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Will 100 Thieves Ever Return to CS:GO?

Published: 29/Aug/2018 16:20 Updated: 29/Aug/2018 16:23

by Ross Deason

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Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag appears to have let slip a hint about 100 Thieves being on the lookout, or at least open to suggestions, for a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster. But is too early to start hoping?

UMG’s Call of Duty commentator and analyst Landon Sanders Tweeted the 100T owner saying “I’ve got the dream lineup, Nadeshot. We should talk” and got a response from Haag that simply said “bang my line”.

However, it appears that Nadeshot mistook Landon for someone else, responding again moments later with “Not gonna lie, thought you were a CSGO analyst”!

775https://twitter.com/Nadeshot/status/1034673426588360705

100 Thieves have been making headlines recently as they are entering the Call of Duty esports scene – the same scene that Nadeshot made his name in – for the Black Ops 4 season.

They announced the acquisition of former Team Kaliber stars Kenny ‘Kenny’ Williams and Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez on August 28, and Nadeshot made it clear in his response to Landon that they have “already got lineup in mind” when it comes to completing the CoD roster.

But what of Nadeshot’s response when he believed that Landon was a CS:GO analyst? The Tweet quickly made it to the front page of the /r/GlobalOffensive subreddit as fans speculated over whether this was a throwaway comment or a hint at more serious intentions.

100 Thieves has owned a CS:GO roster in the past but the Brazilian team never played an official match and was released in its entirety after a series of unfortunate events that ranged from visa issues to community backlash over comments made by Vito ‘kNgV-’ Giuseppe on Twitter.

While Nadeshot’s recent CS:GO comments are far from the statements of certainty that he used when discussing a potential CoD roster, they certainly seem to suggest that 100 Thieves are open to the possibility of attempting another Counter-Strike venture. 

When that might be, though, is anybody’s guess.

Valorant

Guild Esports announces Valorant roster of former CSGO pros

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:59

by Daniel Cleary

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David Beckham’s Guild Esports has announced their entry into Valorant after confirming the signing of top European roster “Bonk,” which features former professional CS:GO players like draken, Yacine, and more.

After recently declaring a mysterious £3.6 million sponsorship deal, Guild Esports has announced their entry into the Valorant competitive scene on October 21, revealing the signing of a new European roster.

The London-based esports organization, backed by football star David Beckham, confirmed the signing of top-ranked Swedish roster “Bonk” as their first official Valorant line-up.

In their announcement, Guild said that the team was chosen following a “rigorous selection process” and revealed the “sought-after players”, which included some Valorant pros who first made a name for themselves in the Counter-Strike scene.

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Guild Esports
Guild Esports has already fielded teams in Rocket League and FIFA.

“Joining the Valorant community is a perfect step for Guild and we are delighted to expand into the new exciting and emerging esports space.” Carleton Curtis, Executive Chairman at Guild Esports, added, “Valorant is destined to become a major esport with global reach and deep fan bases, and it benefits from the prestige of being developed by best-in-class publisher Riot Games.”

The new lineup features players such as former Fnatic and NiP star William ‘draken’ Sundin, who was joined by fellow CS:GO pros, Yacine ‘Yacine’ Laghmari, and Filip ‘Goffe’ Gauffin.

The CS:GO players were joined by two-time Paladins world champ, Malkolm ‘bonkar’ Rench, and 16-year-old talent Leo ‘Ziz’ Janneson, to round out the Guild Esports’ inaugural Valorant roster.

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Guild Esports will be looking to compete at Riot’s upcoming First Strike regional tournament.

“Guild is an organisation with big ambition that is on a path to achieve great things and I’m proud to be a part of that. I’ve always been an ambitious player and want to create a legacy that will last,” Yacine revealed in the announcement,” Our team has already proved itself at a top-level and now the goal is to become world champions.”

As they have been competing together prior to signing with Guild, the Swedish team has already proven that they are capable of success in the European circuit, with top two placements in the recent Ignition series and Mandatory Cup tournaments, only falling to G2 Esports in both events.

Now under the Guild Esports brand, this lineup will likely be gearing up for the first official tournament organized by Riot Games, First Strike, with the European qualifiers kicking off on November 9. You can see the full Guild Esports Valorant team below.

Guild Esports’ Valorant roster

  • William ‘draken’ Sundin
  • Yacine ‘Yacine’ Laghmari
  • Filip ‘Goffe’ Gauffin
  • Malkolm ‘bonkar’ Rench
  • Leo ‘Ziz’ Janneson