As a former professional player, Matt 'Nadeshot' Haag knows what it takes to win a championship in Call of Duty, and is putting his faith in his all star 100 Thieves lineup to pull it off at CWL Vegas.
As only the first event of the season, the roster of Kenny 'Kenny' Williams, Maurice 'Fero' Henriquez, Sam 'Octane' Larew, Austin 'SlasheR' Liddicoat and Ian 'Enable' Wyatt will need to put all their talent on show to pull off the win.
Despite being a strong squad on paper, it has been a shaky start to the season for 100 Thieves, with a top 16 finish in the most recent CWL 2K (although with Kenny not playing), but the potential of the team is still to be realized.
Nadeshot, the CEO and founder of the 100 Thieves organization, is of course backing his team to win the first event, CWL Vegas on December 7, and has said that if they do so, he will get a 100 Thieves tattoo to commemorate it.
The team are not heading into the event as favorites, at least based on their online performances, but fans who watched the WWII season will recall that online results rarely reflect exactly at LAN events.
"If 100 Thieves wins the first event, I'm getting a 100 Thieves tattoo," Nadeshot said during a live stream, although it doesn't sound like he's made his mind up as to where exactly he will get it on his body.
Presumably it would be a tattoo of the 100 Thieves logo, and if they don't manage to win the first event Nadeshot will perhaps carry his promise over to the next event, until his team brings home a CoD championship.
OpTic Gaming owner Hector 'H3CZ' Rodriguez, who Nadeshot played under for many years, has a tattoo of the OpTic logo himself, so perhaps he has been inspired by his mentor.
CWL Vegas takes place on December 7-9, with the world's best teams descending on the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, battling it out for a $250,000 prize pool.