100 Thieves Reveal New Valorant Roster

100 Thieves Reveal New Valorant Roster

100 Thieves announced its new Valorant roster on Thursday, April 14, revealing the five names that will represent the Black and Black colors for the rest of the 2022 season.

100 Thieves announced its new Valorant roster on Thursday, April 14, revealing the five names that will represent the Black and Black colors for the rest of the 2022 season. The announcement comes following a turbulent period and numerous roster changes.

A New Lineup Emerges

100 Thieves revealed a new Valorant lineup, which the North American esports organization hopes will help them achieve more success. The roster representing the 100T banner will consist of William “Will” Cheng, Brenden “stellar” McGrath, Sean “bang” Bezerra, Derrek “Derrek” Ha, and Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk.

Of the five members, Asuna is the only remaining player of the previous lineup and the current longest-serving member of the team. Asuna joined 100 Thieves in October 2020 alongside Quan “dicey” Tran in the first wave of roster changes.

Asuna has been a standout player for 100 Thieves, sticking with the team through thick and thin. With 100T, Asuna won First Strike North America but was also a member of the roster that fell flat in 2021.

Still, he has shown enough to earn the trust of the team, who decided to stick with the 18-year-old and built a new team around him.

Joining Asuna is bang, who has arrived at 100 Thieves on loan from TSM in February. And even though bang has been with 100 Thieves through the team’s most challenging period, the NA organization decided to keep bang as a part of its future project.

Three New Faces Join

Teaming up with Asuna and bang are three new players in Will, Derrek, and stellar, who will take over as the in-game leader.

Will joins 100 Thieves as the only Canadian player in the new lineup and a former member of Built By Gamers. Even though Will enjoyed reasonable success at Built By Gamers, he left the team at the start of March and has been since a free agent.

Most recently, Will was also seen competing with Gen.G at Proving Grounds $20k – Spring 2022, where the team placed second. And it seems like his performance as a stand-in caught the attention of 100T, who picked Will up as the newest member of its Valorant division.

Derrek signed for 100 Thieves as a former member of Rise, who he was a part of for the last 12 months. With Rise, Derrek has achieved a lot of success in some lesser tournaments, and he even helped the team make a splash in some bigger events.

Most notably, Rise placed second in VCT 2021: North America Last Chance Qualifier in October. Unfortunately, Derrek hasn’t achieved much in 2022, as Rise could only manage a ninth-12th place finish at VCT 2022: North America Stage 1 Challengers last month.

As the new in-game leader of 100 Thieves, stellar is mostly known for his time at Luminosity Gaming in 2020-2021. After leaving luminosity in May 2021, stellar was seen competing in some lesser teams and was most recently a member of SoaR.

A Fresh Start

100 Thieves’ roster moves were facilitated by the signing of Sean Gares as the new head coach, Michael “Mikes” Hockom as an assistant coach, and Daniel “ddk” Kapadia as the newest general manager.

With a new lineup and a new coaching staff, 100 Thieves will now strive to re-establish themselves as one of the top North American Valorant teams.

But first, the new-look 100T will need to prove themselves in VCT Stage Two qualifiers, where they’ll compete for a spot in the next international tournament.

But since all of the top teams are currently competing in VCT Masters Reykjavík, 100T have more than enough time to practice and form the right synergy to make a splash once the VCT season resumes.

So it’s likely that we will see 100T compete in some lesser tournaments in the coming weeks.