Playing video games isn’t anything new. In fact, gamers (people who are passionate about playing video games) have their very own communities and can make a living playing games. One of the most famous gamers, Optic Nadeshot, has been able to become a millionaire doing just that.
How does Nadeshot made his cash though and what is Optic Nadeshot’s net worth?
Net worth in 2017:¬†$2 million
Source Of Wealth:¬†Gaming
Residence:¬†Palos Hills, Illinois
Education:¬†Morain Valley Community¬†College
Optic Nadeshot’s Career
Matthew Haag, largely known by his Playstation tag¬†Optic Nadeshot, was born on August 3, 1992 in Palos Hills, Illinois. He is 24 years old and has been passionate about gaming for years.
Optic Nadeshot got his start as a professional gamer with the¬†Halo series of video games, which is where his gamer tag originated from. Nadeshot originates from a lethal move in the game called “grenade shot.” He was a competitive amateur with¬†Halo 2, however, he switched to the third-person shooter¬†Gears of War shortly after he began competing.
When Nadeshot was 16 he made his professional (non-amateur) debut with¬†Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.¬†The rest is history!¬†Once Nadeshot got his start with¬†Call of Duty he was able to really make a name for himself. Since June¬†2010, Matthew Haag has been a member of OpTic Gaming. OpTic is a gaming community for professional gamers, like Haag. He has even taken the captain seat of the community for a year.
During his time in the OpTic Gaming community Nadeshot focused most of his professional gaming career on the¬†Call of Duty¬†games. For each COD game that has been released, Nadeshot has competed against other gamers and won.
In April 2015 Nadsehot stepped down from his position as captain of OpTic Gaming. He won’t totally be leaving the pro team in the dust though. Although he resigned from the organization as a member and captain, he also announced that he is going to become a full-time content creator and co-owner of OpTic.
So, what will this career move mean for Matt Haag and what is Optic Nadeshot’s net worth?
Optic Nadeshot’s Net Worth
Optic Nadeshot’s net worth is kind of surprising when you think about the way he’s earned it. His net worth sits at about $2 million, most of which he has earned solely from competing.
Nadeshot made a smart decision when he decided on focusing on the¬†Call of Duty games. COD is one of the most popular video games in the world,¬†making Nadeshot’s skill rather valuable. In fact, millions of people have logged millions of hours playing the series of games.
At 24 years old, Matt Haag makes about $1 million a year and has been able to accrue an overall net worth of $2 million. On top of the cold-hard cash he also receives the perks of a gamer superstar, which are surprisingly awesome. Haag has gotten all-expenses-paid trips to gaming conferences, plane rides, cars, etc. given to him simply for being good at playing a video game.
Competitive gaming, like what Nadeshot does, is still on the rise. Don’t be surprised if you hear Haag’s name in the years to come and learn about even more people like him making millions playing video games.
What do you think about Optic Nadeshot’s net worth?¬†