North American esports organization 100 Thieves and its Brazilian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive have parted ways, resulting in the former Immortals joining the market as free agents without having played a single official match.
The team, formed just December was set to start the year at the ELEAGUE Major in Boston, but visa issues kept the Brazilian team from participating. Soon after that, Vito “kNgV-” Giuseppe was removed from the team.
Things then escalated as they later withdrawn from the IEM XII World Championship: NA Closed Qualifier against NRG esports, before the Brazilian team and the North American organization simply parted ways a few days after:
The 100 Thieves organization has since released the following statement via twitter:
“For the past five months, our team has been working night and day behind the scenes to build our roster and give our players the opportunity to compete in the best tournaments and leagues in Counter Strike: Global Offensive.”
“However, roster complications and visa issues have forced us to re-evaluate our future in CS:GO. As a result, we have decided to take a step back from Counter Strike: Global Offensive for the 2018 season.
“We are disappointed that the efforts from 100 Thieves and our CS:GO players didn’t pay off, but we still want to see these players succeed. Out of respect to the players, we have released them from their contracts and they are now free agents. We want to make sure they have every opportunity to determine their own future and find a new home that will help them succeed.”
“After just a short time of working with these players and seeing their drive, we have no doubt that they will find success. We wish them the very best. We cannot understate how disappointing this outcome is for our entire organization. It was a tough learning experience for us all.”
Meanwhile, kNgV- has reportedly revealed that he is in the process of building a new roster for Virtue Gaming.