New 100 Thieves Valorant Roster Secures 13-0 Victory Against Ex Limit
100 Thieves (100T) suffered a 0-13 loss against Cloud9 at the Valorant Champions Tour 2021: North America Last Chance Qualifier last year at the grand final, which meant any hope of the team making it to the world championships had ended. 2022 was a fresh start for the team but 100T suffered a 0-13 loss once again at the VCT 2022: North America Challengers 1 - Group Stage event with The Guard winning without dropping a single round in one of the maps earlier this week.
With a few controversial roster changes out of nowhere, 100T seems to have finally broken its curse and ended up taking home a 13-0 victory today against Ex Limit at the Pittsburgh Knights Monthly Gauntlet. Only time will tell if this is the comeback of 100 Thieves or if it will fail to keep up with other North American giants like Sentinels, TSM, and Cloud9.
100 Thieves has its eyes set on VCT 2022
Despite being hailed as one of the top teams in North America, 100 Thieves could not deliver on fan expectations. While the original trio of Spencer “Hiko” Martin, Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk, and Ethan “Ethan” Arnold are still in the team, 100 Thieves recently dropped Hunter “BabyJ” Schline and Adam “ec1s” Eccles just a month after signing them.
The decision was made after a 0-13 loss in the ongoing VCT NA Challenger and a lot of fans were upset over the decision to drop two players the team recently signed in January 2022. Sean “bang” Bezerra and Noah “jcStani” Smith are now a part of the 100 Thieves roster but both of them are on a loan and only time will tell if the organization has finally found its right mix of players.
The current 100 Thieves roster features:
Ethan “Ethan” Arnold (in-game leader)
Spencer “Hiko” Martin
Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk
Sean “bang” Bezerra
Noah “jcStani” Smith
Bezerra is currently on loan from TSM while Smith arrived on loan from Pioneers. 100 Thieves is running out of time as the NA Stage 1 Challengers is ongoing and the team has to make a comeback from its recent losses to secure a spot at Stage 1 Masters this year.
Smith put up an impressive showing on Astra today with 22 kills and just 11 deaths, which translates to a 2.0 K/D. Bezerra on the other hand who played Skye also had a solid performance with 26 kills and 16 deaths, translating to a K/D of 1.63. Both players were able to synergize well with Arnold, Martin and Mazuryk and looked solid together as a team.
The team will be continuing its run at the Pittsburgh Knight Monthly Gauntlet and the NA Stage 1 Challengers events later this week. It was a good debut for the two new players but the team needs to put on consistent performances if it wants to keep its world championship dreams alive for the 2022 season.
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