100 Thieves is one of the most successful esports organisations. They have recently won the “Esports Organisation of the Year” reward, as well as the “Esports Apparel of the Year”. They’re investing a lot of resources and efforts into both teams and their content creators, trying to take their brand to the next level.
Their Valorant squad is one of the best Valorant teams in North America. Although they didn’t achieve the results they hoped for, they still put up a great fight this season. In preparation for the new VCT season in 2022, 100 Thieves have decided to release Dicey and b0i, which might have been a surprise for a lot of fans.
Ethan, Asuna, Hiko, and nitr0 will stay and form the current core lineup of the team. Steel, although inactive, is still under the 100 Thieves contract. We’ll see whether the organisation will allow him to return or if they’ll finally let him go.
Dicey’s Run is Over
Dicey is one the best players in Valorant right now, so it’s quite a shock to see him leave 100 Thieves. He joined the organisation together with Asuna back in October of 2020, and ever since then the team performed extremely well.
First Strike North America was the first time we’d see this powerful team truly show what they’re made of.
It’s hard to say what the reason for Dicey’s departure is. He’s often playing Jett, who has been the dominant agent for an entire season now and there’s always that fear that she’ll be heavily nerfed in one of these future patches. Since 100 Thieves already have a great core, they could be looking for a more versatile replacement.
End of the Road for b0i
B0i was in a weird spot ever since the day he arrived as a substitute. He joined 100 Thieves in early July and only got the chance to actually play properly when steel was benched in late September. This was also one of the decisions that didn’t really sit well with the fans of 100 Thieves, but they welcomed b0i and gave him a chance.
He did a good job and performed well in his role, but he still felt he didn’t really live up to the expectations. In his TwitLonger post, he said the following:
I want to apologize to everyone for not being able to bring you guys to Champions in Berlin through the LCQ. I really gave it my all and still came up short.
But he was happy and thankful for all the memories he made with the team and everyone else in 100 Thieves.
I want to give my sincerest thoughts and thanks to the people that made this experience even better. To 100 Thieves, owners, staff, management, and nitr0, Hiko, Asuna, Ethan, Hector, Jovi, and Ryan – thank you all for unforgettable memories and moments. And also the fans, love or hate, thanks for your continued support throughout these times!
Hopefully he’ll find a new team soon, and one where he’ll be able to truly shine this time.
100 Thieves Still in Great Shape
Even though 100 Thieves have finished the Valorant Champions Tour run a bit earlier than they anticipated, they’re still one of the best squads in NA and Valorant as a whole.
If you just look at the NA Valorant esports standings, you’ll see that 100 Thieves sit in a comfy third spot, with Envy being second and Sentinels taking the first place. Considering how NA is arguably the strongest Valorant region, with some of the best Valorant teams, it’s quite an accomplishment to finish the season in the 3rd place.
Valorant Champions is the final event of the season and we expect Riot to announce more information as soon as it concludes. 100 Thieves have probably made this move in preparation for that, and it’s possible they already have some replacements in mind. Who knows, perhaps steel will make a return?
We’ll have to wait and see what they’ll do next, but it’s reasonable to expect some new announcements pretty soon.