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Matthew Haag also known as Nadeshot (formerly stylized as NaDeSHoT), is an American former professional Call of Duty player.

He is the founder, co-owner, and CEO of esports team 100 Thieves (100T) and former captain of OpTic Gaming in the 2014 Call of Duty: Ghosts season and the 2014–2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare season, playing the objective support role.

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Nadeshot Gaming PC Gear and Setup Details

Monitor: BENQ XL2540

Xl-series features the Premiere monitors for PC e-Sports fine-tuned to the smoothest and most responsive experience and the clearest images to arm you for competition

Mouse: RAZER DEATHADDER V2

With over 10 million Razer DeathAdders sold, the most celebrated and awarded gaming mouse in the world has earned its popularity through its exceptional ergonomic design. Perfectly suited for a palm grip, it also works well with claw and fingertip styles. The Razer DeathAdder V2 continues this legacy, retaining its signature shape while shedding more weight for quicker handling to improve your gameplay. Going beyond conventional office ergonomics, the optimized design also provides greater comfort for gaming—important for those long raids or when you’re grinding your rank on ladder.

Keyboard: DUCKY ONE 2 MINI RGB

It is designed and engineered in a way to provide the user with the best durability and typing experience. Varieties of color ways available. High-Quality Materials & Comfortable Feel – 100% Cherry MX switches, brand new bezel design, and Dual-layer PCB, and 85% PBT double-shot seamless shine-through keycaps.

Headset: ASTRO A40

Redefining pro, the new ASTRO A40 TR headset and Mix Amp features user customization to adapt to any environment. Ready for home use, LAN play or the loudest pro tournament, you can transform the A40 TR from an open-back to a closed-back noise cancelling headset by swapping components like speaker tags, microphone and ear cushions (sold separately in ASTRO Mod Kits). For serious live streamers, the Mix Amp Pro TR is re-engineered with all digital components for lag-free and interference-free operation. The included ASTRO Command Center software allows Pros and Live streamers to tune every input and output parameter of the Mix Amp Pro TR to precisely configure it for their specific setup. All TR products are the Official Equipment of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and are used by top Call of Duty Pro teams like Optic Gaming and Team Envyus. WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm

Microphone: SHURE SM7B

The SM7B dynamic microphone has a smooth, flat, wide-range frequency response appropriate for music and speech in all professional audio applications. It features excellent shielding against electromagnetic hum generated by computer monitors, neon lights, and other electrical devices. The SM7B has been updated from earlier models with an improved bracket design that offers greater stability. In addition to its standard windscreen, it also includes the A7WS windscreen for close-talk applications. Popular radio and TV mic features excellent shielding against electromagnetic hum. Plus mounting bracket. Impedance: 150 ohms for connection to microphone inputs rated at 19 to 300 ohms.

ARM: RODE PSA1

The PSA1 is a studio boom arm for radio, broadcast, studio and home use. The PSA1 offers a horizontal reach of 820mm, a vertical reach of 840mm and full 360 degree rotation. It is supplied with velcro cable wraps and both desk-clamp and desk-insert style attachments for versatile mounting in desks up to 55mm thick (clamp) or 70mm (insert). Designed for the RØDE Procaster and Podcaster, the PSA1 supports most microphones weighing between 700g (1.5lb) and 1.1kg (2.4lb) when combined with shock mount. Please note that the PSM1 shock mount is sold separately. From its humble beginning in the 1990s, RØDE Microphones has gone from strength to strength on the global stage and has become the go-to microphone for a variety of industries. RØDE employs the latest technology and precision machinery to continue to keep its products at world-class standards and at a great price.

Camera: SONY ALPHA A7 III

Advanced 24.2MP Full frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed Advanced 24.2MP Back Illuminated 35mm Full frame Image Sensor. Bluetooth Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4 GHz band)). Compatible with Sony E mount lenses. External Flash Compatibility Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adapter for flash compatible with Auto lock accessory shoe.

Lens: SONY VARIO-TESSAR 16-35MM

A compact and weather-resistant option, the Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens from Sony will satisfy nearly all the wide-angle needs of full-frame E-mount shooters. It also features a constant f/4 aperture for consistent performance and illumination throughout the zoom range.

Tripod: JOBY GORILLAPOD SLR ZOOM

TURN YOUR WORLD UPSIDE DOWN. Take previous limitations out of the equation with the GorillaPod SLR Zoom Tripod and Ballhead Bundle. The 360 pan gives you extra-versatility as increase the range of shots you’re capable of. There’s no room for hesitation when you unleash your creativity, which is why the quick release plate allows you to seamlessly transition when on the go. The flexible, wrappable legs will secure your camera up to 6.6 lbs. With over two dozen flexible joints, the legs will stay secure, even when you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. The rubberized ring and footgrips keep your gear standing strong, or you can utilize the octopus style tripod to wrap around almost any structure, from fences to trees. Weighing less than 2 lbs. total, this ultra-light tripod and ballhead bundle fits easily in your camera bag or backpack, so you can take it virtually anywhere. COMPATIBILITY OPTIONS. Made out of durable, yet lightweight ABS plastic, zinc-aluminum, TPE Grip pads, and stainless steel, the JOBY GorillaPod SLR Zoom Tripod and Ballhead Bundle will never let your camera slip out of its grasp. Designed for SLR and mirrorless cameras up to 3 kg. (6 lbs.), you’ll get the sturdy structure you need, for the images you want. With a ¼”-20 thread standard tripod mount, you can easily use it with other JOBY tripods and stands. Give yourself the tools you need to take better photos and smoother videos with the GorillaPod SLR Zoom and Ballhead Bundle, the ultimate versatile tripod.

Questions About Nadeshot

Nadeshot uses Razer Deathadder V2 gaming mouse and Steelseries QCK+ mousepad.

Nadeshot uses Shure SM7B for recording the gameplay videos.

Nadeshot uses Ducky One 2 Mini RGB keyboard for its gaming purpose.

Nadeshot uses BENQ XL2546 monitor for his gaming and streaming that has a native 240Hz refersh rate.

Nadeshot — an American former professional Call of Duty player, has a net worth of $10 million. Also he is the founder, co-owner and CEO of esports team 100 Thieves

100 Thieves is valued at $190 million.

Nadeshot Profile

NameNadeshot
Age27(August 3, 1992)
ProfessionFormer professional American Call of Duty player and founder and co-owner of esports team 100 Thieves
NationalityAmerican
HighlightWon $100,000 with his team winning $400,000 and the trophy.
TeamNone (Co-founder of 100 thieves
Current Favourite GameCall of duty
Last UpdatedJuly 2020

Matthew Haag also known as Nadeshot (formerly stylized as NaDeSHoT), is a former professional American Call of Duty player. He is the founder and co-owner of esports team 100 Thieves (100T) and former captain of OpTic Gaming in the 2014 Call of Duty: Ghosts season and the 2014–2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare season, playing the objective support role and He has a brother and sister.

Haag’s gaming handle, “NaDeSHoT” originates from “grenade shot”, a lethal move in the Halo series in which a grenade is followed by a gunshot. Haag was a competitive amateur in the first-person shooter Halo 2, but switched to the third-person tactical shooter series, Gears of War after getting the game as a Christmas present. He narrowly missed qualifying for MLG Chicago in Gears of War play by one slot in 2007. At the age of 16 he made his professional debut on Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

In 2011, With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 looming, Call of Duty announced Call of Duty XP where Activision hosted a $1 million tournament to showcase the newest edition of the franchise. With 2 members of the OpTic Gaming team not being available it to the Grand Final. They took t doni3-1 and Haag pocketed $100,000 with his team winning $400,000 and the trophy.

Nadeshot Career Highlights

With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 looming, Call of Duty announced Call of Duty XP where Activision hosted a $1 million tournament to showcase the newest edition of the franchise. With 2 members of the OpTic Gaming team not being available it to the Grand Final. They took t doni3-1 and Haag pocketed $100,000 with his team winning $400,000 and the trophy.

Nadeshot Most Popular YouTube Video

Nadeshot’s most popular video on YouTube is titled THE $7500 PC UNBOXING. This video was uploaded in december 2016. This video got over 10.9m views so far and 133k likes.

Nadeshot First YouTube Video

Nadeshot’s most popular video on YouTube is titled GB SnD Gameplay – NaDeSHoT & Fwiz – Powered by Evil Controllers. Nadeshot got 120k views and 2.1k likes on this video.

Nadeshot Wiki

Nadeshot is a popular American gamer and the proud owner of ‘Hundred Thieves’. He shot to fame with his unbeatable gaming tactics and was awarded a gold medal at the 2014 ‘Game Awards’. He is also the ‘Belt Holder for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’ and has over 3.1 million subscribers on his ‘YouTube’ channel. As of 2020, Nadeshot’s net worth is roughly $5 million.

Matthew Haag also known as Nadeshot (formerly stylized as NaDeSHoT), is a former professional American Call of Duty player. He is the founder and co-owner of esports team 100 Thieves (100TH) and former captain of OpTic Gaming in the 2014 Call of Duty: Ghosts season and the 2014–2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare season, playing the objective support role. He is 28 years old and was born born August 3, 1992

Nadeshot Awards and Achievements

GameDatePlacePrizeEventTeam
AW2015-06-061 MLG SCUF Gaming Showdown 2015Blue
AW2015-03-297$ 35,000Call of Duty Championship 2015OG
AW2015-03-081$ 5000Call of Duty Championship 2015 North America Regional FinalOG
AW2015-02-221$ 30,000MLG Pro League 2015 Season 1 PlayoffsOG
AW2015-01-041$ 15,000UMG Orlando 2015OG

Nadeshot Team History

TeamStartEndNotes
MoB GenesiSSep 2009Nov 20092mo 9d
OpTic GamingJul 2010Jan 20116mo 5d
OpTic GamingJan 2011Jun 20115mo 21d
OpTic GamingMar 2011Sep 20115mo 4d Team Sub
Optic NationApr 2011June 20112mo 7d
Team EnvyJun 2011Aug 20111mo 28d
Optic GamingAug 2011Oct 20121 Yr 1mo
Optic NationDec 2011Feb 20121mo 10d
Optic GamingJan 2012Jan 201213d Team Sub
Optic GamingMar 2012May 20122mo
LeveraGeOct 2012Oct 20123d
Optic GamingOct 2012Nov 20121mo 2d
Optic NationOct 2012Nov 201225d
Optic GamingNov 2012Present7yr 8mo
 ??? ????Apr 2015??
100 ThievesApr 2016Present4yr 3mo

Nadeshot Career

Early career

Haag’s gaming handle, “NaDeSHoT” originates from “grenade shot”, a lethal move in the Halo series in which a grenade is followed by a gunshot Haag was a competitive amateur in the first-person shooter Halo 2, but switched to the third-person tactical shooter series, Gears of War after getting the game as a Christmas present.[2] He narrowly missed qualifying for MLG Chicago in Gears of War play by one slot in 2007. At the age of 16 he made his professional debut on Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

Optic career

Haag has been a member of Optic Gaming since June 2010, when he first joined the OpTic Clan competitive team. In 2014, he became the captain of OpTic Gaming after Will “BigTymer” Johnson resigned. Haag stepped down as OpTic Gaming’s captain after a seventh-place finish at the 2015 Call of Duty Championship tournament. Nadeshot then decided to leave Optic clan in 2016.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2010–11 season

Haag was dropped from the team for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2011 season which was the first season of Call of Duty on the Major League Gaming circuit since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. He briefly returned to the Optic Competitive team, replacing a player who felt ill, at MLG Dallas where Optic Gaming finished 3rd with virtually no practice as a squad. Subsequently, after mentioning the possibility of replacing the teammate that had fallen sick he did not get picked up. Haag played on several different teams in the professional scene and created his own OpTic Nation competitive team and started making videos and streaming footage. For the next two events he played for Team EnVyUs finishing 8th at MLG Anaheim and then 3rd at MLG Raleigh before playing on Surreal Legacy for the final two events of the year placing 7th at MLG Orlando and then finishing 15th at the MLG Providence national championships to finish off the Call of Duty: Black Ops Major League Gaming season. But later got beat by a team by the name of Inspire Gaming

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011–12 season

With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 looming, Call of Duty announced Call of Duty XP where Activision hosted a $1 million tournament to showcase the newest edition of the franchise. With 2 members of the OpTic Gaming team not being available it to the Grand Final. They took t doni3-1 and Haag pocketed $100,000 with his team winning $400,000 and the trophy.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II 2012–13 season

Treyarch were to make Call of Duty: Black Ops II which was the second game in the Black Ops franchise. The game was a success competitively and attracted a bigger audience through the season. With Frag Cup 4, an annual online tournament at the start of a new Call of Duty title, coming up a member of the OpTic Gaming competitive team was unable to play due to gambling restrictions in his province, and after impressing early on in the game, OpTic Gaming picked up Haag, who rejoined the OpTic Gaming competitive team on a permanent basis. They finished in the 7th/8th position in Frag Cup 4 before going to the first LAN event which was UMG Chicago. OpTic Gaming started the tournament strong, making their way to the finals without losing. The team then lost the first series in the final. However, because they were the winners of the ‘winners final’ the match went into a final and decisive series, in which they were able to win 3-2 and become the first Call of Duty: Black Ops II champions. The next tournament was MLG Dallas. Here, the top 8 teams qualified to compete at that year’s Call of Duty Championships, which was an annual $1,000,000 event. Haag and OpTic Gaming went on to finish in the 5th/6th position. At the Call of Duty Championships, OpTic Gaming finished in third place losing to the eventual winners of the tournament. They then played in Gfinity 1 (G1) in London, United Kingdom and MLG Anaheim in Anaheim, California where were placed in third respectively at both events. The next event Haag attended was Gfinity (G2) in London. However, their new roster finished 9th–12th Their performance at the MLG Fullsail Invitational, where the four highest ranked Black Ops II teams competed, (and which was to be OpTic Gaming and MLG’s final event of the Call of Duty: Black Ops II competitive season) was much improved, finishing in second place. In first was a team by the name of Complexity Gaming

Call of Duty: Ghosts 2013–14 season

The next title of the Call of Duty franchise was Call of Duty: Ghosts which MLG announced that it would be their featured FPS title for the upcoming season again. Haag and OpTic Gaming disappointed at both of their first two events which were to be MLG Columbus (13–16th place) and UMG Philadelphia (9–12th place) before a roster change occurred with one player retiring, two leaving and one later rejoining. During this time Haag teamed with Christopher Duarte, who goes by the name of ‘Parasite’. At this time, the team consisted of ‘NaDeSHoT’, ‘Clayster’, ‘Ricky’ and ‘Parasite’. However, after only a handful of days, ‘Parasite’ and ‘Ricky’ left OpTic to join Curse Las Vegas. OpTic then picked up ‘Saints’ and ‘MBoZe’, before ‘Scumpii’ rejoined OpTic to replace the departing ‘Saints’, who returned to Strictly Business. After the retirement of ‘BigTymer’ following UMG Philadelphia, Haag became the captain of OpTic Gaming

Optic, led by Haag, qualified for the Call of Duty: Ghosts national qualifiers for the annual Call of Duty Championship $1,000,000 tournaments after qualifying via MLG’s online qualifying tournament. At the US Championship Finals OpTic Gaming finished in 7th place to qualify for the Call of Duty World Championship, after eliminating Curse New York in an elimination game in a best of 5 series. This allowed the team to qualify for the annual $1 million tournament. Haag and his OpTic Gaming squad played in the MLG Pro Circuit Season 1 online league where after a promising start they suffered problems online and were not able to qualify for the MLG PAX East Championship; eventually OpTic Gaming finished bottom of the league in 10th place. OpTic Gaming later announced that Haag and his teammates would be hosting the winners of the US Regional finals, Strictly Business Gaming for a pre-LAN event for the World Championships.

At the Call of Duty World Championships, OpTic were placed in a group with ‘Epsilon eSports’, ‘NSP’ and ‘SSOF’; controversy was caused when ‘SSOF’ were disqualified and OpTic only had two teams in their group. OpTic first played ‘NSP’ and beat them 3-0 leading to a group decider against Epsilon where Haag and his team lost 3-0. However they advanced as the second seed and faced tK in the first round of the winners bracket. Haag led his team to a 3–0 victory against a team considered to be a top three team by many. In the second round Haag was to come up against Strictly Business Gaming who they had hosted in a pre-LAN event, however Haag and his teammates won 3–2 and played Australian team Trident T1 Dotters for a guaranteed top three finish. OpTic Gaming led by Haag won the series 3–1 and guaranteed themselves 3rd and $120,000. OpTic were then to face CompLexity who were undefeated on Call of Duty: Ghosts and came up short in the winners bracket finals losing 3–2. OpTic then lost to Team EnVyUs in the losers bracket finals and Haag led his team to a top three finish and won his cut of $30,000.

Shortly after the Call of Duty World Championships, Haag signed an exclusivity contract with MLG to stream himself playing Call of Duty on MLG’s MLG.tv web streaming service. On April 15, 2014, OpTic Gaming announced that Marcus ‘MBoZe’ Blanks would be leaving the team in order for Jordan ‘ProoFy’ Cannon to join the team. The OpTic Gaming roster (Haag’s teammates) for UGC Niagara and for the 2014 season Call of Duty:Ghosts season was Seth ‘Scumpii’ Abner, James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks and Jordan ‘ProoFy’ Cannon.

At the new roster’s first tournament together, a disappointing first day lead to them having to play the world’s best team, and eventual winners of UGC Niagara, CompLexity Gaming, who proved too strong for Haag’s team. They narrowly won every map to take a 3–0 series win and knock Haag and his OpTic Gaming team out of the tournament. Before and after UGC Niagara Haag competed with his team in the MLG Pro Circuit Season 2 in order to qualify for MLG Anaheim’s pro team tournament to contest for a $70,000 prize pool. Haag’s team qualified, being second place in the league.

Haag and his OpTic Gaming team were invited to the MLG X Games on the Xbox One after finishing in the top 3 at the Call of Duty World Championships. They went into the event as underdogs after a disappointing tournament at UGC Niagara, however Haag and his team were able to win their group after beating Team EnVyUs and FaZe Red 3–1 to set up a semi final match against Evil Geniuses,(formerly known as CompLexity). Evil Geniuses were favorites to win the event after a dominant year at LAN events, but Haag and his three teammates were able to beat them 3–1 to face Team Kaliber in the Grand Finals. They managed to beat Team Kaliber in a match that came down to a Game 5, Round 10 in Search & Destroy, and Haag was able to win a Gold Medal and his first MLG Championship at the X Games in Austin, Texas.

Haag was voted by fans as The Game Awards 2014 eSports Player of the Year. He took a trip out to Las Vegas with some of his teammates and sponsors to accept this award.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2014–15 season

Advanced Warfare will be the next installment in the Call Of Duty Franchise for the e-sports circuit. The season formally began November 2014. Haag was invited by Activision to Los Angeles for a preview of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in order to advise developers on the state of the game. On October 28, 2014 OpTic Gaming, led by Haag, participated in an exclusive Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare streaming event at the so-called ‘OpTic House’ in Chicago, in order to promote the new edition in the franchise for its creators, Sledgehammer Games

In season opening competition, MLG Columbus, Haag and his team achieved second place, losing out to FaZe in the Grand Final. This was a sad loss for OpTic and Haag, as they hadn’t dropped a map all day until the grand finals. OpTic looked like they were going to win it all until they ran into Faze Clan in the finals. Faze narrowly took the victory, going all the way to a second best of five series.

The second tournament Haag competed in with OpTic was at UMG Orlando. Haag and his team achieved first place this time around. They went 0–2 in the first day of competition but his team managed to bounce back and with their other two games in pool play on the second day of competition. On Championship Sunday OpTic were crowned victorious as they beat a young team known as Stunner Gaming 3–1 in the grand finals.

Twelve teams qualified, including Haag’s team, for Pro League Season 1: Prophecy, FaZe, Justus, Aware, Automatic Reload, EnVyUs, Denial, eLevate, Rise Nation, Team KaLiBeR, OpTic Nation, and OpTic Gaming. Haag’s team now consists of Ian “Crimsix” Porter, Seth “Scumpii” Abner, and Matthew “Formal” Piper. OpTic Gaming were to go 38–6 in the MLG Season 1 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and qualified with the number one seed for the playoffs which they completed at with a $75,000 prize pool. OpTic Gaming went into the event led by NaDeSHoT and hoped to become the first team to win a LAN tournament without dropping a map. They went on to beat Rise Nation 3–0, they then came up against a team with young players called Aware Gaming who they beat 3–1 however this meant they did not become the first team to win an event without dropping a map. They then faced Team Kaliber in the winners bracket final who they narrowly beat 3–2 before progressing to the grand finals where they beat Denial eSports 3–0 to win their second event in a row. This was Haag’s second win of an MLG event after winning previously at X Games during the Call of Duty: Ghosts season.

On April 4, 2015, NaDeSHoT announced that he was stepping down as captain and member of the OpTic Gaming pro-team. He said that he will become a full-time content creator as well as co-owner of the OpTic organization.[36] He was replaced on the lineup by Damon “Karma” Barlow.

Nadeshot Biography

Call of Duty 4 and Modern Warfare 2

Matt “NaDeSHoT” Haag, started his competitive Call of Duty career in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare with team Genesis. NaDeSHoT had his first top 8 placement at MLG National Championship 2009 during Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare season with the same team, finishing 4th. After Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, NaDeSHoT went to OpTic Gaming for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 season. Here, Nade would find two 8th place finishes at MLG Online National Championship and MLG National Championship 2010.

Black Ops and Modern Warfare 3

Matt would stay on the Optic Gaming squad heading into the Call of Duty: Black Ops season. Here, he would find a 3rd place finish at MLG Dallas 2011 before being moved to OpTic Nation. After a 6th place finish at MLG Columbus 2011, Nadeshot would be released from OpTic, and would find himself on Team EnVyUs. He would find two more Top 8 finishes while on EnVy as the Black Ops season came to a close. During the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 season, Matt would find himself back on Optic Gaming. Nadeshot and the squad of MerK, BigTymeR, and Vengeance would win Call of Duty XP, but after a 3rd place finish at UMG Classic, he was once again released from OpTic Gaming. At the UMG Invitational, he would find himself on JuKeD, where he would place 4th. Finally, he would place 3rd at the UMG Championships with a pick up team to finish the season.

Black Ops 2

NaDeSHoT would find himself back on OpTic once again for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 season. Here, along with Scump, MerK, and BigTymeR, they would find their highest placing early in the season, finishing 1st at UMG Chicago. The team would go on to place 3rd at the Call of Duty Championship, and would not place out of the top 10 for the rest of the season. However, many would begin to question why the team had dropped Rambo in favor of NaDeSHoT. Eventually, OpTic would replace MerK with JKap, and this line up would finish with a 2nd place finish at the MLG Fall Invitational 2013

Ghosts

Nadeshot and company would have a rough start to the Call of Duty: Ghosts season, finishing outside of the top 10 at the first 2 events they would attend. The team would go through a flurry of roster changes at one point, including Ricky, Saints, and Parasite, and the retirement of BigTymeR. Scump would leave the team for a week to join Team EnVyUs, siting a rivalry with Nadeshot as the reason. However, Scump would return, and the team would be complete with Nadeshot, Scump, MBoZe, and Clayster. Many doubted the team heading into the Call of Duty Championship 2014, especially after barely qualifying at the U.S. Regional tournament, but the team would make a strong run, finishing 3rd overall for the 2nd year in a row. After Champs, OpTic would make a surprise move by reviving OpTic Nation, with MBoZe as the captain. OpTic would bring on ProoFy to fill his spot, and the squad would head into UGC Niagara 2014 with high expectations. However, the squad would finish in 7th place, with many questioning why they made the change at all. Optic Gaming would then attend the MLG X Games Invitational 2014, where NaDeSHoT would show his Search and Destroy prowess, helping lead OpTic Gaming to a win over Team Kaliber in the Grand Finals, and becoming the first Call of Duty X Games gold medalists. Following this win, NaDeSHoT and the rest of the OpTic Gaming squad went into MLG Anaheim 2014 full of confidence and looked to turn their 2nd seed from Season 2 of the MLG CoD league into a victory. They would take out all opposition 3-0 until they faced Evil Geniuses who knocked them down into the losers bracket final. They went onto beat TCM-Gaming 3-0 in this series and faced Evil Geniuses again in the Championship final. However, the lost the continuation series and finished with a very convincing 2nd. OpTic Gaming would then look to carry this form over to London at Gfinity 3 but they were unable to, finishing with a disappointing 5th-8th with no-one really performing. Following this disappointment they looked to bounce back at UMG Dallas 2014, but only did so in part, finishing 4th and taking away $2,000 after crashing out at the hands of OpTic Nation who beat them with a convincing 3-0. NaDeSHoT and his teammates at OpTic Gaming finished 3rd in the Season 3 of the MLG CoD league, and secured the 3rd seed going into the Season 3 Playoff. In the Season 3 of the MLG league playoff they lost in the first round against Denial eSports, after beating both Rise Nation and OpTic Nation with a convincing 3-0, NaDeSHoT and his team lost 3-0 to Most Wanted, OpTic Gaming finished in 4th place to close out the Call of Duty: Ghosts season..

Advanced Warfare

Nadeshot and company began the Advanced Warfare season well at MLG Columbus Open 2014 as they placed second, losing out to FaZe Clan in the Grand Final after OpTic Gaming released Clayster and ProoFy for FormaL and Crimsix. OpTic Gaming went on to win three consecutive tournaments: UMG Orlando 2015, MLG Pro League Season 1 Playoffs, and the Call of Duty Championship 2015: NA Regional Finals. However, at the Call of Duty Championship 2015, OpTic Gaming got a disappointing 7th place finish, shocking everyone involved. On 04/04/2015, feeling that he was the reason for his team’s poor performance at CoD Champs 2015, Nadeshot announced that he would be “taking a break” from competitive Call of Duty, and would be focusing more on his YouTube channel and live streaming. This shocked all the competitive Call of Duty community, as well as most of the pros. It was later announced that Karma would replace him on OpTic Gaming.

Post Retirement

On April 18, 2016, NaDeSHoT announced on his YouTube channel that he created his own organization known as “Hundred Thieves.” He had acquired a team that had recently qualified for Stage 2 of the 2016 COD World League North America Pro Division that went by the name of, “King Papey,” to be the first team in any eSports to represent his organization. He also announced that this organisation will not be limited to Call of Duty eSports and is interested in the idea of picking up teams in games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Dota, and others.

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