Have 100 thieves separate ways with former in-game leader Josh “Steel” Nissan ahead of the VALORANT 2022 off-season.
100 Thieves signed Steel for the first time when the organization rebuilt its VALORANT list around Counter-Strike veteran Spencer “Hiko” Martin. Steel had a background in Counter-Strike himself and played for Team Chaos towards the end of his career. In addition to being part of the team’s original rebuilding, Steel earned the organization their first and only trophy in VALORANT by winning First Strike: North America.
While we continue to convert our VALORANT duty roster, we give up the transfer of. known @JoshNissan from 100 thieves, from now on.
Steel’s leadership role this year has been greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing him take on his next chapter. pic.twitter.com/pWkkCo4M7X
– 100 thieves esports (@ 100T_Esports) December 5, 2021
For Steel, VALORANT was an opportunity for the in-game leader after he was prevented by Valve from participating in Counter-Strike for his involvement in the infamous. to participate iBuyPower scandal. The 31-year-old player and his “Boomer” duo in Hiko took the youngsters of 100 Thieves to new horizons. The team broke through First Strike in North America and was soon recognized as one of the best teams in their region.
100 thieves bank steel to Berlin
After winning First Strike, 100 Thieves had mixed achievements that often left the team just short of the finish line. They missed the qualification for the very first international LAN event at the VALORANT Champions Tour Masters Reykjavík. However, 100 Thieves got another chance at the big stage when they qualified for the VCT Masters Berlin. In Berlin, 100 Thieves had some bottlenecks with their games, but inevitably made it out of the group game and were the only team to take a series from the master Gambit Esports.
Shortly after the North American team Envy left the tournament, 100 Thieves began making changes in the roster. Due to their loss to Envy, 100 Thieves did not qualify for VALORANT Champions and had to go through the gauntlet of the North America Last Chance Qualifier to qualify. Just a few weeks before the planned LCQ, 100 Thieves Steel moved to a replacement position on the list. He has been replaced by the team’s former analyst, Aaron “b0i” Thao.
Now 100 Thieves have officially announced that Steel will not be part of its newest version of the VALROANT roster in 2022. Steel has not officially signed with any other organization but is reported to be signing “autimatic” Ta at T1 to replace Timothy.