One of Fortnite’s most celebrated duo’s has taken its leave from 100 Thieves. The org announced the departure of Hayden “Elevate” Krueger and Davis “Ceice” McClellan from their Fortnite roster in a Tweet Monday, featuring a video reminiscent of their time spent together with 100T.
“Thank you @Ceice and @ElevateFN for your time with 100 Thieves,” 100T said. “We’ll always cherish the memories we had from getting to know you to seeing you both compete on the big stage. We wish you both all the best in the next step of your careers!”
The players had placed first at WSOE 3, and were finalists at the TwitchCon 2018 before joining the 100T organization in February 2019 as a duo. Then, they placed third in the Fortnite World Cup Duo Finals, winning $1.8 million. One season later, the duo split up as Elevate moved to Valorant. Ceice, meanwhile, went on to play Solo but couldn’t weave the magic that the duo had earlier.
The details of their departure are inconclusive, but it seems that the duo had come to the end of their contracts with 100T, and the sides decided not to renew.
100 Thieves has been on shaky grounds in Fortnite for a while now with almost no podium finishes. In 2019, the org had let go of “Kenith,” “Blind” and “SirDimetrious” following underwhelming performances.
Fortnite has seen numerous organizations and players withdraw recently due to the continually dwindling prize pools for tournaments. Players have called out Epic Games for not supporting the Fortnite pro scene. “Wolfiez,” “NateHill” and “benjyfishy” tweeted about the diminishing prize pools with jokes, discussions and suggestions. Nate Hill from FaZe had even suggested picking up Dota’s crowdfunding model to raise money for more tournaments to prevent the death of professional Fortnite.
Currently, 100T has three American players on its Fortnite roster: Diego “Arkhram” Lima, Brendan “Falconer” Falconer and Brodie “rehx” Franks. The org currently has teams in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Call of Duty: Warzone, Fortnite, League of Legends and Valorant.