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Nadeshot: 100 Thieves update on CDL ‘LA Thieves’ team isn’t encouraging

Published: 1/Oct/2020 20:56

by Theo Salaun

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In light of the OpTic Gaming acquisition and speculation over 100 Thieves’ possible Call of Duty League team, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has stymied hopes and updated fans on the “LA Thieves” progress.

Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez has made 2020 a little bit more palatable for Call of Duty fans by reportedly re-acquiring the OpTic Gaming IP and all of its underlying assets and resources. That puts him in and the CDL in an interesting position, as one owner cannot have a stake in two different teams, meaning that ownership of either the Chicago Huntsmen or OpTic Gaming Los Angeles will need to shift before the 2021 season.

As H3CZ is likely to maintain his Chicago squad, who placed third in the inaugural CDL Champs, the Los Angeles team spot formerly occupied by OGLA is presumably open for grabs — an exciting opportunity for interested organizations given the absence of league expansion this offseason.

One such organization is Nadeshot’s 100 Thieves, who have long been the subject of discussion as fans hope for Nadeshot to return to CoD, particularly in LA. Unfortunately, while the 100T founder likes the “LA Thieves” name and would want to rejoin the professional scene where his career started, he wants to dispel hopes that it will be happening anytime soon.

“LA Thieves has a nice ring to it. But, guys, we’re not really in a position to get back into Call of Duty. It’s really, really expensive, so we’ll see. Maybe down the road, in the future, I don’t know, but I don’t want you guys to get your hopes up.”

As he explains, buying a CDL spot is an incredibly hefty investment and he doesn’t believe that 100T is able to take that on just yet. While he does appreciate the LA Thieves branding possibilities and cites the potential for them to join the CDL “in the future,” he is reluctant to promise anything to fans in the short term.

Despite Nade curtailing hype, people remain convinced that his organization should be involved. With fans and professionals, like the Seattle Surge’s Daniel ‘Loony’ Loza, chiming in, it appears obvious that the LA Thieves dream won’t die, no matter how much it gets downplayed.

Considering his close relationship with H3CZ, the CoD community likely hopes that 100T can receive somewhat of a discount for the acquisition. In the meantime, perhaps the general hype surrounding the LA Thieves will be enough to persuade investors to help foot the bill.

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MrDalekJD shares his biggest wish for Warzone after BOCW Season 1

Published: 16/Jan/2021 6:30

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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MrDalekJD has opened up on his biggest wishes for Call of Duty: Warzone in the future on the CharlieIntel podcast, including more storytelling and a new map.

Jon ‘MrDalekJD’ Hutchinson is a beloved figure in the Call of Duty scene. Even though his content revolves around Zombies, he’s played the game for many years now, and the community values his opinions.

So, when asked on the CharlieIntel podcast what he’d like to see happen from Warzone in the future, people were listening. Spoiler alert, it’s in line with what most other players hope to see too.

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“The thing with Warzone is they [got] pretty good, well it seemed at the time, really good at telling an underlying story that was being slowly unraveled every season,” he said. “It was all to do with the rockets and Bunker 11 and Bunker 10 and all that. It was amazing.”

“I think if they just continue with that, that’s enough to keep me happy,” he added. “But I do think we are due for a new map. I love Verdansk to pieces. It’s a fantastic map. Massive props to Infinity Ward and Raven on that because it’s incredible.”

“But I think it is time for Treyarch to step in and bring in a new Cold War-themed Warzone map,” he said. It’s something that most players want and expect, and it seems like it’s only a matter of time before it happens.

MrDalekJD isn’t alone in his views, especially when it comes to wanting a new map. Verdansk has been fantastic, but it’s become a little stale to veteran players, and the show must go on.

Black Ops Cold War has already been out for several months now. So, a new Warzone map can’t be too far away. However, there still has been no official word on when we can expect it.

Until then, all we can do is sit back, relax, and twiddle our thumbs while we wait.