100 Thieves to pull out of IEM Katowice, StarSeries qualifiers
100 Thieves will not take part in the North American qualifiers for IEM Katowice and StarSeries i-League S4, HLTV.org has learned.
The Brazilian team were due to face NRG in the first round of both qualifiers, with the IEM Katowice match scheduled to take place later today, at 18:00 .
With a roster depleted to just four players after Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe was released from his contract, 100 Thieves would have to field a stand-in for both qualifiers. To make matters worse, the players would face latency issues as they are currently in Brazil waiting for the team's future to be decided.
100 Thieves had been due to make their first appearance at ELEAGUE Major Boston but withdrew from the event due to what the North American organisation described as "immigration issues".
It seems highly unlikely that ESL will find a last-minute replacement for 100 Thieves. As for the StarSeries qualifier, HLTV.org has learned that it will be Rise Nation taking the Brazilians' spot in the bracket.