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100 Thieves unveil biggest US esports team facility as new headquarters

Published: 22/Jan/2020 18:29 Updated: 2/Feb/2020 17:13

by Dustin Steiner

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100 Thieves and owner Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag have revealed the biggest esports headquarters in North America – the 100T Cash App Compound. It will play host to all of the organization’s business and player operations.

The 100 Thieves Cash App Compound is nestled in the hills of Culver City in Los Angeles, California, and features 15,000 square feet of state of the art esports space.

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With this amount of square footage, the compound will play host to a number of functions, including business development for the team, training areas, streaming spaces for the team’s content creators, fashion design, and even a retail space.

Nadeshot and COO John Robinson pose in front of the entrance to the 100 Thieves Cash App Compound.

“The 100 Thieves Cash App Compound is the product of our vision to build a new category of company – a lifestyle brand born from gaming,” said Nadeshot. “Los Angeles is the epicenter of esports, entertainment, and fashion, which are the three pillars we founded the company upon, so this is the perfect home for innovating on what an esports organization and lifestyle brand can be. I can’t wait for our fans to experience the Compound.”

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Cash App is the title sponsor for the facility, but 100 Thieves say that this partnership is far more than just the name on the building. The deal covers the HQ, the esports teams, its content, and the jersey.

Nadeshot and co. promise that this is the first of many partnerships to be announced throughout the year.

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The 100 Thieves studio will be used for podcast recording, as in the Courage and Nadeshot show, and other 100T content.

In 2019, 100 Thieves were named one of the top 10 most valuable esports brands by Forbes in only its second year in existence, fueled largely by the rabid fanbase of Nadeshot and his crew of content creators and esports superstars.

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On the entertainment side, 100 Thieves built the fastest growing YouTube channel in esports for 2018 and 2019, and launched the #1 and #2 podcasts on the iTunes gaming charts, led by The CouRage & Nadeshot Show.

They’ve been no slouch on the server either. The team has scored two Call of Duty major championships, qualified for the League of Legends world championships, and has secured Fortnite World Cup medals (winning over $2.7M) and Championship Series wins.

Nadeshot, CouRage, and the rest of 100 Thieves pose outside of their new Culver City location.

100 Thieves opening their dedicated esports facility joins a number of teams in creating dedicated spaces for their players to train and work, continuing the ongoing trend of moving away from houses.

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This separation of work and home life has been proven, by this point, to positively impact players’ mental health.

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Best of the hilarious Pope meme taking over Twitter

Published: 18/Oct/2020 17:50

by Georgina Smith

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Twitter is never far from its next brilliant trend, and this time people have been editing increasingly bizarre objects onto one particular picture of Pope Francis. Here are the best ones out there for your enjoyment.

His Holiness Pope Francis, who is actually fairly active on Twitter himself, has featured in plenty popular memes over the years. Back in 2017, he had the internet in stitches with an incredibly awkward picture alongside the US President, looking thoroughly unimpressed.

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The picture quickly gained traction and spread through the internet like wildfire, as people came up with every meme in the book to laugh about the bizarre image.

While the Pope has appeared in several ‘memeable’ photos since then, none have gone quite so viral as one particular image that sees him raising his arms up, holding the Eucharist. And of course, the internet took that inch and ran a marathon.

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People have been editing every object imaginable into the hands of the religious leader, from TV and movie characters, food, retro items, and even the Pope himself. Here are the best of the bunch:

Gaming

People wasted no time incorporating their favorite video games into the bizarre meme, and just about everything you can imaging made an appearance. Images see him holding an N64 controller, another a phone running Runescape. One talented artist Trickster even recreated a sonic version of the image in pixel art form.

TV and Film

The potential for TV shows and movies to be combined with this meme are practically endless, but Twitter users were straight there with most iconic scenes around. Of course, the beloved Baby Yoda had to make an appearance, along with a brilliant recreation of Spiderman’s iconic kiss scene, among others.

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Famous Faces

Naturally, celebrities who themselves have found themselves bearing the brunt of meme culture have found them unintentionally starring in a collaboration with the Catholic Pope, including an image of Jason Derulo falling down some steps. And as always, Twitter users have kept it meta by having the Pope hold up himself.

Everything In-between:

As you can imagine, no stone was left unturned with meme, and by the time it was spreading across timelines globally, people had put some totally random objects in the Pope’s hands.

How to get the Pope meme template?

Thankfully if you want to make your own version of this hilarious meme, helpful Twitter users have been uploading their own templates so you can join in on the fun.

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