On the 4th September, 100 Thievesannounced the signing of former CS:GO star Joshua "steel" Nissan as they attempt to revitalize their flagging Valorant team.
“Joshua is an incredibly skilled & talented player from the Counter-Strike scene. We’re so excited to start a new chapter of his competitive career with him in VALORANT,” the org tweeted out.
Initially, the signing of Spencer "Hiko" Martin sparked excitement in 100 Thieves' Valorant project, however, after building a core roster with former PUBG players that failed to support his mechanical skill, the squad bottomed out in tournaments such as the FaZe Clan Invitational and PAX Arena, Keane "Vallieate" Alonso, Zachary "Venerated" Roach, Diondre "YaBoiDre" Bond, and Alfred "Pride" Choi were all axed.
With the need to rebuild from the ground up, 100 Thieves' Valorant roster also incorporated Nicholas "nitr0" Cannella, signed mere days after the team's last-place finish at the FaZe Clan Invitational.
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At the beginning of August, Nadeshot, CEO of 100 Thieves, responded to criticism from fans that the org fundamentally didn't care about their esport competitiveness across titles like Valorant and League of Legends, explaining how much he "hates f**cking losing."
It seems now, Nadeshot has put his money where his mouth is and it’s up to the players to respond to his confidence when the next iteration of Valorant tournaments commence.