✖ Close

Nadeshot Has a Problem With the LoL Community Believing 100 Thieves Doesn't Belong at Worlds

During a recent stream, 100 Thieves owner Nadeshot explained why he dislikes the notion from the League of Legends community that the 100 Thieves NA LCS team does not belong at Worlds 2018.

The most prestigious event in professional League of Legends will soon be upon us as the 2018 League of Legends World Championship will be taking place in South Korea throughout October with the finals taking place on November 3rd. One of the 24 teams that have qualified to compete in the 2018 League of Legends World Championship is the North American League Championship Series team of 100 Thieves who are entering the upcoming event as the second seed from the NA LCS. 

100 Thieves qualified for the 2018 edition of Worlds after Team liquid captured the NA LCS Summer Split championship with a victory over Cloud9.

However, 100 Thieves owner Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag believes that the 100 Thieves NA LCS team does not get the credit it deserves from the League of Legends community and has a problem with the notion that some believe that 100 Thieves does not deserve its spot at Worlds. 

"I actually have a really big problem with a lot of the League of Legends community saying that 100 Thieves doesn't deserve to go to Worlds. I mean we got first place in the regular season in the Spring Split. We did get 3-0 by Team Liquid in the Finals, but Cloud9 was supposed to be or TSM (Team SoloMid) was supposed to be like the second or third best team in the Summer Split," said Nadeshot.

We took a map off of Team Liquid in the semifinals. We beat them first game and then lost three in a row, but Cloud9 got absolutely f*cking pummeled in the finals," Nadeshot continued. "They got 3-0'd as well, and we went down to the wire with TSM. In fact, we probably should have beat TSM. We went early game lead against them almost every game. Our League of Legends team is a lot better than we get credit for."

Nadeshot went on to further explain during his stream of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Beta that the 100 Thieves League of Legends team has shown it can compete with the very best teams of the NA LCS and that the early success of the new franchise has only helped the professional scene for the MOBA title from Riot Games. 

"It's actually pretty ridiculous. The League of Legends community just has the wrong mindset when it comes to our team. Just because we don't have the flashiest playstyle they think we are boring to watch, but we keep up with the best teams in every scenario we have been in," said Nadeshot. "I mean besides Team Liquid, but it's clear how good Team liquid is with how badly they beat Cloud9."

"It's actually pure ignorance, and it's like if they really want the League of Legends community to grow, it's like what team came into League of Legends in like the regular season or with franchising and has made as much progress as we have? It's only better for the scene for us to do better," stated Nadeshot. 

The 100 Thieves NA LCS team and Nadeshot will have their chance to prove their doubters wrong and show the League of Legends community that they do belong on the biggest stage that the esports scene of the popular MOBA from Riot Games has to offer in the 2018 World Championship this October. 

(cover photo courtesy of Nadeshot)

You need to be logged in to post a comment.
Join us