North American VALORANT team 100 Thieves have announced their 2022 roster for Monday’s VALORANT Champions Tour, with three players returning to the roster and joining Hunter “BabyJ” Schline and Adam “ec1s” Eccles.
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– 100 Thieves Esports (@ 100T_Esports) January 17, 2022
100 Thieves had gaps to fill following the departure of Quan “Dicey” Tran, Joshua “Steel” Nissan’s move to T1, and Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella’s return to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The team also lost backup Johann “seven” Hernandez, but enters 2022 with the additions of BabyJ, a former FaZe Clan player, and ec1s, one of the better known names in the European VALORANT scene.
Along with returning players Spencer “Hiko” Martin, Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk, and Ethan “Ethan” Arnold, the list of 100 Thieves for 2022 is set. The team has also found new leadership in former analyst Jovanni “Jovi” Vera moving to the position of head coach.
BabyJ’s VALORANT skills were highlighted earlier in the year, although FaZe waned towards the end of the season. His best finish alongside this FaZe roster was at NA Stage 3 Challengers 2 where FaZe lost to TSM in the finals. Towards the end of his time in FaZe, he mostly played Killjoy and Viper. Now he can fill that role for 100 Thieves and hope to regain his form by mid-2021.
Former Ninjas in Pajamas player ec1s could be a game changer for 100 Thieves if he can play like he did earlier this year. The 21-year-old, who started out in the highly acclaimed Fish123 roster in the early days of VALORANT, ended up with Team Liquid and Ninjas in Pajamas in 2021 and 2021, respectively. The in-game leader had a hot start to 2021 but was moved to an inactive spot on the NiP roster in November. He will also fill the IGL role for 100 Thieves and hopes to turn the tide of the team from a 2021 that, like his, started with potential but fell off in the fall.