Melany M. November 28, 2018
100 Thieves announced its new roster for 2019, including Choi “HuHi” Jae-hyun and Bae “Bang” Jun-sik.
The Thieves are getting ready for their latest heist with two new members on the roster. Mid laner Huhi is leaving Counter Logic Gaming after three years and reuniting with former teammate Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black.
Bang is venturing into North America for the first time in his career. The bottom laner left SK Telecom T1 after five years and multiple titles, including two World Championships and two Mid-Season Invitationals.
Huhi and Bang will join fellow Korean player Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho. After some speculation about his potential departure from the team, 100 Thieves announced they would be renewing Ssumday’s contract through 2020.
The top laner was a key to success for the team that finished second during the spring split and fourth in the summer. 100 Thieves qualified for the 2018 World Championship in its first year of existence, and the team is looking to repeat that feat in 2019.
Jungler Andy "AnDa" Hoang also returns for another round with the Thieves. He was transferred from FlyQuest Academy in the middle of the summer split in exchange for William “Meteos” Hartman. He quickly proved capable in his new role and became a threat in the jungle.
Former mid laner Yoo “Ryu” Sang-wook is stepping away from active play to take on a coaching position with the organization. He joins returning head coach Neil "pr0lly" Hammad on the coaching staff.