Professional Counter-Strike coach Chet Singh is exploring a move to coaching professional Valorant, according to multiple sources. It is not expected that he would remain with 100 Thieves should the move occur.
Chet has been head coach of the 100 Thieves CS:GO team since late May, where he stepped in to replace Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović. Thus far in his tenure with the team, they have struggled at North American tournaments. Their best result was a third place finish at DreamHack Masters Spring 2020.
Prior to joining 100 Thieves, Chet was head coach for the Evil Geniuses and NRG Esports core from mid-2018 until this April. During that near two-year period, he helped them win IEM Shanghai 2018, cs_summit 3, ESL One: New York 2019, and StarSeries Season 8. His departure from the team came as a result of several disagreements with Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz over the team's approach.
Should Chet make the move to Valorant, he would be following a number of former professional CS:GO players that have already made the switch. In recent weeks, two of the most prominent North American players in Joshua "steel" Nissan and Nicholas "nitr0" Cannella joined 100 Thieves. Preceding those moves were transitions from the likes of Matthew "Wardell" Yu, Pujan "FNS" Mehta, and Spencer "Hiko" Martin to different respective organizations.
100 Thieves declined comment.