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|Country of Birth||United States|
|Birthday||August 3, 1992 (age 27)|
|XBL Gamertag||OpTic NaDeSHoT|
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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.
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..
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.
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.
- He worked at McDonald's drive thru before making it big in the competitive Call of Duty scene.
- Was referred to as "America's Favorite Gamer" during his playing career.
- He took home 1 of the first 4 X Games Gold Medals in all of eSports in 2014.
- Won the eSports Player of the Year at the 2014 Game Awards.
- Has over 3 million subscribers on YouTube and 2.4M followers on Twitter.
- Competed in a Halo 4 event alongside Scump, MerK, and Saint under OpTic Gaming in 2012. They placed top 64.
- He created his own organization, 100 Thieves, after retiring from competing.
- Nadeshot wins Esports Personality of the Year 2019.
|Recent Tournament Results (View All)|
MLG SCUF Gaming Showdown 2015
Call of Duty Championship 2015
Call of Duty Championship 2015 North America Regional Final
MLG Pro League 2015 Season 1 Playoffs
UMG Orlando 2015
- July 13, SBTV Games & Gadgets "OpTic Gaming talk Spanking and Famine" w/ OpTic Gaming with SBTC Games & Gadgets on YouTube
- July 14, Gfinity 2013 Interviews: OpTic Gaming - NaDeSHoT and BigTymeR with Mantrouse on YouTube
- October 24, Major League Gaming "Player Profile: Optic Nadeshot (Call of Duty)" with MajorLeagueGaming on YouTube
- January 26, Chicago Tribune "Young 'Call of Duty' player builds a career from gaming" with Chicago Tribune on YouTube
- March 24, Why We Play Call of Duty: Nadeshot by MajorLeagueGaming on YouTube
- April 7, Red Bull eSports "Nadeshot Sounds Off on Call of Duty Ghosts" with , and on Red Bull
- May 19, Gamers Read Mean Tweets | UGC Niagara with UMG Gaming on YouTube
- June 9, OpTic Gaming | X Games 2014 by Revitalize on YouTube
- June 12, OpTic Gaming Season 2014 by Revitalize on YouTube
- July 5, The Aura of OpTic Gaming by Revitalize on YouTube
- July 29, The Rise of OpTic Nadeshot | Time by Revitalize on YouTube
- August 25, The OpTic Comeback - UMG Dallas by Revitalize on YouTube
- October 14, OpTic Gaming | UMG Nashville 2014 Montage by Revitalize on YouTube
- November 1, A New Beginning | OpTic Gaming 2014 (Finale) by Revitalize on YouTube
- November 15, The New York Times "No. 1 With a Bullet: ‘Nadeshot’ Becomes a Call of Duty Star" with , and on The New York Times
- November 15, The New OpTic Gaming by Revitalize on YouTube
- November 27, ABC News "Million-Dollar Video Game Habit" with , and on ABC News
- November 30, Major League Gaming "OpTic NaDeSHoT Interview After Win Over Team EnvyUs At MLG Columbus 2014" with MajorLeagueGaming on YouTube
- December 4, A New Era | OpTic Gaming MLG Columbus (Montage) by Revitalize on YouTube
- December 6, The Game Awards "Matt Haag "Nadeshot" wins Esports Player of the Year 2014" with The Game Awards on YouTube
- December 14, CBS News "How video games became a spectator sport" with , and on CBS News
- January 13, Champions | OpTic Gaming Montage (UMG Orlando) by Revitalize on YouTube
- February 4, The Rise of OpTic Gaming 2 by Revitalize on YouTube
- February 16, OpTic NaDeSHoT - A Journey to Success (Montage) by SteveJC on YouTube
- February 20, Major League Gaming "Nadeshot Interview Post WR1 Victory AW Pro League Season 1 Championship" with MajorLeagueGaming on YouTube
- March 17, The Reign of OpTic Gaming (NA Regional Champions) by Revitalize on YouTube
- March 26, Official Call of Duty® Player Profile - Matt "NaDeSHoT" Haag with Call of Duty on YouTube
- April 3, Nadeshot Reads Mean Tweets by Nadeshot on YouTube
- May 17, OpTic Nadeshot 1 Min Interview @ UMG Cali 2015 with Dexerto on YouTube
- May 17, OpTic Nadeshot UMG Cali 2015 Interview with Dexerto on YouTube
- September 19, Nadeshot Here, Ask Me Anything! with r/CoDCompetitive on Reddit
- April 18, Nadeshot Unveils 100 Thieves and Signs King Papey by Josh Billy on Dot Esports
- April 20, 100 Thieves Lets Nadeshot Give Back to eSports by Tracie Hearne on Red Bull
- May 23, 100 Thieves Roster Drama by Dylan Sen on Dot Esports
- June 15, Mistakes were made with my team, 100 Thieves. by Nadeshot on YouTube
- July 3, TOP 10 Nadeshot Moments by Dexerto on YouTube
- March 24, The Story of Nadeshot: The Self-Made Superstar by theScore esports on YouTube
- September 1, Nadeshot Apparently Knows Nothing About the Career of New 100 Thieves CoD Pro 'Kenny' by Albert Petrosyan on Dexerto
- October 1, Why 100 Thieves has a shot at redemption in Call of Duty 2 years after leaving the scene by Justin Binkowski on Dot Esports
- November 12, 6050 Russell Drive Special (ft Nadeshot, Scump, & BigT) | The Eavesdrop Podcast Ep. 9 by H3CZ on YouTube
- January 25, I'm Nadeshot, Founder and CEO of 100 Thieves, AMA! with r/100thieves on Reddit
- May 1, Nadeshot defends Kenny's 'arrogance': "That's the mindset Crimsix has" by Calum Patterson on Dexerto
- June 5, H3CZ ADDRESSES OPTIC BUYOUT RUMORS - Selfmade with Nadeshot #1 with Nadeshot on Self Made Podcast
- June 11, The BEST Call of Duty Team of All Time - OpTic Gaming Documentary by Dexerto on YouTube
- June 17, Four takeaways from Call of Duty World League Anaheim by Emily Rand on ESPN
- July 5, MEET ONE OF GOOGLE'S YOUNGEST EXECUTIVES - Selfmade with Nadeshot #3 with Nadeshot on Self Made Podcast
- August 10, The Story of 100 Thieves by theScore Esports on YouTube
- August 17, Nadeshot explains why he was "underrated" at CoD champs and relives HBR moment by Andy Williams on Dexerto
- August 20, Nadeshot raises major concerns about Call of Duty franchised league by Scott Robertson on Dexerto
- August 29, Call of Duty franchising too big a risk for Nadeshot, 100 Thieves by Jacob Wolf on ESPN
- September 5, WHAT IS SCUMP'S FUTURE AFTER OPTIC GAMING? - The CouRage and Nadeshot Show #8 with CouRage and Nadeshot on 100 Thieves
- September 27, WHY OPTIC COD'S NEW GM LEFT 100 THIEVES - Selfmade with Nadeshot #8 by Nadeshot on Selfmade with Nadeshot
- October 3, Trophies, Twitch and T-Shirts with Scooter Braun and Matthew Haag with TechCrunch on YouTube
- October 13, How Nadeshot's 100 Thieves became the coolest organization in esports by Adam Fitch on Dexerto
- October 14, How Nadeshot made X-Games History with OpTic CoD by Dexerto on YouTube
- November 4, Nadeshot reveals possible teammates for competitive CoD return by Matt Porter on Dexerto
- November 20, Nadeshot reveals why he believes Call of Duty franchising is a “mistake” by Brad Norton on Dexerto
- December 11, Nadeshot raises $50,000 for charity, will assemble CoD team to play in an amateur event by Tyler Esguerra on Dot Esports
- January 14, Clayster reveals why he "butt heads" with Nadeshot during OpTic stint by Andy Williams on Dexerto
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