100 THIEVES RELEASES CS:GO TEAM
The Cleveland Cavaliers backed-100 Thieves have chosen to withdraw from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for 2018, citing "roster complications and ongoing visa issues" with their Brazilian roster. The team was set to kick the year off at the ELEAGUE Major in Boston, but visa issues kept the Brazilian team from participating. Soon after that, Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe was removed from the team, before he and his teammates played a single official match
Our future in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pic.twitter.com/yRJsig6XDu— 100 Thieves (@100Thieves) January 31, 2018
In a statement on Twitter the organization's founder, Call of Duty legend Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag, called his former players "great to work with." He cited a still growing staff as an obstacle to providing players with sufficient support.
Lucas, Hen, Bit and FNX were all GREAT to work with but there have been too many issues that have popped up over the last few months and our small, but still growing, staff doesn’t have the resources to give them the support they need right now. I wish them the best of luck! https://t.co/pKWKuMeADU— 100T Nadeshot (@Nadeshot) January 31, 2018
The 100 Thieves organization currently owns a spot in the newly-franchised North American League of Legends Championship Series.