Valorant

100 Thieves Reportedly Drop steel from Valorant Roster

Joshua "steel" Nissan has reportedly been cut from 100 Thieves' Valorant roster.
Joshua "steel" Nissan has reportedly been cut from 100 Thieves' Valorant roster. / Colin Young-Wolff/Getty Images

A week removed from finishing top four in the world at VCT Stage 3: Masters Berlin, it appears 100 Thieves Valorant will be moving on from IGL Joshua "steel" Nissan.

According to a report by Upcomer, steel has been dropped from the 100T roster, with Aaron "b0i" Thao subbing in and Nicolas "nitr0" Cannella taking over the team's in-game leadership role for now.

On Sept. 4, 2020, it was officially announced that steel — freshly retired from CS:GO — had joined 100T alongside fellow tactical FPS vets nitr0 and Spencer “Hiko” Martin.

Before long, steel's impact was felt right away as 100T took first place in the First Strike North America tournament with series wins over FaZe Clan, Sentinels and TSM.

The Thieves went on to finish fifth/sixth in Stage 1 Masters and Stage 2 Challengers Finals, going through different Agent comps after swapping Quan "dicey" Tran for Ethan "Ethan" Arnold sometime midway between the two events.

In VCT Stage 3, however, 100 Thieves took center stage in and for North America, heading to Masters Berlin as the region's second seed and pulling off some unreal comebacks against the likes of EMEA's Gambit Esports and Acend.

100 Thieves went on to fall decisively 0-2 to Team Envy in the Masters Berlin Semifinals on Sept. 18.

With b0i joining the main roster and nitr0 reportedly taking over to call the shots, 100 Thieves is set to compete in VCT North America's Last Chance Qualifier to fight for a spot at Valorant Champions —the scene's largest and annual culminating event — starting on Oct. 12.

For now, the 100 Thieves Valorant roster remains:

  • Spencer "Hiko" Martin
  • Nicolas "nitr0" Cannella (IGL)
  • Peter "Asuna" Mazuryk
  • Ethan "Ethan" Arnold
  • Aaron "b0i" Thao
  • Hector "FrosT" Rosario (Coach)