Do you remember when 100 Thieves first came into CS:GO? No? Well I can’t really blame you.
The two-month stint that began in December of 2017 was plagued with visa issues and the team never even competed in a major event wearing the 100 Thieves jersey.
Now they are coming back. After 100 Thieves recent $35 million series B funding round, former Call of Duty pro and founder Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag wants to come back to the scene and do it right this time. “We’re getting a CS:GO team We’re getting a CS:GO team. We’re gonna be in CS:GO, 100 Thieves is coming, full force,” Nadeshot says excessively in the video below.
He goes on to talk about Rocket League as another title 100 Thieves could be targeting for a team, but that seems much more up in the air. The founder and public face of the company stating they are going to get a CS:GO team three times is about as set as you can get without having the press release sitting on the desk in front of you.
As for who 100 Thieves will target? They are entering CS:GO at a perfect time because the OpTic Gaming roster is there for the taking. Nadeshot played for OpTic during his time in Call of Duty and he still has a close relationship with Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, the leader of OpTic Gaming until they sold the company to Infinite Esports and Entertainment last year. After being bought by Immortals Gaming Club, who already own Made in Brazil, one of the best CS:GO teams in the world, OpTic’s roster is likely set to go to the highest bidder.
With a $35 million reload burning a hole in their pocket, that is likely going to be 100 Thieves.
Credit: Mitch Reames