Report: Cleveland Cavaliers secure NA LCS franchise spot, hire Nadeshot to manage operations

by theScore Staff Oct 19 2017
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly been accepted into the franchised 2018 NA LCS and have brought on legendary CoD pro Matthew "NaDeSHoT" Haag to manage their operations, according to a report from ESPN Esports' Jacob Wolf.

While no 2018 teams have been officially announced, the past week has seen a number of reports including that endemic League of Legends organizations Team SoloMid, Cloud9, Counter Logic Gaming, Team Liquid and Echo Fox have been accepted while Phoenix1, Team EnVyUs and Immortals were reportedly rejected.

Wolf has also previously reported that Golden State Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob and his son, the team's assistant general manager Kirk Lacob, have also secured a spot.

The long-time captain of OpTic Gaming between 2009 and 2015, NaDeSHoT won a number of events including Call of Duty XP 2011, UMG Orlando 2015 and the MLG Pro League AW Season 1 Playoffs.

Since retiring from competitive play in 2015, NaDeSHoT has continued to stream on Twitch and create YouTube videos on his channel with almost 3 million followers. He was also the owner of the CoD roster 100 Thieves which disbanded in July 2016.

Sasha Erfanian is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.