The ever-popular streamer Rachel “Valkyrae” Hofstetter is now co-owner of the gaming and lifestyle brand 100 Thieves. “I am proud to be one of the first female co-owners in esports and beyond happy for our future together,” Hofstetter shared via his personal Twitter account.
The announcement marks a new milestone in what has been an extraordinary career for the personality. Hofstetter streamed for the sports organization for three years before he was announced as a co-owner, along with regular stars such as Drake. Although it is unclear what the role will mean in terms of responsibilities, the move is remarkable when considering Valkyrae̵
Although the content creator – known for playing games like Among us – just left Twitch to move to YouTube in January, she collected over 3.3 million subscribers on Google’s platform. Beyond just numbers, she has also participated in major Twitch events such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘came out of the voting stream, played in a music video with Machine Gun Kelly, and won “content creator of the year” at The Game Awards in 2020.
100 Thieves also announced that streamer and YouTube personality Jack “CouRage” Dunlop will also be joining. The two join the ranks of well-known names such as Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, Scooter Braun and Dan Gilbert.
“In my mind, this is probably the most important day in the history of the 100 thieves,” Haag said in a video that introduced the two as co-owners. “I could never have predicted that we would sit here and officially welcome Valkyrae and CouRage as co-owners of 100 thieves.”
People have poured out their hearts to support her since the announcement. Famous names like Corpse Husband and Neekolul were among the names to cheer her on.
– Corpse Husband (@Corpse_Husband) April 7, 2021
Congratulations Rae HUGE W FOR YOU AND FOR WOMEN IN THE GAME INDUSTRY ☺️
– neekolul (@neekolul) April 7, 2021
Peers and fans are just so happy to see her in this new role.
FIRST WOMEN OWNER AND A PHILIPPINE ON THAAAAAT! I’m eating this shit right now! YOU TRUST US
I’m so proud of you RAE SEXY BUSINESS WOMAN ❤️
– Alyssa D. Silos (@Alythuh) April 7, 2021
And while we still do not know what co-ownership will entail, it is safe to say that she and her story have inspired many to love and follow her.