100 Thieves has got its ducks in a row early as they’ve completed their starting roster for 2021.
Having spent 2020 at both Dignitas Academy and later Golden Guardians, Tanner “Damonte” Damonte has found a stable home for 2021 as he signs up to play for 100 Thieves in the LCS as the starting mid laner.
Damonte will join Can "Closer" Çelik, Ian Victor "FBI" Huang, and Choi "huhi" Jae-hyun who will all link up with existing top laner Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho.
100 Thieves struggled in 2020, never really making an impact on the season. Spring Split had shown signs of something special as the side finished 3rd, however, it wasn’t repeated in Summer as they finished 7th overall after getting 0-3 by Evil Geniuses.
Damonte has spent time across the LCS, though he’s never stuck with a roster for longer than a single season. His longest spell came with Clutch Gaming in the 2018/2019 season.
Of the three other new additions should all be improvements on what 100 Thieves had before. In huhi, the side has also gained a player with a wealth of experience, something that often goes unnoticed when looking at roster moves. Huhi first joined the LCS back in 2014 with Team Fusion, before spending time with CLG and eventually moving to 100 Thieves for just four months back in 2018/2019.
It’s too early to say how 100 Thieves will fare, with so few rosters yet to be completed. However, 2020 showed some good signs for the organization so they’ll be looking to build on that in 2021, despite having only one of the same roster.