In an episode of Twitter and Twitch collective The Mob’s ‘Mobcast’, 100 Thieves CEO Nadeshot revealed the largest sum of money he’s ever had deposited into his bank account – and it really proves that you can make serious money from gaming.
Money is often the main discussion when it comes to gaming and esports – how much money is in the industry and how much individuals can make from them a serious precursor to any conversation around the industry.
Nadeshot started out as a professional Call of Duty player, but quickly became far more successful through his Twitch and YouTube channels and, now, as the CEO of one of esports’ biggest organizations.
As a man motivated by money, Nadeshot often asks guests of his ‘Selfmade’ podcast the biggest check they’ve ever had – but he probably didn’t expect the question to be turned on him when he appeared on the Mobcast.
The quartet asked him about the biggest bank deposit he had ever made or check cashed, and the 9-time MLG champion seemed a little hesitant at first, but eventually decided to answer.
“$3 million,” he said, nonchalantly, his hosts clearly in shock at the prospect of so much money. Although he couldn’t say who he got the money from, he did confirm that “that was a good day,” as if making that much money couldn’t be.
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Although there has been little doubt as to Nadeshot’s status as a millionaire, the idea of someone who started out as a professional Call of Duty player simply getting $3m deposited into their bank account is pretty wild.
This just proves how much money is in the industry if you work hard enough and reach high enough – especially with the growth esports is seeing week in, week out, the fact of the matter is that some people will be making this amount and more from their work in esports and gaming.
Throughout the rest of the podcast, Nadeshot explained why he believes franchising is a big mistake for Call of Duty as well as discussing the NBA’s Devin Booker joining 100 Thieves and how he met his current girlfriend at the LCS Studios.
Over the years, we can only imagine that $3m figure will only grow as both esports and 100 Thieves do, and Nadeshot could very well become the richest man in esports.