Call of Duty: Warzone tournament organizer Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag has apologized for incorrectly calling for a game rematch after NRG Esports’ Isaac “IceManIsaac” Hamilton sabotaged Ean “FaZe Booya” Chase during the $100,000 Nadeshot Invitational.
During the match, IceManIsaac sabotaged FaZe Booya by throwing the helicopter they were both in against a wall, an action that is allowed in the rules for the tournament. Booya and his partner then backed out the game as he was unaware that the rules allowed for sabotaging.
“That was a mistake on his part,” Nadeshot said in the stream afterwards. He said that he was completely “ignorant” of the rules before calling for a rematch of the round, despite the IceManIsaac confirming that sabotaging was ok in the rulebook.
“It was clarified 3 hours ago before our matchup,” IceManIsaac said in a tweet in response to a tweet about Sabotaging being a grey area in the rulebook.
Update: according to Esports Talk’s Jake Lucky, Nadeshot is going to compensate NRG’s IceManIsaac and Breadman in Bitcoin.
Nadeshot will be compensating both NRG Isaac and Breadman in Bitcoin for his mistake in today’s Warzone event. Definitely the right call to make.
All is well with the world, back to my seltzers. Have a lovely night chaps.
— Jake Lucky (@JakeSucky) May 19, 2021
“Nadeshot will be compensating both NRG Isaac and Breadman in Bitcoin for his mistake in today’s Warzone event. Definitely the right call to make. All is well with the world, back to my seltzers. Have a lovely night chaps,” Lucky tweeted.
IceManIsaac out of Nadeshot Invitational contention
The game would have gone the way of IceManIsaac and his teammate originally. After the remake, Booya and his teammate Kris “Swagg” Lamberson won the match, putting them ahead of IceManIsaac and his teammate. Nadeshot said he was not aware of the circumstances for sabotaging himself and incorrectly called for a rematch.
It was clarified 3 hours ago before our match up pic.twitter.com/SDFXR3ZNwo
— NRG Isaac (@IceManIsaac) May 19, 2021
Nadeshot explained the situation around the remake while co-casting the Invitational’s stream, saying that he didn’t want the round to end so early after Booya left. He apologized to IceManIsaac and his teammate. The duo has been knocked into the lower bracket of the tournament, out of the top placement they would have gotten if Nadeshot didn’t call for a rematch.