The move would officially mark the end of nitr0's 14-month stint competing in Valorant and reunite him with fellow former Intel Grand Slam winners Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski and Keith "NAF" Markovic.
On Dec. 7, 100 Thieves officially announced that they had transferred nitr0, a move that opens up yet another major hole in the org's Valorant lineup after transferring Joshua "steel" Nissan to T1, announcing the departures of Quan "dicey" Tran and Aaron "b0i" Thao, and releasing coach Hector “FrosT” Rosario.
With nitr0 seemingly heading back to CS:GO, 100 Thieves will reportedly build around their core of Spencer "Hiko" Martin, Ethan "Ethan" Arnold, and Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk.
According to a joint report by Upcomer and VLR.gg, 100 Thieves are seemingly eager to get back into recruiting CS:GO players over to Valorant. In addition to former Ninjas in Pyjamas in-game leader Adam “ec1s” Eccles, Evil Geniuses CS:GO's Vincent “Brehze” Cayonte has reportedly headlined recent trials for 100 Thieves Valorant.
With Team Liquid, nitr0 would be stepping into a lineup rebuilt around two of his former teammates. TL is coming off of a tough stretch in which they placed 14th at the PGL Stockholm Major, 5th-6th in the BLAST Premier Fall Final 2021, and 7th-8th in the Intel Extreme Masters XVI Winter 2021.
Outside of EliGE and NAF, who re-signed with Team Liquid through to 2024 on Nov. 28, nitr0 would likely be teaming up with French veteran Richard "shox" Papillon and North American AWPer Josh "oSee" Ohm, according to a report by 1pv.fr.
Meanwhile, current Team Liquid IGL Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo, Jake "Stewie2K" Yip and Michael "Grim" Wince's futures with the team reportedly remain up in the air.