Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, formerly of OpTic Gaming and now CEO of 100 Thieves, retold the story of a swatting incident at the old OpTic team house, were he fortunately hid all the weed in the house just in time.
Back as part of OpTic as a professional player, Nadeshot was one of five people who moved into the team house in 2013, along with Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Will ‘BigTymeR’ Johnson and Joey ‘MerK’ Deluca (later replaced on the roster by Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan).
The house was a hub of creativity as well as competitive Call of Duty, and helped boost OpTic Gaming’s already significant fanbase on social media, Twitch and YouTube.
However, what was shown from the house was only what the players included in their videos and streams, and now, years later, the group sat down to discuss some of the lesser known tales.
Nadeshot reveals for the first time publicly that he used to smoke weed, as did the other members of the house, and at one point had so much that the house became a mess.
He explains that with so much mess caused by their habits, Nadeshot got “grossed out” and tidied all of the equipment and weed away, which couldn’t have been timed better – “That’s the night that we got swatted, and the house reeked of weed – we knew that they smelled weed, and they knew that we knew.”
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Scump even recalls one of the police officers blatantly sniff as soon as they walked in, making clear they knew exactly what they were smelling.
“The next like five hours of that night, we were up to like four in the morning trying to figure out should we flush this weed down the toilet”, Nadeshot explains, saying they were concerned the police might even come back with a warrant to search the property.
Looking back on it, Nadeshot says he hasn’t smoked weed in over four years, because it would instigate panic attacks for him, but is a believer in the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
And it doesn’t sound like this is the only taboo story they have in the locker, as Nadeshot says “when everything is said and done with our careers, there’s so many more stories that we could tell that people would love.