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NICKMERCS reveals exactly what Nadeshot had promised him prior to 100 Thieves fallout

Published: 30/May/2019 1:10 Updated: 30/May/2019 8:51

by Albert Petrosyan

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Superstar streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS‘ Kolcheff has revealed more details about his falling out with 100 Thieves CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot‘ Haag, with the help of YouTuber Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR‘ Keem.

Nearly a week has passed since NICKMERCS abruptly announced his departure from 100 Thieves, claiming that Nadeshot had not fulfilled the promises he had made to him when he first joined the organization back in 2016.

On May 29, KEEMSTAR tweeted out a rumor about exactly what Nadeshot had promised Nick, and it apparently involved an ownership stake in the org.

“Rumor is Nadeshot offered NICKMERS 5% of 100 Thieves but never paid up!” Keem tweeted. “YIKES!”

It took only a matter of hours for that rumor to go from plain hearsay to a much more solidified claim, as Nick himself commented on Keem’s tweet and confirmed its validity. 

“Ain’t no rumor homie,” he replied. “Is what it is.”

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If what KEEMSTAR and NICKMERCS are saying is true, then the 5% stake that Nadeshot had offered early on would have grown exponentially in value over the years that Nick had been a member, considering that 100 Thieves became a major powerhouse in esports during that span. 

Nick has already claimed multiple times that he did not receive “a dime” in his first two years with 100 Thieves, but continued to trust that he would ultimately be given what he was due.

As for the other side of the story, Nadeshot has already said that he is “not going to make a comment or statement on the situation at hand.” However, that was before Nick posted the reply on Twitter, so there’s a chance that the 100T CEO could change his stance.

We have reached out to 100 Thieves for a comment on these claims, and we are currently waiting on a response. 

Nadeshot - YouTubeNICKMERCS moved out to Los Angeles to be close to Nadeshot and 100 Thieves, before moving back to Michigan in May 2018.

Shortly after Nick’s tweet, esports insider Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau posted that he had spoken to Nick, who had told him the he and Nadeshot had a verbal agreement that he would get 5% equity in the company, but his stake ended up being “substantially less” once the organization received its massive investments.

According to Forbes, 100 Thieves is currently valued at between $90-100 million, which means that Nick’s share would currently have a value close to $5 million. 

NICKMERCS vs Nadeshot – what’s gone down so far

The esports world was sent into shock on May 25 when NICKMERCS said he wants “nothing to do with” Nadeshot, a day after his unexpected departure from 100 Thieves.

As expected, Nick’s comments drew reactions from a lot of people, including OpTic Gaming CEO Hector ‘H3CZ‘ Rodriguez, who said he was siding with Nadeshot during his podcast, calling the 100T CEO honorable for keeping things behind closed doors.

These comments did not sit well with Nick, who hit back at H3CZ live on stream, questioning his decision to say what he said about Nick on his podcast.

We will, of course, continue to bring you the latest on this continually unfolding saga as more information becomes available. 

Last Update: May 29, 2019 – 10:25 PM EST

Disclaimer: Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd.
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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.