100 Thieves Valorant Releases BabyJ and Ec1s After Two Matches

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Following a disappointing start to 2022, 100 Thieves have released Hunter “BabyJ” Schline and Adam “ec1s” Eccles from their Valorant roster.

After just two matches, both BabyJ and ec1s have been released from 100 Thieves, the team announced earlier. The pair competed in only two official matches in the VCT 2022: North America Challengers 1 - Group Stage, both of which ended in defeat.

The team lost 0-2 to Cloud9 during their first match, swiftly followed by a 1-2 defeat to The Guard. The performance was what owner Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag called "unacceptable."

The pair were revealed as new signings to the 100T Valorant team on Jan. 17, just over a month prior to this recent announcement.

Fans were quick to comment on the short tenure the pair had with the team, as were other Valorant pros. Josh "Steel" Nissan said in a tweet in regards to ec1s, "bro it took longer to get him a VISA than he had on the team."

100 Thieves Valorant Releases BabyJ and ec1s After Two Matches

Naturally, it seems the decision has been felt by both players. BabyJ tweeted in response to the decision: "Feels like my dream just got stripped from my hands. I’ll never let these decisions get to me though. I know what I am capable of and can’t wait to show it with a team willing to invest in me."

100 Thieves will continue on through their upcoming North American VCT matches with two players signed on loan: Sean “bang” Bezerra from TSM, and Noah “jcStani” Smith from Pioneers. The team's next match will be against Luminosity Gaming on Feb. 27.