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100 Thieves withdraw from CS:GO, releases roster

100 Thieves have announced that they are pulling out of CS:GO.

Valentin Gustafsson
Freelance Esports Writer
13th Oct, 2020·☕️ 2 min read
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100 Thieves have announced that they are pulling out of CS:GO, releasing their current roster. In a press release on Twitter, CEO and founder Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag explained that the decision was made partly after the team had shown willingness to compete in Europe, a level of support which the North American based organisation felt that they were unable to provide. 

“We want to be there for them for any problem, big or small. We cannot provide that for them while they are competing in Europe and we did not want to stand in their way of the success of their careers.” Nadeshot explained.

In addition, the organisation has hesitated to make any roster changes despite falling short of their objectives, as this would result in point deductions in the qualification process for the major. With further complications caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the organisation has chosen release their roster and have entered talks with other organisations with the intent of finding a new home for their players. 

This announcement was made just days after rumours started circulating in the CS:GO world that 100 Thieves’ star player, Justin ‘jks’ Savage, would be leaving the team in favour of Complexity – who currently find themselves down a man after oBo’s sudden departure from the team.

The team will be dropped following the conclusion of IEM New York at the end of the month.

100 Thieves’ were:

  • 🇦🇺 Aaron “⁠AZR⁠” Ward
  • 🇦🇺 Justin “⁠jks⁠” Savage
  • 🇳🇴 Joakim “⁠jkaem⁠” Myrbostad
  • 🇦🇺 Jay “⁠Liazz⁠” Tregillgas
  • 🇳🇿 Sean “⁠Gratisfaction⁠” Kaiwai

The press release can be watched in full over at 100 Thieves’ twitter.

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