100 Thieves Looking To Sign Derrek And Wardell

100 Thieves Looking To Sign Derrek And Wardell

100 Thieves are reportedly nearing a deal that would see Matthew "WARDELL" Yu and Derrek "Derrek" Ha join its Valorant roster.

100 Thieves are reportedly nearing a deal that would see Matthew “WARDELL” Yu and Derrek “Derrek” Ha join its Valorant roster. The reports of a possible roster change surfaced on Wednesday, March 23, as a response to 100T’s shaky showings in the VCT.

100 Thieves’ Struggles

100 Thieves is reportedly making roster changes to its Valorant roster in a bit to find more stability and better results. The news surfaced on Wednesday, unveiling that 100T are expected to make at least two changes in the coming weeks.

100 Thieves entered the Valorant esports scene in June 2020 and quickly became one of the top teams in the North American region. Although the team needed a few months to get rolling, 100T ended the 2020 season with flying colors.

At the start of December, 100T won First Strike North America and closed out the year with a top-four finish at JBL Quantum Cup. The 2021 season, however, was a mixed bag of good and terrible results.

Throughout the season, 100T have achieved reasonable success. Most notably, 100T placed second at VCT 2021: North America Stage 1 Challengers 3, finished top-six at VCT 2021: North America Stage 1 Masters, and won the VCT 2021: North America Stage 2 Challengers 1.

Even though 100 Thieves weren’t able to add another tournament title to its resume, the team did well in August-October, with a runner-up finish at VCT NA Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs and a deep run at Masters Berlin, where 100T made semis.

Unfortunately, 100T could not make it to Valorant Champions 2021, placing third in the North American Last Chance Qualifiers. And even though 100T made several roster changes ahead of the 2022 season, the team could not find any traction.

In February, 100T finished second at VCT 2021: North America Last Chance Qualifier, but then finished the VCT 2022: North America Stage 1 Challengers in last place, with a 1-4 record. In the team’s last attempt to prove something, 100T attended Proving Grounds $20k – Spring 2022 but were again met with disappointment, finishing fifth-eight.

Roster Changes On The Horizon

Following a streak of disappointing results, 100 Thieves is now looking to make more changes to its Valorant roster. However, it remains to be seen whether the newest planned moves will work out as intended.

Due to 100T’s iffy showings, the North American esports organization has been very active in changing up its roster. This year alone, 100T already made a handful of changes.

In January, 100T parted ways with Johann “seven” Hernandez and signed Adam “ec1s” Eccles and Hunter “BabyJ” Schline. But the new lineup did not last for long.

Just a month later, 100T parted ways with BabyJ and ec1s, and replaced them with Sean “bang” Bezerra and Noah “jcStani” Smith, who joined on loan. But it didn’t stop there.

Last Tuesday, 100T announced another change, this time parting ways with head coach Jovanni “Jovi” Vera, who joined the team in January. And now, 100T are reportedly in the process of adding two new players.

Wardell And Derrek On The Shortlist

Ad revealed, 100T is nearing the signing of Wadell and Derrek, who would round up its Valorant roster ahead of the next VCT.

Wardell recently left TSM after refusing to move with the team to Texas, whereas Derrek is currently still under contract with Rise. So while signing Wardell should come easy, given that he is a free agent, it likely won’t be difficult to persuade Derrek to join an organization such as 100T.

As it stands now, these roster changes are nothing more than rumors; however, given the situation 100T have found itself in, it does seem likely the organization will look to freshen up its Valorant lineup.