Release of a star duelist by 100T to create room for Cryocells
Prior to the 2023 VCT season, 100 Thieves has officially added Matthew “Cryocells” Panganiban to its VALORANT roster as a top duelist and Chamber player. The next year, 100T will make their Americas League debut as a partnered team.
William “Will” Cheng, a rising star duelist, has been notified by 100T that he has been released due to the signing of Cryocells, as was originally reported by George Geddes and Dot Esports. Will has called the last 48 hours “very emotional” for himself, but he claims he is still driven to pursue a career. He declares that he is presently working on both the controller and sentinel positions and is open to a potential move as he enters unrestricted free agency as a primary duelist/flex player.
— 100 Thieves Esports (@100T_Esports) September 29, 2022
By giving its main Operator away, 100T effectively removes the initial component of the XSET VALORANT lineup. The complete group had been in discussions with G2 since they were contemplating hiring the entire team, but G2 was unable to get a partnership slot. As dephh and AYRIN’s contracts expired, the XSET organization placed Cryocells, Zekken, and BcJ in restricted free agency.
Unfortunately, @100Thieves has informed me that I will be released and can explore my options as an unrestricted F/A. Most experienced on duelists/flex and working on controller and sentinel, and relocation is possible.
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— 100T Will (@WillFPS) September 29, 2022
Over the last year, Cryocells has made a name for himself as one of the most productive primary Operator players in the world, frequently statistically matching the likes of yeah and Derke. Given that an initial roster must be given to Riot in only a few weeks, it is presently unknown if 100T is contemplating making any roster adjustments.
Cryocells will be surrounded on 100T by Asuna, Derrek, stellar, and Bang if no additional adjustments are made.