100 Thieves steps onto the Valorant battlefield with Hiko as captain

In related news, ZachaREEE has announced his retirement from competitive Overwatch

100 Thieves VALORANT captain Hiko

100 Thieves

With teams active in League of Legends, Fortnite Battle Royale, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, it was inevitable that 100 Thieves would get a VALORANT team up and running.

Within days of the Riot Games title’s official drop, 100 Thieves got the word out yesterday the old-fashioned way—by taking to Twitter to announce that Spencer “Hiko” Martin has been named as captain of the newly minted VALORANT team. Hiko will likely name his teammates in the days to come.

This announcement probably came as little surprise to fans of the U.S.-based former pro CS:GO player, who had already been live-streaming VALORANT on his Twitch channel.

In other VALORANT news, the Dallas Fuel tweeted earlier this week that Zack “ZachaREEE” Lombardo has announced his retirement from competitive Overwatch.

Lombardo has been a professional Overwatch player since 2016, and had a pretty impressive run, which included winning seasons 1 and 2 of the 2018 North American Overwatch Contenders as a member of Fusion University. In a TwitLonger post, Lombardo wrote that these have been “the best years of my life so far”.

As for what’s next, you’ve probably guessed that, like everyone else on the planet right now, Lombardo intends to spend his days playing VALORANT—even though he hasn’t signed on with a team yet.

“I have really been loving the flow of Valorant and the mix of CS [Counter-Strike] mechanics and OW [Overwatch] abilities that it has,” he wrote. “I’ll be grinding the game and looking to stream more now that I have more time.”

I have done a lot of different things over the course of my life and professional career. I have interviewed Oscar and Grammy winners and written cover stories for glossy newsstand magazines. I have played guitar in a rock band on national TV and run an independent music label for which I wrote all of the PR and marketing materials. In my spare time, I sweated out a novel about a world where raccoons are kings and dragons are real.

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