Just weeks after rebuilding its VALORANT roster, 100T have dropped two of its newest addition, ec1s & BabyJ.
After a disappointing 13-0 loss on Ascent against The Guard during the NA Stage 1 Challengers Group Stage, 100T have dropped ec1s & BabyJ from the active roster. Immediately, Bang & JcStani were named as replacements for the team. During an ongoing VCT event, such changes shocked the entire North American VAORANT community.
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On January 18th, 100T revealed their new roster ahead of the Stage 1 Challengers. The departure of Nitro & Steel made it difficult for 100T to develop a solid replacement plan. However, the new 100T roster with Hiko, Asuna, Ethan, ec1s & BabyJ looked promising. Unforntuenly, 100T didn’t get the fresh start they needed.
NA Stage 1 Challengers Group Stage has been disappointing for 100T. In their inaugural match against Cloud9, 100T fell behind with a 2-0 scoreline. Further complications arrived when the team lost to The Guard, a relatively lesser-known team in the NA VALORANT scene. Upsets in VALORANT are common, but failing with a 13-0 scoreline proved to be a disaster.
After taking such a hectic loss, Nadeshot, the CEO of 100T, shared his view on the situation. He summarized the situation in one word, “unacceptable.” Consequently, the team took some heavy blows on social media from the critics. Apparently, 100T didn’t let it slide that easily.
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Bang & JcStani will be replacing the deportees. Both of these players have a notorious reputation in the NA VALORANT scene. Bang’s potential & JcStani’s experience from the Immortals can provide 100T with precisely what they need right now. However, the decision to make a monumental roster change is still questionable since 100T will face teams like XSET, LG & Evil Genuiesses in the upcoming matches.
100T will play their next match on February 28th against LG. The future looks uncertain for the team as the newcomers will need time to settle. It’s not clear whether the recent change is a long-term solution or just a bandage on the wound.