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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

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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. 

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BLAST announce Nubia mobile esports promotion at Premier Fall Series

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:23

by Adam Fitch

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Counter-Strike tournament series BLAST Premier has named Nubia Technology as its very first mobile phone partner.

Nubia’s gaming phone, the RedMagic 5S, will be advertised during the BLAST Premier Fall Series starting on October 26.

Not only will Nubia’s phone be shown through in-game branding, the technology company will host giveaways where fans can win their own RedMagic 5S and behind-the-scenes access to the tournament.

On-screen talent like Anders and Semmler will also get their hands on the phone.

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The event will be played online but features teams from both Europe and North America.

While this partnership doesn’t include a mobile esports tournament it’s clear that BLAST are willing to embrace and encourage mobile gaming, which could be a sign of things to come in the future. They have been expanding their reach into new games in 2020, including Valorant and Dota 2, so perhaps a mobile title could be next.

“We are excited to showcase Nubia’s impressive RedMagic 5S gaming phone to the esports ecosystem via our global audience,” said Leo Matlock, BLAST’s commercial director. “This partnership is a strong fit with both brands sharing a major focus on innovation, technology and gaming – and with more and more people gaming and watching BLAST Premier on their phones every day – their product should be something that naturally resonates with our fans.”

All 12 teams in the BLAST Premier Fall Series will play from Europe, making for one of the first international Counter-Strike competitions since the first quarter of 2020.

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The phone was designed with gaming in mind.

With events moving online in March due to the global health situation, Europe and American teams have typically been split up due to poor ping posing a threat to competitive integrity.

European sides Astralis, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, G2 Esports, OG, Team Vitality, FaZe Clan, and BIG will face off against American teams Complexity, MIBR, Evil Geniuses, and FURIA at BLAST Premier.