NICKMERCS explains why he wants “nothing to do with Nadeshot” after 100 Thieves exit

Published: 25/May/2019 18:30 Updated: 22/Apr/2020 12:51

by Eli Becht


Nick ‘NICKMERCS‘ Kolcheff announced his departure from Matthew ‘Nadeshot‘ Haag’s 100 Thieves Organization on May 24, but it looks like there was a lot more to the story than just moving back home to Michigan.

NICKMERCS leaving 100 Thieves looked like a much cleaner split than Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney trying to get out of FaZe, but things definitely weren’t as they seemed.

In his first stream back home, NICKMERCS revealed there was a whole lot more than meets the eye and let his viewers in on the whole situation.

naibuzzNICKMERCS and Nadeshot aren’t cool anymore.

Nick was brutally honest about the split

Nick says the whole reason he was brought out to join 100 Thieves was to grow alongside the organization, something he says didn’t play out the way he wanted it to and it has effectively destroyed his relationship with Nadeshot.

“[Nadeshot] made some promises to me, as a friend, how we were going to do it, how he was going to take care of me,” Nick said. “It just didn’t even happen man, you know? I don’t hate the guy, I definitely don’t hate him, but I don’t like him. Him and I are not cool, we’ll never be cool. I don’t want nothing to do with him, I’ll never do business with him, I’ll never sit down at a table with him ever again.”

It wasn’t all bad though, as Nick did have some positives to say about 100 Thieves, just not a whole lot.

“They doing good work over at 100 Thieves,” he said. “Yeah, but for me, when you give me your word and you promise certain things to me as a friend and a business partner and I put years of time into a thing we basically started and then everything changes, and I don’t get what I was promised, I’m gonna have problems with it.”

He once again reiterates that he and Nadeshot aren’t friends and he doesn’t want anything to do with him.

Nick thinks that some of the fallout with 100 Thieves might have come with Nadeshot’s inexperience with running a company.

“He hasn’t had a lot of experience being CEO and me going through that with him I saw a lot of the stresses that he went through being the CEO,” he said. “It’s tough, it ain’t f*cking easy, man, it’s a lot of new sh*t.”

While Nick acknowledges the stresses and difficulties with running the business, he feels that Nadeshot still let him down.

“I know that sometimes you have to make the tough call, you gotta do it, it’s part of the game, that’s it, you got to make it right and I think he failed to do it with me.”

For more details about Nick’s split with 100T, you can watch his YouTube video below, in which he went into further detail about the reasons why he decided to part ways with one of the hottest esports organizations that’s out there right now.

What’s next for 100 Thieves?

Following NICKMERCS’ departure, the door is now open for another popular creator to join the team.

Jack ‘CouRageJD‘ Dunlop appears to be the next addition to the 100 Thieves team, at least that’s if you put any stock into Ninja’s word.

During a stream on May 24, Ninja let slip that CouRage will be joining Nadeshot’s organization.

This is something that Ninja tried to walk back but fans haven’t bought it.


LS reveals how xQc reached out to him during T1 fans backlash

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:57

by Alex Garton


Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare has revealed that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reached out to him during the T1 backlash offering his support and advice.

T1’s accidental leak that revealed LS was set to be the organization’s new League of Legends coach resulted in a wave of backlash against both parties.

Fans of the organization opted to send unjustifiable racial and homophobic abuse towards LS, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending packages to her address. T1, from an outside perspective, did not handle the situation appropriately and seemingly offered little support to LS during this period.

This resulted in LS disabling his Twitter and going completely dark for a short period of time. This was no doubt due to the amount of hate and criticism he was receiving from T1 fans. One person who reached to support him was huge Twitch personality xQc.

xQc has over four million followers on Twitch.

xQc reached out to LS during T1 fans backlash

LS revealed on stream that the Twitch personality reached out to him in support. “Before I disabled my Twitter and went dark on everything, xQc was one of the very few people who reached out to me,” he said.

It was obvious LS was surprised he had reached out to him due to the streamer’s popularity: “Despite the fact that I’m like an insect compared to him, in terms of like brand and size and everything, it’s very nice.”

LS repeated multiple times that xQc is a “real one”, showing his appreciation for his support and care.

It’s clear that xQc reaching out to LS really meant a lot to him and helped him get through the difficult patch. Sometimes, just reaching out to somebody going through a hard time can make a world of difference.

Now, it’s just great to see LS back on track with the League of Legends content and streaming again.