North American esports organization 100 Thieves have made an unexpected roster change to their pro team for Fortnite Battle Royale.
Pro player Alex ‘Risker’ Biamonte has left the organization on January 8 in what appears to be a mutual decision according to the tweets posted by both parties.
“Today, we part ways with 100T Risker from our Fortnite team,” 100 Thieves tweeted. “Thank you for helping kick off Fortnite for 100 Thieves, and we wish the best of luck with your future endeavors.”
Risker was very complementary of his former org in his announcement message: “Today I parted ways with 100 Thieves. I want to thank them again for the amazing opportunity – and a huge thank you to everyone’s kind words and support. There are great things coming, stay posted!”
Today, we part ways with @100T_Risker from our Fortnite team. Thank you for helping kick off Fortnite for 100 Thieves, and we wish the best of luck with your future endeavors! pic.twitter.com/ulCZD542It
100 Thieves have not announced any corresponding moves to this one, meaning that their pro Fortnite team’s roster will remain comprised of Kenith, Parallax, and SirDimetrious for the time being.
As for Risker’s future, he does foreshadow positive news in his tweet, but he has not been picked up by any organizations as of yet. However, considering his top level skill-set, it will likely not be hard for him to find a new home in the very near future.
100 Thieves’ Fortnite team (left to right) – SirDimetrious, Parallax, Kenith, Risker (former)
Risker was one of the three players that were part of 100 Thieves’ first ever pro team in Fortnite, along with Kenith and Parallax. All three players joined the org on June 9 in anticipation of the currently ongoing $100 million competitive season.
In terms of his competitive resume, Risker participated in four weeks of the Fall Skirmish Series – weeks two, three, four, and seven – with his best placement, 21st overall, coming in the Solos tournament in week four.
Organizers have revealed the new schedule for Flashpoint Season 2, which will see teams competing for the largest CSGO prize pool of 2020 at $1 million.
The competition has been held completely online since March, due to the ongoing concern surrounding the global health situation, and that will continue for Season 2 as well.
This tournament venture between B Site Inc. and FACEIT kicks off its second season on November 10, 2020, with participating teams and the schedule released in the days leading up to the start.
So, let’s take a look at which teams are playing when, and how you can catch all the action.
Opening matches for Flashpoint Season 2.
The matches will all be streamed on FLASHPOINT’s Twitch channel, and with no in-person attendance and all games being held completely remotely, this will be the only way to watch the matches.
Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields, who is participating in the leadership of FLASHPOINT’s creative direction, has predicted Group C will definitely be the one to watch, with OG (who are favored by many to win it all) and potential dark horses Cloud9 battling it out, along with Virtus.Pro in the mix as well, who finally seem to be getting in the swing of online play.
In Group B, BIG emerges as a clear favorite, but Thorin added “there will be heavy competition for the second-best team.” Finally, all eyes in Group A will be focused on taking down MAD Lions, who came out on top in first place following Flashpoint Season 1.
How Flashpoints Season 2 will work, from Group stages all the way to the Grand Final.
Flashpoint Season 2 format & schedule
FLASHPOINT Season 2 will start off with a Group Stage where 12 teams will compete in three different Groups. The top two teams in each group will automatically qualify for the Playoffs.