OpTic Gaming member Davis “Hitch” Edwards has given his thoughts on the rumors and speculation surrounding the ongoing Call of Duty roster mania, with hints at OpTic and 100 Thieves rosters.
After 100 Thieves officially announced their acquisition of former Team Kaliber duo Kenny “Kenny” Williams and Maurice “Fero” Henriquez, fans are desperately trying to work out who is set to join them on the roster.
Hitch, who works with OpTic Gaming as a content creator and has close ties to both current and former OpTic CoD players, discussed briefly on stream where he thinks players could end up.
When asked if who he believes 100 Thieves founder Nadeshot is targeting, Hitch’s first guess was three time world champion Damon “Karma” Barlow”, and one of the current OpTic members.
“I would be very surprised if Damon doesn’t end up on that squad. I’d be very surprised if someone from the current OpTic team doesn’t end up on that squad either.”
But Hitch wasn’t entirely certain that 100 Thieves is entirely set on their final two options. He later explained that CompLexity player Brandon “Dashy” Otell and Rise Nation’s Thomas “TJHaLy” Haly may also be on his radar.
“I think that [Nadeshot] is 100% going to go after Damon, he’s openly talked about going after the OpTic guys, so we’ll see what happens with that. I think he’s going to go after Dashy, he’s going to see what happens with [TJHaLy].”
Interestingly, Hitch appears to rule out Rise Nation’s Peirce “Gunless” Hillman and Matt “FormaL” Piper as potential 100 Thieves players, saying:
“The rumor I heard is that Gunless and FormaL have signed some pretty intense contracts – just literally, straight rumors – I’ve heard those are two people you can’t really go after.”
Finally, Hitch makes sure that no one gets too ahead of themselves, reminding us that he has “no inside scoop or anything”, even predicting this very article.
Nadeshot did say when they announced both Kenny and Fero that they wanted to get ahead of the all the rumors and speculation, so it could be that the next two players will be announced sooner rather than later.
In the case of both Dashy and TJHaLy, whom Hitch highlighted, there is already speculation that TJHaLy is a free agent, while Dashy is under contract with compLexity.
However, with two young and relatively inexperienced players on the roster already, 100 Thieves will be keen to have someone with more years under the belt at the professional level, and that means all signs point to Karma.