With 100 Thieves struggling heavily during the first two days of the CWL Pro League Qualifier, it was only a matter of time before Founder and CEO Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag shared his thoughts on the team’s rough start.
The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 season certainly hasn't been kind to 100 Thieves, who first finished just 9th-12th at CWL Vegas and have now fallen to 1-2 in Pool C at the CWL Pro League Qualifier.
With the team’s struggles being at the forefront of everyone’s minds, it was no surprise to see Nadeshot get asked about it during 100 Thieves’ first official stream on their official Twitch Channel.
Nadeshot and Jackson Dahl, a member of 100 Thieves’ Found Team, were getting ready to commentate the team’s League of Legends Academy team's match when Nadeshot was asked for his thoughts on the CoD team.
While he initially met the question in jest, saying “Fine, I’ll do it myself” in reference to the infamous line spoken by Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Thanos, Nadeshot quickly got serious and shared his true thoughts on the matter.
“Candidly, we’re not playing well,” Nadeshot said about his team’s performance thus far. “We have some serious issues with Hardpoint. Our teamwork is struggling. We need to reel it back in. We only have one chance to qualify [for the Pro League]. We’re 1-2 in the Pool. It doesn’t look great right now."
At the end of the day, however, Nadeshot remains confident in the roster that he put together, ending with a positive outlook on the rest of the tournament.
“But if there’s any team that can pull it off, I think it’d be 100 Thieves with just the amount of talent our team has,” concluded Nadeshot.
If 100 Thieves hopes to live up to the expectations of Nadeshot, they'll have to turn things around in a hurry given that the bottom two teams at the end of Pool Play on Saturday, January 19 will be eliminated from contention altogether.
The team will immediately look ahead to matches against Mazer Gaming and Overtime eSport on January 18 before closing out Pool Play against Excelerate Gaming the following day.