Joshua "steel" Nissan, the in-game leader of 100 Thieves, has been reportedly dropped from the active roster following their defeat in the semi-finals matches of the Valorant Champions Tour Masters Berlin. As stated by George Geddes from Upcomer, the reason for this was related to Nissan's poor performance throughout the entire event.
100 Thieves reportedly drops Steel from their Valorant roster
It was speculated that 100 Thieves will be replacing steel with Aaron “b0i” Thao, who is already part of the team's existing roster, as the sixth player. In addition to this, Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella, is expected to lead the team as the in-game leader.
The team will be competing in the North American Last Chance Qualifiers (LCQ), which is starting from 12th October with the following roster:
- Aaron “b0i” Thao
- Spencer “Hiko” Martin
- Ethan "Ethan" Arnold
- Nick “nitr0” Cannella
- Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk
The organization expressed their disappointment after the loss, with steel himself stating that: “As an in-game leader, not being able to give direction is a bad thing.”
Envy thrashed 100 Thieves by 2-0 in the Semi-Finals and finalized their spot in the VCT Masters Berlin and Valorant Champions.
100 Thieves is yet to make an official statement regarding this, but if sources are accurate, we might get an official announcement soon. Should this turn out to be true, however, we can see a bunch of changes in strategies, and with only about a couple of weeks left till North America LCQ, we'll have to see how things work out for 100 Thieves.
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Featured image courtesy of Joshua "steel" Nissan.