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100 Thieves CSGO coach reportedly making Valorant switch

Published: 22/Sep/2020 23:29

by Alan Bernal

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The CS:GO head coach for 100 Thieves, ‘Chet’ Singh, is reportedly looking to switch over to Valorant, according to DBLTAP’s Jarek ‘DeKay’ Lewis.

Though it’s unknown where he will transition to, DeKay says “it is not expected” that Chet will stay at 100 Thieves after making the switch. The report signals an impressive tactical mind from CS entering the new esport.

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As Riot slowly develops the landscape around their new 5v5 game, big names from CS:GO, Overwatch, Apex Legends, PUBG, Fortnite, and more have been trying to make a move to Valorant’s growing competitive field.

After a successful stint growing NRG’s CSGO team in 2018 before the core became Evil Geniuses, the 24-year-old coach moved to 100T to build up their team full of Aussies, with the exception of Norwegian Joakim ‘jkaem’ Myrbostad.

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Chet is looking to move to Valorant, but isn’t expected to stay with 100T.

Now Chet will be reportedly looking toward the next stage of his career by transferring that level of success to another team. It should be noted that 100 Thieves also have a Valorant division featuring captain Spencer ‘Hiko’ Martin, Nicholas ‘nitr0’ Cannella, and Joshua ‘steel’ Nissan.

The team is still looking for two players to round out the squad after dropping the bulk of their debut lineup less than two months after adding them to the team.

Since it’s not expected for Chet to remain with 100T, then it’s not likely he will simply change caps from the CSGO head coach to helm the project that Hiko is leading with Valorant.

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Chet (far right) is only 24 years old and already has an accomplished CSGO coaching career.

Major organizations like Sentinels, FaZe Clan, Team Envy and more have starting lineups filled with great players but still have a vacancy to fill in the head coaching position.

Any of these could be interesting places for Chet to land, especially since he has a track record of turning individual talents into incredible teams.

Chet led EG to championships at ESL One: New York 2019, StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 8, and took NRG to the summit at the Intel Extreme Masters XIII – Shanghai. Valorant teams will surely keep their eyes on him in the coming days and, if he does enter the scene, will be a high-profile target for orgs to sign.

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HenryG explains Cloud9’s CSGO player salaries after $400k floppy deal

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:11

by Calum Patterson

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Cloud9 have now confirmed that Ricky ‘floppy’ Kemery is the fourth player of their self-proclaimed CS:GO “colossus” roster, in a deal worth over $400,000, bringing their total to around $4 million in player contracts, with another two players still to go.

Floppy joined Cloud9 from ATK in January, and is now transitioning to the new ‘colossus’ roster alongside ALEX, mezii, and woxic.

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The colossus began with the signing of ALEX from Vitality, whose deal is worth $1.65 million. He was joined by fellow brit Mezii on a $426,000 deal. Then, woxic was added from mousesports, in another deal surpassing the $1m mark, at $1,365,000.

This latest deal for floppy takes the total value of this 4-man squad to $3.87 million, and with two players to go (GM Henry  ‘HenryG’ Greer has plans for a six-player roster), is set to surpass the $4 million mark.

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Since HenryG’s move from casting into a management role at C9, he has aimed to shake-up the traditionally opaque nature of esports transfer dealings.

In each of the four signings, Greer has confirmed the length of the player’s contract, and it’s total value over that period. All four players announced so far have been signed to three-year deals.

After the floppy announcement, Greer clarified on Twitter that despite the lower total value of deals for floppy and Mezii (compared to ALEX and woxic), each player’s deal is negotiated on an individual basis.

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“Ricky has received a pay increase from his previous contract and that will be reviewed each year of his stay,” he concludes.

Presumably, salaries could increase based on performance metrics or other value added to the brand by the player, or as thanks for loyalty to the team.

After he was confirmed as the GM of Cloud9, Greer told Dexerto: “My plans for this team are certainly ambitious. I wouldn’t be involved in any sort of General Manager role unless I had absolute full control of the roster and direction we plan to head.

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HenryG is now at the helm of Cloud9’s CS:GO venture.

“C9 have entrusted me with their entire CS:GO dynasty and, honestly, I think that’s one of the boldest moves any org has made in a long time.”

HenryG and Cloud9’s new approach to player deals could very well set off a new trend in CS:GO and esports generally, though for now, they remain on solitary ground.

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