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North American esports organization and lifestyle brand 100 Thieves announced the signing of two new Fortnite players in Brendan “Falconer” Falconer and Brett “Grandma” Squires. While Grandma is a new name, the addition of Falconer is somewhat expected, being a familiar name with his experience as a teammate of 100 Thieves player Diego “Arkhram.”
Falconer and Grandma join
Falconer first started competing with Arkhram during Week 2 of the 2019 Fortnite World Cup North American West Qualifiers. Since then, the two have played together in duo events, with the inclusion of Team Solo Mid player Vinny “Vinny1x” Gilgan at times. Recently, the two have also teamed up with the likes of Ghost Gaming player Sean “Sean” Close and Counter Logic Gaming player Reza “Symetrical” Ebrahimi Manie.
Welcome @Falconerrr to 100 Thieves Fortnite!
Falconer has been an integral part of @Arkhram1x’s team over the past year, placing 5th in the World Cup and qualifying several times for the FNCS. We’re excited to have him officially part of our pro Fortnite team. #100T pic.twitter.com/t41Z0oamiI
— 100 Thieves (@100Thieves) November 16, 2019
Falconer and Arkhram achieved a 5th place finish at the Fortnite World Cup Duos Finals, where they took home $900,000 in prize pool earnings. 100 Thieves players Hayden “Elevate” Krueger and Davis “Ceice” McClellan also participated in the Duos finals. Ceice and Elevate finished in third place and won $1.8 million in prize pool earnings.
“Grandma first caught our eye as Drake’s Fortnite duo. We’re excited to have him on the team and can’t wait to see him elevate his competitive play as our newest pro player,” wrote 100 Thieves on Twitter. Formerly known as GrandmaTeets, he last competed under the organization Outcast Region during the World Cup North America East Qualifiers. Even though Grandma only has just over 1,000 subscribers on YouTube, he has shown decent performance at recent online events.
100 Thieves expansion
The Los Angeles-based organization recently acquired a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team by signing the former Renegades roster. While this wasn’t the initially expected lineup, the team went on to a 2nd place finish at IEM Beijing and is currently ranked #6 in the world. The organization has also made several updates to its League of Legends team, with the addition of head coach Tony “Zikz” Gray and the departure of Neil “pr0lly” Hammad.
As 100 Thieves enter 2020, will it sign any more personalities or content creators? Is there a chance for former FaZe Clan player Dennis “Cloakzy” Lepore to join? Keep up with Daily Esports for all of your Fortnite coverage.
Ethan Chen is a writer with over 3 years of experience covering esports, gaming, and business.