The real reason Nadeshot wants to trade with Valkyrae
Responding to a question about who he would trade places with in life, Nadeshot showed a bit of self-deprecating humor. He said he would trade places with Valkyrae because he wanted to “feel what it’s like to be relevant again”. He took a moment to reminisce about his days as an esports competitor, but felt he never achieved the kind of fan following and support she received. He also expressed admiration for his diversification into media such as magazines and music videos while remaining humble, a factor he said he needed to work on himself.
Nadeshot’s support of Valkyrae goes back quite some time. He previously defended her when she was caught up in a beauty scandal involving her endorsement of a sketchy skincare product. And as Nadeshot noted, fans have a lot to admire about Valkyrae and its success. She went from working at GameStop to being a gaming queen in just a few years, and her list of accomplishments continues to grow.
Still, Nadeshot shouldn’t feel too overshadowed, as he’s accomplished quite a bit on his own. He seemed to make the comment in a fun way and drew smiles and laughs from the other 100 Thieves team members who joined him for the video. While he might sometimes envy Valkyrae, there’s no reason to think Nadeshot isn’t happy with the way things are going in his own career.