This was quite possibly the biggest piece of news that came from the Call of Duty esports scene during the off-season. The Los Angeles Thieves entering the CDL. Many in the community were disappointed when the franchised Call of Duty League teams were announced, and 100 Thieves weren’t involved. This was due to the company not wanting to take the risk of the high-level investment at the time, but after watching how the league progressed in the inaugural season, were keen to get involved.
For those that may not know, 100 Thieves was founded by Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, who is one of the most prolific figures in Call of Duty history. Nadeshot made a career for himself during his time on OpTic Gaming, winning several championships and awards on his way.
Los Angeles Thieves Connection To Call of Duty
We have touched on Nadeshot’s rich history with the esport, and he voiced publicly that it pained him to not be involved with the esport for the first year of the league. 100 Thieves initially attempted to enter the space during the Black Ops 3 season, but things quickly went back to the drawing board.
LA Thieves acts as the successor to the 100 Thieves team and brand that enjoyed so much success during the Black Ops 4 season, after they rejoined the Call of Duty scene after a two-year hiatus. The 100 Thieves roster won two major events in the Black Ops 4 season; CWL London 2019 and CWL Anaheim 2019. They even went on to finish 2nd at the Call of Duty World League Championship 2019, so it’s understandable why many were upset to see the brand depart from Call of Duty after such a successful return.
LA Thieves Starstudded Roster 2021
When it comes to your traditional powerhouse rosters in Call of Duty, you think back to the old Complexity days and the more recent OpTic Gaming dynasty team. Following franchising, the initial rosters for the 2020 season meant Dallas Empire, Atlanta FaZe, Chicago Huntsmen and OpTic Gaming Los Angeles were expected to be the top teams.
However, the Los Angeles team faltered constantly, and it wasn’t aided by the dramas surrounding the OpTic brand that the franchise was involved in. Now that the OpTic name has returned to Chicago, and 100 Thieves have taken over things in LA, it should provide a more stable platform for these stars to get back to their full potential, and deliver some victories for Los Angeles Thieves. Here is the roster hoping to achieve this.
- Kenny “Kenny” Williams (Player)
- Austin “SlasheR” Liddicoat (Player)
- Thomas “TJHaLy” Haly (Player)
- Donovan “Temp” Laroda (Player)
- Zack “Drazah” Jordan (Substitute)
LA Thieves Betting Tips
Despite it being the franchises debut season, the roster is filled with Call of Duty veterans, meaning when you get around to putting a bet on LA Thieves, the Call Of Duty odds will likely be in their favour. Despite the players not excelling last season, there’s a lot of confidence that they will get back to top form, so there’s a couple of tips to help boost the LA Thieves betting odds.
It’s the common advice and tips that have been given out for other popular teams, but finding a bookmaker that has in-depth betting markets for the CDL 2021 is possibly the best option. Being able to use mad handicaps, individual map results, and more specific bets is one way to boost the LA Thieves odds to get more returns on your successful bets.