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Brehze, ec1s Reportedly Among Player Trials for 100 Thieves Valorant

Evil Geniuses CS:GO's Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte is reportedly among those who have trialed for 100 Thieves Valorant.
Evil Geniuses CS:GO's Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte is reportedly among those who have trialed for 100 Thieves Valorant. / Photo courtesy of PGL

Evil Geniuses CS:GO's Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte and former Ninjas in Pyjamas Valorant IGL Adam “ec1s” Eccles were among the players who have trialed for 100 Thieves Valorant, according to a joint report by Upcomer and VLR.gg published Friday.

As neither player having signed with 100 Thieves just yet, the busy offseason for the former Masters Berlin North America No. 2 seed continues. When VCT 2022 kicks off in February, 100T will have quite a different look after reportedly transferring Nick "nitr0" Cannella to Team Liquid CS:GO, transferring Joshua "steel" Nissan to T1, announcing the departures of Quan "dicey" Tran and Aaron "b0i" Thao, and releasing coach Hector “FrosT” Rosario.

Brehze making the move from Evil Geniuses CS:GO over to Valorant wouldn't be all that surprising given the fact that 100 Thieves pulled another player across game lines this past February with Ethan "Ethan" Arnold.

Brehze has been a mainstay of CS:GO competition at both the international and regional level, as well as a pillar of EG since 2019. His joining 100 Thieves in the Riot Games title would reunite him with someone he's won multiple titles with — across both EG and NRG Esports — in Ethan.

With 100 Thieves reportedly looking for a new IGL to shot call for their core of Spencer "Hiko" Martin, Ethan, and Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk, one potential option appears to be ec1s.

Having reportedly practiced with 100T on high ping from the United Kingdom, ultimately joining the roster would see ec1s start a new chapter in his Valorant career — namely, playing in a region other than Europe for the first time.

In the humble beginnings of Valorant, ec1s was a founding member of fish123, the org-less team that went on to get signed by Team Liquid.

After being replaced by Elias "Jamppi" Olkkonen, and playing under Ninjas in Pyjamas for a brief stretch before the org decided to move their Valorant operations from EMEA to LATAM, perhaps ec1s could find his footing in NA.