100 Thieves

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100 Thieves
100 Thieves logo.png
Short name 100, 100T
Divisions League of Legends
Clash Royale
Fortnite: Battle Royale
Founded April 18, 2016
League NA LCS
Location Los Angeles, California
Manager Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag
Partners Quicken Loans
Razer Inc.
Website 100thieves.com

100 Thieves, also known as Hundred Thieves, is a professional American eSports organization, founded by Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag on April 18, 2016.[1][2] The organization has teams competing in League of Legends, Clash Royale and Fortnite and formerly in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

100 Thieves fielded a League of Legends roster for the Spring 2018 North American League of Legends Championship Series with support from the Cleveland Cavaliers organization,[3] signing Meteos, Ryu, Ssumday,[4] Cody Sun and Aphromoo.[5][6]. On December 12, 2017, 100 Thieves signed the Brazilian Counter Strike: Global Offensive roster with the ex-Immortals lineup.[7] On January 31, 2018, they withdrew from the 2018 season due to roster complications and visa issues, and released the whole team from their contracts.[8]

League of Legends[edit]

Spring 2018[edit]

For their inaugural split, 100 Thieves acquired 2017 NALCS Summer All-Pro top laner Ssumday, veteran jungler Meteos, former Phoenix1 mid laner Ryu, former Immortals AD carry Cody Sun, and veteran CLG support Aphromoo. While this team did not lack experience and pedigree, with Meteos and Aphromoo having won two NALCS Championships apiece, opinions were mixed as to the ability of the players to perform at a high level. Meteos had not been a starter in the NALCS since the 2016 Summer Split, Ryu had taken part of the previous split off due to burnout, and there were questions about Aphromoo's playing ability despite his reputation as a team leader.

100 Thieves charged out of the gate to begin the split with a 3-1 record over the first two weeks. However, many of their games were exceedingly long, and the team failed to look unbeatable in any of them, these struggles began to show in their record, as the team slumped over the next two weeks to finish the first half of the season at 4-5. However, 100 Thieves embarked on a powerful second half surge, going 8-1 as frontrunners Echo Fox and Cloud9 stagnated. Cody Sun posted some of the best AD carry statistics in the league, and Aphromoo popped off on several different playmaking supports, the Thieves managed to beat Echo Fox in their final game of the season, then beat them again in the first-place tiebreaker to secure the 1st seed in their first split as an organization. For their stellar play, both Cody Sun and Aphromoo were named to the All-Pro Team, and Aphromoo also became the first support to be named NALCS MVP.

Their playoff bye meant that 100 Thieves entered the playoffs in the semifinals, where they faced 6th seeded Clutch Gaming, who were fresh off of an upset victory over Team SoloMid the previous week. 100 Thieves were heavily favored but were unable to dominate as expected; despite taking 1-0 and 2-1 leads in the series, Clutch came back with a win both times to force game 5. Clutch took an early lead in the final game, but the Thieves were able to stall it into a tense 74 minute game reminiscent of their early season wins, which they managed to win to send themselves to the finals. However, their semifinal struggles would prove prescient, as in the finals 100 Thieves were swept in a quick three games by an equally veteran Team Liquid lineup, finishing the playoffs with 70 Championship points and a slot in the 2018 NA-EU Rift Rivals.

Current players[edit]

ID Name Role Joined
Ssumday South Korea Kim Chan-ho Top Lane November 22, 2017
Meteos United States William Hartman Jungler
Ryu South Korea Yoo Sang-wook Mid Lane
Cody Sun China Cody Sun ADC December 15, 2017
Aphromoo United States Zaqueri Black Support December 04, 2017

Current organization[edit]

ID Name Role
pr0lly United States Neil Hammad Head Coach
United States Ryan Hammad Team Manager
Reinfcmnt United States Matthew Edwards Performance Coach
Stardust South Korea Son Suk Hee Assisstant Coach

League of Legends Academy [edit]

Current players[edit]

ID Name Role Joined
Brandini United States Brandon Chen Top Lane May 30, 2018
Levi Vietnam Đỗ Duy Khánh Jungler December 26, 2017
Linsanity United States Allen Lin Mid Lane
Rikara United States Richard Samuel Oh ADC
Stunt United States William Chen Support May 30, 2018

Former players[edit]

ID Name Role Joined Left
Whyin United States Ryan Karaszkiewicz Support December 26, 2017 May 30, 2018
kaizen United States Max Waldo Top Lane April 11, 2018
Kitzuo United States Thanh Dat Nguyen Tran Sub / Jungler January 03, 2018 April 01, 2018

Clash Royale[edit]

Current organization[edit]

ID Role
United States Woody General Manager
Taiwan Gilgamesh Coach and Assisstant Manager

Fortnite: Battle Royale[edit]

Current players[edit]

ID Role Joined
United States Nickmercs July 10, 2017 Streamer
United States Parallax June 9, 2018 Pro Player / Streamer
Turkey Kenith Pro Player / Streamer
United States Risker Pro Player / Streamer

Counter Strike: Global Offensive[edit]

Acquired on December 12, 2017, the lineup was set to represent 100 Thieves at the 2018 ELEAGUE Major tournament, by virtue of members Henrique Teles, Lucas Teles and Vito Giuseppe having reached the playoffs of the last CS:GO Major, PGL Kraków 2017, the team however ultimately had to withdraw themselves from the tournament, citing immigration issues.[9] On January 25, 2018, the organization released Vito Giuseppe for failing to maintain a high standard of public behavior,[10] on January 31, 2018, 100 Thieves released the remainder of the team, citing roster complications and visa issues.[11] The 100 Thieves CS:GO Roster did not play any official games during its existence.[12]

Former players[edit]

ID Name Role Joined Left
HEN1 Brazil Henrique Teles AWPer December 12, 2017 January 31, 2018
LUCAS1 Brazil Lucas Teles Entry fragger
fnx Brazil Lincoln Lau Lurker
bit Brazil Bruno Lima Rifler
kNgV Brazil Vito Giuseppe AWPer January 25, 2018

Management[edit]

ID Name Position
Nadeshot United States Matthew Haag Chief Executive Officer / Owner
United States John Robinson Chief Operating Officer / President
United States Jackson Dahl Business Development
United States Julia Wu Marketing Manager
United States Jason Ton VP of Finace and Operations
United States Blake Robbins Investor

Production Team[edit]

The production team has created The Heist, a week by week video series that shows their embarking journey thorough the LCS. Vault, a video series that show's exclusive behind the scene content of 100 Thieves. What's Not Given, a 100 Thieves Academy video series that show's their training and will one day compete in the LCS.

Name Position
United States Gabriel Ruiz Director of Production
United States Logan Dodson Director of Post-Production
United States Marc Urbino Videographer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haag, Matthew. "STARTING MY OWN TEAM!". youtube.com. Retrieved April 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ Hearne, Tracie (April 20, 2016). "100 Thieves Lets Nadeshot Give Back to eSports". Red Bull Esports. Retrieved 25 March 2018. 
  3. ^ Loung, Steven (January 20, 2018). "Massive shakeups set stage for 2018 NA League of Legends season". Sportsnet. Retrieved January 21, 2018. 
  4. ^ @100Thieves (November 22, 2017). "This season of LCS is going to be a whole lot of fun. We're beyond thrilled to announce @ssumday22, @RyuL0L, and @c9_meteos have joined 100 Thieves" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  5. ^ Wolf, Jacob (November 30, 2017). "Sources: Aphromoo signs with 100 Thieves". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 3, 2017. 
  6. ^ @100Thieves (December 4, 2017). "It brings us great pleasure to announce that we've signed @aphromoo to 100 Thieves!
    WATCH: youtu.be/HscWasQ7V-0"
    (Tweet) – via Twitter.
     
  7. ^ "100 THIEVES SIGN EX-IMMORTALS LINEUP". HLTV.org. Retrieved December 13, 2017. 
  8. ^ 100 ThievesVerified account (2018-01-31). "100 Thieves on Twitter: "Our future in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive‌ "". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2018-02-27. 
  9. ^ Striker (2018-01-13). "100 Thieves to miss ELEAGUE Major". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2018-02-27. 
  10. ^ MIRAA (2018-01-25). "Official: 100 Thieves release kNgV". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2018-02-27. 
  11. ^ LucasAM (2018-01-31). "100 Thieves releases CS:GO team". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2018-02-27. 
  12. ^ "CS:GO Results for January 30th 2018 | HLTV.org". HLTV.org. Retrieved 25 March 2018.