Russian Esports organization Extremum is targeting the three remaining 100 Thieves players to create a new Europe-based CS:GO team, according to multiple sources close to the situation. Discussions between with the players and both organizations are ongoing, despite DBLTAPs recent report about Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas' negotiations with Gen.G Esports.
Extremum is led by business development manager Emir "sngz“ Udvincic and is being funded by private investors, according to multiple sources. Should they acquire the 100 Thieves trio of Liazz, Aaron "AZR" Ward, and Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai, they would then look for two additional European players to round out the roster.
The three Oceanic players have been playing together for about two years, with Gratisfaction and Liazz joining up with AZR in late 2018 on Renegades. They were able to reach the playoffs of two consecutive Major tournaments in 2019 before making the transition to 100 Thieves. Due to 100 Thieves exiting professional CS:GO for a second time, they are the only remaining players with the organization. Over the past week, Justin "jks" Savage joined Complexity while Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad joined Apeks.
As of this moment, the 100 Thieves core are qualified for a Major spot despite the 40% point deduction they received for losing two players. It is unknown at this time if they would return to North America in an attempt to retain their qualification spot.
Representatives from Extremum declined to comment.