100 Thieves is one of the newest esports organizations that has made the move over to Counter-Strike.
The history of 100 Thieves
The organization "100 Thieves" was founded in 2017, by a former professional Call of Duty player named Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag. Nadeshot started the org with the goal of becoming one of the most recognizable and beloved brands in the esports industry.
100 Thieves are in several games
As of 2020, 100 Thieves have competitive teams in League of Legends, Fortnite, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Other than being the home for competitive teams in esports, 100 Thieves have also signed several famous content creators within the gaming industry, in their quest of being one of the biggest esports brands.
The start of 100 Thieves
100 Thieves had a troublesome start back when they first wanted a team in Counter-Strike.
It was in 2017 that 100 Thieves signed a squad of 5 promising Brasilian players who previously played for a team called Immortals.
Issues with players
But the team never got to play an actual match, due to various issues involving the players they signed, which resulted in 100 Thieves parting ways with the team.
More than a year would pass before an opportunity to sign a world-class Counter-Strike team presented itself again.
100 Thieves' new team
On October 31 of 2019, Nadeshot and 100 Thieves decided to enter the Counter-Strike scene once again.
All 5 players of the Renegades team were signed by the 100 Thieves organization, and have since then hit rank 5 on the leaderboards right after, when placing 2nd at IEM Bejling, their first tournament since playing as 100 Thieves. After a disappointing 7-8th finish in Odense, they are looking forward to a strong future.