One day after their removal from 100 Thieves, one of the organization’s former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players has confirmed that the majority of the team will still be competing together in 2018.
The four former players, Henrique “Hen1” Teles, Lucas “Lucas1” Teles, Lincoln “fnx” Lau, and Bruno “bit” Lima, will be looking to compete for a North American organization in 2018, according to bit.
According to the 27-year-old rifler, the visa issues that hindered them from attending the ELEAGUE Major: Boston on Jan. 13 were not caused by the players. Instead they stemmed from the team’s lawyers not turning in complete paperwork in time for the Valve Major.
While the majority of the roster remains intact, the team will not be competing with its now infamous AWPer Vito “kNg” Giusepe, who was forced to resign from 100 Thieves on Jan. 25 after making a homophobic comment on social media. KNg, who was also removed from the squad’s previous organization Immortals after defying an internal suspension, will instead be focusing on a personal project, according to bit.
Although the roster houses some of Brazil’s strongest CS:GO talent, the team hasn’t played in a competitive setting in almost three months. Additionally, due to the group of players not attending the ELEAGUE Major, the players have also lost their Legend-status in the Valve Major circuit—meaning they will have to re-qualify for the circuit at the time of the next CS:GO Major.
The team has also pulled out of the online qualifiers for the upcoming IEM Katowice and StarSeries i-League season four events, meaning it may still be a while until we see this roster compete.