100 Thieves Complete Valorant Roster

100 Thieves Complete Valorant Roster

100 Thieves officially announced the signing of Adam "ec1s" Eccles and Hunter "BabyJ" Schline on Monday, January 17.

100 Thieves officially announced the signing of Adam “ec1s” Eccles and Hunter “BabyJ” Schline on Monday, January 17. With the signings, the North American esports organization completed its Valorant roster for the 2022 season.

100T Finalize Valorant Roster

100 Thieves officially finalized its 2022 Valorant roster on Monday, adding ec1s and BabyJ. The news surfaced less than two weeks before the NA VCT Open Qualifiers, where 100 Thieves will debut its new lineup.

The addition of two new members follows the departure of Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella and Johann “seven” Hernandez, who left the organization in December and January, respectively. While seven left 100T to join T1, nitr0 decided to step away from the Valorant esports competitive scene.

Instead, the 26-year-old returned back to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Saturday, January 15. The 26-year-old CS:GO veteran reunited with Team Liquid, where he will once again take over as the in-game leader.

With two voids 100 Thieves needed to fill ahead of the 2022 season, the North American esports organization decided to add BabyJ and es1c. The addition of BabyJ, while an exciting one, is hardly surprising.

The 23-year-old was rumored to sign with 100 Thieves last week when it was revealed that he is in the final stages of signing the contract. Likewise, there were reports of es1c trialing with 100T.

Es1c joins 100 Thieves as an inactive member of Ninjas of Pyjamas, who he joined in July 2021, but was moved to the bench in November. Since then, the 21-year-old has been waiting to get picked up by another organization and was not seen attending a single event in over two months.

A Solid Roster

With the addition of es1c and BabyJ, 100 Thieves formed what seems like a highly competitive roster. The team kept their core intact and will continue with Spencer “Hiko” Martin, Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk, and Ethan “Ethan” Arnold.

The trio played a big role in 100T’s success in 2021, helping the team finish top-four at Masters Berlin. But, unfortunately, 100T failed to qualify for the season-culminating VALORANT Champions 2021.

They came close, though, finishing third in the last-chance qualifiers, where 100T lost to Cloud9 in a closely-fought series (1-2). And despite their disappointing ending to the 2021 season, 100T still ended the year as the third-highest rated North American Valorant esports team.

Es1c, who joins 100T as a benched member of Ninjas in Pyjamas, has achieved plenty early into his Valorant career. Most notably, he was a member of fish123 in early 2020 and later played for Team Liquid.

With fish123, es1c dominated the European Valorant scene in early 2020, winning six of seven tournaments he has attended. His list of accolades also includes a runner-up finish at WePlay! Invitational in July 2020.

Unfortunately, es1c wasn’t able to achieve much with Liquid and NiP. His only notable achievement of 2021 was a title from EPIC.LAN #33, which he won while playing for a stack named NoPoaching.

Like es1c BabyJ joins 100 Thieves following a title-less season. Still, he has achieved some success with FaZe, namely a runner-up finish at VCT 2021: North America Stage 3 Challengers 2.

But outside of that, BabyJ has nothing to show for. Nevertheless, both have proven their worth and should be excellent additions to 100T.

100 Thieves Are Ready

100 Thieves are set to enter the 2022 VCT season and compete for the top spots with a new-look roster. However, with so many NA Valorant esports teams improving their rosters, the road to the top won’t be easy.

The team will debut its new roster on January 27 in VCT North America VCT Challengers One Open Qualifiers. There, 100T will compete for a ticket for the Stage 1 Challengers, which, set to kick off on February 11.