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Nadeshot believes he may have already had coronavirus

Published: 14/Mar/2020 10:35 Updated: 14/Mar/2020 10:42

by Joe Craven


Popular Twitch streamer and esports entrepreneur Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has revealed that he believes he may have already had coronavirus, as the global pandemic continues to worsen across much of the world. 

Nadeshot is one of the biggest names in the esports community. A successful career in Call of Duty provided the American with a huge, loyal fanbase, which has since been augmented with successful ventures into more entrepreneurial aspects of esports. 

The 27-year-old has been streaming a multitude of games over the past couple of years, but has recently gravitated back to his roots with the launch of Call of Duty: Warzone, as the new battle royale captivates CoD fans. 

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Nadeshot was an active competitor for OpTic Gaming from 2010 through to 2015.

During a March 13 Warzone stream, Nadeshot revealed that he thinks he may have already had Coronavirus, as the sickness continues to spread around much of the world. 

It has already caused chaos in the esports community, with many events and tournaments postponed for later dates. The United States recently declared a national emergency

Much to the surprise of Nade’s viewers, he revealed that he may have already had the respiratory infection: “I went to Vegas with Tim and Ninja and Jack at the end of January for the Conor McGregor fight,” he said. “After I got back, I had the worst flu that I have ever had.”

“I had a 103-degree (39.4*C) fever for five days,” he explained. A high bodily temperature, alongside a dry cough, is one of the most common symptoms for coronavirus.

“I fully recovered and felt totally fine,” he continued. “But everybody that went got like, deathly ill. Me and Jess, Tyler’s wife, got it the worst. Hector [H3CZ] got sick, his wife got sick, she was there too. She got tested and the doctor said she had Influenza-A, and CNN said that doctors didn’t know how to properly test for corona and they were mistaking it for Influenza-A.” 

The WHO has been stressing the importance of washing hands to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“I might have already had coronavirus, no bullsh*t,” he finished. Understandably, many of Nade’s viewers were surprised by the possibility, but also pleased that many of the people who fell ill have since fully recovered. 

Many younger and healthy people are expected to recover fully from coronavirus, while the elderly and those with underlying health conditions are more likely to become seriously ill.

While it remains unconfirmed what illness Nade and his friends may have actually had, it serves as a reminder that most people will fully recover, provided they act rationally and isolate appropriately. Keep washing those hands. 

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How to get free Pawn Takes Pawn rewards for Warzone & Black Ops Cold War

Published: 30/Oct/2020 16:56

by Tanner Pierce


Now that the Pawn Takes Pawn easter egg hunt is finally over, which connected both Warzone and the upcoming Black Ops Cold War, fans have now been rewarded with in-game items for both games and Call of Duty: Mobile. Here’s how you get your hands on them.

After months of solving easter eggs both online and in Warzone, the Pawn Takes Pawn campaign has finally come to end and while most people thought that the hunt itself was fun, the final reveal of a simple video was a bit less ideal than some were hoping for, to say the least.

That being said, it’s not all bad. As a reward for the community completing the easter egg, Activision is giving all players some sweet rewards for Black Ops Cold War, Warzone/Modern Warfare, and even Call of Duty: Mobile. Getting your hands on them isn’t too tricky but there are a couple steps you have to follow.

Activision has revealed that Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Mobile players can unlock special Pawn Takes Pawn items.

Black Ops Cold War, Warzone, and Mobile Pawn Takes Pawn rewards

Players are able to get a slew of rewards for three separate games. While you definitely get more for Modern Warfare/Warzone, the fact that Treyarch is already giving out rewards for Black Ops Cold War before its official release is cool to see. Even giving some love to Mobile is a nice gesture.

  • Black Ops Cold War
    • Knight chess piece weapon charm
    • “Family Portait” calling card
  • Modern Warfare/Warzone
    • Ak-47 weapon blueprint
    • Helicopter skin
    • Pawn chess piece weapon charm
    • 5 emblems
    • 5 calling cards
    • 5 sprays
  • Mobile
    • By15 weapon skin
    • Calling card
    • Avatar
    • Spray
    • Frame

All in all, it’s a ton of content and it’s nice to see Activision giving some love to all games, rather than just one.

Players can also earn rewards for Black Ops Cold War before its release.

Pawn Takes Pawn content instructions

Getting access to all three of these content packs is relatively simple, however, there’s still a few steps that you have to go through. Before you start, you’ll want to make sure that you have an Activision account and that it’s linked to either your PlayStation, Xbox, or accounts.

  1. Go to and either sign-in to your Pawn Takes Pawn account or make one if you haven’t already.
  2. Type in “1PIECES9IN8PLAY1” in the box that shows up titled Flying Colors.
  3. Watch the video.
  4. After you fully watch the video, you should see an achievement pop up in the top right hand corner allowing you to “redeem rewards”. Click that link and you’ll see a list of codes.
  5. In a separate tab/window, go to and sign-in to your Activision account.
  6. Input the codes one by one once the box pops up.

It’s worth noting that there’s a small bug associated with the codes. Sometimes, after you watch the video, the achievement won’t pop up. To solve this, re-input the code on the “colorbound” website and watch the video again. It should pop up after that point.

After you complete all the steps, you should see your rewards show up in-game the next time you boot it up.