100 Thieves CEO Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag announced that two of the biggest stars in gaming have joined the organization's ownership group. Jack "CouRage" Dunlop and Rachel "Valkyrae" Hofstetter were officially named as co-owners of 100 Thieves Wednesday afternoon, joining a star-studded group including Drake, Scooter Braun, and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert.
Both CouRage and Valkyrae are signed to 100 Thieves as content creators, where they are two of gaming's most popular streamers. They have over 6.5 million combined YouTube subscribers and are part of the reason 100 Thieves' has risen into an esports juggernaut in just over three short years. Now the company is awarding their hard work and influence with co-ownership status.
CouRage and Valkyrae Join 100 Thieves Ownership Group
Valkyrae was one of the first players 100 Thieves signed to their roster and she has been with the organization for almost their entire history. Valkyrae was also the first female gamer to be signed to the team's roster and is a trailblazer for women in gaming. She is currently the most popular female streamer with 3.3 million subscribers on YouTube.
CouRage started his career as an on-air personality for MLG and Call of Duty Events before becoming one of the most popular Fortnite streamers on Twitch. He joined 100 Thieves in 2019 and moved exclusively to YouTube a few months later, where he currently has 3.27 million subscribers. He is one of the most well-known personalities in gaming and appeared in a music video for Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber.
CouRage and Valkyrae being named as co-owners to 100 Thieves shows that the organization cares about its team members and is willing to fully reward them for their contributions. This might attract more of gaming's biggest stars to 100 Thieves, or possibly lead to other teams giving some of their best players and content creators ownership stakes.