100 Thieves overcame a hot-handed eUnited squad to win the Call of Duty World League London event, earning 25,000 CWL Pro Points and the lion’s share of the event’s $325,000 prize pool.
Following a 3-1 winner’s final victory over OpTic Gaming, 100 Thieves had no choice but to wait and watch while eUnited cut a warpath through the loser’s bracket, defeating Team Heretics, Team Envy, and OpTic in back-to-back shutouts. By the time eUnited clawed their way into the loser’s side of grand finals, it seemed all the momentum was on their side.
But 100 Thieves remained strong, and the first game of the series went in their favor. Austin “SlasheR” Liddicoat and Ian “Enable” Wyatt combined for 68 kills in a Hardpoint victory.
In the second map, eUnited hit back with a victory of their own on Gridlock—this time in Search and Destroy mode.
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On the third map, 100 Thieves showed their prowess in Control mode, quickly defeating eUnited before closing out the fourth and final map to secure their first-place finish at the London event.
The victory was an encouraging sign for the 100 Thieves squad, whose best result prior to the event was a fourth-place finish at CWL Fort Worth. Additionally, the results of CWL London provided evidence that the CWL field is currently wide open, with no team able to win more than one event so far.
Following CWL London, perhaps the most excited 100 Thieves supporter was the team’s owner and founder, Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag. He tweeted a video captured by streamer Jack “CouRage” Dunlop that showed Nadeshot celebrating his team’s victory vigorously. CouRage later tweeted that Nadeshot had nearly passed out from excitement.