Rumor has it that 100 Thieves have bought the "Call of Duty League" slot from OpTic Gaming Los Angeles and are returning to the professional CoD scene. They are supposed to compete under the name LA Thieves.
It was recently announced that Hector " H3CZ " Rodriguez, founder of OpTic Gaming Los Angeles and CEO of Chicago Huntsmen, had bought back his old franchise. He was the owner of two places in the Call of Duty League (Chicago Huntsmen and OpTic Gaming), which is not possible according to the rules. Even then, rumors were circulating that Matthew “ Nadeshot ” Haag, CEO of 100 Thieves and former CoD professional at OpTic Gaming, could take over the CDL seat from H3CZ.
As it now turns out, that is what seems to have happened. The OpTic Gaming franchise will remain owned by H3CZ, but the Call of Duty League place will be transferred to 100 Thieves . Rumor has it that the organization will compete in the CDL under the name LA Thieves .
100 Thieves had already been part of the professional CoD scene for one season and won two major trophies in the CoD World League and second place in the CWL World Championship. Against this background and Nadeshot's own CoD past, the purchase of the CDL space doesn't seem all that surprising.
If the organization doesn't make any serious roster changes, we can expect the following players in the coming season:
- Austin “SlasheR“ Liddicoat
- Kenny “Kuavo“ Williams
- Thomas “TJHaLy“ Haly
- Zack “Drazah“ Jordan
Wie H3CZ mit der Marke OpTic Gaming weiterverfahren wird bleibt vorerst unklar. Eine Möglichkeit wäre sein derzeitiges Team, Chicago Huntsmen, zu rebranden. Allerdings verlangt die CDL, dass Franchises in der Stadt bleiben, in der sie ursprünglich gegründet wurden, was bedeuten würde, dass H3CZ auch den Huntsmen Spot verkaufen müsste und das Team nach Los Angeles umziehen müsste.
Was auch immer passieren wird, wir freuen uns auf die Rückkehr der Thieves zu Call of Duty und können den Start der neuen Saison kaum erwarten.