100 Thieves is apparently parting ways with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive after the organisation first entered the arena in 2017.
Esports giants 100 Thieves are apparently pulling out of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene just months after signing Australia's Renegades and trying to make a mark in the competitive scene. According to HLTV, it's been a short but sweet jaunt into the world of Valve's first-person shooter.
Sources have told the site that while 100 Thieves is waiting to make an official announcement, fans should expect one imminently. Back in 2017, 100 Thieves signed its CS:GO roster that included Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles, Henrique "HEN1" Teles, and Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe. Things didn't exactly go well when they missed ELEAGUE Major Boston and the lineup was released without ever making a tournament appearance.
There was an extended stay of absence until the signing of the Renegades in October last year. However, the coronavirus pandemic also scuppered those plans and means 100 Thieves has been out of the Top 10 for the past five months. HLTV reports that as founder, Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag wants to build a "championship-caliber team", CS:GO might not be the way to do it.
Elsewhere, it comes in the midst of rumours Justin "jks" Savage is jumping ship to Complexity. Savage's departure would be the final nail in the coffin after coach Chet "Chet" Singh left to focus on his VALORANT career.
Images via 100 Thieves