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League of Legends
League of Legends

Aphromoo parts ways with 100 Thieves

100 Thieves have officially announced the team would be saying goodbye to support Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black.
Aphromoo was the first League of Legends player ever signed by 100 Thieves after the organization was revived by NBA organization Cleveland Cavaliers ahead of the 2018 NA LCS Spring Split.

The announcement video, which the team posted on its official Twitter account, thanked Aphromoo for all he did for the team and being the first player to take a chance on the organization. The team said the past two years with Aphromoo have been filled with “memories they will never forget” and they wish him all the best in his endeavors moving forward.

Aphromoo joined 100 Thieves in 2017 and was one of the team’s original starting five. During the 2018 NA LCS Spring Split, Aphromoo led 100 Thieves to the team’s first-place finish and was named the 2018 NA LCS Spring Split MVP, while also being nominated to the All-Pro Team along with his duo partner Sun "Cody Sun" Li-Yu.

100 Thieves qualified for the 2018 League of Legends World Championship, but sudden roster changes and poor performance led many within the esports gaming community to consider internal issues as the reason for their poor play. William “Meteos” Hartman requested to leave the team during the 2018 Spring Split, a move that many thought would be a move the team wouldn’t recover from. Though the team tried to rebuild its roster in 2019, 100 Thieves failed to qualify for the post-season this past year after going more than three months without a victory.

The news of Aphromoo’s departure comes days after the team announced it would not be attending DreamHack 2019. 100 Thieves has, however, signed their new CS:GO roster after a significant buyout agreement was reached and will see the team utilizing their new headquarters and training facility after their recent move to Los Angeles.