100 Thieves creator and CEO Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has addressed rumors of a prospective come back to Counter-Strike for the corporation, as expectation for Counter-Strike 2 ramps up.
100 Thieves would not have a storied history in CS:GO, nevertheless they have experienced groups within the past and several inside the company are plainly fans of this esport, including Nadeshot himself.
100T first joined CS by acquiring the previous Immortals lineup in December 2017, a group featuring famous brands Henrique ‘HEN1’ Teles and Lincoln ‘fnx’ Lau, before taking out of this esport completely simply 30 days later.
Then, in October 2019, they found the Aussies of Renegades, but again exited the room per year later on, and also have perhaps not been included since.
With those experiences at heart, Nadeshot has explained that while he really loves Counter-Strike, getting right back in is probably not a feasible possibility anytime soon.
“I sooo want to maintain Counter-Strike,” he said. “Right now, hawaii of esports, everything’s so costly. There’s been rightsizing with regards to player salaries and also the expectation that agents and supervisors have actually of just what we’re really prepared to spend. Therefore, unless one thing changes drastically across the economics of exactly what the expectation is through the businesses, we can’t make any guarantees.
“Counter-Strike is logistically the most difficult game to field a roster in since they travel a great deal. You will find tournaments in European countries and they’ve surely got to get bootcamp online, and they’ve surely got to live online, and another of this biggest hurdles we had is the fact that North American CS, a few years ago as soon as we got down for the next time, ended up being simply in shambles.”
He continued to express it’s perhaps not impractical to see 100T in CS once more, if there’s “more freedom as time goes on,” and went on to compare CS:GO for some of this other games where the company competes, saying they made more income from sticker sales than they did in years over several various leagues they perform in.
While Nadeshot ended up being fast to spell out which he could not compose from the likelihood of getting back in the esport, the timing and financials would need to be directly to move.