The ex-100 Thieves core have reunited at Extremum, a Russian organisation who have reportedly been chasing “The Boys” signatures for some months now.
Following their departure from 100 Thieves in Oct. 2020, the team saw Justin “Jks” Savage, Joakim “jkaem” Myrbostad and coach Aleksandar “kassad” Trifunović depart for new projects.
Since then, the remaining players have been without a squad.
After a short stint with the Norwegian team Apeks, Jkaem has since departed to return to the Boys alongside Kassad, who was briefly coaching the “Colossus” project at Cloud9.
Jks will not be rejoining his former squad, after joining Complexity. Hansel “BnTeT” Ferdinand rounds out the team in his place after being released by Gen.G.
BnTeT has long been a rival of the 100 Thieves core, dating back to his tenure with Tyloo. He has been touted as one of the most talented players the APAC region has produced and has proven to be a thorn in the side of the Aussies in past years. This move was once attempted, but unable to come to fruition under the circumstances of the time.
Former Renegades/100 Thieves Manager, Chris “Gomez” Orfanellis references the team’s ongoing interest in the player over the years.
The team will now be based in Europe, where many North American squads — including Furia, Liquid, and Evil Geniuses have already travelled to in order to play with the European teams amid the ‘online era’ of Counter-Strike.
Before they departed from 100 Thieves, the boys were finding form and ended their run with a second-place finish in IEM New York. Should the team wish to retain their Regional Major Ranking (RMR) points, they will be required to continue playing in North American RMR events to secure their place in the PGL Stockholm Major 2021.
Extremum’s CS:GO team is now:
- Aaron “AZR” Ward
- Jay “Liazz” Tregillgas
- Joakim “jkaem” Myrbosta
- Sean “Gratisfaction” Kaiwai
- Hansel “BnTeT” Ferdinand
- Aleksandar “kassad” Trifunović (Coach)
The team will now be looking to rise in global rankings and replicate their previous peak as the fifth highest-ranked team, but do not have any official events or matches in the pipeline.