Well-liked streamer Rachel “Valkyrae” Hofstetter is now a co-owner of the gaming and life-style model 100 Thieves. “I’m proud to be one of the first women co-owners in esports and beyond excited for our future together,” Hofstetter shared by way of her private Twitter account.
The announcement marks a brand new milestone in what has been a unprecedented profession for the persona. Hofstetter streamed for the esports group for 3 years earlier than being introduced as a co-owner alongside mainstream stars like Drake. Whereas it’s unclear what the function will imply by way of duties, the transfer is notable when you think about Valkyrae’s profession. Whereas celebrities can and do announce esports partnerships as a result of they’ve obtained cash to mess around with, Valkyrae is a streamer who has floor her technique to the highest. Not solely is she one of many greatest ladies streamers round, she will now say that she is a stakeholder within the enterprise that signed her.
Though the content material creator — identified for enjoying video games like Amongst Us — solely left Twitch to maneuver to YouTube in January, she’s racked up over 3.3 million subscribers on Google’s platform. Past simply numbers, she’s additionally taken half in main Twitch occasions like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s get out the vote stream, starred in a music video with Machine Gun Kelly, and received “content creator of the year” at The Sport Awards in 2020.
100 Thieves additionally introduced that streamer and YouTube persona Jack “CouRage” Dunlop could be becoming a member of as a co-owner as nicely. The 2 be a part of the ranks of well-known names like Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, Scooter Braun, and Dan Gilbert.
“In my mind, this is probably the most important day in 100 Thieves history,” Haag mentioned in a video introducing the 2 as co-owners. “I could have never predicted that we would be sitting here and welcoming Valkyrae and CouRage officially as co-owners of 100 Thieves.”
Folks have been pouring their hearts out in assist for her for the reason that announcement. Effectively-known names like Corpse Husband and Neekolul had been among the many names to cheer her on.
YESSSSSSS RAE SUPREMACY
— Corpse Husband (@Corpse_Husband) April 7, 2021
Congrats Rae HUGE W FOR U AND FOR WOMEN IN THE GAMING INDUSTRY ☺️
— neekolul (@neekolul) April 7, 2021
Friends and followers alike are simply so completely satisfied to see her on this new function.
FIRST WOMEN OWNER AND A FILIPINA AT THAAAAAT! IM EATING THIS SHIT UP RIGHT NOW!!! YOU MAKE US PROUD
IM SO PROUD OF YOU RAE SEXY BUSINESS WOMAN ❤️
— Alyssa D. Silos (@Alythuh) April 7, 2021
And whereas we nonetheless don’t know what co-ownership will entail, it’s secure to say that she and her story have impressed many to like and comply with her.