OpTic NaDeSHoT has announced in a new video that he’s taking a break from competitive Call of Duty action. In the video, he stated that this is more of a break, rather than a retirement. His decision was based off of the fact that he felt like his own drive to win was not there anymore, rather just playing to not lose. Rather than put that in his way, he’s decided to step away and let another person fill in on OpTic Gaming.

Nadeshot has become one of the most successful eSports player in history; in December of 2014, he won the “eSports Player of the Year” award at the Game Awards.


UPDATE April 5th: OpTic Gaming has confirmed that their new fourth is Karma.

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  • Huge impact on our lives

  • Juses

    This is news because…?

    • Cosima McInnes

      I think it’s more to do with the fact that people see him as the face of competitive call of duty.

      Just a guess.

      Btw Why are you here ? …. You apparently “rise back from the dead” tomorrow ??

      • ScOott

        Your on a cod website … He respawns tomorrow ??

        • Cosima McInnes

          More like he is running … Second chance 😉

    • Xx_ThomesAnTennksweg_xX

      Juses u com bak urly. Thenk u 4 my ester egs.

    • JoZer805g

      Why you write normal 🙁

      • ScOott

        Becuz eh es en fagit

        • Juses

          Scoot stap. Er hurtin meh felins 🙁

          • Potato Republic

            U focking jezis.

            u Ned tew shit upp, m80

          • ScOott

            Lmao Howe cun eye beh meen Tu yew wun yew re wiring benny eyoors.. Su serry juses

          • Juses

            Ets k scoot. Bute hepy estur scoot.

          • ScOott

            Sayme tu yew juses

        • You know I’m right

          Your the faggot you’re probably on here every day on these call of duty posts, there’s more to life than call of duty

          • ScOott

            Eye ugree

    • Bigi345

      Like it or not this is TECHNICALLY CoD news. Get used to it

      • Rorschach Ink

        Technically posting a 9 year olds K/D would be news too but not very important news (just saying)

  • Remy

    such care… such impact

  • common sense

    Smart pickup for publicity would be TeePee(and he is actually pretty darn good). But best pick up would be Karma. Karma plays OBJ pretty well and has a monster snd game. But I feel as though they are going to pick TeePee purely for marketing reasons.. Anyways, who is going to be Optic Nations 4th is a bigger story.

    Edit: TeePee is currently playing Pubs and not playing the 2k with Nation. Pretty much confirmed then that Teep is the 4th pick up for Gaming, and Nameless is the 4th for Nation.

  • Jasco

    Nadeshot was washed anyway

  • ScOott

    So many kids going to be heart broken … 😀

    • Kobrah

      #cut4nadeshot :,(

  • steelersdc26

    I personally do not give a single shit about MLG or anything having to do with its nerdy nature.

    • dpeck1

      Yet you come to a cod account and read an article on MLG sounds like you give atlas one shit

      • steelersdc26

        Of course!

        • Kenny

          No, he gives Sentinel sh*ts.

  • Cosima McInnes

    Noo my baby is gone

    Life will never be the same again …. How do we continue…. How can life possibly go on without him

    #NadeshotIsLoveNadeshotIsLife

  • Guest

    #thestruggleisreal

  • LovekillerX

    There are rumors going on about Black Ops 3 having specialist scorestreak with a special weapon and invincibility. Also rumors are telling that Black Ops 3 includes alot of falling deaths of map and it plays like Black Ops 2 (movement changes though.) This information is available in this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V22YblyAJzU

    He was talking about a video which he can’t find but it told this information.

    • common sense

      If there are tons of falling death in black ops 3 I’m gonna be pissed. I think everyone is already pissed off there is new movement changes going on… Even more we want world at war 2.. One of the best cods made if only they patched the mp40, it woulda been awesome.

      • JoZer805g

        World at War 2 is basically Black Ops since it is a sequel to World at War.

        • common sense

          Perhaps in Campaign. But not even close in MP. MP in world at war was intensely fun. The single shot bolt action rifles, flamethrower. WAR. Just man.. Hell even the shotguns and bayonet.. Everything about that games was super duper awesome with the usual exceptions of last stand, martyrdom(I’m not actually sure if it had it or not), and juggernaut. MP40 is what ruined that game and the fact it was released after cod4… and cod4 was just beautiful at the time with the community. I put 12 hours into MP on world at war when it came out, but I played the hell out of the campaign and zombies. I think the majority just played it for its zombies. But it definitely was an awesome all around game.

    • meow

      that desk overlay is genius!

  • MichiganerE

    Let me put this in to express my feels right now:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIuotFZnBtk

    • Tricky VIk

      “Giving you an upvote for the song, pretty much that.”
      c;

  • Pete

    So he lost a tournament and calls it quits, what a pussy.

    • dpeck1

      He put it away for a while doesn’t mean he quit forever. He’s going to come back, can you read?

      • Xx_ThomesAnTennksweg_xX

        Yeah, I think he just doesn’t like aw. He said in the video he might come back at the start of the next cod or at the end of aw’s year.

      • Pete

        No, I only learned to write.

    • It seems the team can’t come out with a championship win. Maybe he’s reconsidering who he’s playing for.

  • dpeck1

    What if Clayster ame back

    • Potato Republic

      A majority of us would not give a single shit.

  • Potato Republic

    So should I be crying or something?

    • Juses

      Yus. Optuc Nedeshoot wuz en vury specul fagit.

      • Potato Republic

        wuZ he top kek?!l!?

        bcuze I is top kek

      • Max Martinez

        lok hiree fegit m19 optoc nudeshootz iz nad da bes n dee wurld.

  • Tricky VIk

    “Somehow I feel, this will be the most popular thread in CI, only because so much hate people have over him.”

    • Potato Republic

      “Why the fuck are you using quotation marks on everything you type?”

      • Tricky VIk

        “Cause I can.”
        c:

        • Potato Republic

          k bby.

          :p

      • Juses

        Ets soe anneyin dat he des dat.

        • Potato Republic

          not as anoyyyng as yew, ya kok.

  • ccrows

    Meh whatever…

  • OJ da Juiceman

    ok

  • zombiefreak935

    Checked to make sure this was not released on april 1st.

  • Max Martinez

    Take a break from what? I know a lot of stress and anxiety can come from this, but it’s just a game that you sit and play at the end of the day. It’s not like he works 24/7 at an oil rig.

    • Mini

      do you not realize he has to practice like alot? Now he can sit and play for fun.

      • OJ da Juiceman

        LMAO, you think practicing a video game is real work? FOH

        • Mini

          Lets see you grind something 8 hours and try to compete with other people everyday. How do you not realize that anything with competition is hard?
          LOL You are one of those delusional kids who thinks pro players have an easy life.

          You should joins the pros. Let me know how it goes. hahhaa

          • OJ da Juiceman

            You are one of those delusional 9 year olds who have no clue about the real stresses of major industries.

            You should get a real job. Let me know how it goes. hahhaa

          • Mini

            lol you are an idiot. You are worse than those 9 year olds. At least you can teach kids. You are a narrow minded retard. i don’t recall I stated that other people in the industries have no stress. Your quick conclusion and assumption really shows your lack of intelligence.

            I have a real job. It’s definitely less stressful than competing every single day.
            So on the other hand, tell me more about your pro gaming career and how easy it is.

          • OJ da Juiceman

            Okay.

          • Mini

            LOL these players are competing for money. You want to be the best at anything. You have to put work. Please, you are just embarrassing yourself now.
            Talk shit about other career opportunities makes you feel better about yourself. LOL sorry for your miserable life, kid. ahhahaha

          • Rorschach Ink

            I agree with Dank Hill, it’s literally just a fucking video game at the end of the day. It doesn’t benefit society and it doesn’t have any health risks other than diabetes and carpal tunnel. I mean what is he really doing? He is just moving his fucking fingers and mouth. Dank just stopped arguing with you because there is no way to change the mind of someone who barely uses it.

          • Mini

            Nadeshot is not Alia or Tmartn. Well, a lot of jobs out there is not a necessity to the society. I don’t know where you are going with this. Nobody said anything about gamers revolutionize the society,
            We are just literally talking about the stress of pro gamers. I’m surprised you don’t realize the difference between a YouTuber and a pro gamer.
            Even Dank realizes this now

          • Rorschach Ink

            Yeah, I was having second thoughts about the necessity to society part. I mean look at actors, athletes, and singers. So scratch off that argument lol. As for stress…I can understand what you’re saying, but it seems to be taking things out of proportion. I mean in the end I’m sure they get paid just as well from sponsorships and promotions. Just like athletes, whether they win or lose they get paid very well. It isn’t a high risk job like being a surgeon or an actual soldier.

          • Mini

            Nadeshot is the highest paid in the cod community. There are tons of players who are just getting started and struggling.
            It’s just like any other jobs. For the people who want to be surgeons or soldiers, etc, they probably wanted to go to that path, not because they have to. I’m sure they are well aware of the risks.

          • Rorschach Ink

            Still taking things out of proportion. ” Oh god! I can’t drop shot fast enough! They will never accept me!”

          • Guest

            “I mean what is he really doing? He is just moving his fucking fingers and mouth.” What is Basketball doing? It’s just shooting hoops. What is football doing? It’s just throwing balls around. What is soccer doing? It’s just kicking balls around.

            What bugs me is how casuals talk as if they know exactly what it’s like in competitive when they never even tried it. It’s a whole different atmosphere.

          • Rorschach Ink

            Guess what else soccer players, football players, and basketball ball players do? They exercise! The fucking run laps, do push ups, and diet. They need to be physically capable to do all the running, throwing, and kicking the sport requires. It’s isn’t like all their throws and kicks are programmed to have a set distance or speed. At least in a video game you always know that your character will regen his stamina.

          • Guest

            EXACTLY. You proved my point. There’s a fucking difference between casual and competitive. These guys do scrims, umgs, gbs, practice lans constantly. Why? Because it’s their job to do so to win money and make a fucking living. You have that stupid ass mentality of “These pro gamers aren’t using their entire body so their work must be very easy”. Oh and fyi, half, if not most, of those gamers exercise a lot.

            Who the hell are you to judge when you never even try to understand?

          • Rorschach Ink

            Sooo, they play video games….everyday….man I fell bad for them. How can they deal with the stress of staring at a screen for hours indoors. I know! how about we make watching tv a sport! They get bonus points for noticing small details too!

          • Guest

            Doing what you love isn’t a problem, especially when in Cod, there’s hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line, or in LOL when there are millions on the line.

            But you want to stay an ignorant jackass, go ahead, but you have no right to judge.

          • Rorschach Ink

            I’m judging because it’s stupid to be stressed about “doing what you love”. This whole argument wasn’t about how Comp.players aren’t “athletes” (which they aren’t but that’s a different argument) It’s about how could you possibly be stressed if you still make money off of sponsorships and promotions. That’s like being stressed to be a rope walker but there is a fucking safety net underneath you. So chill the fuck out White Knight

          • Guest

            “It’s about how could you possibly be stressed if you still make money off of sponsorships and promotions.” Because not every professional gamer is like nadeshot, you dunce. Nadeshot can quit cod and still bank, the rest can’t.

          • Whoa

            In those sports you have to psychically and mentally push your body to it’s limits or past them. You need to have the fundamentals down, the communications, the game plan, take physical contact from other players head on. Don’t try to compare e-sports to real sports not even close.

          • Guest

            “You need to have the fundamentals down, the communications, the game plan” And competitive gaming doesn’t? Lol, once again casuals proving they have no idea what they’re talking about when it comes to competitive gaming. You think because they don’t exert their entire body, it’s magically an easy thing to do. FOH

          • zack

            okay what do all the factory workers do? push buttons and stand there. But they are contributing cuz they are building cars right? Cars we could do without. Most of the jobs in usa are manufacturing, entertainment… luxury things that humans could survive without. I have two jobs at a airport while training to be a pilot. Am i contributing to the world? Not really if you think about it because airplanes are a luxury and we dont need them. Just like video games. At least nade is able to inspire and lead millions of young kids by setting good examples.

          • Rorschach Ink

            Wrong, airplanes are a form of transportation. Transportation is a necessity now a day. Transporting supplies, merchandise, and VIPs (people that actually do something for society) The same goes for any vehicle, except unicycles, fuck unicycles. Btw good luck on being a pilot, I’ve always wanted to be a pilot myself but couldn’t due to my poor vision :/

          • zack

            i have 2 real jobs. And im not too ignorant to realize that what nadeshot does is hard work. Ill admit, hes no navy seal, but at least nadeshot isnt living in his mommies house, living off food stamps and welfare and playing video games all day like alot of people in america.

          • zack

            You most likely work a job that you hate and have no true contribution to the world. We are all civilized slaves at least nadeshot made his own way you jealous fuckboy.

          • zack

            oh and look at your name… “dank hill” i bet you are just the most productive model american citizen ever. Put the weed down and stop being retarded.

          • Whoa

            What’s wrong with weed? People can smoke and make have a career while making more money than all of us.

          • Daniel

            Nadeshot has no true contribution to the world.
            We arent jealous lol, its just that he has the easiest job in the world and gets well paid, and still bitch and complain about it, and even give up bc he cant take the easiest task ever

          • zack

            your not jealous? read your own comment. you are jealous.

          • Daniel

            Your job: take money from your parents
            2nd job: Help your mom in the kitchen

          • Daniel

            OMG he lost an uplink match its so hard to be a competitive player, I rather work on the army or an oil rig its way easier than sit 8 hours playing video games and eating snacks

          • Mini

            Tell me some competitions you’ve won in life (if you have any)
            I like how you are acting as if being in the army or working at an oil rig is difficult. Most people are being told what to do. You would probably have more stress being leader or the owner.
            I like how you are shitting on other people while you are not even in their shoes.

          • Daniel

            Just bc you get told what to do doesnt mean its easy.
            If you work in the army you stay very far away from the ones you love for so much time, you see your friends die in front of you for shitty reasons sometimes, you risk your own life everyday, you need to do push ups, hard training, and eat crappy food, you need to know special and martial tactics………..annnnd your payment is shit

          • Mini

            crappy food? Shit payment? Man, is this conscription?

            you clearly don’t understand different types of stress. I’m never compared Nadeshot’s career to other people’s. You are the one who brought it up.

          • Daniel

            The thing is, compared to any other job, his “job” is the easiest and gets well payed, yet he still bitches about anything that he cant handle in the game or quits after losing a match

          • Mini

            If it’s the easiest and well-paid, then more people would do it, hence increases competition. Flawed logic.

            Who doesn’t bitch in their own head after losing? There’s money on the line. He doesn’t bitch on twitter though. Even though you are probably implying that he bitches in public, which clearly doesn’t. Why do you think he is keeping a good relationships with most of his sponsors… LOL

        • Mario Bélanger

          I know many ppl can play anytime they want until they need to go back to work…
          When you do a multiplayer game and the opponent(s) look like your are doing a campaing story mode on a Hard mode . There is many hours has been play here or can be like years .
          I had notice he was a German dude with a lot of motivation!

        • Duke of hazard

          The kid went from working at McDonalds to shifting the landscape of cod esports and that shit took years. You think that was easy? Hm? HMMMM? No? Then shut the fuck up.

          I swear I hate people like you. You pathetic ass wipes ass wipes are nothing but elitists. Don’t talk about something it you have no idea what it’s like.

          • Rorschach Ink

            Shifting the landscape of CoD eSports….Oh my god get this guy a fucking Super Bowl Ring and put him the Hall of Fame. Fucking stupid…

          • Duke of hazard

            And of course a person has no idea what it’s like tries to butt in.

          • Rorschach Ink

            Butt in? I’ve been in this thread before. Oh but let me guess, you are a competitive CoD player sponsored by Doritos or some shit. I mean, he worked Sooo hard to get the top. Right?

          • Duke of hazard

            Kinda annoys me how a douche bag talks as if he knows exactly what he’s talking about when he clearly doesn’t.

          • Daniel

            Omg! He got famous for playing a game, he totally changed the world.
            Hate me all you want, but its the truth, kid

      • Drasadex

        PRACTICE WHAT, MOVING THUMBS AROUND ON A CONTROLLER? lol

        • Mini

          What are you implying here?
          I have a feeling where this is going.

    • RdJokr

      There’s a difference in playing competitively and playing casually. When you play for competition, especially for prize money, you don’t just “sit and play”. You have to develop proper tactics, and learn to communicate with your teammates. It is hard work. It’s not “oil rig” hard, but it still requires a lot of effort.

      • Kill Denied

        Oh boo hoo, this guy hasn’t done a hard days work in his life.

        • RdJokr

          OK, then you join Optic Gaming and try to be the next Nadeshot then, tell me how that’s gonna work out for you.

          • Kill Denied

            No thanks, i don’t want to spend 8+ hours of my day playing video games

          • Smayo

            Gotta have some respect for the guy, playing AW 8+ hours a day ? I can understand why he needs a break…

          • RdJokr

            Then don’t say stuff like he hasn’t done hard work. It takes a lot of effort to sit around and play that long, and still be healthy enough to compete.

          • Kill Denied

            LMFAO, being a builder, soldier, doctor, miner, police officer are hard jobs meaning they require hard work. Playing video games is walk in the park compared to these jobs.

          • RdJokr

            Wow, ok, that’s totally a fair comparison. Might as well say being a president is hard, and those jobs are cakewalk compared to that.

            Again, this is not just “playing video games”. This guy is spending time practicing and honing his video game skills to compete in E-sport championships. He’s not that different from an athlete who spends time training in different types of sports to compete in tournaments. E-sports players deserve as much credibility as athletes, because they have to train hard to get to where they are now.

          • Kill Denied

            And what training would that be? Because comparing an athlete to a gamer is a joke

          • Guest

            I love how casuals don’t even play competitive and talk as if they know exactly how it’s like….. lol just stop.

          • RdJokr

            Comparing a builder, soldier, doctor, miner, police officer to a gamer is a joke.

          • Whoa

            Lmfao no, there are regular pub players that would put anyone in e-sports to shame only they just play games for fun. The only thing these guys in e-sports have is dedication because they can’t do nothing else.

          • RdJokr

            OK, are those pub players making money by participating in tournaments then? No? I rest my case. Pub players can show off their skills all they want, but if they don’t actually put in an effort to do it for competition, then it doesn’t mean zip.

          • Daniel

            If these pro players played public dom they would get wrecked

          • Daniel

            Stop sucking his dick, “developing video game tactics”, it doesnt help anyone, all he does is sit in front of a tv screen all day and do what he loves and get really well payed.
            This is way easier than any other job

          • Mini

            LMFAO. lots of jobs in the industry doesn’t really benefit the society. It’s not like his job hinders the society. Seems like it provides entertainment.

            So this job is easier than any other job huh?
            Tell me how much you have earned from gaming?

            Nobody is suck dick you retard. You need to stop being delusional.

          • RdJokr

            LOL, please. I’m not even a fan of E-sports in general, let alone Nadeshot. But I know these guys put in work to be a top-tier competitive gaming team. You don’t get good in a video game unless you put effort into it. And in the case of most E-sports players, they have to be insanely good, so the effort has to be even bigger than casual players.

          • Daniel

            I understand that bro, but Still an easy job

  • Alex

    This tells me that his SICK and TIRED of COD AW

  • meow

    i know a few semi pros who have stopped playing because AW takes less skill, its all about double jumping and slapping the thumb stick around, hence why so many random teams and players suddenly popped up

    • Devin Wolfe

      If it took less skill why would they quit?

      • meow

        because its more about luck and cod timing

  • Stefan Lang

    Very solid OBJ and I respect him a tad bit more now than I did before. He noticed his own flaws and knew he was holding his team back and he finally made the decision to step away. Yet people will still give him shit. But then again, he’s making big money sitting on his ass playing a video game while having a million people telling him he’s bad. He has nothing to be ashamed of.

  • drjakeyoung

    Just wandering why my comment (which got loads of likes) got deleted?

    What the hell was that for?

  • Drasadex

    Sure lmao

  • Will WilFredo Mendoza

    Who cares honestly.

  • J4MES

    Time to get some fresh air, exercise and a real job kid..

    • Mini

      LOL @ real job. Please enlighten us all with your definition of a real job. hahaha

      • Daniel

        Contrbution 4 society
        Physical and or mental work
        Not just moving his thumbs

        • Mini

          That’s your definition of a real job? LOL is that what your parents told you when you asked them this question?
          hahhah we are not in the 80s, kid

          • Daniel

            LOL stop sucking nadeshot’s dick, you are just an 8-14 year old kids that never got a hard job, pro players need 0 effort, just move thumbs for eight hours playing video games and eating snacks.
            Idk if I respect nadeshot for finally understand it and try to get a real job
            Or if he is a butthurt cry baby bc he cant handle losing one video game competition

          • Mini

            LOL nobody is suck dick. You are a dumbass for shitting on other people while you don’t even know anything.
            Hahaha ZERO effort! hahah Yeah, update me when you win the next event. ahhahaha You are such an idiot

            Keep going with the real job, kid. You are just embarrassing yourself now. Nadeshot’s “job” is obviously working for him

          • Daniel

            Your grammar is the one *sucking dick*
            You are the only embarassing yourself, I do recognize they play alot and have pressure, but at the end of the day it is still and easy job and they still get paid even if they lose

          • Mini

            oooohhh I forgot the ing. hahaha I like how you are giving that much of a shit at this convo
            Maybe you should join a pro team and TRY this easy life.

            Your life is going to suck dick if you keep up with these narrow minded (media propaganda) point of view. Stop acting like those lame ass kids in the youtube comments said

          • clercq1983

            Real job or not. He makes money out of it. So ho cares… Its not like he is unemployed. He makes more money than us. So we are the dumbasses who go to work everyday. If he doesn’t wan’t to work he just lays in bed the whole day. And still makes money. Imo he’s 1 of the giys that made e-sports to what it is today. So it’s like jordan quitted basketball. They are bouth popular in what they do/did

          • Mini

            I think you should delete the reply and reply the whole thing to daniel
            You are replying to the wrong person.

      • J4MES

        When you grow up; if you’re bright; you’ll find a secure full-time job which is contracted and pays a regular living wage. That’s a real job kid and not making money living off videogame competitions for games that are dying off in interest whilst still living at home with mummy and daddy. COD is his life and that’s all he’s good at but that doesn’t constitute to an education with future prospects and a regular income.
        Have another go fanbody..

        Nothing worse than kiddies thinking they know it all. Society is screwed!

        • Mini

          hahahha these pro players are definitely living at home with their parents. LOL
          Hate to break it to you, but this is not the 80s old man

          • J4MES

            ROFL that doesn’t make sense kid. Come back in 9 years when you’re about 18. Clearly you have no grasp of the real world at your age. Oh and please stop creating guest accounts agreeing with yourself.

          • Mini

            Those players are making a living and entertaining people. You are just in denial or a plain dumbass.

            I like how you don’t even get the 80s reference. Thats when people want to doctors, lawyers, businessmen, etc. Those jobs are way more respected than today. You are calling me a kid and you don’t even realize that?? ahhaahah telling me to grow 9 more years. LOL
            Even if I’m a kid, at least i’m not a fucking imbecile who believes video gaming isn’t a real job. Yeah it’s not a real job for most people because they can’t fucking do it.

            And I don’t need to to create guest accounts for people to agree with me. But it’s not too shabby of an idea for you though.

          • J4MES

            HAHA keep on diggin! ‘Videogaming a real job’ LOL! So if I enter a dance competition to win a car; that makes my job a dancer!? Your logic is tragic

          • Mini

            ahahahah your example is horrendous. These players are doing it in a consistent basis. They have a stable income. Seems like a job to me.
            I don’t think dance competitions provide a stable income.

            Man, haha you are such a dumbass. Please, embarrass yourself more. This is kind of amusing

          • J4MES

            ”Seems like a job to me” – no – entering competitions is not a job. Thanks for proving my point!

          • Mini

            LOLLOL but they are being paid by sponsors and MLG. Hate to break glass.
            But thanks for proving MY point. hahaahah

          • J4MES

            Sponsorship revenue doesn’t constitute to a wage – it’s net income. My company is sponsored by 3 businesses but that doesn’t go direct to my wage packet…

            Hard luck kid. Google is not doing you favours tonight eh?

          • Mini

            ahahha Just because they don’t have a set wage doesn’t mean they don’t have a job.
            What does your company being sponsored having to do with this? The revenue is not going to you. EXACTLY?
            You are like nailing yourself in the head. The revenue from those sponsors ACTUALLY goes to those players? LOL? fucking retard
            Looks like you need to do some googling.

            And I like how you are just ignoring their income from MLG/Twitch from streaming. That’s probably the more consistent portion of their income.

          • J4MES

            Wow, that wall took you 15 minutes to compile – some frantic Googling there. 3rd party IP income is worthless and only adds to brand value. ”just because they don’t have a set wage doesn’t mean they don’t have a job” Thanks for proving what I said in the first place. Nadeshot is merely a competition entrant and that’s it. There is a big difference. He’s no different to a prolific gambler. Cheers once again for inadvertently proving my point chap.

          • Mini

            LOL you honestly thoought I googled?
            Man, you are like trolling at this point. Or you are too drunk that you can’t read. In case you haven’t realized, you are the one who think that those players don’t have a job. I’m the one who think they do.
            Nadeshot is a competition entrant? LOL you clearly unaware of his MLG contract and earnings.
            pffff a gambler? LOL Your delusion is real.

            no one is proving your point. hahah Continuously saying that doesn’t change the reality. But by all means, do whatever makes you happy.

          • J4MES

            Please provide hard-copy evidence of his MLG contract and personal annual income bottom line…..I await the financials with popcorn at the ready..

            Also I’ve just seen your comment history – pretty shameful language and it seems like you have some sort of childish, immature, aggressive personality disorder and quite possibly tourettes. You should get that checked out – it may benefit you when you hit 16.

          • Mini

            That’s the sole purpose why he left twitch.
            I think google search is right action for you. You are so clueless right now.

            LOL @ aggressive personality disorder. Man, I haven’t heard that one before. I like how you mentioned shameful language. Should have seen those kids’ original comments that I replied to.

            Hate to break it to you, I don’t know if I can hit 16 again. Man you are really good at embarrassing yourself.

            the use of words is hilarious. hard-copy evidence. HAHAH. I’m going to nadeshot’s house and ask him for the contract, then mail it to you. LMFAO

          • J4MES

            ”you clearly unaware of his MLG contract and earnings.” and you are?…….Oh wait; you’re not. You must have been frantically looking on Google for that info the last 20 minutes but once again, unlucky chap. This is what happens when you guesswork it. ”That’s the sole purpose why he left twitch” that makes no sense based on the conversation.

            My god, you have been torn to shreds on this article..

          • Mini

            LOL the more you post, the stupider you appear. You are stating that I am not aware of his MLG contract. Please enlighten me more. How did you come up with that conclusion?

            You are telling me to provide some evidence. Obviously I can’t provide that you idiot. So I’m reasoning on the fact you are smart enough to figure out why he left streaming on Twitch for MLG. But you are a retard, who doesn’t even read between the lines

            I like how you think I’m being torn to shreds. That’s coming from a narrow minded retard who doesn’t accept new job opportunities in the 21st century.
            hahaahah. Stating that CLEARLY changes the reality.
            You are not even aware of players moving from Twitch to MLG. Like what I said before, believe whatever makes you happy.

          • J4MES

            Still dodging the questions eh? What a surprise. Just a butthurt kid acting more immature than girls did when Zayn left 1D LMAO! You’re blinded by your own delusions and not just in this thread by the looks of things..

          • Mini

            LOL I’m dodging questions. Oh please repeat yourself. I am terribly sorry.

            But again, your replies are supporting my statements. The more you reply, the stupider you appear. I like how you are laughing at your own jokes while they are pretty shitty. But I can laugh at you though. ahhahahah

          • J4MES

            Dodging questions and changing the subject when cornered…oh dear! Your statements have been lies throughout and your delusions are ridiculous. I see many blinded fanboys on here but none as idiotic as you. Time to take your Nadeshit poster down I think..

          • Mini

            LOL You keep saying that while failing to point out the questions that I’m dodging. If anything, you are the one who went off topic with your shitty reference. It probably sounded alot better in your head than in the comments.

            Since i’m stating lies, feel free to disprove them. They are definitely lies. And yet, you approved them. hahaha. You are so delusional.

            By all means, calling me an idiot doesn’t make you any smarter. This is so jokes. I’m just cringing at the fact that you kept making insults to me that literally fit the description of you. What a fucking hypocrite. You want an award? ahhaah

            I don’t have posters of anyone. I don’t do that shit. Nice try though.
            Feel free to say more hypocritical things. Man, I thought it was going to be a boring Sunday. I was wrong!

          • J4MES

            Insults!? Bit strange seeing almost every post you’ve made on here has been swearing at other people who rightly disagree with you. Typical kid trying to act big behind his keyboard…..It just don’t wash – anyone can see you’re just an upset Optic fanboy who’s been on this article 12 hours today trying to defend him.

            Very sad lad you are..

          • Mini

            LOL those kids are acting like retards deserve to get shit on. You are no different. I’m acting tough on keyboard. Yeah, ok. I would have said that same shit to you in real life.
            Do I know you or something? If you are a dumbass, I will call you a dumbass.

            I like how you point out that I’m on this article the whole day. You are replying to me though. So doesn’t that mean you are on as well? ahahaha you are such fucking retard. Your points are so hypocritical, but you don’t even realize it.

            I mean, there is something called notifications, which most people realize that it exists.

          • J4MES

            Another wall of text just full of ahahahaha, dumbass, retard and shit wording – great meaningless grammar you’ve strung together – now put it in a sentence adults understand kiddo..

          • Mini

            oh man, please let me know which sentence is too awkward for you professor. hahahaah
            “The more you post, the stupider you appear.”

          • J4MES

            3 lines and still it makes no sense…hahahahhahahahahahhah

            Sigh, kids these days..

          • Mini

            lol Your reading comprehension is pretty shallow.
            You lost it, fool. You are trying sooooo hard to think of mockeries. Take a nap or something then comeback.

          • J4MES

            Mockeries? It’s the truth and you know it!

          • Mini

            “The more you post, the stupider you appear.”

          • J4MES

            Is that a reference to yourself? Yup I agree.

          • Mini

            ahhaha you are spazzing out so hard. You must be a fucking kid. I don’t care who you state yourself as. This is the internet afterall.
            Never have I meant anyone who makes a fool out of himself and still clings on to a convo

          • J4MES

            Is that another reference to yourself? Yup I agree.

          • Mini

            Running out of points, kid. I think it’s time to wrap this up.
            Got to love your dedication though. Literally replying within a minute. Great effort! haha

          • Connor
          • Mini

            Sorry you’ve been through that. I’ll definitely spread the word so no one else makes that mistake

          • Holly_Walsh95

            are u broken in the head by any chance?

            Mental or what lol!

          • Mini

            LOL coming out of nowhere asking that. I should ask: mental or what?

          • J4MES

            That’s what we’re all thinking to be honest…It’s a bit obvious tho

          • spartanelite

            I mean to be fair most of what you said is wrong, I don’t really care much for MLG except watching a couple of championships every once in a while but he makes a lot of money not just off Cod competitions but off YouTube, streams ,ads, and endorsements so he basically dose have a job and it’s off internet,I think he was one of the top paid of something, I forgot but to be fair he’s doing fine without having a regular job

          • The fact that you have done no research on how much nade makes is beyond retarded. It makes me think you are just some 18 year old kid who thinks they know everything.

            Please take your ignorant opinions on what you thin constitutes as a real job out of here. Also not to mention that what Nadeshot has, would be defined as a Career. Some people have jobs, others have careers.

            Heres the definition of what a JOB is

            a paid position of regular employment.
            “jobs are created in the private sector, not in Washington”
            synonyms:occupation, profession, trade, position, career, work, line of work,livelihood, post, situation, appointment, métier, craft; More

            2.
            a task or piece of work, especially one that is paid.
            “she wants to be left alone to get on with the job”
            synonyms:task, piece of work, assignment, project; More

            verb
            1.
            do casual or occasional work.
            “a jobbing builder”
            2.
            buy and sell (stocks) as a broker-dealer, especially on a small scale.

          • J4MES

            Not another Nadeshot eSport apologist or are you Mini’s alter-ego?..Oh dear! You cannot make a sustainable long-term living by entering occasional videogame competitions consisting of one franchise that is waning in interest. Sure you can win prize money here and there and rely on piss-willy YouTube revenue streams but that doesn’t constitute to a long term prospective field of reliable income. Seems funny that nobody has ever named his ‘job’ title either…I wonder why..

            It’s not a real job and it never will be and once COD becomes an obsolete franchise of history just like Sonic did; what will he and ‘Optic’ do next? They have nothing to fall back on. Come back in a few years when you are old enough and when he’s fallen off the face of the earth for my ‘I told you so’…

          • You do know how much nadeshot makes a year do you? Like how are you so dumb to not realize this? First of all I’m not an optic fan, They are a good team and very smart with business though.

            They are sponsored by red bull son….Red bull is a large corporation. Please don’t ever speak to me on business if you have no idea wtf you’re talking about.

            Once again, nadeshot does not have a job he has a career, something you know NOTHING about obviously. Grow the fuck up, kid..

          • J4MES

            Hello again Mini – registering an alternate account to agree with yourself is probably the most laughable thing possible. Well done. Ps I run my own media company thanks. As I said to you yesterday; come back when you’ve grown up.

          • Sorry names not Mini. I manage a video game development company and used to be in the military before that. I wonder how you’d feel if I told you, your job is not a REAL job.

            Congrats you further prove how idiotic you are with your moronic opinions. You are sadly the only one here that needs to grow up.

          • J4MES

            ROFL of course you do! How incredibly convenient…

            It’s you Mini (Your IP is a dead gimme by the way…)

            ‘Videogame development company’ LMAO!

            Priceless

          • lol wow your reaching now lol. You look sad mate. So very sad. You’re so upset that you’re loosing in arguments that oyu have nothing smart to say.

          • J4MES

            *Losing.
            *You.

            I can see why you didn’t upvote your own post here..

          • This when the argument degrades to you correcting typos because you know you have nothing else smart to say. There they’re their.

          • J4MES

            Upvoted your own post LOL!

          • J4MES

            Upvoted your own post Lol!

          • TheMarkofRay

            Why is kid such a go to insult? Is that the seemingly more mature version of “your mama” as an insult? Even if he WAS 9 years old you’re arguing with him and saying someone that makes A MILLION DOLLARS a year lives with his mom and needs to get a “real job”. That’s like telling someone that dates a Victoria Secret model to get a “real woman with curves.” What the hell are you talking about? Btw I am in no way a child, over 23 years old and I have a “real job” albeit in a boring office full of germs and folks sick lol. That being said I get you want to argue but when all you can do is call anonymous strangers on the internet children whether they are or not then you need better insults…Nadeshot clearly is an adult and makes $1mill and you’re still creating some scenario where he is a kid living with his mom so even with evidence to the contrary your go to move is to make folks children…I think MLG is sort of silly for folks to be into as much as COD fans are so I am no fan just stood out that you’d call everyone children yet you’re arguing so your maturity level isn’t that great regardless of how old you are and on top of that you’re trying to argue that someone making millions needs a “real job”, why just because? What next you’re going to say money doesn’t by happiness or tell David Beckham having abs doesn’t mean anything and being fat is what real men do?

          • TheMarkofRay

            *buy happiness, sorry if I had any other errors because I’m sure doing a spell check is your next go to move. That’s what guys who aren’t good at debating or arguing tend to do.

        • Guest

          “That’s a real job kid and not making money living off video game competitions for games that are dying off in interest whilst still living at home with mummy and daddy.” And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you know a dumb ass is too lazy to research.

      • Connor

        Is that all you post; hahaha and profanity? Jeez the younger generation are so mashed these days

        • Mini

          that’s coming from someone who keeps his/her profile private. And going around reading the forums and other people’s profiles. That’s kind of amusing.

          • Connor

            I’ve been on this site for 4 years and haven’t seen you before but from what I’ve read; you should be utterly ashamed of your conduct and the fact you need to swear in every single post. All the hallmarks of an immature person who cannot relate to people in debate with sensible posts. Your parents really should let you online or they should educate you better on how to behave first as a priority.

            I know ‘fanboys’ have a knack of losing control when they feel passionately about something but there has to be a limit and you are acting worse than my daughter. You should probably leave the site before you’re banned altogether.

          • Mini

            I’m amused. I can’t related to people? Oh boy. You must be new here.
            Most of these kids here are just saying shit about this guy’s career. I’m trying to be realistic here and say that his job can be stressful. That’s clearly not relating. *raising my eyebrows*

            I’m acting worse than your daughter? You must be fucking joking. ahhahahah can’t help laughing at that one. If you are saying that I’m that bad, and the FACT that you are comparing me to your daughter? Are you implying what I think you are implying? Man, nice job raising a ____.
            Ironically, criticizes my parents. Yeah, riiiiiight

            And LOL @ getting banned. I should care why?
            By all means, I still think this is amusing coming from someone with a private profile hiding every single convo. haha

          • Connor

            Your parents should really supervise you online. You’re entitled to your opinion but you should convey it in a more mature manner instead of plastering more profanity with mindless drivel. Spouting ahahaha and swearing every other word is just pathetic and when you wake up tomorrow; you’ll look back and be very humiliated at your disturbing actions. This site is not YouTube and comments should be posted with care and consideration. You’ve clearly arrived from Nadeshot’s YT subscription base but please refrain from sinking the comments into the petulant squabbles that we see on his channel.

          • Mini

            what’s wrong with ahahah? The proper term is haha, which is an onomatopoeia. Ok, I mistyped. Seriously, that’s clearly not what you are implying. Don’t even bring that up. You got a problem with people using expressions?

            Please, stop exaggerating. Swearing every other word. Riiiight. I like how you are acting like the moderator/owner. You have some sort of authority here? Please…

            Maybe you should take more time or learn to educate your daughter. Or else, in 10 years, you will look back humiliated.

          • Connor

            She’s 6 and a damn site more mature than you by the look of things. You shouldn’t be swearing at all and the fact you need to and insult contributors you disagree with just shows how pathetically immature and quite possibly deranged you are. It doesn’t take a mod to understand what is acceptable and what isn’t on this site and you are behaving in an atrocious fashion as per usual looking at your comment history.

            Shameful really.

          • Mini

            LOL Your first sentence contradicts the part where you compared me to your daughter.
            I like the way you are using the word contributors. You clearly do not read most of the comments.

            Your word selection is interesting, especially deranged. Nice exaggeration though. Just like how the exaggeration where you said I was worse than your daughter, backfired.

            Like I said before, I only talk shit to pathetic comments. At least I don’t hide my comments like you. pfff

      • MattLP

        Great Easter you’ve had; crying online all weekend because Nadeshot quit and you’ve spent the last 24 hours straight frantically posting against anyone who talks about him negatively! Great life you have. GG bro

        • Mini

          Lol you honestly think I’m crying because he quit? clearly im crying, kid. You are an imbecile.
          haha everybody knows now optic will be better off as a team now. I just enjoy reading these retarded comments. I did have a decent weekend reading these comment. Ironically as it sounds.

          I like how you are criticizing me while you are spending time reading the comments and taking the time commenting on how im wasting my time. Looks like you had nothing better to do as well. Hahaha what joke, kid. Stop being hypocrite. You seem even stupider than those kids who are just hating. Hahah

      • Reality Check

        Hat comes off to you mate, you can see past this idiots logic.

        If he owns a company, My name is Beyonce.

    • Primey_

      Why would he get a real job if his current one pays a lot? Probably more than minimum wage (Is that a thing in america?)

    • Keshav Bhat

      Sorry, but…I would rather have his job. He makes a $1 million a year by streaming video games, so.

      • J4MES

        I’d rather do my real job and play videogames as a pastime. It’s more physically and mentally healthier that way along with being secure. I couldn’t rely on a minimal funding, a few endorsements and living in the hope of winning money. Even 90%+ pro poker players are either studying or have proper jobs on the side to alleviate any prospective risks.

        • Keshav Bhat

          Physically? Seems like majority of the pro players hit the gym daily and are moderately healthy. There’s no need to hate on success. You can have your own opinions about it, but trying to say that their career isn’t viable is just jealously at that point. He’s making $1 million a year; he doesn’t need anything else really. He’s got a ton of money, and a degree in college which he can finish and find a different job if he needs it in the future.

          But don’t hate on success.

        • Reality Check

          There is no way you own your own company, you’re too stupid and don’t possess a business outlook on anything, this is evident in your opinion of this “kid”.

          By your definition of a “job”, this indicted that the following isn’t an acceptable job by your standards.

          Sports
          Racing
          Acting

          And many other examples.

          Furthermore, you say he’s not contributing to society? Pretty sure he has to pay tax like every other tom, dick and harry and I suppose “running a media company” has a more drastic effect on everyone’s lives does it? Do you live in lala land?

          You want tangible proof? obviously I can’t supply actual documents of his earnings, but again by your standards you would not have an estimate of anyone’s net worth on planet earth…that puts Forbes out of the job.

          You’re a absolute idiot….and that “Mini” guy, no matter what you think of him was 100% spot on, I can’t tell you if you’re being serious or if you’re trolling.

          What you’re claiming is the following, which yes it is as stupid as it reads.

          “Guys, stop what you’re doing, stop earning hundreds of thousand a week and get a real job, like picking up litter for £100/$100 a week instead, for the love of God contribute to society”.

          As it seems like you’re one of those morons that nit picks through a comment, allow me to clarify that my referral to the “earning hundreds of thousand a week” is to actors,F1 drivers..e.t.c.

          I advise you actually research an individual before you come gallivanting in with absolute nonsense claiming to own a business, with 3 business that sponsor you, clearly you don’t know how sponsorship works, nor how a business works, allow me to educate you a little.

          In regards to Nadeshot, he lives in a “Gaming house” and maybe contributes a certain sum to rent per month, he owns a car which means he has to pay insurance and road tax (And whatever else you have to pay in America). This means as an individual he has minimal overheads to pay out which means the majority of his gross income is net. He does not what so ever have to rely on “winning tournaments” as the majority of his income comes from his Youtube channel, Sponsorship,Streaming e.t.c.

          It really does not take Donald Trump or Bill Gates to work it out but clearly your lack of experiences and fantasy has fused with your stupidity generating what ever the hell you’re on about.

          So your entire 3 days of pretending to matter and be important, leaking absolute drivel and just being a general shrine to idiocy has been a waste of time.

          Can YOU do society and mankind a favor and just ..don’t breed please, I don’t want my children dealing with the stupidity of your off spring.

          • Juses

            Some one on CharlieINTEL that has a brain? :O

          • Reality Check

            I thought of all people, you’d know all about miracles Jesus 🙂

      • AstroCyborg

        yeah except he don’t play games he loves & only can play cod thats the worst thing to me

    • Dustin

      Sit and play video games and make a million a year or do something you don’t like everyday around people you hate and barley make a living I’d rather do what he does any day

    • Guest

      lol this kid is hating on someone who makes a million from all this.

      This kid got influence by the internet so much. Clearly nadeshot is a couch potato.

  • OMG its FPSBroski

    TmarTn & Ali-A vid incoming

  • Juses

    Hepy estur evry1

    • TheDemonOfHate

      Bet etz Aprul 5.

  • Smayo

    Even CoD’s posterboy can’t take the BS anymore, ofcourse they issue out a PC statement about taking a break but we’ll know what’s going on…

  • drjakeyoung

    I still haven’t gotten an answer as to why my comment was deleted?!

    • zack

      you expect one?

      • drjakeyoung

        The fact that it was deleted when it caused no offense, had a lot of likes and had no reason for it to be deleted, i expect an answer.

  • CoDL3g3nD

    Pathetic sore loser. He couldn’t even handle AW which is a kids game so he has a hissy fit and quits! Perhaps he’s realized that he’s wasted his life indoors playing games and should perhaps go get an education and skills for the real world. CoD will be dead this time next year anyway so he could hardly make a career out of it and he’s no good at other more challenging games either. Shame so many idiots look up to people like that and I fear for the future society.

    • Mini

      hahah man, you must be proud of yourself, kid. I like how you are just shitting on his success.
      Must be proud to be your parents

      • Terry Tibbs

        FANBOY ALERT! Probably not even old enough to buy the game himself…

        • Mini

          That’s awfully amusing, coming from a kid with an irrational mindset

    • yardis

      You seem butthurt.

  • Guest

    You can actually take a break from playing games??

  • Andrew Venegas

    It’s about time SOME people realize that getting a REAL job and knowing what hard work is;is better than playing video games and moving your thumbs and eating snacks all day…..

    • Juses

      This is a REAL job.

      • Rorschach Ink

        *Puts “Call of Duty Championship player” in resume*

        • Juses

          Umm what? Just because I said it’s not a real job you said that?

          Please tell me how it’s not a real job.

          • Rorschach Ink

            Nu Juses! Furgev meh, for I hov sined T_T. Twas but a jok mi lorde

      • Andrew Venegas

        Yeah…moving your thumbs all day,sounds like a real hardworking job

        • Reality Check

          Andrew, How is it not a Job? So is football not a job? Tennis? Cricket? I mean how is kicking a ball around a pitch all day hard work? Yes, you have to be fit…and?

          What’s so hard about waving a bat around?

          I take it acting isn’t a job either?

          Honestly, the majority of people on this entire article are absolutely mental.

          If i was ever going to define stupid, I’d copy and paste 90% of the comments on here.

          He nets around 1Million a year and you’re claiming “he needs to get a job”…Just because you sit in a boring office, scanning all day, running and getting milk for your boss…this does not make you the greatest gift to mankind.

          To summaries your idiocy, all actors, all sportmen and women, all racing drivers, need to get a real job…need to stop earning millions and start to do “something that matters”

          Stupid,stupid,stupid, dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb..moron.

    • Guest

      lmfao looks like someone can’t stand success.

  • Stefan Lang

    Lol people saying get a real job but he’s now Co-owner of OpTic and a business man. Sounds real to me.

    • J4MES

      OpTic is not classed as a business – it’s a copyrighted group. It’s not even listed because it doesn’t meet the criteria based on its annual income or tax outgoings – it’s no different to the likes of music groups. It doesn’t hold any value either as it’s merely a name that relies on players winning money and has no guaranteed bottom line profit.

      • Guest

        I didn’t know a business has a guaranteed profit. LOL

  • Love-Hate relationship

    HaHaHaHaHa Ok Yea good one lol. Like he would quit the only thing that makes him money. I give it a month before he is back. This is just like the time he was pretending to retire because nobody was watching cod ghost gameplays. He will be back when activision shoves money down his throat to talk about the next Cod

    • J4MES

      Yep, he’s just after sympathy from his fanboy followers. He’ll be back when the next competition is happening and he’d use the excuse that ‘people begged him’ to return despite it’s his only source of income if he wins so he has no choice really.

      • Love-Hate relationship

        He is basically pulling a kardashian trick. Starting to loose revelance, so they have to do something drastic to be noticed again.

      • Keshav Bhat

        Wait what? You guys think his source of income is tournament money? lol….he makes money off of his streams + YouTube channel. Stream had 12,000 viewers last night, more so than usual. Money won’t be a problem for him; he’s making a $1 million a year without the tournament money.

  • Tiny Tim

    What the fuck happened to the layout on this site? Everything is tiny and squished!

    • try to move mouse wheel upwards while holding CTRL

  • MattLP

    Thanks to Nadeshot; COD has been ruined with crappy competitive-emphasized games like Ghosts and AW fought on tinpot tiny maps. No wonder the franchise is dying when he’s feeding devs ideas. Now he’s going and soon to be gone back to McDonalds; hopefully we’ll see some good COD games again.

    • Biff Ibkus

      Agreed. These competitive players ruin the games for the average gamers. BO1 was the last good CoD.

    • Guest

      Ghosts had tiny maps? You definitely did not play Ghosts. And yeah, he’s clearly going back to McDonalds.

      Nice trolling, kid.

  • Gamerholic.com

    would be awesome if he played for bitcoin… play cod for bitcoin on Gamerholic.com

  • davman_

    The pressure he’s under to perform must have gotten too much for him, yes I know, he plays video games so we shouldn’t feel much sympathy – it’s not like he’s a fire fighter or nurse, but he’s done well for competitive cod, now OpTic are definitely a ‘God’ squad

  • nammion

    Advanced warfare sucks that bad. 2 back to back crap titles

  • AstroCyborg

    now optic can finally win a championship