Scooter Braun defends Nadeshot over NICKMERCS' 100 Thieves exit - Dexerto

Scooter Braun defends Nadeshot over NICKMERCS’ 100 Thieves exit

Published: 6/Oct/2019 18:35 Updated: 6/Oct/2019 18:53

by Eli Becht


During TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2019, Scooter Braun defended 100 Thieves CEO Matthew ‘Nadeshot‘ Haag’s handling of the departure of Nick ‘NICKMERCS‘ Kolcheff from the organization.

Back in May 2019, NICKMERCS left 100 Thieves after dropping many hints about it up until that point. In the midst of his exit, he took several shots at Nadeshot, saying he broke promises made as a friend and business partner.

Nick explained he wanted nothing to do with the 100 Thieves CEO anymore, and days later, he joined rival organization FaZe Clan.

naibuzzNICKMERCS left 100 Thieves and joined FaZe Clan.

Nadeshot hasn’t gone very in-depth with what happened behind the scenes, and didn’t seem like he was going to at TechCrunch, but Braun stepped in to defend the CEO.

“Matt never broke his word on anything that he did,” he said. “You know, I think sometimes people use their platform in this world to say whatever they want to say as long as they have an audience to say it and sometimes those things aren’t based in fact.”

He explains he was proud of Nadeshot for not saying anything about all the drama, but instead remaining silent and taking the high road.

“Some of the things that were said publicly that Matt never responded to, I was proud that he didn’t respond because he did the right thing and let the organization speak for itself.”

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Scooter Braun entered 100 Thieves as an investor in October 2018, joining a star-studded lineup of other investors that also features music superstar Aubrey ‘Drake’ Graham.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.