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NickMercs breaks down exactly what he was promised from 100 Thieves CEO Nadeshot, and why he eventually decided to leave the organization after years of hard work.

The Tfue and FaZe Clan drama has gotten a lot of attention over recent weeks, but he's not the only high-profile streamer to leave his organization. NickMercs recently left 100 Thieves as well - although the split seemed to be amicable at first.

A day or two after the decision was announced, NickMercs told his stream a bit more about why he left the organization. He published a video of the explanation on his YouTube page, titled "The Real Reason Why I Left 100Thieves..."

In his video, Nick hinted at feeling betrayed by 100 Thieves CEO Nadeshot. He didn't speak too openly about the specifics but said that when it was "time to be taken care of," he was not.

Nadeshot responded to NickMercs in a short video but only stated that he planned on keeping the problems between him and Nick private.

This appeared to be where Nick was going to let things stand until he listened to the OpTic Gaming Eavesdrop Podcast with OpTic Hecz and Hitch.

Hecz, the CEO of OpTic Gaming, sided with his longtime friend and former teammate Nadeshot over Nickmercs, presumably because of his relationship with the 100 Thieves CEO and his tendency to keep drama out of the public eye.

The podcast sparked a bit of outrage from NickMercs, who went on stream to open up even more about the split between him and Nadeshot.

Nick said that the only reason Nadeshot wasn't saying anything is that anything he would say would just make him look bad.

Nick also said that he didn't make a dime while playing and streaming for 100 Thieves. He lived off of the promise that when the "big money" started to come in, he would get taken care of in the form of equity in the organization. He stayed loyal to 100 Thieves instead of making hundreds of thousands of dollars streaming for another organization.

He also distinguished his issue with 100 Thieves from the Tfue/FaZe situation, saying that his Fortnite success had nothing to do with 100 Thieves. "I mean, we're talking about a couple fucking tweets, and y'all want me to be appreciative," he said.

"I mean, I am appreciative to a sense, but those are my goddamn kill records with my boys. Those are my YouTube videos. That was my Friday Fortnite that I got into because of me, and I won that fucking shit with PK. They didn't do none of that."

When it came time to make the decisions, however, the percentage was far lower than what Nadeshot and NickMercs originally agreed upon.

Nick went on to say that he didn't even blame the people making the money decisions for 100 Thieves. They were only doing their jobs.

According to Nick, Nadeshot was supposed to be the one to stand up for Nick when the business people said the streamer didn't deserve that much equity.

Responding to a tweet by Keemstar, Nick confirmed that the equity was supposed to be 5%.

This is where everything stands as of now. NickMercs remained loyal to a brand that he helped start, disregarded other opportunities, then felt betrayed when his friend didn't give him the equity they agreed upon.

NickMercs has never been someone to involve himself in drama, and he said as much on his stream. It's clear that he wants to set the record straight about what happened, though, so the public knows where everyone stands.

Nick concluded his rant by saying that he has nothing but love for all of the players on the 100 Thieves roster - which recently added CourageJD to their ranks. He only has a problem with Nadeshot, who he feels wronged him.

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Author Bio

Jimmy Russo

Jimmy is a passionate gamer and writer from Boston, MA. He plays Fortnite on Xbox One. You can find him in Creative Mode practicing his 90's. Follow him on Twitter @JimmyDangus


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