Matthew Haag, better known as Optic Nadeshot, has been able to make a living playing his favorite game, “Call of Duty.” In fact, he’s become a millionaire! So, what is Optic Nadeshot’s net worth and how did he earn so much money just playing video games?
Who is Optic Nadeshot?
Optic Nadeshot, as stated previously, is a professional gamer who has been able to make his way to the top through the “Call of Duty” video game series. What made Nadeshot so successful, however, is the rise of competitive gaming.
The 24-year-old gaming professional got into competitive gaming at just the right time. Although it is a relatively new concept, he was able to capitalize on it quickly. He began as a competitive amateur playing Halo 2 and, by the time he was 16, he was making his professional gaming debut playing Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
Since June 2010, Haag has been a member of Optic Gaming, a community for professional gamers. He took the captain seat of Optic Gaming for a year and during his active time in the community he focused on the Call of Duty games. Each COD game that has been released has been played (and conquered) by Nadeshot.
Just about every gamer out there has played “Call of Duty,” so how did Matt Haag become so successful?
What is Optic Nadeshot’s Net Worth?
Optic Nadeshot’s net worth sits at about $2 million. He is pulling in about $1 million per year and most of it is from his competitive gaming career. The average 24-year-old is lucky to make five figures a year, let alone seven!
Nadeshot really made the best decision of his career when he decided to focus his time on the Call of Duty series. COD has become one of the most famous video games in the world. Gamers have logged millions of hours playing the game, making Haag’s skills coveted. He pulls in revenue from his Youtube channel, which has practically 3 million subscribers, as well as cash prizes from competitions in which he participates in throughout the world.
Cash isn’t the only thing Nadeshot is raking in either. He is often times showered with gifts when he goes to gaming conferences. Some of his “perks” include cars and free hotel stays while he’s in the area. Many of the sponsoring companies offer the pro gamer VIP treatment.
Haag’s skills aren’t limited to gaming either. He’s also published a book called “OpTic Gaming: The Making of eSports Champions.” It has been relatively popular among gamers. He’s also moving on to bigger in better things in the years to come.
In 2015, Nadeshot stepped down from the President seat of OpTic Gaming and said that he is making a career change but he won’t be disappearing from the world of gaming. He hopes to become a full-time video game content creator and co-owner of OpTic Gaming. So, instead of playing against Nadeshot you may be playing a game created by the famed gamer in the years to come.
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