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Drake congratulates 100 Thieves’ victory at CWL London in a special way

Published: 6/May/2019 1:19 Updated: 6/May/2019 1:22

by Albert Petrosyan

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With 100 Thieves winning their first major tournament at CWL London on May 5, popular music star Drake decided to congratulate them in a very special way.

There have been a lot of reactions pouring in about 100 Thieves’ victory at the CWL London pro Call of Duty tournament, but Drake’s may have been the most special for the players and organization so far.

The global music icon, who is one of the investors that’s poured a lot of funding into 100T, took to his Instagram story just hours after the tournament concluded to post a congratulatory message to the team. 

“Congrats to the guys. 100 Thieves CWL London champs,” he wrote over an image of the players hoisting their first ever major trophy as a squad.

Drake - InstagramDrake congratulated 100 Thieves for winning CWL London with a special message on his Instagram story.
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Considering that Drake’s Instagram currently has over 56.8 million followers, this is obviously a huge PR break for 100 Thieves.

Assuming that a large majority of Drake’s followers don’t really know much about CoD esports, it’s likely that at least some will start paying more attention to 100T after the post on his story. 

100 ThievesDrake’s involvement with Nadeshot and 100 Thieves is well documented, as he’s one of the investors that’s poured money into the org.

Drake and 100 Thieves

As mentioned earlier, Drake has a reason to be interested in 100 Thieves and their progress in esports, as he and SB Projects founder Scooter Braun were two of the heavy-hitters to contribute to 100T’s Series A funding round back in October 2018.

The announcement sent major shockwaves around the world of esports at the time, especially due to 100T’s rise in popularity as an esports org and, of course, Drake’s status as one of the biggest music artists in the world.

100 Thieves’ victory at CWL London was their first major trophy as an esports organization.

100 Thieves win CWL London

100 Thieves’ victory at CWL London marked their first ever major tournament win as an esports organization.

Surprisingly, their tournament journey wasn’t all too difficult or rocky, despite the fact that they finished second in Pool A after having lost to OpTic Gaming.

The exacted their revenge in the Winners Bracket finals, beating OpTic 3-1 to move on to meet Losers Bracket winners eUnited in the Grand Final.

100 Thieves wrapped up their convincing tournament run with a 3-1 win against eU, further sealing themselves as arguably the best team currently in the CWL. 

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun

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Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

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The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.

 

Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.