Streamer Valkyrae Becomes Co-Owner of 100 Thieves Esports | IGN

Streamer Rachel “Valkyrae” Hofstetter has become a co-owner of the esports gaming organization 100 Thieves, alongside fellow new co-owner Jack “CouRage” Dunlop, the group announced Wednesday.

“Looking back, I just feel like it’s been such a long journey,” Hofstetter said in a video put out by 100 Thieves.

“And now being, not just a co-owner, but a female co-owner, like how did this even happen! It just feels like everything just played out so unbelievably well. I feel very lucky and very fortunate to be in this position. I’m also very grateful because I feel I can be a very good role model, not just to our community but to females as well.”

Hofstetter joined 100 Thieves as its first female content creator in 2018, following her rising popularity as a YouTube and Twitch creator. Valkyrae was also the recipient of the 2020 Gamer Awards “Content Creator of the Year” award.

Just this week, she also streamed Among Us with The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon and other popular streamers. She was crowned the most viewed female streamer in 2020, according to TalkeSports.

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100 Thieves was founded in 2017 by Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, a former OpTic Gaming Call of Duty captain and X Games gold medalist. After Haag retired from professional play, he founded the 100 Thieves business, which employs several professional esports teams across various games. Teams under the 100 Thieves banner quickly went on to win multiple esports championships in games like Call of Duty, Fortnite, and League of Legends.

The brand now boasts sponsorships and partnerships with the likes of hip-hop artist Drake, CashApp, Red Bull, and others.

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Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer for IGN.

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