This means that Sean “sgares” Gares will officially say goodbye to the organization after 7 months with the position of Head Coach.
100 Thieves posted a video to its social media platforms today, revealing some of the upcoming coaching changes for the organization’s Valorant team. Manager Daniel “ddk” Kapadia announced that Sean Gares will be leaving his position as head coach and pursuing content creation instead. Sean Gares was an analyst and commentator at Valorant for over a year before becoming head coach of 100 Thieves in March 2022.
After Sean Gares became head coach of the team, 100 Thieves showed immediate improvements and were able to qualify as the third team to represent North America at the Valorant Champions Istanbul. This former professional Counter-Strike player has contributed to quelling the “chaos” of the organization after losing quality players at the end of 2021 with a series of new “curricula” that help the 100T roster to be structured. clear structure for each role. However, now he began to feel that the position of head coach of a Valorant team was not really suitable for him and expressed his desire to return to the job of Content Creator as before.
With Gares stepping down, 100 Thieves will promote Mike “Mikes” Hockom from assistant coach to head coach. Mikes joined 100 Thieves with ddk and Gares in March and previously coached G2 Esports and Team Envy in the early stages of Valorant.
Mikes is also a key factor in leading the team to the championship and is confident in the team’s ability to succeed in the upcoming season’s Americas tournament. He also explained that the team will work to prepare everything for the season so that they have the best possible chance of winning the Americas league championship and making it to the Champions League next year.