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Archive • Jan 13, 2018

100 Thieves CS:GO Team Announce They're Unable to Attend the Boston Major

It has been announced that due to visa complications the 100 Thieves CS:GO team will be unable to compete at the E League Boston Major. The Brazilian squad features three players from the Immortals team who took second at the PGL Krakow Major in 2016, which granted them legend status that includes a direct invite to the next Major.

Due to a number of circumstances out of the game, the Immortals roster eventually went their separate ways after a number of incidents following the Major, however three of the players were announced as part of the 100 Thieves roster, securing them a spot at the E League Major in Boston. Originally founded in early 2016 after Nadeshot decided to part ways with the OpTic Gaming organization, the 100 Thieves brand has seen a rapid amount of growth in recent months following numerous high-profile moves within the esports industry.

After securing a multi-million dollar investment from Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, Nadeshot and 100T were able to obtain a coveted spot within the 2018 League of Legends Championship Series alongside teams such as Team SoloMid, Cloud9, and others, including his former squad – OpTic Gaming. Whilst their expansion into League of Legends appears to be going well, it was announced on Friday January 12th that the CS:GO team would be missing out on the Major. The news was revealed via Twitter. x E League released their own statement to confirm how the team would be replaced.
"ELEAGUE has just confirmed that, unfortunately, 100Thieves has not been able to secure visas in time to be eligible to compete in The ELEAGUE Major: Boston. We will identify a replacement through the use of decider matches, formatted in collaboration with Valve, that will include the team(s) finishing The New Challenger stage with a 2-3 record who also faced the strongest performing opponents. The team to perform the best in the decider match(es) will replace 100Thieves in The New Legends stage set to begin Friday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. ET on Twitch."