Valorant: 100 Thieves Signs Former CS:GO Pro Nitr0

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Valorant: 100 Thieves Signs Former CS:GO Pro Nitr0

Former Team Liquid CS:GO player nitr0 becomes one of the biggest names to make a switch to pro Valorant.

Former professional CS:GO player Nick “nitr0” Cannella has officially joined 100 Thieves’ competitive Valorant roster. With this move, nitr0 becomes one of the biggest former CS:GO players to make the switch to Valorant.

Nick “nitr0” Cannella has been active in the professional CS:GO scene since 2014. He signed with Team Liquid in 2015, and played under the Liquid banner for the rest of his career. Nitr0 competed in eight CS:GO Major tournaments with the organization, reaching the play-off stage in five. The team became known as the best in North America, and later the best in the world.

Liquid secured many tournament victories throughout 2019, including wins at IEM Sydney and ESL One Cologne. The North American squad won the second season of the Intel Grand Slam in just 63 days, smashing the pace previously set by season one winners Astralis. Liquid peaked at number one in the World Rankings, becoming the first team from North America to do so.

Moving to Valorant

Nitr0 stepped down from Team Liquid’s active CS:GO roster earlier this month. Rumors surfaced soon after his departure, speculating that the former Counter-Strike star would be making a switch to competitive Valorant. The rumor now becomes reality, as nitr0 has joined 100 Thieves' Valorant team.

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Nitr0 is joined by former CS:GO teammate Spencer “Hiko” Martin on the 100 Thieves roster. The two currently stand as the team’s only members. The organization also released Valorant players Keane “Valliate” Alonso, Zachary “Venerated” Roach, Diondre “YaBoiDre” Bond, and Alfred “Pride” Choi earlier today. After nitr0’s addition, the team is still in need of three Valorant competitors for a full squad.

100 Thieves is not currently scheduled to compete in any upcoming Valorant events.

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Caroline Rutledge
Caroline is an esports journalist focusing on CS:GO. Starting out as a casual CS:GO fan, her interest quickly turned into a passion as she spent years studying the game. She has put that knowledge to use as a journalist, now writing about professional CS:GO for multiple websites including TheGamer.