This week in esports is all about Age of Empires, 100 Thieves, and Gears of War.
100 Thieves, the organization created by ex-Call of Duty professional player Matt “Nadeshot” Haag and now co-owned with big names including music artist Drake, managed to raise $35 million in Series B funding. The funding was lead by Artist Capital Management, and the funds will allow 100 Thieves to create a centralized HQ for all teams and staff to operate from. It’s worth bearing in mind 100 Thieves is only three years old.
The organization has come a long way after starting with a single team in the popular MOBA League of Legends. Since that first season, the staff team has expanded into apparel creation and high-quality production, as well as purchasing new spots in different game leagues. This new 5,000 square-foot training facility and headquarters located in Los Angeles will enable all teams to come together to train under a single roof.
Not only does Nadeshot want this new facility to allow for fans to come and check out trophies and meet the players, but also foster future developments in new titles. It’s about time the 100 Thieves found a place to truly call home.