Ahead of the VCT 2023 Kickoff Tournament, 100 Thieves Valorant bring in ex-Cloud9 Coach James "JamezIRL
" Macaulay as the Assistant Coach. After the departure of SeanGares, the head coach for the roster, MikesHD was promoted to the Head Coach position. In the data dump of the Valorant Roster, the most surprising name was JamezIRL under 100 Thieves.
Founded by the ex-COD player turned streamer Nadeshot, 100 Thieves is one of the youngest and largest Organisations in North America and were one of the first organisation to go all in on Valorant. With the roster consisting of Asuna, Hiko, Nitro, Steel, and dicey the team won Valorant First Strike.
The team's next best iteration came recently with Derrek, Asuna, bang, Stellar, and Will, along with Coaches SeanGares and MikesHD. The team made an impressive LCQ run and won the event, getting a ticket to Valorant Champions 2022. At the Valorant Champions 2022, The young team displayed how good they are defeating Fnatic. Fnatic was one of the contenders in the tournament.
They became part of the Valorant Partnership Program and were the first organisation to make a move and officially announce a new member in Cryocells.
Shortly after, Seangares announced he'd be stepping back and staying as a content creator; instead, MikesHD was promoted to Head Coach.
Who is JamezIRL?
JamezIRL has been a CSGO coach and player who transitioned to Valorant with Cloud9 and has been Cloud9's coach since its inception. During his tenure in Cloud9, JamezIRl helped the team win the VCT NA LCQ 2021 and become one of the best teams in the first half of 2022. But after the departure of Xeta from the roster, the team struggled. Cloud9 let go of JamezIRL on October 4th. James soon joined 100 Thieves. Yesterday they announced the addition of JamezIRL as the assistant coach to the Valorant roster.
With JamezIRL in the mix, The complete 100 Thieves VCT 2023 Roster will be:
- Brendon "Stellar" McGrath (IGL)
- Sean "Bang" Bezerra (Controller)
- Matthew "Cryocells" Panganiban (Operator)
- Derrek "Derrek" Ha (Recon)
- Peter "Asuna" Mazuryk (Flex)
- Daniel "ddk" Kapadia (Manager)
- Michael "MikesHD" Hockom (Head Coach)
- James "JamezIRL" Macaulay (Assistant Coach)