Ever since professional gaming rose to prominence, Optic Gaming has been one of the most lucrative and prominent teams on the pro circuit. It includes some of the most sought after players in all of gaming, and they’re sponsored by the likes of Red Bull, Astro, Scuf, and Gamma Labs.
Not only has Optic become a fan favorite, but over the course of history, the Green Wall has been one of the most successful pro teams as well. Placing highly in the Call of Duty championship seemingly every year and winning numerous LAN and online tournaments has helped them rise to fame alongside teams such as Rise Nation, Faze, and TK.
However, despite the incredible success that he saw as a player on the Optic roster, Matt “Nadeshot” Haag madae a surprising move in 2015, stepping down from the pro circuit, focusing purely on being a content creator. He then continued his career as a YouTuber, uploading blogs, casual gameplays, and tournament play independent from the official Optic team.
This was all well and good, but as his YouTube progressed and gained a bigger and bigger following, it seems as if Matt missed the competition of the pro circuit. He would hint at the possibility of his return to “a” pro team, but he never disclosed which one he would be playing for. However, his return to competitive Call of Duty was so much different than anyone could have expected.
Recently, Nade announced that he had started his very own pro team, 100 Thieves. Made up of the players that took town Team Kaliber, Example, Royalty, Johnny, and Nelson will be the underdogs going into stage two of the COD World League. However, with the intelligence and professionalism of Optic Nadeshot himself, 100 Theives should become an elite team in no time.