
Introducing our very first Apex Legends player, @Gigz.
With a background in Destiny, Gigz caught our eye with his impressive gameplay & adaptability with Apex. As a growing content creator & now pro player, we’re looking to see him tear up the Apex Legends scene. Welcome! #100T pic.twitter.com/h2R4dv0AIY
— 100 Thieves (@100Thieves) February 25, 2019
For those who are not familiar with the Destiny scene, Gigz is one of the biggest and most familiar names in the community, producing a lot of gameplay montages over the years that have made him a fan-favorite.
He’s known for his near-impossible accomplishments in both Destiny 1 and 2, such as defeating bosses with half of the recommended amount of players. He was also part of the team that got World’s First in two different Raids in Destiny 2.
His charitable work has also been well-documented, and he was part of last year’s massive GuardianCon fundraiser that raised over $2.7 million for the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
His expertise in Destiny PvP has allowed him to become one of the best Apex Legends players in the world, and this acquisition will be a major first step for 100 Thieves as they look to continue building their pro team.
Of course, an official esports scene for Apex Legends does not exist yet, but orgs like 100 Thieves are trying to stay ahead of the curve by bringing on pro players early.
100 Thieves recently stepped up their plan to move up the ranks of battle royale, making a flurry of signings in Fortnite Battle Royale in light of the announcement of the upcoming $30 million World Cup.
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