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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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Text Comments (434)
aulcard helly (8 days ago)
I miss the old days of cod..
987lewis (16 days ago)
Nadeshot top 3 snd cod ghost player any day, complete ass cheeks in the respawns though lmfao...
Ethan Peters (16 days 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
DooM Carrier (17 days ago)
I remember watching nadeshot back in mw2 days. Didn't know about all the controversy tho.. Great video
Alex Torres (21 days ago)
That 2015 roster🔥
Destinee Blair (21 days ago)
You could see the hurt in hecz’s eyes as made was making his statement about quitting cod
JENOVA (23 days ago)
wait .....where is SCUMPPPPPPPP video ?!
I need my glasses fix cause all i see is a 🐏
Nick Simmons (23 days ago)
Loving this channel's content. You guys are killing it!
Jose Romero (23 days ago)
BRO HE IS NOT FROM CHICAGO HE IS A SUBURBS KID CHICAGO IS WAY DIFFERENT
Tuttle (24 days ago)
fucking chills
Michiel 285 (26 days ago)
#RESPECT! #RE2PECT! I feel REALLY sorry that his mother passed away.
DribbleUp (26 days ago)
100L’s
DribbleUp (26 days ago)
ahhh thya... oh wait YouTube, we’ll see ya fudgin later.
BlackProphet Sevy (27 days ago)
Do they have esports racing game competition i think ill beat anyone in a racing game
Flo duxe (27 days ago)
Legend ma
jpin0002 jpin0002 (28 days ago)
Selfmade.....LOL. He had to do something to get help from somewhere. Average looking. Average personality. Average at video games. Something's gotta give.
José Explosion (28 days ago)
I may not subscribe to his channel anymore but damn do i miss Nadeshot in COD #100T
Hesht 2 (30 days ago)
I need to hear a caster say NADESHOT MERK OR BIGTIMER one more time
Loopy (1 month ago)
he didnt seem to sad about his mother dying, or anything. passed in her sleep at the age of 47... HMMMMMMMMMM is he hiding something!
TJ Forsythe (1 month ago)
This is an amazing video!
Mr. Parsival (1 month ago)
Nadeshots mothers death must’ve been tough because he never talked to her or even knew her because he was always playing games or working or going to school
Chrrxs (1 month ago)
satisfying, wholesome soft warm feeling at the end.
The Real MVP (1 month ago)
🐐
Henry Cronin (1 month ago)
Who? oh Cod had an esports scene?? hmm im 21 but this feels like before my time
patrick hogan (1 month ago)
AGAIN THEY HAD MBOZE BEFORE THEY PICKED UP PROOFY LIKE FOR FUCKS SAKE
patrick hogan (1 month ago)
AGAIN YOUR WRONG NADESHOT AND OPTIC AT THE MW2 NATIONALS GOT 4TH PLEASE DO YOUR RESARCH BEFORE YOU REALASE YOUR VIDEOS
adza botchway (1 month ago)
videos like these are always really important to me because nadeshot was such an enormous part of my childhood. i would literally spend hours and hours just watching his videos over and over when i was in middle school and early high school. it brings back so much nostalgia just thinking about nadeshot! great video man!
J. Rulison Photography (1 month ago)
This was done so well. I felt like it was a Real Sports segment on HBO.
Mdama (1 month ago)
Idol
chris barragan (1 month ago)
I miss the black ops 2 days. Those were the best
Nahte Guy (1 month ago)
15:10 she thicc
keepcalmchris (1 month ago)
The GOAT
Fz Light (1 month ago)
Turns out FaZe clan past them
MR.i. playgames (1 month ago)
The legend
Paul Docherty (1 month ago)
Goat
broderick (1 month ago)
He might not be one of the greatest cod players of all time but he sure as hell did more than anyone else to expand the comp scene and make it what it is today. A true fucking legend and an inspiration.
ObeseSpringRoll (1 month ago)
He dogged the brois in Mianite
Kevin Patterson (1 month ago)
he said his mom died in her sleep and i had to FIGHT to hold the tears back
Mouhamed Seck (1 month ago)
Legend 💯
Going_Mad_Wild _ (1 month ago)
The best gamer of all time
Madmanzinc (1 month ago)
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RadaQ (1 month ago)
🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐
Anthony Luchette (1 month ago)
At 8:41 does he say tfue?
Dark side Phil (1 month ago)
2:31 Tell me thats not the McDonald’s logo on that mans head 😂
Dhoulmagus Rhapthorne (1 month ago)
Anyone else getting a certain "vibe" from Optic's president?
V3XITY (1 month ago)
I fucking love nadeshot dude
Slaba (1 month ago)
This reminds me of shroud
Honestly (1 month ago)
Rip
Purple Kiwi -FTW- (1 month ago)
why does every body on optic have huge mouths and lips
allah bless (1 month ago)
Not even just COD,dude is an OG for comp gaming in general
Gunnar Madere (1 month ago)
Story of nickmercs
Tre' Runyon (1 month ago)
Grandaddy Made is the coolest human I've ever seen. "Youtube*... How da F*CK!!! Are ya doing?" That should've been his intro the whole time haha.
NHx (1 month ago)
I kinda teared up, nadeshot is the reason why I enjoyed cod so much
Claude Gomez (1 month ago)
wait what didn’t Nade win @ Cod XP with Optic in ghost??!
Hesht 2 (2 months ago)
The better looking he got the worse he got at cod
Alta Ice (2 months ago)
Nadeshot, Proofy, Scump, And Clayster was probably one of the best esports team ever
Yung Migos (2 months ago)
Aches ended up on 100T
BestVloggingPanda (2 months ago)
Damm that grandpa is so savage
BSANDY (2 months ago)
that how the fuck you doing intro is greatly missed
Hater TheCreator (2 months ago)
scump at 2:16
Hater TheCreator (2 months ago)
scump at 2:16
naw nope (2 months ago)
cod4 was the only good cod..
Clawsify (2 months ago)
is that scump at 2:17 lol?
Daniel Gray (2 months ago)
I wish Matt still competed
LORD GRIZZ (2 months ago)
!Love in the chat for nadehsot
J•H (2 months ago)
i fucking love nade❤
Guardian Kun (2 months ago)
they made aches kinda look like a villain
Jacob Segur (2 months ago)
NaDeShOt is GOAT
Son Of Drake (2 months ago)
100T are full of stars now.
The Gucc Wizard (2 months ago)
Nadeshot was like CoDs version of shroud back in the day
Matt Olivier (2 months ago)
Do nickmercs
Mr Legend27 (2 months ago)
I love watching these videos
Precision (2 months ago)
make a story of scump
DudeBroThingGuyNick (2 months ago)
Back when Nade was in Mianite... ah how things have changed
Father Gasconie (2 months ago)
watching this video made me feel that Nadeshot died
Ghentsu (2 months ago)
2:16 is that scump?
Butch (2 months ago)
Throwback
Fanuel Gutierrez (2 months ago)
I didn’t know Hirving Lozano was a profesional gamer as well..
Naz Bostan (2 months ago)
Omd the og intro 😭😭 music to my ears I love it
ROYVL GLXY (2 months ago)
Why is there no esports option on the score app.
Stunzufy - (2 months ago)
FORGOT ABOUT MBOZE
LilPidgey (2 months ago)
XQC is kinda a competition person but also content/stream so yeah
noah D (2 months ago)
Dope ass vid bro
sintwoOone (2 months ago)
You guys are fucking computer nerds
Corporal MaelStrom (2 months ago)
We don't talk about Faker crying got it.
Carl Miller (2 months ago)
Nade is one of my favorite people I just find it so easy to like him
Lxgend _ (2 months ago)
Yo at 8:53 wtf was that nerdy ass shove 😂🤣
memes r gay (2 months ago)
Do story of nickmercs
Ramzi Mellouk (2 months ago)
You make very good videos. Keep up the good effort. 😀😀😀
Trump Sucks-balls (2 months ago)
What the fuck is with the superstar tag, you do realise what a superstar is? Obviously you do t have a fucking clue. Halfwit!
KSI Replays (2 months ago)
What's a superstar? Real question
Trigger (2 months ago)
Damn, Nade has basically spent his whole life proving his worth to people, I could only imagine how he feels as well as being an introvert
CodsDrew (2 months ago)
Honeslty I am 100% glad nadeshot left cod to make 100 thieves but damn, I miss watching nade play
Diriaigioin (2 months ago)
Nadeshot in his prime was more respected an influential than ninja. Don't @ me
Edvard Begby (3 days ago)
Jake  I think you are confusing ninja with pewdiepie
José Explosion (28 days ago)
I'll @ you and agree
Lost Soul (29 days ago)
@That was the most true shit I’ve ever heard
Diriaigioin (30 days ago)
Jake he went kid friendly for the $$. Nadeahot kept it real
Jake (30 days ago)
but ninja is the lord of 9 year olds
Plahdo (3 months ago)
That's just how OG fans are and don't realize how toxic they're being, they chased Nadeshot away because he was the scapegoat and now Karma who replaced him is gone after years of being their scapegoat... and now the scapegoat is already turning out to be Methodz after their first event. True fans don't act like that.
Josh Winnie (3 months ago)
He just had to use the hbr 😂
Ruin (3 months ago)
Great video
GETNOOBY (3 months ago)
Optic is dead
Dat nigga Roger (3 months ago)
Hecz made all of them though how is he self made 😂
Oscar Sparkes (3 months ago)
Pro league BO2 was the prime

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