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Nadeshot finally responds to NICKMERCS’ controversial 100 Thieves exit

Published: 29/May/2019 10:59 Updated: 29/May/2019 16:52

by Calum Patterson


After former 100 Thieves member Nick ‘NICKMERCS‘ Kolcheff left the organization and complained of failed promises, CEO Matthew ‘Nadeshot‘ Haag remained silent – until now.

During his May 28 stream, Nadeshot finally addressed the situation, following comments from NICKMERCS stating he would never work with him again, and no longer liked Nadeshot on a personal level.

NICKMERCS’ public accusations against Nadeshot were a surprise to many, as it initially appeared to have been an amicable departure, but has now become much more complicated.

Twitter/100 ThievesNICKMERCS was one of the original members of 100 Thieves’ content team.

On May 25, Kolcheff said he “wanted nothing to do” with Nadeshot again, citing a lack of experience at the CEO level for Nade’s shortcomings.

But Nadeshot is not interested in a “back and forth”, instead sending a message of support to his now-former friend and team member. “I have a lot of respect for what Nick has done with his career. I think he’s one of the best at what he does, as a content creator.”

“I’m not going to make a comment or statement on the situation at hand,” Nadeshot states, before continuing “I don’t think there’s any point to having this back and forth. I don’t want to do it. I’m sorry that Nick feels the way that he does, it’s just a tough situation.”

Nadeshot goes on to compliment how NICKMERCS has built up his personal brand, and his ‘MFAM’ community, wishing him “all the best”.

“He’s going to have a long and successful career,” Nadeshot explains. “He’s built the MFAM and himself individually, he’s going to be just fine.”

NICKMERCS spoke out against Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, after the OpTic CEO appeared to side with Nadeshot on episode 30 of his Eavesdrop podcast.

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    NICKMERCS appears to be going his own way for now, although there is some speculation that he could join another organization in the near future, with FaZe Clan a potential suitor.


Ninja shocks Valorant star with huge donation after Twitch refund scam

Published: 22/Oct/2020 2:56

by Andrew Amos


Chargebacks are a Twitch streamer’s worst nightmare, as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins knows it all too well, so when he saw Valorant star ‘AverageJonas’ get scammed out of over $5,000, he knew he had to step up and help.

There’s few Twitch scams more infuriating than chargeback scams. When you have avid viewers donate to your stream, it’s a wonderful feeling.

However, some viewers do it maliciously, with the intent of taking, not giving. After donating hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, viewers dispute the charge with PayPal or their bank, saying they were hacked and didn’t actually donate the money.

The money then goes back to the donator, and the Twitch streamer is left without the donations, and most of the time, also has to pay a fine on top.

That’s exactly what happened to AverageJonas ⁠— a Valorant Twitch star with over 130,000 followers. He had a viewer refund $5,400 worth of donations, which ended up costing the streamer $5,800 after accounting for transfer fees.

“I have received over $5,400 in several donations from one person on Twitch which have all been refunded even though donations are supposedly non-refund. To top it off, I have been personally charged $400+ in refund fees from PayPal,” Jonas said on Twitter.

“This person used me and my community to gain clout and other benefits by acting like an extremely wealthy and giving human being. The person also pretended like the refunds were a mistake.”

Fortunately, Ninja got wind of the fellow Valorant streamer’s woes.

After all, Jonas is one of Valorant’s biggest content creators, and Ninja is slowly working his way to the top of the pro scene. With all of Jonas’ informational content, it’s the least Ninja could do to put his fandom to use.

Ninja replied to Jonas’ tweet with a simple “fixed.” What he meant by that was he donated AverageJonas $5,800, to cover not only the Twitch donations from the user, but the PayPal fees as well.

Jonas was shocked: “Dude thank you so much you’re such a legend omfg.”

It’s a big win for Jonas, however, it highlights a much bigger issue with Twitch donations. If Ninja hadn’t caught wind of the streamer’s troubles, it’s likely nothing would have been done.

Chargebacks are still a big issue, and there’s nothing you can really do about it as a streamer if PayPal or Twitch don’t step in ⁠— like what happened in Jonas’ case.

However, now he can go back to doing what he does best ⁠— sharing Sova line-ups for every Valorant player to learn.