|Matthew Haag Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||August 3, 1992|
Matthew Haag is an American gaming executive and former professional gamer who had captained the professional esports and entertainment organization OpTic Gaming in the 2014 Call of Duty: Ghosts season and the 2014–15 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare season, playing the objective support role. He had won the 2011 Call of Duty XP World Championship and the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2014 Major League Gaming (MLG) X Games. After deciding to quit competitive gaming in 2015 to focus on content creation, he had founded 100 Thieves (100T), a lifestyle brand and gaming organization based in Los Angeles. He has since co-owned the team and served as its CEO. In parallel, he runs a Twitch channel where he has amassed more than 2 million followers and a YouTube channel where he has garnered more than 3.5 million subscribers. He is popular on other social media platforms as well with more than 1.5 million followers on Instagram and more than 3 million followers on Twitter. In May 2016, a book titled OpTic Gaming: The Making of eSports Champions, which he had co-written was published.
Palos Hills, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Matthew had graduated, in 2010, from the Amos Alonzo Stagg High School, a public school in his hometown of Palos Hills. He had later completed a 2-year course in business studies at the Moraine Valley Community College, a public community college in Palos Hills.
Gaming Executive, Professional Gamer (Retired)
- Father – Jeff Haag
- Mother – Christina Haag
- Siblings – He has a brother and a sister.
5 ft 9 in or 175.5 cm
79 kg or 174 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Matthew has dated –
- Haley Hey (2019-Present)
Race / Ethnicity
He is of American descent.
He often tends to dye his hair blonde.
- Mildly stocky frame
- Side-cropped, spiked hair
- Sports a trimmed beard
Matthew has been sponsored by –
- Red Bull
- Astro Gaming
- Scuf Gaming
Matthew Haag Facts
- Before he took the plunge into the competitive gaming industry, Matthew used to work as a fast-food cashier at a McDonald‘s outlet.
- His gaming handle/screen name Nadeshot, formerly stylized as ‘NaDeSHoT’, comes from ‘grenade shot’, a move in the military science fiction media franchise Halo in which a grenade throw is followed by a gunshot.
- He was a competitive amateur in the first-person shooter game Halo 2 but he had switched to the third-person tactical shooter video game series Gears of War after he had received the game as a Christmas present.
- In 2007, he had missed out on qualifying for the MLG Chicago event in Gears of War play by just one slot. A year later, aged 16, he had made his professional debut on Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
- In the 2011-12 season, he had pocketed USD 100k and his team OpTic Gaming had earned USD 400k by winning a Call of Duty tournament.
- In 2014, he was voted the ‘eSports Player of the Year’ at the year’s The Game Awards. He had undertaken a special trip to Las Vegas with some of his teammates, friends, and sponsors to accept the award.
Featured Image by Matthew Haag / Instagram