Who Is ec1s? A Look at the Former 100 Thieves Star’s Valorant Journey So Far
Adam “ec1s” Eccles is a 22-year-old British esports player who is currently a part of Human Tripwires’ Valorant squad and is set to join the Indian esports team Velocity Gaming, according to AFK Gaming’s internal sources. The player made his debut in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and was formerly a part of Fnatic’s Academy team. He eventually retired from CS:GO to make a career in Valorant and has put on solid performances at the Valorant Champions Tour.
eC1s Esports Career Overview
eC1s’ major break in esports happened with London Esports in 2018. He helped the team win the Grosvenor Esports Season 1 grand final and went on to win the ESL Premiership - Winter 2018 with the same team. He was an entry fragger and showed a lot of potential in CS:GO.
After being active from 2014 to 2020 he decided to make a switch to Valorant like many other pro players from the Counter-Strike esports ecosystem.
After putting on some solid performances with the “fish123” roster at some of the earliest events in Valorant esports and the Fnatic Proving Grounds, he moved on to bigger events like Twitch Rivals and G2 Esports Invitational. Team Liquid took notice of his skills and decided to pick him up to compete in Valorant First Strike.
While he had solid individual performances at the Valorant Champions Tour 2021, Team Liquid’s roster simply did not click and we saw the team struggle to make it to international LAN events. He was released by the roster and eventually made his way to Ninjas in Pyjamas and was later seen in 100 Thieves.
Despite 100 Thieves being one of the most promising esports teams in the Valorant esports scene and dominating year one of Valorant esports, it simply could not maintain its momentum against the likes of other North American teams like Sentinels and The Guard.
Since his departure from 100 Thieves, he played in HEET, The Barbers, and Human Tripwires and is expected to make his way to India as part of Velocity Gaming’s 2023 Valorant roster. He is expected to be joined by former Fnatic and MAD Lions player Domagoj "Doma" Fancev in the new roster.