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The Story of Nadeshot: The Self-Made Superstar

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Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag's meteoric rise to super stardom began in the early days of Call of Duty, but through the trials and tribulations of his life and his unflinching determination, he hustled his way to becoming one of esports' most influential and recognizable figures. This is his story. Written and Narrated by: Josh Bury (@throwngauntlet) Edited by: Miles Hackett (@miles_hackett) Animations by: Christian Pearson Thumbnail images of Nadeshot courtesy of Red Bull Esports and 100 Thieves. Graphic Images of Nadeshot and Scump are courtesy of: RedBull Esports https://www.redbull.com/ca-en/tags/esports MLG www.MLG.com Image of Dan Gilbert and LeBron James Courtesy: Getty Images Sport / Ezra Shaw VLOGs of Nadeshot and OpTic Gaming: youtube.com/user/OpTicGaming youtube.com/user/nadeshot youtube.com/user/100Thieves Scump: https://tinyurl.com/y9rqahcz Gameplay VODs: MLG (Major League Gaming) youtube.com/user/MajorLeagueGaming Call of Duty / Activision youtube.com/user/CallofDuty UMG Gaming youtube.com/user/umggaming Additional Footage: True Sight: The International 2017 Grand Finals https://youtu.be/oWBDZo3axYg Courtesy: Valve Corporation Samsung Galaxy vs. SKT Telecom T1 (Worlds 2017 grand finals) youtube.com/LoLEsports Courtesy: Riot Games Official Call of Duty Player Profile - Matt "NaDeSHoT" Haag https://youtu.be/iBmrHA9Qvg8 Courtesy: Call of Duty /Activision Young 'Call of Duty' player builds a career from gaming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPI-wXPw-Hg Courtesy: Chicago Tribune MLG DALLAS 2010 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKF1RydHrPE Courtesy: ImVidoL Call of Duty XP 2011 Grand Finals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDVToRJ86lQ Courtesy: Gamespot Kanye West fan footage at CoD XP 2011 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDVToRJ86lQ Courtesy: Dominick DiNapoli Footage of Nade vs. Aches at UMG Chicago 2012 https://youtu.be/NAcgRhju6fs Courtesy: Jordin Reynolds OpTic Gaming Results in 2012 www.esportspedia.com Courtesy: Esportspedia Travis Gafford interview w/ Nadeshot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZYsqRBvUz8 Courtesy: Travis Gafford Music used under license from Associated Production Music LLC (”APM”). Check out theScore esports on Android and iOS: Android: http://thesco.re/esportsAndroidYT iOS: http://thesco.re/esportsiOSYT Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thescoreesports Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theScoreesports Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/theScoreesports Follow us on Snapchat: theScoreesports
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Daryl Mills (3 days ago)
Who cares 100t is blowing up
MN CLouDY (3 days ago)
awesome video.
tHeSeCretx21 (4 days ago)
lmao @ optic parasite. man that was hard times
Threeprosgames (4 days ago)
Rip stan Lee
Jeaden Santos (5 days ago)
Lmao that pussy shove from Aches to Nadeshot
Blxki (5 days ago)
First time hearing him
Yoda Here (7 days ago)
I never thought nade was a great player BUT his personality and his determination made him a great asset to the team, I will never forget nadeshot.
Derby Mods (7 days ago)
Everyone knows nadeshot because of the HBR
Derby Mods (7 days ago)
Or the KAP if you've been around that long
soldado23 (8 days ago)
Man I miss COD Ghost. They should remaster the game or something.
Justin Sanchez (8 days ago)
Who?
Jeff Z (8 days ago)
Now he's got backing from Drake and Michael Jordan.
Kookles (8 days ago)
Doesn’t nadeshot play R6 now?
Shadowz x (9 days ago)
nadeshot looks like liquid poach
Maniac (9 days ago)
Self titled more like
Marko Jagurinovski (10 days ago)
He looks exactly like Poach
Dillon Waye (10 days ago)
Kids got a great story, optic can’t go away, it comes with call of duty, anyone that played MW2 had atleast 2 fake optics in every lobby !
Pablo Juan Gucci (11 days ago)
Amazing
Quin Littles (12 days ago)
Nadeshot does footnote now right
Lockon stratos (13 days ago)
Makes me fell old,bc I remember the old optic,and when made came about.
From Maccas Employee To Getting His Team Invested In By Drake
Joe OBrien (13 days ago)
YouTube how the FUKK are you doing
Demitrius Watkins (13 days ago)
i remember following nade when i was in middle school and high school and watching all these cod events... crazy and blessed to see how far he have came! Motivation!
Amzu (14 days ago)
Nadeshot is a fucking legend. Period.
Jacquet Jake (14 days ago)
Dude if I could ever get the chance to compete competitively I’d be the happiest dude ever 😎
chris james (15 days ago)
His mom died while he was young and he still managed to juggle so many things at once and play competitively, Incredible.
Salinas_Bani (15 days ago)
CoD esports suck ass
Ash E (15 days ago)
Is that clutch clayster?
Detox _ (16 days ago)
His story isn't over yet! 2019 going to be big for 100 thieves
TheSilabjo1234 (16 days ago)
2:15 young Scump
Luke Hammond (17 days ago)
God loves you all have a blessed one y’all!
Seth Martin (17 days ago)
10:16 are you trying to make me cry? :'(
martymcflyo.o (17 days ago)
im not a big optic fan but respect to nadeshot and all mlg players they have skills that i wish i had
Lord Speedy (18 days ago)
Self made my ass fuck this guy snake left the organization that gave him everything if it wasn't for optic he wouldn't be shit
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TheVangbal (18 days ago)
Who else came here for the HBR?
nick (19 days ago)
The production quality on this was so amazing. Every single part was so cohesive.
BeHumble Motivation (19 days ago)
nice
Dwarcca Nation (20 days ago)
gets demonetized because nadeshot said fuck
Pepito (20 days ago)
Remember watching nade when i wasn’t old enough to buy cod
King Cameron (21 days ago)
You have to do Scumpi next!
Tmesiis (22 days ago)
Aches pushed nade so hard holy crap what a bad person
DeadlyDo orDie (22 days ago)
Anyone else feel like they were watching there childhood?
Relaxed Rebel12 (22 days ago)
Nice vid
The Process (22 days ago)
Like if watching when Drake CO Owns 100 Theives
Ricky Perez (22 days ago)
Nadeshot is from Chicago? , aye that's what's up👌
ReZik Sieve (22 days ago)
Did Crimsix narrate this? Lmfao
Menace (22 days ago)
And now he has his own eSports team co-owned by Drake.. what is life
Clay Goldman (22 days ago)
This is fantastic
Moon Man (22 days ago)
Nades da man
AlohaAndy (23 days ago)
Now a business partner with Drake....
Kit (23 days ago)
nadeshot to nadehot - find out how this gamer lost his virginity
Beyonder555 (23 days ago)
One of his players gets paid about 700k per year.... Nadeshot, being the CEO most likely makes at least double or triple that.
Flexxicution (23 days ago)
2018 Nadeshot; Created 100 Thieves and now Drake is a lead....
Jesus H (23 days ago)
Drake just signed with 100 thieves lmao
hassanopl (24 days ago)
update: he still making bigger moves <3
CatalyXt (24 days ago)
Inspirational ❤️
Rasper (24 days ago)
now Drake joining 100T Nade making plays
stigwastaken (25 days ago)
PLEASE do one of these on the OGRES. Some of these young guns need to know more about the true GOATS.
Bow Lock (25 days ago)
Absolutely bloody brilliant!
Brynikan (25 days ago)
This dude looks like if shroud has a little brother
vegas (25 days ago)
Damn this hit the feels being a person who grew up watching nadeshot during his prime and the whole cod scene at its peak
ZakR (25 days ago)
Nade had so many things holding him back, yet he still persevered and made himself the successful man he is today. Inspiring story.
zane muzaffar (25 days ago)
Do Karma
Geo Martinez (26 days ago)
Just keep pushing everybody 💌 god love and perseverance
Xjambogaming 1 (26 days ago)
He looks like mclovin
Vinny Olsauskas (26 days ago)
I went to high school with Matt, and ended up playing a lot of Gears of War with him on gamebattles (started the clan UYC [unplug yo controlla!]). I remember him always asking me how my Guitar Hero gaming was coming along and genuinely being a real nice person. I'll never forget gaming with him before he was Nadeshot and going pro. So incredibly happy for him and the rest of his professional endeavors. Thanks for being a huge part of my gaming past. Nade is the fuckin' man.
ChampRavens (26 days ago)
I used to enjoy watching those 3rd place finishes with Merk, Scump, Big T and Nade.
OrphanRug (27 days ago)
06:30 Guess he didn't reply to that post
Dennis McMurray (28 days ago)
I watch one of these everyday man. You all are really outdoing yourselves frfr
FlogaHD (28 days ago)
Introducing FaZe Nadeshot
Lean Kandii (28 days ago)
eSports players are bunch of nerds and mostly virgin no lifer. Most of them don’t even have a REAL JOB. Only getting money from streaming every single day.
Jacob Peterson (29 days ago)
Damnnn.... His mom would be proud!
Potus111Trump (29 days ago)
Pretty sure that hecx guy is a chomo...
Young Stoneyyy (30 days ago)
I almost cried
kevin reese (1 month ago)
i diddnt even realise they put cod 2 out on console... must of been a shit port rofl. tough break and then he had cod 3 to deal with which actually was a shit game lol...cod2 for pc was actually a pretty good game.
MLP Shawn (1 month ago)
It absolutely broke my heart when he was talking about his mother passing, something I wish no child should go through. He is very tough mentally which is not that easy. This video made me respect Nade, dude is clearly a good leader!
Oscar (1 month ago)
Nadeshot knee when to step down and even tho he struggled, he was able to win and understand his time was up. Others like Censor need to learn from Nade. Good video, inspirational.
GIRLonMW2 (1 month ago)
All the nostalgia!!! I remember watching nadeshot play back when no one ever knew competitive cod existed!!! He is by far the most humble and successful entrepreneurs from the gaming scene and I’m so proud to see him make it! Rip to his mom she would really be proud of him too! Didn’t know he has a LOL roster but to hear their success is awesome too!
Top NocH (24 days ago)
GIRLonMW2 sadd
GIRLonMW2 (24 days ago)
Top NocH get blocked
Top NocH (24 days ago)
GIRLonMW2 begone THOT
Joe D.oreo (1 month ago)
God damit this channel makes fucking amazing content
Jacks A Pro (1 month ago)
nadeshot literally created the superstar role on the internet for games, he was the first one too bring it too the level its at now, you cant compare him too anyone, its like comparing mgk too Eminem, it really cant be done XD, <3 nade don't let hecs scare you awake again ahah
Abdullah Ali (1 month ago)
What a fucking joke competitive call of duty
ISHAQUE MIA (1 month ago)
respect for this man 🤘🤘
The Overthinkers (1 month ago)
At exactly 11:00 it’s the guy who shot up the Madden tournament.. wtf
Alastair Stock (1 month ago)
Which one? I only see clayster and aches in that shot so not sure what you mean by this exactly
Gary Lion (1 month ago)
BO2 era was something else.
Dude Lazy (1 month ago)
Youtube WTF are you doing, merry Christmas
aulcard helly (2 months ago)
I miss the old days of cod..
987lewis (2 months ago)
Nadeshot top 3 snd cod ghost player any day, complete ass cheeks in the respawns though lmfao...
Ethan Peters (2 months ago)
Morale of the story, Optic were assholes to Nade from the start and never really gave him a break. Sidelines, to ultimatums. To blaming him for their losses. They were so mean to him that he left for greener pastures
Dominic DooM (2 months ago)
I remember watching nadeshot back in mw2 days. Didn't know about all the controversy tho.. Great video
Alex Torres (2 months ago)
That 2015 roster🔥
Destinee Blair (2 months ago)
You could see the hurt in hecz’s eyes as made was making his statement about quitting cod
JENOVA (2 months ago)
wait .....where is SCUMPPPPPPPP video ?!
Im Xatiey (2 months ago)
I need my glasses fix cause all i see is a 🐏
Nick Simmons (2 months ago)
Loving this channel's content. You guys are killing it!
Jose Romero (2 months ago)
BRO HE IS NOT FROM CHICAGO HE IS A SUBURBS KID CHICAGO IS WAY DIFFERENT
Tuttle (2 months ago)
fucking chills
DribbleUp (2 months ago)
100L’s
DribbleUp (2 months ago)
ahhh thya... oh wait YouTube, we’ll see ya fudgin later.
BlackProphet Sevy (2 months ago)
Do they have esports racing game competition i think ill beat anyone in a racing game
Flo duxe (2 months ago)
Legend ma

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