Nadeshot drops hint about 100 Thieves' future in CS:GO - Dexerto

Nadeshot drops hint about 100 Thieves’ future in CS:GO

Published: 27/Jan/2019 19:59 Updated: 27/Jan/2019 20:51

by Connor Bennett


Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has dropped a hint about a potential future in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for his 100 Thieves brand.

100 Thieves have already stepped into the CS:GO space before when they picked up an all-Brazilian roster that included stars like Henrique ‘HEN1’ Teles, Lucas ‘LUCAS1’ Teles and Lincoln ‘fnx’ Lau.

However, visa issues and roster complications meant that the team never actually represented Nadeshot’s brand at the ELEAGUE Boston Major that they had been signed up for. That roster ended up departing 100 Thieves on January 31 2018.

Yet, that hasn’t stopped Nade from continuing his interest in the scene and dropping hints about a potential future roster.

ValveThe 100 Thieves Major stickers remain extremely popular in CS:GO.

During an Ask Me Anything on the official 100 Thieves subreddit, Nade responded to a question about a potential future in CS:GO.

He replied: “CS:GO is probably the most exciting opportunity for me personally at 100 Thieves. I think we have a strong fan base around FPS in general from my time in Call of Duty and so CS:GO just feels like a layup in my mind when rallying love and support from our community behind the game and potential team.”

“I’m not going to promise anything right now, but CS:GO is definitely on my list of expansion titles in the near future.”

With the IEM Katowice Major around the corner, the conclusion of the event is sure to lead to roster changes. If Nadeshot wants to get into CS, he may be worth biding his time until the end of this current major cycle.

However, Nade and his team will surely have a better idea on how to enter the scene this time around following all the complications with the ex-Immortals squad. 


Cloud9 CSGO terminates woxic’s contract three-months after forming the “Colossus”

Published: 18/Jan/2021 18:44 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 18:46

by Andrew Amos


Cloud9 are making another change to their long-term CS:GO “colossus,” reportedly benching Turkish AWPer Özgür ‘woxic’ Eker for ex-Chaos’ Erick ‘Xeppaa’ Bach. The former mousesports star is just three months into his three-year contract.

Update on January 18

Cloud9 and woxic mutually agreed to terminate the AWPer’s contract after trying to navigate problems that were “almost insurmountable.”

CSGO fans are now looking ahead for what may come next as C9 officially look for a replacement AWPer and head coach, as woxic will now plan his next move apart from the org.

Original story follows below

Cloud9 is undergoing big changes heading into the 2021 season. Turkish star woxic could be on his way out of the colossus just three months into his three-year contract.

The star AWPer is reportedly being benched “due to non-performance related issues,” according to Rush B Media, but a person close to the team “did not believe that there was an internal disagreement that took place which would cause [woxic] to be [benched].”

woxic playing for mousesports at DreamHack Open
Woxic is set to be benched on Cloud9’s CS:GO colossus for American rifler Xeppaa.

The team had mixed results after their late-2020 rebuild, finishing last in Flashpoint Season 2, but third in the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown.

W0xic has posted middling results at these recent events, with an average HLTV rating of 1.00 since joining Cloud9. He has struggled to shine like his 2019 peak with mousesports, where he played a part in claiming the European squad a ESL Pro League Season 10 title.

First in line to replace woxic is the now teamless Xeppaa. After the disbanding of Chaos, the squad has gone their separate ways, with the likes of Nathan ‘leaf’ Orf and Anthony ‘vanity’ Malaspina swapping to Valorant.

The 20-year-old American rifler shone during Chaos’ rise at the end of 2020, helping the squad win IEM Beijing 2020, DreamHack Masters Winter, and secure a podium spot at ESL One Cologne and DreamHack Open Summer.

Speculation has also been rife about who else Cloud9 could potentially be signing. Cloud9 General Manager Henry ‘HenryG’ Greer posted a Tweet with four emojis indicating two contracts being signed.

With the removal of Kassad at the end of 2020, the second signing could indicate a return of former Assistant Coach Chris ‘Elmapuddy’ Tebbit. The Australian coach has been linked with Cloud9 yet again, less than two months after leaving the squad for Gen.G.

Cloud9 are yet to confirm either the benching of woxic, or the signing of Xeppaa. We will update you as more information arises.