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Nadeshot hints at which esport 100 Thieves are entering next

Published: 27/Sep/2019 22:34 Updated: 27/Sep/2019 23:03

by Albert Petrosyan

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Popular North American esports organization 100 Thieves could soon be getting into the competitive scene of a new game, according to founder and CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot‘ Haag. 

Over the past year-and-a-half, no esports organization has been on a faster rate of growth than 100 Thieves, which has been turned from a project into a full-scale business operation.

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However, as much as their merchandise and content creation areas have been excelling, their actual existence in competitive gaming has been a bit limited, especially with the org leaving the Call of Duty scene and opting to not purchase a spot in the upcoming franchised league. 

That said, they soon could be entering the realms of an esport they’ve never even been linked with before – FIFA, as CEO Nadeshot dropped a major hint in a September 27 tweet, teasing “major news coming very soon.”

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“I can’t say too much now, but I have major news on the way,” he said. “Castro [Edwin ‘Castro1021’ Castro] I’m looking at you. You might be nice on FIFA, but there’s a new kid on the block, and it’s about to get serious.”

While the tweet was undoubtedly a promotion for the newly released FIFA 20 title, all signs are pointing that 100T could be jumping on board with the popular soccer simulation game’s competitive scene, which has been consistently growing over the past few years.

Him giving a playful warning to Castro1021, the biggest FIFA streamer on Twitch, is also telltale sign that the organization is looking to field someone prominent of their own.

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While obviously nothing has been confirmed or announced as of yet, the rumor mill is already churning, and one name that has been mentioned a lot since this tweet went live is that of Donovan ‘Tekkz’ Hunt.

Tekkz took the FIFA world by storm as a 16-year-old a year ago, and already has seven tournament victories to his name out of just 16 played over FIFA 18 and 19.

EsportsranksTekkz is widely considered to be one of the top FIFA players in the world.

The young superstar started his competitive career as a member of The F2, but left when the organization pulled out of esports mid-September.

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He is currently a free agent, and is undoubtedly in the cross-hairs of numerous orgs looking to field a powerful presence in the FIFA scene, one of which very well could be 100 Thieves.

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CoD streamers slam Warzone star WarsZ for “pathetic” K/D tanking

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:16

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone stars continue to call each other out – this time Tommey is joined by HusKerrs and others in critiquing multi-event champion, WarsZ, for manipulating tournament Kill-Death Ratio (K/D) caps by tanking his account.

With more and more money being piled into Warzone tournaments, the stakes are higher than ever and competitors are understandably adamant about integrity. Many of these competitions have turned to K/D caps, as a way to limit good players from forming super squads that’ll end up dominating the opposition.

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Following earlier condemnations from top streamers like NICKMERCS and Aydan about others gaming the K/D cap limits, Tommey has exposed WarsZ in particular for allegedly partaking in the unfair practice.

Tommey, a former Call of Duty League player and multi-time Warzone champion, did not hesitate to single out WarsZ for a suspicious drop in his kill-death ration just ahead of this week’s leg of the $210,000 Vikkstar Warzone Showdown. 

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Although the caps have been instituted in tournaments to provide for better parity among teams, they can also be manipulated by purposefully delivering uncharacteristically poor performances.

WarsZ has won six Warzone championships across different tournaments, so Tommey’s linked image of the streamer having double-digit zero-kill matches in the past few days is particularly damning.

“People seem to be scared of the repercussions but I’m fed up with the bulls**t,” Tommey tweeted, tagging the rival competitor directly while calling the alleged tanking “pathetic.”

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As for WarsZ’s response, it was not well-received. Suggesting that this notable drop in K/D was spurred by having his “girl” play on his account, a variety of notable Warzone competitors slammed the excuse. Among those wast renowned multi-time champion, HusKerrs, who replied simply, “Brother, c’mon now… nobody is buying that.”

Popular streamer DougisRaw also chimed in, mocking the excuse for how obviously the screenshot goes against the idea of letting an inexperienced player drop in for some games: “Damn, your girl plays solo squads. She’s cracked.”

 

While none of the allegations can be proven, many seem dissatisfied with WarsZ’s excuse and believes it is unfair to competitors like Jukeyz and others who were unable to snag tournament spots because of their high K/D.

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It must be noted, as Tommey mentioned in the tweet above, that Vikkstar’s tournament technically doesn’t prohibit such a tactic, so while WarsZ isn’t breaking any rules, it’s fair to say that the rest of the big-name competitors don’t think too highly of it.

It remains to be seen if other tournaments will begin following NICKMERCS in the way he runs his MFAM Gauntlets, monitoring participants’ past in-game performances to make sure that they’re not trying to circumvent the K/D cap.

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