American esports organization 100 Thieves has announced the addition of Joshua “steel” Nissan to its Valorant roster. Steel will be joining Spencer “Hiko” Martin and Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella on the already star-studded roster.
Announcing the newest addition to our VALORANT roster: Steel.@JoshNissan is an incredibly skilled & talented player from the Counter-Strike scene. We’re so excited to start a new chapter of his competitive career with him in VALORANT. Welcome to 100 Thieves! #100T pic.twitter.com/qZyGKhnZG4
— 100 Thieves (@100Thieves) September 4, 2020
100 Thieves went into full rebuild mode after a rough start to its Valorant tenure, parting ways with four of their players before bringing nitr0 onboard.
The news comes only a few days after steel announced his leaving Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. steel, a CSGO veteran who started his career in Counter-Strike: Source, has been a mainstay in the North American scene for over 10 years. He most recently captained Chaos Esports Club before making the switch over to Valorant.
steel the latest CSGO star to switch to Valorant
With steel’s foray into Valorant, he joins former teammates Braxton “swag” Pierce, Keven “AZK” Lariviere, and Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham from the infamous IBUYPOWER CSGO roster in playing Riot Games’ new first-person shooter. Before the scandal took place, steel was regarded as one of the best in-game leaders the North American scene had to offer.
While steel has yet to compete in any tournaments in VALORANT he has been actively practicing the game and is looking ready to play at a high level.
Team captain Hiko discussed steel’s signing, emphasizing the knowledge and experience the 100T roster is currently boasting. Hiko also explained that steel will be playing the sentinel role for now, maining the agent Killjoy.
It is still unknown which of the three players now on the roster will be taking over the duties of an in-game leader, with all three having experience with the role in the past.
With steel’s addition, 100T’s lineup so far looks ready to compete with North America’s finest from the start. It is still unknown with whom 100T plan to fill the two remaining spots left on the roster.