• Both NBA teams will pay $13million to enter the now franchised LoL league
  • Clutch City is a nickname for the Rockets after the team’s miraculous 1994 run
  • 100 Thieves is the name of Nadeshot’s clothing line and old Call of Duty team

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We are now into offseason and League of Legends fans are eagerly awaiting to find out what teams will be joining the NA LCS.

And it appears that fans don’t have to wait much longer as the names of two of the new LoL esports teams have been revealed according to reports by ESPN and Dexerto.

The Houston Rockets will call their team ‘Clutch City Gaming’ and the Cleveland Cavaliers will call their team ‘100 Thieves’.

100 Thieves is the clothing line of ex-CoD player Nadeshot who will manage  Cavaliers' team

100 Thieves is the clothing line of ex-CoD player Nadeshot who will manage  Cavaliers' team

100 Thieves is the clothing line of ex-CoD player Nadeshot who will manage Cavaliers’ team

NBA rules do not allow teams to use their brands elsewhere which is why these teams will not use their own branding.

The Houston Rockets earned the nickname ‘Clutch City’ after their miraculous run in the 1994 NBA playoffs.

They twice threw away leads in losses to the Phoenix Suns and consequently were labelled ‘Choke City’ by the Houston Chronicle. The team were somehow able to advance from that series and went on to win the NBA championships – leading to the creation of ‘Clutch City’.

Houston Rockets earned the nickname 'Clutch City' for a miraculous NBA playoff run in 1994

Houston Rockets earned the nickname 'Clutch City' for a miraculous NBA playoff run in 1994

Houston Rockets earned the nickname ‘Clutch City’ for a miraculous NBA playoff run in 1994

100 Thieves is the name of the clothing brand belonging to former Call of Duty player Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag who is now a popular Youtuber with just under 3million subscribers.

Nadeshot has been hired by the Cavaliers to manage the esports team despite his lack of experience in LoL. He has previous experience in managing an esports team in Call of Duty which also competed under the 100 Thieves moniker.

The CoD team, formed in April 2016, wasn’t very successful. By May, the team finished bottom of the Call of Duty World League Season 2 and disbanded.





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