In the March 11 episode of 100 Thieves’ 02100 YouTube series, Nadeshot revealed that his goal is to have the team not only take home the CWL Fort Worth trophy, but also defeat OpTic Gaming in the process.
Fully bought into the idea of “you have to beat the best to become the best,” the young CEO wants to see his squad topple the the team that is widely considered to be the best in CoD esports.
“I would love to beat OpTic Gaming,” he said. “They’ve set the bar high, they won [CWL] Vegas. The undisputed best team in the game right now. I would love to beat OpTic Gaming.”
“It would be so sweet for so many different reasons,” he went on. “I would love to win a tournament by beating the best team. That’s as much as it comes down to for me. I want to beat the best team, I want to beat OpTic Gaming. That would be a dream come true.”
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Nadeshot’s ties with OpTic Gaming are both well-documented and deep-rooted. As a former pro player himself, he captained OpTic to numerous major championships, including a memorable gold medal performance at the 2014 MLG X Games Invitational.
Since he’s departed from the org and established his own brand, and ultimately 100 Thieves, Nadeshot has always made it very clear that beating his former team will always be a top priority for him.
The best example of this so far was when 100T met OpTic in the Spring Split of the 2018 North American League of Legends Championship Series, as he bought all of his players Yeezy shoes for beating the Green Wall in their first ever meeting.
A victory against OpTic would also be a huge step forward for 100 Thieves, as it would further establish them as a legitimate powerhouse in the CWL.
OG went unbeaten in their quest to take first place at CWL Vegas, so any team capable of beating the champs is capable of winning the whole thing.
CWL Fort Worth could not have come at a better time for 100T, who go into the event as hot as any team after finishing their second week of the CWL Pro League with a strong 4-0 record.
100 Thieves will be facing Red Reserve, Enigma6 Group, and Evil Geniuses in Pool B, while OpTic have a slightly more difficult go of things as they’ve been grouped with eUnited, Envy, and Team Reciprocity in Pool D.