Steel's leadership throughout this year was extremely appreciated, and we look forward to watching him compete in his next chapter.
As the 100 Thieves in-game leader after their late-2020 rebuild, steel's leadership brought the team into North America's upper echelon of teams via a podium finish in the JBL Quantum Cup and first place finish in First Strike: North America. Going into 2021, they were one of the favorites to compete at the very top.
In 2021, 100 Thieves had varied results, despite what their multiple podium finishes throughout the 2021 VCT circuit might suggest. They only attended one international event—Masters: Berlin—and achieved a top-four finish there. 100 Thieves missed out on qualifying for Masters: Reykjavik despite finishing in first place in Stage 2 Challengers 1 and only dropping two maps the entire tournament.
steel was made a substitute player after 100 Thieves promoted Aaron "b0i" Thao—an analyst for the team prior to the announcement—to a starting role on the team. That addition came just a few weeks before the NA LCQ, which 100 Thieves finished third in.
Where steel will end up as a result of this transfer is currently unconfirmed, but recent reports have hinted that he has been in talks with T1 T1 North America Rank #13 to join them as their fifth player and new in-game leader.