100 Thieves owner and CEO Matt 'Nadeshot' Haag had dropped a major hint about when his esports organization will finally sign a Call of Duty pro team.
The popular YouTuber was talking about the org's potential future in CoD esports live on his Twitch stream on May 31st.
Founded in April of 2016, 100 Thieves went through a relatively long period of inactivity before exploding onto the League of Legends scene in 2018 and establishing itself as one of the most promising esports organizations in North America.
However, despite this strong success, many fans have continuously asked and requested Nadeshot to introduce 100 Thieves into competitive Call of Duty, where he initially earned his fame during a long stint as a pro player for OpTic Gaming.
While Nadeshot has repeatedly said that he plans on steering his org in the direction of CoD esports, his latest comments mark the first time he has provided a legitimate time frame.
"I said we're going to have a Call of Duty team this year, okay. We will have a Call of Duty team this year. But I didn't say when."
His remark about "the comments made in the chat" is in reference to him typing out this comment in the chat box of the Call of Duty stream during the highly anticipated match between OpTic Gaming and Luminosity Gaming at the CWL Pro League.
The cryptic way he was talking about the subject on his stream could suggest that "this year" could very well mean the end of the year, when CoD: Black Ops 4 is scheduled to be released.
It would be very unlikely that 100 Thieves would try and field a Call of Duty team during the remainder of the current WWII season, which is currently entering its final stages.
It should be noted that 100 Thieves did have a brief stint in competitive CoD during the Black Ops 3 season in 2016.
However, that experiment proved to be highly unsuccessful as they placed very poorly at the MLG Anaheim Open before coming in last in the NA CWL Stage 2 Regular Season.