100 Thieves joining CS:GO with ex-Immortals and Bit

Posted by Paulo "paulorbarros" Barros at 14 December 2017 06:45

It has been finally announced by 100 Thieves that they signed ex-Immortal (LUCAS1, HEN1, fnx, kNgV-) players and Bit.

It's official: 100 Thieves have signed the majority of the ex-Immortals roster and Bit. We will be seeing the likes of Henrique "HEN1" Teles, Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles, Lincoln "fnx" Lau, Vito "kngV-" Giuseppe and Bruno "bit" Lima at ELEAGUE Major 2018 which will take place in Atlanta and Boston between Jan 19-28.

This line up has never played an official match all together, but some players have been part of the same team at some point: As a veteran of the Brazilian scene, Bit has played for TeamOne from February until October 2017 and has been part of the legendary mibr squad back in CS 1.6.

Fnx is a very popular Brazilian player that is known for winning the first major title for Brazil back in 2006 with the mibr line up. He also won 2 CS:GO majors in 2016, one with Luminosity Gaming and another one with SK Gaming. His last match was on late April when he was benched by Immortals.

The players known as "ex-Immortals" - HEN1, LUCAS1 and kNgV - played their last match for Immortals in September. Following controversy at DreamHack Open Motreal 2017 - where players of Immortals failed to arrive to the arena on time in their grand final against North, resulting in a map being forfeited and ultimately the cause of their defeat - kNgV made an inappropriate tweet while replying to former CLG member "FNS" over speculation of the cause of the lateness. Because of that and some visa issues, Immortals CEO Noah Whinston decided to not sign a new contract with kNgV-. LUCAS1 and HEN1 soon after asked to be benched so they could all find a new team.

Seeing as the rules of ELEAGUE give the power to the players as qualifying for the ELEAGUE Major and not to the organizations themselves, having LUCAS1, HEN1 and kNgV- on the same team allows for 100 Thieves to qualify for ELEAGUE Boston. 

According to the official twitter release by 100 Thieves, owner and CEO Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag said that the team is currently training in Poland for the next CS:GO Major and also mentioned all the controversity involving this line up and what will be expected from them.

100 Thieves is an organization found in April 2016 by Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag and has been invested in by the NBA team Cleveland Cavaliers. They initially had a Call of Duty roster, but they disbanded after a last place finish in the Call of Duty World League Season 2. Apart from the CS:GO line up they will also joining the 2018 LCS season with a League of Legends team.


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