The Story of Nadeshot: The Self-Made Superstar

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Shared March 24, 2018

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


Image of Dan Gilbert and LeBron James
Courtesy: Getty Images Sport / Ezra Shaw

VLOGs of Nadeshot and OpTic Gaming:

Gameplay VODs:

MLG (Major League Gaming)

Call of Duty / Activision

UMG Gaming

Additional Footage:

True Sight: The International 2017 Grand Finals
Courtesy: Valve Corporation

Samsung Galaxy vs. SKT Telecom T1 (Worlds 2017 grand finals)
Courtesy: Riot Games

Official Call of Duty Player Profile - Matt "NaDeSHoT" Haag
Courtesy: Call of Duty /Activision

Young 'Call of Duty' player builds a career from gaming
Courtesy: Chicago Tribune

Courtesy: ImVidoL

Call of Duty XP 2011 Grand Finals
Courtesy: Gamespot

Kanye West fan footage at CoD XP 2011
Courtesy: Dominick DiNapoli

Footage of Nade vs. Aches at UMG Chicago 2012
Courtesy: Jordin Reynolds

OpTic Gaming Results in 2012
Courtesy: Esportspedia

Travis Gafford interview w/ Nadeshot
Courtesy: Travis Gafford

Music used under license from Associated Production Music LLC (”APM”).

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