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Pusha T disses Drake’s 100 Thieves after CSGO loss at ESL One Cologne

Published: 22/Aug/2020 14:51

by Calum Patterson

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In an unexpected crossover, rapper Pusha T has congratulated CS:GO team Chaos EC after their upset victory against Nadeshot’s 100 Thieves, in what appears to a sly dig at his long-time foe, Drake.

Drake and Pusha T have a fierce and documented rivalry, which came to a head in 2018 when they traded diss tracks, and Pusha T came out on top with his ruthless ‘Story of Adidon’ track.

For years, the two rappers have been trading insults, thinly-veiled threats and subliminal disses, and the latest appears to have come in a surprise shot at Nadeshot’s 100 Thieves.

Drake and Nadeshot with 100 Thieves
100 Thieves
Drake is a co-owner in 100 Thieves, founded by Nadeshot.

With Drake a co-owner and major investor in 100 Thieves, their loss to Chaos at ESL One Cologne provided Push some ammunition to take another pop at the Canadian superstar.

A late qualifier to the Cologne event, Chaos were not expected to go especially far, but so far have impressed, first beating Furia 2-0, followed by their 2-1 scalp of 100 Thieves.

100T’s majority ANZ roster are playing in the North American division as the event is being held online, so regions are determined by the players physical location.

After their win,  Pusha tweeted “Headshots to keep the bracket pure. GG fellas,” tagging the Chaos players.

He finished it off with a snake emoji, which could simply refer to Chaos’s logo, but might also be another sly dig.

Although Pusha T has been involved in some gaming campaigns in the past, notably with Adidas and Call of Duty, it was a surprise to see him paying attention to the matches at ESL One Cologne.

His tweet later made it to the Hip Hop Heads subreddit, where Hip Hop fans were equally as surprised. “Pusha T sending shots at Drake through CSGO pros is not something I expected,” said one commenter.

Drake doesn’t necessarily have day-to-day involvement in 100 Thieves, but was a key figure in their rounds of funding, along with Scooter Braun. Former Call of Duty pro Nadeshot is the founder and CEO, and the figurehead for the organization, and has spoken about how significant Drake’s involvement was.

Pusha T himself isn’t invested in any esports teams, but if a major rival to 100T was to crop up, he might be interested.

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Real Madrid footballer Casemiro launches esports team CaseEsports

Published: 29/Oct/2020 21:32 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 21:39

by Adam Fitch

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Real Madrid and Brazil football star Casemiro has announced the launch of his own esports team, CaseEsports.

The defensive midfielder’s team will initially compete in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, debuting in the qualifier for DreamHack Masters Winter on November 3.

The decision to start a team, according to the org’s official website, was birthed from Casemiro’s “enthusiasm, desire to enjoy and passion for this game” – speaking specifically of Counter-Strike.

The organisation will provide a team of sports professionals to enhance the performance of their players. They plan to “lead the European esports scene” through “effort, perseverance and teamwork.”

CaseEsports land1n
CaseEsports
CaseEsports will be hoping for land1n to make an instant impact.

The all-Brazilian roster that has been assembled includes former paiN Gaming and Tempo Storm players Denis “⁠dzt⁠” Fischer and Paulo “⁠land1n⁠” Felipe, former FURIA Academy duo Yan “⁠yepz⁠” Pedretti and Vinicius “⁠n1ssim⁠” Pereira, and former Imperial player Felipe “⁠delboNi⁠” Delboni.

CaseEsports has already secured the support of multiple sponsors, including peripherals brand HyperX, glasses retailer Hawkers, gaming chair brand Drift, and “fashion soccer” line BŮH.

“This team was created out of a hobby of mine that I really enjoy,” said Casemiro, according to HLTV. “I wanted to take it to a professional level, and just like in my career, I want them to be the best. I know that creating a new team and winning titles will take time and require a lot of work, but I hope that the players and the fans will really enjoy this project.”

Athletes starting their own esports teams is not a new trend by any means.

In the last few months alone, David Beckham launched Guild Esports, Manchester City star Sergio Aguero founded KRU Esports, and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster started Team Diverge.