The fix is well and truly on for North American CSGO. Okay that was maybe a poor choice of words, but it's hard not to accept the fact that NA talent is abandoning the game with increasing regularity and they are all going in one direction - no prizes for guessing this one - Riot Game's Valorant.
The latest is Ethan "Ethan" Arnold who, on 28th February, not only announced his departure from Evil Genius' and an end to his competitive CSGO days also revealed that he has moved to Valorant to play for 100 Thieves.
Welcome @ethanarnold to 100 Thieves VALORANT!— 100T Esports (@100T_Esports) February 28, 2021
Ethan has been competing in CS:GO for the past five years, marking this his official debut in VALORANT. We’re excited to support his transition and can’t wait to see him compete with the team! #100T pic.twitter.com/BmuZYTJqos
He will replace Quan "dicey" Tran who was moved to the bench.
Ethan spoke of the "unforgettable memories" he made in CSGO and his hope that his fans will follow him to his new game and team.
"The one thing I ask is if you've supported me this long, you follow me into the next chapter of my career and I promise I will not let you down," Ethan said. "I'm excited for this new challenge and I can't wait to give it my all over at 100Thieves."
Ethan was a highly successful Rifler in CSGO with a career that took in United, Counter Logic Gaming, NRG Esports and Evil Geniuses - the latter two had the same core roster and in his time with them they were two of the most celebrated and successful teams in North America.
For 100 Thieves they will hope that Ethan can help them qualify for the Valorant Champions Tour Stage 1 Masters. They have one game chance left to qualify, through this weekend's Challengers 3 tournament.
100 Thieves active Valorant roster is now:
- Spencer "Hiko" Martin
- Nicholas "nitr0" Cannella
- Joshua "steel" Nissan
- Peter "Asuna" Mazuryk
- Ethan "Ethan" Arnold
- Hector "FrosT" Roasrio (Coach)