100 Thieves continues its expansion and plans for global esports domination. The organisation famous for its slick merch and flashy chains had a brief flirtation with competitive Apex Legends in 2019, but the six month project ultimately came to nothing.
However, the organisation appears to be reigniting its relationship with Respawn's battle royale, by signing Jack 'NiceWigg' Martin as a content creator. As well as streaming his progress up the Apex Legends ranked ladder, NiceWigg has co-streamed ALGS tournaments in the past, and is known for his hype commentary, bold plays, and kind community.
NiceWigg had also been due to compete in the ALGS Qualifiers this weekend until he and his unsigned team with ‘Apryze’ and Timmy ‘iiTzTimmy’ An ran into registration problems. However, it seems that the move has the approval of one of the biggest streamers on the planet.
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While NiceWigg cites Tim 'TimTheTatman' Betar and 100 Thieves co-owners Matthew 'Nadeshot' Haag and Jack 'CouRageJD' Dunlop as his biggest inspirations in the announcement video, there's no doubt that compliments from Herschel 'DrDisrepect' Breahm, one of the biggest in the streaming game, are welcome.
NiceWigg is clearly climbing the ranks of streamers in Apex Legends and the wider community. With the ALGS Year 2 qualification kicking off this past weekend and Apex Legends Season 11 shaping up to be the biggest yet, it's understandable why esports organisations want a part of the action.
However, esports personality Jake Lucky believes that 100 Thieves won't stop at signing content creators.
It seems that the organisation might be a couple of weeks late to the party for signing an Apex Legends esports roster, as qualification has already begun to be a part of the ALGS Pro League. However, there are some excellent free agent rosters already making waves, including BenchWarmers and Dude's Night Out - not to mention NiceWigg's own squad if they manage to make it into a match next time around.
100 Thieves embodies the excitement surrounding Apex Legends esports at the moment, and it's looking like Year 2 of the ALGS will only improve on the impressive spectacle that the first season provided.