100 Thieves have signed their first full-time Valorant content creator, Kyedae “Kyedae” Shymko.
The 19-year-old is a prominent Valorant Twitch streamer, with her channel accumulating over 260k followers. Shymko’s other platform, YouTube, has more than 160k subscribers, putting her follower count on over 400K.
The Canadian content creator started streaming in late 2020. Her channel has expanded like the wind in the past couple of months, making her one of the most popular Valorant streamers.
On top of creating content around Riot's tactical shooter, she can often be seen collaborating on-stream with her boyfriend, Sentinels' (at least until the end of Challengers Finals) Tyler "TenZ" Ngo.
“I never imagined getting to where I am, joining an org as superstitious as 100 Thieves. I’ve always worked really hard” Kyedae said in an official statement. “I feel like there’s not a lot of female content creators. [...] I just want to make females feel safer in the gaming community. That’s my number one thing, making people more comfortable” she added, making her goals in 100 Thieves clear.
“We’re always on the lookout for breakout creators to help them boost their gaming careers,” said Matthew “nadeshot” Haag, Founder & CEO of 100 Thieves. “I have so much respect for Kyedae and her work ethic. She’s built such a strong community over just a few months despite being a full-time biology major with a full course load. I can’t wait to work with her more and help her reach her full potential as a content creator” he summed up.
Kyedae (left) and TenZ (right) (Picture: Kyedae)
The signing has been announced following closely after the organization appointed Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter as one of its co-owner, along with Jack “CouRage” Dunlop. This only underlines, that 100 Thieves aim to promote women in the gaming industry.