100 Thieves is calling on long-time LCS veteran to fill an emergency roster gap

One of the game's most experienced players is back.

100 Thieves North American League of Legends Challengers lineup is making an immediate call for backup.

The organization announced today that starting top laner Sniper will be out indefinitely as he has made the decision to prioritize his health. In his stead, the team will field veteran Darshan, who has signed with the franchise for what appears to be the long-term.

Darshan, a 10-year League veteran, has not played a pro game in 2023. He last played for Cloud9s Academy-level team last season and has played almost exclusively at the Academy/Challengers level dating back to 2020. Although he started in the LCS during the 2022 Lock In, Darshan has not played a regular-season LCS game since 2019.

Nice to be back… took my first break in 10 years and it gave me a lot of space and perspective, Darshan said today. Excited to play and learn again.

This season, 100 Thieves Challengers squad has played well enough to clinch the third seed in the NACL Spring Playoffs. The Spring Playoffs will begin on March 11, with Darshan making his 2023 debut in a postseason situation.

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100 Thieves Sniper stepped away from the Challengers scene earlier this week to prioritize his mental health. The organizations LCS-level top laner Tenacity subbed in for the 16-year-old prospect earlier this week when 100 Thieves Challengers took on Team Liquids Challengers team. That match ended in a 1-1 draw.

Darshan and 100T will play their first series of the NACL Spring Playoffs this week. 100 Thieves main squadwho have lost seven of their last eight gameswill get back on Thursday, when they begin a stretch of must-win games to close out Spring.

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