100 Thieves Might Drop Steel Reportedly From Roster due to Poor Performance in VCT: According to recent speculations, 100 Thieves is planning to cut Joshua “Steel” Nissan from its Valorant roster. After a dismal showing at the recently concluded Valorant Champions Tour Masters Berlin, the North American team is preparing to dismiss their in-game commander. According to reports from Upcomer, 100 Thieves has chosen to replace Steel with Aaron “b0i” Thao, a substitute. However, there has been no formal confirmation from the organization on these concerns.
Sources: 100 Thieves player Steel has been dropped from the roster.
The organization will field b0i as his replacement. 100T is set to play in the #VCT LCQ next month for one last shot at Champions.
The story is developing.
— George Geddes (@GeorgeCGed) September 25, 2021
As previously stated, 100T will be filling in for steel for the time being with 24-year-old b0i, but whether or not he will be a permanent replacement remains to be seen. Of course, 100T hasn’t verified this, but if it’s true, it has some fascinating ramifications for the VCT North America Last Chance qualification tournament on October 12. This gives just over two weeks for the new-look 100T group to practice together in preparation for that competition, where they’ll be competing against teams who have been playing together for considerably longer.
News of 100 Thieves Might Drop Steel came after being eliminated by Envy in the semifinals of the VCT Masters Berlin competition, the team ended in the top four. According to VLR.gg, Steel had a difficult time in Berlin, finishing with a K/D of 0.79.
Steel stated he “couldn’t focus and was drawing blanks” during the competition, which hampered the rest of the team’s performance. The Thieves were similarly sad to lose to Envy in the semifinals, as a win would have assured them a spot in the grand finals. On Haven, 100 Thieves won only five rounds, making the match a one-sided affair. On Ascent, they were a little better, but they still lost 13-8. Steel had a dismal showing at the Valorant Champions Tour Masters Berlin, which just ended. This could be the basis behind the organization’s choice, according to rumors.