If you’ve recently looked at which teams are going to play at the upcoming ELEAGUE Boston Major or recently read our article about the format of the event, you definitely noticed 100 Thieves, a new CS:GO team. In this article, we will give you the background of what this team is.
Any esports team is made up of two parts, the organization and its roster. In the case of 100 Thieves, one part of the whole is great and exciting for esports, while the other has a bit of controversy trailing it.
The exciting part of this matter is that the organization is owned in part by the Cleveland Cavaliers, one of the best teams in the National Basketball Association with basketball superstar LeBron James as its star. The troubling part is the team’s roster.
The core of the new 100 Thieves CS:GO roster has three former Immortals players, Henrique “HEN1” Teles, Lucas “LUCAS1” Teles and Vito “kNgV-” Giuseppe, as well as former SK Gaming and Immortals player Lincoln “fnx” Lau and Captain Bruno “bit” Lima, who’s last been seen playing on Team One.
Why is the roster concerning?
The former Immortals trio of HEN1, LUCAS1 and kNg is infamous for being late for their matches. There’ve been rumors that the three like to party all night, even on the night of tournament Finals.
The situation came to the boiling point at DreamHack Montreal 2017. The infamous Brazilian trio were late for their Semifinals match against Counter Logic Gaming and, later, the Finals against North. With the repeat offense, tournament officials made Immortals forfeit the first map of the series and the team lost the second map, losing and ruining the Finals.
When the Counter Logic Gaming coach and one of the players poked some fun at one of the Immortals players, kNg, the Brazilian reacted by making a death threat against the CLG player.
The CEO of Immortals, Noah Whinston, reacted by suspending kNg. A bit later, with the CS:GO community railing against the Brazilian, the player and some of his teammates ignored his suspension to play in a Qualifier with his team.
After that, Noah Whinston went to Twitter to say that kNg was dismissed from the team. To be fair, the Brazilian claims to have gotten permission to play from the team manager while the CEO claims that he hadn’t given his permission.