Just a day removed from pulling the 100 Thieves organization out of the upcoming franchised Call of Duty league, founder Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has announced that he’s travelling to Berlin in an attempt to sign a “championship caliber roster” in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
When a door is closed, a window is opened. And Nadeshot is jumping through the window onto a plane to Berlin, as he announced on Twitter that 100 Thieves will be at the Champions stage of the StarLadder Berlin CS:GO major.
100T are seeking to sign a “championship caliber roster..to build a winning legacy.”
I am so damn excited to enter CS:GO and assemble a Championship caliber roster. We are flying to Berlin next week for the conclusion of the Major with a goal of signing players that are hungry to build a winning legacy here with @100Thieves. Let’s get to work!
— 100T Nadeshot (@Nadeshot) August 30, 2019
Nadeshot hinted back in July, during a vlog, when he walked into a “secret” meeting and told the camera point blank that 100 Thieves were getting a CS:GO team. “We’re gonna be in CS:GO,” he said. “100 Thieves is coming, full force.”
This is not the first time 100 Thieves have attempted to break into the CS:GO scene, but they might be interested in forgetting what happened the first time.
100T signed the Brazilian Immortals roster, but due to visa issues, and after having to release Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe due to his behavior on Twitter, 100 Thieves withdrew from CS:GO just a month after signing their roster.
Our future in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pic.twitter.com/yRJsig6XDu
— 100 Thieves (@100Thieves) January 31, 2018
For 100 Thieves, this will be a big next step forward for the organization after they announced earlier in the week that they would not be participating in the next season of the Call of Duty league.
Citing franchising costs, loss of brand power, and an unpreparedness to join the league, Nadeshot announced on Twitter that 100T wouldn’t be joining the franchised league.
The 100 Thieves brand has grown incredibly. But following the departure from Call of Duty, and their less than stellar 2019 in the North American LCS, 100 Thieves are looking to get back on track in the competitive scene, and are looking to do so by making a big splash in CS:GO.
And they’re not waiting for the major to end to get started.