For most fans of 100 Thieves, Valkyrae and CouRage are known as two of the most popular creators on the organization’s content team. But they can now be officially known as co-owners of the team as well.
100 Thieves CEO Nadeshot announced today that both streamers have become a part of the team’s ownership group, joining big names like hip hop giant Drake, Scooter Braun, and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert.
Valkyrae joined 100 Thieves as a streamer almost three years ago, while CouRage signed on as a content creator in 2019. He re-signed with the team last summer and they’ve both become two of the fastest-growing online personalities for the brand.
“I’m so excited to be a co-owner of 100 Thieves and to help write the next chapter for our organization,” Valkyrae said. “I was the first female content creator to join 100 Thieves, and I’m proud that I have been a key part of the brand since very early on. It feels natural to continue to work with Matt and Jack in this new capacity to have even more of an impact.”
The two content creators made the switch to broadcast their streams on YouTube and have seen immense growth on almost every active platform they’re on. Valkyrae, for example, has 3.3 million subscribers on YouTube and is the No. 1 female streamer through 2021 so far, according to Stream Hatchet.
She was also featured in a recent music video with Machine Gun Kelly, standing in as Corpse Husband. Her Twitter has hit over 2.1 million followers and her Instagram has reached 3.1 million followers. Meanwhile, CouRage has 3.27 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and 1.6 million followers on his Twitter.
“Becoming a co-owner of 100 Thieves seemed like the natural progression in my entrepreneurial journey, and I am so proud to take this step forward,” CouRageJD said. “100 Thieves has opened many doors for my career and supported my evolution as a creator. We’ve been able to do amazing things together, like create the CouRage & Nadeshot Show and a wide range of incredible videos at the 100 Thieves Content House alongside some of my best friends.”
In the announcement video, Valkyrae detailed the path she took to get to where she is in her career, going from working three jobs to now being a co-owner for one of the biggest names in the esports industry. Nadeshot also revealed that he had talked to CouRage back when he used to work with MLG and said he knew he wanted to work with him at 100 Thieves.