Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Nick "Lesona" Johnson is an esports journalist with a focus on CS:GO and the OWL. His interest for esports started with CS:S and grew into a career as both an esports writer and an avid fan, giving him a unique perspective on both the casual and professional scenes. Twitter: @Lesona_

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CSGO: 100 Thieves to Return to Counterstrike

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100 Thieves revealed that they will return to the Counterstrike: Global Offensive scene today in a YouTube video.


100 Thieves CEO Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag revealed that the organization will return to the CS:GO esports scene today in a YouTube video on the official 100 Thieves YouTube page.

100 Thieves have not fielded a roster in Counterstrike since 2018. After acquiring the Immortals CSGO team from IGC, the team was embroiled in controversy including death threats against Pujan "FNS" Mehta from then-100 Thieves player Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe.

Soon after, that iteration of 100 Thieves CS:GO dissolved, and Haag made the announcement that the organization would stop competing in Counterstrike tournaments.

100 Thieves Could Be Eying OpTic Gaming's Roster

100 Thieves could be looking to sign a full team in the near future. The most likely of which would be the current OpTic Gaming squad. In a twist of fate, Immortals Gaming Club (IGC) recently purchased OpTic Gaming owners Infinite Entertainment and Esports and is in the process of divesting itself of some of the OpTic-held teams.

Interestingly, a member of the OpTic Gaming CS:GO squad, Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke, tweeted something today that may hint that OpTic CS:GO has found a new home:

While this is far from confirmation that 100 Thieves has signed the ex-OpTic team members, the timing of both Haag’s video announcement and the tweet are suspiciously close together.

ESTNN has reached out to 100 Thieves regarding their plans in CS:GO and their interest in the OpTic Gaming CS:GO squad, and will update this article when we hear back.

Update

100 Thieves had no comment when ESTNN reached out to them about the possibility of the organization picking up the OpTic Gaming roster.


Image VIA: 100 Thieves

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