Nadeshot grew up playing fps and tps video games and still favors them today. His family was lower middle-class, so he started working part time at MacDonald’s for around 30 hours a week when he was 15 years old. He continued to plat games while balancing his schoolwork and job. He feels that getting that job really helped him to gain social skills and to learn to interact with others better than before, as he had been a bit of an outcast during high school.
He started playing in professional tournaments when he was 16 years old. In 2010 temporarily stopped competing in tournaments to create YouTube content, but decided to accept an offer from OpTic Gaming to replace a sick player. This eventually led to his first major tournament win in the following year, where he was able to bring home $100,000 USD. That was when his dad finally accepted his career choice. After that win, he decided to quit his job and drop out of his second year of college to pursue his gaming career. However, at that stage, he wasn’t earning enough money from his gaming to justify this decision. For a while, he was pretty much living off of his savings. He was even considering quitting video gaming.
However, CoD 2 was released soon after that and his channel finally began to slowly pick up. He streamed every day for around six hours per session and was careful to upload videos daily. It was only in 2013 that his channel really blew up, to the point that he had accumulated 700,000 subscribers by August 2013. This only three years after he had originally began to upload content to his YouTube channel.
Nadeshot’s parents worked very hard when they were growing up. His mom passed away when he was 20 years old. He also has a brother, a sister and a nephew.
Nadeshot has ~2,200 subscribers, which should earn him at least $5,500 USD per month, excluding additional revenue from tiered subscribers, tournament winnings, merchandise sales, sponsorships and tips, Twitch cheer bit contributions, advertising revenue.
His stream schedule is inconsistent.
For most people in their life, no-one’s going to give you anything. Nobody owes you anything. Plain and simple. You’re born into a situation that you have no control over, so the only thing you can do is make it your own, tell your own story… Work for it. It’s going to suck. You’re going to be miserable half the time and you’re going to have to grit your teeth and just get through it. And if you want to do better for yourself, if you want to do better for your family, you want to do better for your friends… you have to just go out there and take what’s not given to you.