Valkyrae Slams Haters Questioning Whether She Deserves to Be a 100 Thieves Co-Owner

Published 05/10/2021, 9:11 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 26: Gamer Valkyrae plays tennis while taking a selfie ahead of the Fortnite Summer Smash during day 13 of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)


Rachel “Valkyrae” Hofstetter is the perfect example of how hard work and dedication are all one needs to be successful. Her passion for gaming and talent for streaming has taken her to heights many only dream of. However, even after all Rae has gone through, there are many who deny the efforts she has put.

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100 Thieves released a nostalgic video on its official YouTube channel detailing Valkyrae’s journey from a creator to a co-owner. The video had an inspiring message for all the females or women of color trying to make it big in gaming. Regardless, she is often a victim of blatant sexism across social media.

Valkyrae recently posted a tweet addressing all the hateful comments she has been getting lately. Most of them have been accusing her of becoming a co-owner of 100 Thieves merely because she is a woman.

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Valkyrae chooses to ignore all her haters

This is not the first time people have accused Valkyrae of being successful because she’s a female creator. Moreover, she certainly knows that this would also not be the last time. Rae has yet to achieve multiple milestones, and she’s constantly grinding to stay at the top. Therefore, at every milestone she achieves, there will always be haters to downplay her success.

For herself and every other female in the gaming industry, Valkyrae has only one piece of advice, “If we’re all gunna get shit on regardless, might as well get yo bags at the same time.

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Valkyrae aims to set an example for all those who look up to her. From a time when she struggled to manage even a thousand live viewers following her switch to YouTube, to becoming the ‘Content Creator of the Year’ at The Game Awards 2020, Rae has come a really long way. Throughout this journey, her loyal fans have supported her unconditionally, and she wished to respond in a similar manner.

Valkyrae being at the helm of 100 Thieves means not only big plans for herself but also the organization. With a female creator leading one of the biggest esports organizations, a lot more chances will open up for diversity in gaming.

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ALSO READ: Popular News Website Calls Valkyrae a “Bikini Streamer” Following Her Comments on the Twitch Hot Tub Meta

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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