Nitr0 Leaves 100 Thieves VALORANT Roster

Nitr0 Leaves 100 Thieves VALORANT Roster

Nicholas "nitr0" Cannella has officially parted ways with the 100 Thieves Valorant roster on Tuesday, December 7.

Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella has officially parted ways with the 100 Thieves Valorant roster on Tuesday, December 7. The news comes amid rumors of nitr0’s return to the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene.

Nitr0 Unhappy in Valorant

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive veteran nitr0 has left 100 Thieves Valorant roster on Tuesday, after 16 months. The 26-year-old first joined 100T in August 2020, when he transitioned to the Valorant esports scene, but is said to return to CS:GO for the 2022 season.

Nitr0’s decision to leave 100T comes as no shock, as he is supposedly unhappy competing in Valorant. The former Team Liquid CS:GO IGL stated that he hasn’t been satisfied with Riot’s esports title and the competitive experience.

That is despite everything he has achieved with the North American esports organization.

Shortly after joining 100T Valorant roster, nitr0 led the team to the First Strike North America title. 100 Thieves continued producing solid results early into 2021, including a runner-up finish at North America Stage 1 Challengers 3.

In April, 100T added the title of Stage 2 Challengers 1 champion and a runner-up finish of the Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs in August. However, while 100T were always in the race for regional titles, they never emerged as the best NA team.

As a result, 100T failed to qualify for the first two Masters events. Their first VCT Masters appearance happened in September when 100T attended Masters Berlin.

Unfortunately, nitr0 and co. couldn’t deliver, as they crashed out of the semi-finals and finished in third-fourth place. As a result, 100T initiated a roster rebuild ahead of the 2022 season.

With nitr0’s departure, 100T Valorant roster is left with only Spencer “Hiko” Martin, Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk, and Ethan “Ethan” Arnold. Meanwhile, Johann “seven” Hernandez is signed as a substitute.

Nitr0 Could Return to CS:GO

Nitr0’s decision to leave 100T Valorant esports team comes in the wake of the news that he is looking to return to CS:GO. The rumours of nitr0’s transition back to CS:GO have surfaced in November, with sources linking him with Team Liquid.

It’s still uncertain whether nitr0 will actually re-join Team Liquid. But given the current situation, it’s a likely outcome.

Team Liquid has confirmed a complete rebuild of its CS:GO esports division by the end of the year. It would see the departure of three members in Jake “Stewie2K” Yip, Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo, and Michael “Grim” Wince.

Meanwhile, Liquid decided to keep Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski and Keith “NAF” Markovic.

Nitr0 started his CS:GO esports career in April 2014, when he joined Arena 51 Gaming. He later played for Denial eSports, iBUYPOWER, Torqued, Chill Guys, and in January 2015, landed in Team Liquid.

The 26-year-old has been with Team Liquid ever since. He was the longest-standing member of the team until he left for Valorant in August 2020.

During his stay with Liquid, nitr0 has achieved plenty and has helped Liquid emerge as one of the top CS:GO teams in the world. Although Nitr0 never won a Major Championship, he came close in 2016, when he made the ESL One Cologne finals.

Liquid’s best year came in 2019 when nitr0 and co. won seven top-tier events and claimed the Intel Grand Slam Season 2 title in record time. Liquid needed just 63 days to win the prestigious reward – a record that still stands to date.

Nitr0’s return to Liquid has yet to be confirmed, but we can expect the announcement to surface in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, it’s unclear who will join Liquid’s new project.

Offseason rumors have hinted that Liquid will sign Richard “shox” Papillon, who is set to leave Team Vitality by the end of the year. However, it remains to be seen who will be the team’s fifth player.