Nadeshot reflects on his mom in Players' Tribune article on Drake and Scooter Braun joining 100 Thieves - Dexerto

Nadeshot reflects on his mom in Players’ Tribune article on Drake and Scooter Braun joining 100 Thieves

Published: 23/Oct/2018 20:31 Updated: 23/Oct/2018 20:46

by Mitch Reames


October 23rd, 2018 was a good day for Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, but also one of reflection in a Players Tribune article.

100 Thieves, the esports organization that Nadeshot founded, announced that Drake and Scooter Braun had joined the organization as co-owners.


Drake needs no introduction, and neither does Braun to many, the superstar talent manager represents artists from Justin Bieber to Ariana Grande to Usher.

For Nadeshot, October 23 represented a day of reflection as he looked back on the people that inspired and led him to partner with A-listers like Drake and Braun. 


First and foremost in that inspiration was his mother, who passed away in 2012, just a year after her son vaulted to the public spotlight with a win at Call of Duty XP.

After Nadeshot helped OpTic win the tournament, he called his parents.

“‘Mom! Get Dad on speaker now!,’” Nadeshot recounted in a Players’ Tribune article.


“‘What is it, Matthew? What’s going on? Why’s it so loud there?’ she said.

‘I just won a 100 grand! One! Hundred! Thousand! Dollars! Real money!’

Silence. And then, in perfect unison, my parents screamed right back at me:



About a year after that victory, Nadeshot made another call to his parents, one that would alter his life. Returning a missed call from his Dad, he learned his Mom had passed away overnight, in part because of complications from a car accident that had left her with two broken vertebrae.


In the years after her passing, Nadeshot has consistently gone above and beyond, first as a player and then as the CEO of 100 Thieves.

His most recent triumph is bringing aboard Drake and Braun, two personalities that any esports organization would love to have in their corner.

But, in celebrating, someone was missing.

“In that moment [when Drake joined 100 Thieves], I thought of my mom. I thought about how ridiculous my day had been. And all I wanted to do was to talk to her about it. I wanted her to see me now,” Nadeshot wrote in the Players Tribune article. “I want us to make something so great it would make my mom smile.”

Apex Legends

Apex Legends Evo shields are being nerfed again in Season 7

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:12 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal


The Evo Shields in Apex Legends are set for another balance update that could come in Season 7, as Respawn are still fine-tuning how the armor upgrades to its max level.

Respawn brought the Evo Shields in the System Override patch in March, then made them a staple in the battle royale later on. Ever since then, the studio has been trying to find the right balance with the armor and its scaling defense as the game continues.


As for the studio, the hunt for that equilibrium to the item will continue as Respawn Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein indicated that players could have an increased damage threshold to hit before getting a fully evolved shield.

This change is still in the implementation phases, however, since Respawn need to tinker with the game’s networking to actually bring in the patch.

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The Evo Armor values for max level will change, most likely in Season 7.

“We have a change planned for red Evo Shields for patch 7.0, but it required a little networking work (don’t ask; game dev is dumb) so we couldn’t ship it in 6.1,” Klein responded to a player who noticed there weren’t any changes to the shields in the Aftermarket update. “The plan is to increase the damage required to go to Red.”

At the time of writing, the Evo Shields need 500 damage inflicted to reach max level. That requirement is going to change, although the developer gave no indication for how much.

Complaints about the gear stem from how many people seem to have a fully upgraded Evo early in games.


Though this could be attributed to the typical gunfight fiestas that happen at any major POI after dropping into the Arena, the problem is going to get a closer look within the studio.

There’s no word if there will also be a change to the armor max Evo Shields provide, but it’s not likely since Respawn tuned that not too long ago when Season 6 started.

In any case, the company is hoping the next round of changes will leave Apex Legends in a healthier state as it concerns the popular Evo Shields in the game.