Ethan “Ethan” Arnold has officially left Evil Geniuses and Counter-Strike to play VALORANT for 100 Thieves. Both organizations made their reveals this afternoon that the 20-year-old CS:GO star would be leaving his long-time lineup for the Riot Games shooter and 100 Thieves brand.
On 100 Thieves he’ll play alongside other ex-professional Counter-Strike players such as Spencer “Hiko” Martin, Nick “nitr0” Cannela, Joshua “Steel” Nissan, and the young talent Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk. The organization benched Quan “Dicey” Tran to make room for the new addition.
In a TwitLonger, Ethan confirmed he was “leaving CS and officially moving over to Valorant starting today.” He expressed his gratitude before stating, “the one thing I ask is if you’ve supported me this long, you follow me into the next chapter of my career and I promise I will not let you down.”
He is the first player to leave the Evil Geniuses lineup since their acquisition from NRG in September of 2019. During his time with the lineup, Ethan played a role in helping the team win IEM Shanghai 2018, cs_summit 3, ESL One New York 2019, StarSeries i-League Season 8, BLAST Premier Spring 2020 Americas Finals, cs_summit 6 North America and ESL One Cologne 2020 North America. The former two were won under the NRG banner alongside Damian “daps” Steele who served as the teams in-game leader.
In addition, Ethan also won the MVP title at several events and EG briefly achieved the status of No. 1 in the HLTV rankings twice during his tenure.
Ethan will be making his professional VALORANT debut with 100 Thieves in the upcoming VALORANT Champions Tour Challengers 3 which kicks off next week on March 4th. The VCT Challengers 3 is the final chance for teams to qualify for the VCT Stage 1 Masters event.
100 Thieves VALORANT are now:
- Joshua “steel” Nissan
- Spencer “Hiko” Martin
- Ethan “Ethan” Arnold
- Nick “nitr0” Cannella
- Peter “Asuna” Mazuryk
- Quan “Dicey” Tran (Inactive)
- Hector “FrosT” Rosario (Head coach)
Evil Geniuses are now:
- Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz
- Tarik “tarik” Celik
- Vincent “Brehze” Cayonte
- Tsvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov
- Wilton “zews” Prado (coach)
Photo: 100 Thieves