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100 Thieves Owner Nadeshot Reveals Anxiety is His Biggest Challenge

Published: 7/May/2018 11:11 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 15:13

by Mike Kent

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The crippling effect of anxiety has been documented by popular YouTuber and 100 Thieves owner, Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag.

The former professional Call of Duty player has been open about his mental health throughout his career, and has revealed in the past he often struggles in certain situations and can spend days at a time shut off from the outside world.

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Nadeshot rose to prominence as a professional Call of Duty player under OpTic Gaming, but following his retirement from competing in 2015, he went on to focus on content creation both on YouTube and Twitch.

In 2016 he created the 100 Thieves brand, but it wasn’t until late 2017 that the org really took off, teaming up with the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA team and being accepted as one of the ten NA LCS franchises.

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Despite the tough times throughout his career, Nadeshot has revealed that the greatest challenge he’s ever faced is anxiety.

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear and can come in many different forms. In some instances, it can lead to a panic attack that can result in a shortness of breath, shaking, sweating and other problems.

Nadeshot posted a statement about his anxiety on Twitter on the evening of Sunday, May 7th.

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“Anxiety has to be the hardest challenge I’ve faced throughout my life. It comes unannounced, uninvited and aggressively as it pleases. There are never signs of anxiety slowing down or getting better, you’re always on its schedule or at its will. It is the one thing I truly hate.”

His Tweet garnered a significant response from other high profile personalities, who shared both their support and empathy at his situation.

For those watching this that can identify with the thoughts and feelings of being anxious, please talk to someone, whether it be teammate, friend or family. For more information visit www.Samaritans.org.

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PewDiePie defends Elon Musk after backlash for Tesla price change meme

Published: 19/Oct/2020 1:10

by Brent Koepp

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie Kjellberg defended Elon Musk during his October 18 upload. The Swedish star hit out at those getting upset over the Tesla CEO’s viral meme about changing the price of the Model S.

The one thing PewDiePie and Elon Musk have in common is their love of memes. The YouTube star even had the tech giant host an episode of his popular Meme Review show back in 2019 that has over 26 million views. 

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The Tesla CEO faced backlash from critics in October after tweeting that the Model S price was being changed to $69,420. The YouTuber defended the billionaire during his latest upload, and argued that people can’t take a joke.

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The YouTuber defended Musk over his Tesla 420 joke.

PewDiePie defends Elon Musk’s Model S meme

During his October 18 episode of Last Week I Asked You, Pewds addressed the criticism Elon Musk received from some over a tweet he made on October 14 about the Model S price change. 

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“I saw some people being so butthurt over this. It’s like, dude, it’s just a joke. I’m sure Elon knows it’s ironic,” he said, before he jokingly imitated critics in a baby voice. “So childish, he’s like a 12-year old! … Yeah, that’s the joke! Ever hear of fun?”

The creator then applauded the CEO for being attuned to meme culture: “You just want another overweight, gray-haired, boomer billionaire? I don’t. I think we have enough of that!”

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The tweet that PewDiePie was referencing was made on October 14 when Musk posted, “The gauntlet has been thrown down! The prophecy will be fulfilled. Model S price changes to $69,420 tonight!”

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The joke exploded on the social media platform, instantly going viral with over 330k likes and 35k retweets. While many found the meme to be hilarious, some critics hit out at the CEO for being irresponsible with the company’s prices.

This isn’t the only time PewDiePie has defended Elon. In past uploads, the 30-year-old has admitted to viewers that he’s admired the tech CEO for his innovations while still being wired into internet culture.

With Kjellberg being so fond of the tech giant, maybe the Tesla owner will someday return as a guest host on Meme Review. Maybe the Swede could also convince the billionaire to show up for a round of Among Us – now that would be entertainment gold. 

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