Nadeshot just announced that 100 Thieves will not compete in competitive Call of Duty next year. He mentioned that this is not the end for the team but there are reasons why he has made this decision for his team. Nadeshot explained that there are plenty of costs that go into playing competitive Call of Duty and 100 Thieves is not prepared for that at this point.
Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag is a former professional player and making this decision would have been hard. He mentioned that even though 100 Thieves has made a lot of progress it is still a startup company. Here is what Nadeshot had to say regarding the matter:
100 Thieves will not be a part of competitive Call of Duty next year. We will not be part of the CDL. We will not have a team competing for our brand. And I wouldn’t say this is the end. But we will not be fielding a roster.
He mentioned that he is not ready to pick a city and set up a headquarter there. Nadeshot mentioned that 100 Thieves is an international brand and he would like to stay true to that brand. Talking part in competitive Call of Duty would not allow the company to do what it wants to.
A lot of people are invested in this brand and careers depend on its success. I am sure that Nadeshot has put a lot of thought into making this decision. He went on to mention the following:
We have so many different investments. For us to make such a costly investment into Call of Duty would possibly jeopardize everything that this company has been building. This is our brand… With the CDL, it’s possible that 100 Thieves would cease to exist the way we want it to. Our branding and our persona and our identity is the lifeblood of this company,
This is not the last of 100 Thieves or Nadeshot but it is still a huge bummer. Nadeshot was very upset while making the announcement and I am sure that the fans are sad as well. You can check out the complete video for more information.
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