There had been chatter that Renegades were in discussion with the 100 Thieves organisation over the last few months for their CS:GO players and it has finally been confirmed, with the team moving to Los Angeles.
100 Thieves have recently invested in a new headquarters and training facility in the city which will be utilised by the team following a $35 million round of funding in July.
This is not the first time 100 Thieves have tried to enter Counter-Strike. Their 2017 acquisition of the Brazilian ex-Immortals lineup was quickly withdrawn before playing a single official match after inappropriate comments were made by AWPer Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe towards Duncan "Thorin" Shields on Twitter.
An important message from all of us here at 100 Thieves. pic.twitter.com/rSC6l1wuxr— 100 Thieves (@100Thieves) January 25, 2018
After a successful 2019 and the only controversy for the team being visa issues, it is likely the former Renegades will at least make it to their first match.
The roster holds a Major spot following a run to the semifinals at the StarLadder Berlin Major this year, ESL Pro League Americas for next season confirmed and the possibility of making the Finals for Season 10 and a large fan following in Oceania that will now see a significant boost from the 100T community.
It is not yet known if Renegades will look to pick up their own new roster for the future, but there are many options in Oceania, North America, Europe or a mixture as the post-Major shuffle has shifted many big names that have yet to find homes.
Other orgless collectives could be picked up even though it is unlikely that any current squad could reach the same heights as the previous team.
The 100 Thieves debut will take place at IEM Beijing next week with an opening game against Finnish powerhouse ENCE.
Going forward, the 100T CS:GO team will be:
- Sean "Gratisfaction"' Kaiwai
- Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad
- Justin "jks" Savage
- Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas
- Aaron "AZR" Ward
- Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović (coach)