Immediately following the announcement of his departure from M80 M80 North America Rank #2 , Daniel "eeiu" Vucenovic has been announced as the new fourth player for 100 Thieves 100 Thieves North America Rank #8 .
The transfer sees eeiu shift from a Challengers rebuild into a partnered rebuild, as the fractured M80 roster sees yet another departure in wake of a second-place finish in Ascension Americas. With eeiu coming from a fan-favorite team in the scrappy Tier 2 league, 100 Thieves hopes the addition will embolden the embattled roster following an 8th place finish in the inaugural season of the Americas League.
While eeiu's competitive history can be traced back to 2020 under a short-lived stint with T1 Academy T1 Academy Inactive , the Initiator broke out as a part of the NRG Esports NRG Esports North America Rank #4 Challengers core, becoming a mainstay of the roster alongside s0m for nearly two years. After NRG wiped the slate clean as a partnered team in the Americas League, eeiu signed with M80 as a part of the team's main five. The Canadian core virtually dominated the NA Challengers League, winning the main league before falling short to their fierce rivals of The Guard The Guard Inactive in the grand finals of Ascension.
The new-look Americas roster will make their debut in Tokyo, Japan at the fourth Red Bull Home Ground, where the thieves will incidentally defend their title from the third edition during the previous off-season.
While the organization has yet to announce their permanent fifth, Nicholas "NaturE" Garrison has been revealed as a stand-in for the roster going into the event, making his return to LAN following a second-place finish with TSM TSM Inactive in the Ludwig x Tarik Invitational nearly 10 months ago. While NaturE has only been confirmed as a stand-in for the Home Ground, Jacob Toft-Andersen has stated they are also trialing the player as a candidate to fill their final vacancy.
In Tokyo, the 100 Thieves are set to feature: