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100 Thieves parts ways with three members of Fortnite roster

It has been announced that 100 Thieves will be parting ways with three of its Fortnite players, including two of its original pickups when it first entered into Fortnite esports.

https://twitter.com/100Thieves/status/1169028958664515586

Ken "Kenith" joined 100 Thieves in June 2018 alongside Sawyer "SirDimetrious", Archie "Parallax" Shrader and Alex "Risker" Biamonte. With Risker and Parallax already off the 100 Thieves books, Parallax and Kenith have now waved their final goodbyes too. The players never managed to do anything substantial under the organisation, including each of them failing to qualify for the $30 million Fortnite World Cup this July.

Also leaving the team will be former Cloud9 player Maurilio "Blind" Gramajo. Blind also failed to qualify for the Fortnite World Cup but saw some success in the early days of Fortnite esports, including 6th place in the Summer Skirmish Series at PAX West, 8th place at the Fall Skirmish Series at Twitchcon, and first growing his name by winning the Ninja Vegas 2018 event.

Kenith put out a tweet thanking 100 Thieves for his time with the organisation, explaining that they were "nothing but the best" to him.

https://twitter.com/kenith/status/1169030751981060096

SirDemetrious also published a Twitlonger, saying the following:

"Not going to bore you with the details, but the bottom line was that I pretty much stopped streaming Fortnite entirely. Unlike Kenith and Blind, I was signed as a content creator, yet spent most of my time on Fortnite (starting season 9) practicing off stream for the World Cup Qualifiers. I’ll still be competing in Fortnite, but will focus most of my efforts (when it comes to content creation) on Destiny 2."

Blind is yet to comment publicly on the change.

This leaves 100 Thieves with five competitive Fortnite players in their books – not including content creators such as Jack "CouRage" Dunlop, their remaining players are "Kyzui", Brandon "Klass" Weaver, Davis "Ceice" McClellan, Hayden "Elevate" Krueger and "Arkhram".

The roadmap for Fortnite esports has not yet been laid out for the next season, but with $100m prize pool in their first year, Epic Games has set the bar very high.