Nadeshot Roasts Team Liquid CEO Hard Ahead of Their Teams' Summer Split Semifinal Meeting This Weekend - Dexerto
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Nadeshot Roasts Team Liquid CEO Hard Ahead of Their Teams’ Summer Split Semifinal Meeting This Weekend

Published: 1/Sep/2018 2:29 Updated: 1/Sep/2018 2:32

by Albert Petrosyan

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100 Thieves CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag and his Team Liquid counterpart Steve Arhancet have gotten into a good-natured war of words over social media.

The two orgs’ League of Legend teams are set to clash in a high stakes match-up in the semifinals of the NA LCS 2018 Summer Playoffs on September 2 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA.

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Although that match is still several days away, the two CEO’s have already started their trash talking, with Arhancet tweeting out a clip from their meeting the Spring Split Playoffs Grand Finals, which Team Liquid dominated to win 3-0.

How have you been sleeping this week @nadeshot?

The 100 Thieves CEO did not blink an eye or hesitate in his response, as he threw a jab at the fact that it took Arhancet and Liquid six years to get a championship banner, while it only took 100T six months to make it to the finals of a NA LCS Split. 

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Been getting 8 hours every night knowing it took 6 years for you to get a banner in the studio but only took us 6 months to meet you in the finals.

100 Thieves’ immediate success within League of Legends esports is well documented; the org went 12-6 to place first in the regular season of their first ever Split in the spring, making it all the way to the finals in their first ever Playoffs as well. 

This Split has not been as easy; the team went 10-8 to place third, and thus were forced to play in the first round, which they advanced through after beating FlyQuest 3-0.

While a victory in the semifinals doesn’t guarantee anything for either 100T or Team Liquid, it does place one of them in the finals, where $100,000 and, more importantly, direct qualification to 2018 World Championship will be at stake.

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Team Liquid have already clinched a spot in Worlds, on the virtue of winning the NA Spring Split, but 100T will have all the work to do if they want their season to continue into October.

CS:GO

HenryG explains Cloud9’s CSGO player salaries after $400k floppy deal

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:11

by Calum Patterson

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Cloud9 have now confirmed that Ricky ‘floppy’ Kemery is the fourth player of their self-proclaimed CS:GO “colossus” roster, in a deal worth over $400,000, bringing their total to around $4 million in player contracts, with another two players still to go.

Floppy joined Cloud9 from ATK in January, and is now transitioning to the new ‘colossus’ roster alongside ALEX, mezii, and woxic.

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The colossus began with the signing of ALEX from Vitality, whose deal is worth $1.65 million. He was joined by fellow brit Mezii on a $426,000 deal. Then, woxic was added from mousesports, in another deal surpassing the $1m mark, at $1,365,000.

This latest deal for floppy takes the total value of this 4-man squad to $3.87 million, and with two players to go (GM Henry  ‘HenryG’ Greer has plans for a six-player roster), is set to surpass the $4 million mark.

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Since HenryG’s move from casting into a management role at C9, he has aimed to shake-up the traditionally opaque nature of esports transfer dealings.

In each of the four signings, Greer has confirmed the length of the player’s contract, and it’s total value over that period. All four players announced so far have been signed to three-year deals.

After the floppy announcement, Greer clarified on Twitter that despite the lower total value of deals for floppy and Mezii (compared to ALEX and woxic), each player’s deal is negotiated on an individual basis.

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“Ricky has received a pay increase from his previous contract and that will be reviewed each year of his stay,” he concludes.

Presumably, salaries could increase based on performance metrics or other value added to the brand by the player, or as thanks for loyalty to the team.

After he was confirmed as the GM of Cloud9, Greer told Dexerto: “My plans for this team are certainly ambitious. I wouldn’t be involved in any sort of General Manager role unless I had absolute full control of the roster and direction we plan to head.

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HenryG is now at the helm of Cloud9’s CS:GO venture.

“C9 have entrusted me with their entire CS:GO dynasty and, honestly, I think that’s one of the boldest moves any org has made in a long time.”

HenryG and Cloud9’s new approach to player deals could very well set off a new trend in CS:GO and esports generally, though for now, they remain on solitary ground.

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