- Adam “ec1s” Eccles will reportedly be joining 100T’s VALORANT roster as the in-game team leader
- He will be replacing Joshua “steel” Nissan, who the organization decided to move to the bench.
- 100 Thieves still needs to find one more player before the start of the VALORANT Champions Tour 2022
100 Thieves are reportedly going to be signing British in-game leader Adam “ec1s” Eccles as the in-game leader for their VALORANT roster.
Reports Say 100 Thieves Signed Ec1s
According to sources close to Upcommer, 100 Thieves is approaching the acquisition of the former Team Liquid in-game leader Adam “ec1s” Eccles. If this happens, ec1s will probably be moving to the United States in order to train and compete with his new 100 Thieves teammates.
Like many other organizations, 100 Thieves is also making changes to their rosters during the off-season. A challenge they face regarding their VALORANT lineup is that they need a good team leader – something that seems to be in short supply on the North American scene. However, the VALORANT scene, much like the League of Legends scene, is no stranger to importing overseas players.
Signing players from outside, however, can oftentimes prove difficult. 100T wanted to get their hands on VALORANT Champion and arguably the best player in the world, Mehmet “cNed” Yağız İpek from Acend. However, the player from Turkey decided to stick with his winning side.
100t’s New Roster Composition
By joining 100 Thieves, ec1s will come in place of Joshua “steel” Nissan, who the organization decided to move to the bench. This happened rather surprisingly just a week after Masters Berlin and a month before the Last Chance Qualifier. Cloud0 defeated 100T at the LCQ, ending their hopes for a VCT run in October 2021.
100 Thieves’ performance this year led to many roster changes. It was rumored that Johann “seven” Hernandez will be leaving the organization to compete for T1. However, there has been no announcement from Hernandez or other involved parties, confirming a potential transfer.
One potential downside to 100T's current roster composition is that they are lacking Nitr0. The Counter-Strike legend Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella played for 100 Thieves’ VALORANT roster for 15 months but recently left the organization. Rumors are he is considering going back to professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive under Team Liquid.
Some other changes 100T made this offseason were to the coaching staff. former analyst Jovanni “Jovi” Vera is now promoted to head coach, after the release of former coach Hector “FrosT” Rosario.
100 Thieves’ roster is currently lacking one more player. The organization still has some time to find someone to fill the slot before the start of the VALORANT Champions Tour 2022, which will begin in the latter half of January for North America.