The US-based organization 100 Thieves has just confirmed plans to retire from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive esports.
In a video posted on Twitter, Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag – CEO and founder of the organization has justified the decision. The “turbulence, ambiguity and ambiguity” in the current CSGO with the biggest tournaments taking place only in Europe while the team based in Los Angeles makes them unable to move around. The main cause leads to the organization making the final decision.
It is with a heavy heart we announce that 100 Thieves will be exiting CS: GO. pic.twitter.com/cJqKk5Vvwp
– 100 Thieves (@ 100Thieves) October 12, 2020
“What’s happening in CSGO is causing the game to gradually migrate to Europe. We talked to the players about the solution… The members did their best to deliver the desired results. Unfortunately, we’re just a little lacking. Despite wanting to change the roster, the team still has big hurdles ahead. With the current mechanics and scoring system for qualifiers and for Majors, any roster change will have a negative impact on our chances of making the Major. And that’s a big jumper. ”
Nadeshot explained that 100 Thieves “don’t want to hinder” the players’ success and they can’t support the members if they decide to move to Europe, so the organization talked to the parties to find “a better home. “. A place that would give members “everything 100 Thieves can’t do right now.”
“Ultimately we believe that the success of the players, whether they play for us now or in the future, remains the organization’s number one focus,” he said. “Having them in Europe with other organizations is the best we can find.”
IEM New York will be the last tournament that this Australian CSGO squad will play under 100 Thieves. The team joined 100 Thieves from the Renegades in October 2019, just weeks after reaching the semi-finals of the StarLadder Major.
The team then reached the IEM Beijing Final, the first event they played for 100 Thieves. Since then, their results have not been very good, especially when the Covid translation began. 100 Thieves has been out of the top 10 of the HLTV charts for the past 5 months, and worst of all, the top 20 in September.
Questions about the future of the team were raised after the information that Complexity was about to successfully recruit Justin “jks” Savage, the star of 100 Thieves. The news comes two weeks after team coach Chet “Chet” Singh decided to jump to VALORANT.
Nadeshot does not rule out the possibility that 100 Thieves will return to Counter-Strike esports with “another roster” if the situation changes. The Australian players are the second CS squad of 100 Thieves after a failed trial with the Brazilian roster, with core members from Immortal (2nd place PGL Major Krakow 2017).
The current 100 Thieves lineup looks like this:
Aaron “AZR” Ward
Justin “Jks” Savage
Joakim “Jkaem” Myrbostad
Jay “Liazz” Tregillgas
Sean “Gratisfaction” Kaiwai
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