100 Thieves is the multi-esport organization that recently signed a League of Legends roster, has made their entrance into Counter-Strike by picking up a Brazilian lineup of Immortals.
100 Thieves, who recently signed an entire League of Legends roster, will now have Immortals players Vito “kNg” Giuseppe, Henrique “HEN1” Teles, and Lucas “LUCAS1” Teles compete under their banner alongside two-time Major winner Lincoln “fnx” Lau and TeamOne’s inactive Bruno “BIT” Fukuda.
This means that KNg, HEN1, LUCAS1, and fnx’s contracts with Immortals have been bought out by the 100 Thieves organization — and it will be the same for BIT, who had been benched by TeamOne.
The Brazilian lineup has been negotiating with prospective organizations, which they’d represent as Legends at the Boston Major in January 2018.
Each present 100 Thieves player, with the exception of BIT, was either sitting on the Immortals bench or terminated because of varying reasons unrelated to CS:GO.
Fnx had been removed from the roster in May due to internal issues, kNg’s contract was terminated because he competed despite being under internal suspension, while HEN1 and LUCAS1 asked to be benched because they refused to compete for Immortals without kNg.
While the year had most certainly been stormy for the Brazilians it was a stroke of fortune that they managed to keep their Valve Major Legend status, since they retained three players from the original Immortals lineup that placed second at the PGL Major in July. There will also be a 100 Thieves in-game cosmetic sticker that can be purchased when Valve releases the Boston Major capsules.
The roster will make their LAN event debut on Jan. 19 at the ELEAGUE Major: Boston.