FaZe Clan is an eSports and entertainment organization founded in 2010. Formally known as FaZe Sniping, FaZe Clan is based in Los Angeles, California, US. The organization has signed up professional players from all around the world and across multiple games.
It has rosters in Call of Duty: Counter-Strike, PUBG, Rainbow Six Siege, Valorant, Halo, Rocket League, Fortnite, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, competing in eSports events all year round.
Targeting the North American and European markets primarily, FaZe Clan has expanded into the Asian market by acquiring Thai FIFA and PUBG rosters. FaZe Clan also has successful YouTube and Twitch channels.
FaZe Clan Team Overview
|Team Short Name||FaZe|
|Games||Call of Duty, FIFA Online, Fortnite, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Valorant, Halo Infinite, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, PUBG Mobile|
|Location||Los Angeles, California, US|
|Owner||Lee Trink (CEO), Thomas Oliveira, Yousef Abdelfattah, Nordan Shat, Brian Awadis, Richard Bengtson, Alexander Prynkiewicz, Kiari Kendrell Cephus. Jimmy Lovine, Paul Beauregard|
FaZe Clan History
FaZe Clan has been around since May 2010, when the organization launched its YouTube channel. Initially, the organization was only focused on Call of Duty. The group initially had three players, Eric Rivera, Jeff Emann, and Ben Christensen, as part of the team, with Ted later joining the group.
The group gained a massive following after the release of a popular series ILLCAMS, on their YouTube channel, resulting in them becoming one of the most popular eSports streaming channels.
By 2012, the organization had started to branch out into other eSports competitions, especially in the Call of Duty Championship and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championships.
Initially, the organization did not have a corporate structure, with the group being separated into two anonymous groups that competed under the same banner.
In 2014, the first home base was set up by FaZe Clan in Plainview, New York.
In 2016, FaZe Clan acquired European esports team G2 Esports’ Counter-Strike: Global Offensive lineup.
In 2020, FaZe Clan obtained an investment of about 22.7 million USD as a loan from a private lender.
In 2021, FaZe Clan became the first eSports team to be featured on the Sports Illustrated June edition cover. In July 2022, FaZe Clan went public.
FaZe Clan Current Divisions
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
|Twistzz||Van Dulken, Russel||Canada|
|ropz||Kool, Robin Kajbjer||Estonia|
|Nate Hill||Hill, Nate||US|
|Bound||Gray, Adam||US||Towey, Ryan|
|Bubu Dubu||Moeller, Jesse||US|
|Fuzzface||Tillberg-Persson, David||Sweden||Dylan Didiano|
Rainbow Six Siege
|cameram4n||Hespanhol, Gabriel||Brazil||Matheus Ramalho Gonçalves|
|Sypical||Pellegrin, Caden||US||Raul Diaz|
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
|babybay||Francisty, Andrej||US||Joshua Marzano|
FaZe Clan Organization
|–||Zach Katz||CEO, President|
|Offset||Kiari Kendrell Cephus||Owner|
|Budgetkeanu||Erik Anderson||Vice President, Head of Esports|
|Eddie||Edward Han||Director of Esports Organization|
FaZe Clan Achievements
|13/08/22||SteelSeries Nova Invitational||1st||5000|
|31/07/22||Copa Elite Six – Season 2022: Stage 2||1st||10,000|
|17/07/22||Gamers8 2022||3 – 4th||200,000|
|17/07/22||Intel Extreme Masters XVII – Cologne||1st||400,000|
|10/07/22||Brasileirao 2022 – Stage 2||3rd||–|
|03/07/22||RLCS 2021-22 – Spring Split Major||9 – 12th||6,000|
|26/06/22||Sanook SuperTour by Birdy 2022||1st||1,411|
|19/06/22||BLAST Premier: Spring Finals 2022||5 – 6th||20,000|
|05/06/22||Intel Extreme Masters XVII – Dallas||5 – 6th||10,000|
|05/06/22||Gamers Without Borders 2022 – S America||9 – 16th||–|
|29/05/22||RLCA 2021-22 Spring: NA Regional Event 3||1st||30,000|
|22/05/22||PGL Major Antwerp 2022||1st||500,000|
|15/05/22||RLCS 2021-22 Spring NA Regional Event 2||7 – 8th||4,000|
|12/05/22||Rizzo Show Match: G2 Esports vs. FaZe Clan||1st||600|
|08/05/22||PUBG Mobile Pro League – SE Asia Play-in||13th||–|
|08/05/22||Copa Do Brasil – Season 2022: Stage 1||3 – 4th||1,948|
|07/05/22||AIS 5G eSports Pro Series 2022||4th||145|
|01/05/22||RLCS 2021-22 Spring NA Regional Event 1||3rd||10,000|
|24/04/22||PUBG Mobile Pro League – Thailand Spring||6th||4,866|
|20/04/22||PGL Major Antwerp 2022: European RMR A||3rd||14,250|
|17/04/22||Brasileirao 2022: Stage 1||6th||–|
|27/03/22||RLCS 2021-22 Winter Split Major||4th||24,000|
|10/04/22||ESL Pro League Season 15||1st||190,000|
|20/02/22||Six Invitational 2022||3rd||240,000|
|27/02/22||Intel Extreme Masters XVI – Katowice||1st||400,000|
|24/02/22||The Brawl: G2 Esports vs. FaZe Clan||2nd||–|
|20/02/22||RLCS 2021-22 Winter NA Regional Event 3||4th||8,000|
|05/02/22||BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2022||1 – 3rd||27,500|
|30/01/22||RLCS 2021-22 Winter NA Regional Event 2||2nd||10,000|
|16/01/22||RLCS 2021-22 Winter NA Regional Event 1||4th||10,000|
|16/01/22||AIS eSports Pro Series 2021 Season 2||1st||2,127|
|09/01/22||SEA Esports Championship 2021||4th||4,800|
FaZe Clan Partnership and Collaboration
- In 2012, FaZe Clan partnered up with Gamma Labs G Fuel as the official drink of the organization.
- In 2018, FaZe Clan collaborated with Champion (sportswear manufacturer) for an exclusive clothing line.
- March 2019: FaZe Clan collaborated with Siberia Hulls for an exclusive hoodie line.
- 2019: Nissan signed up with FaZe Clan.
- September 2019: Manchester City FC, Premier League Winners, announced a tie-up with FaZe Clan.
- FaZe Clan announced further partnerships with Kappa, CLOT, and New Era during the ComplexCon 2019.
- 2021: FaZe Clan announced a sponsorship with McDonald’s.
- Sept 2021: FaZe Clan collaborated with DC Comics for a limited edition comic book.
FaZe Clan Controversies
- Jun 2, 2021: FaZe Clan fired a member and suspended a further three for being alleged part of a pump & dump cryptocurrency scheme.
- November 2019: FaZe Jarvis was banned from Fornite for using an Aimbot hack and then posting a video online.
- Apr 2018: FaZe Clan was sued by one of its former members, Turner Tenney, for committing illegal and oppressive acts.
- June 2022: FaZe Clan member Talal Almakli went into hot water for stating that he does not support ‘Pride Month’ and tweeting, “I’m a Muslim.”
- June 2022: Cented was removed from the team after using the N-word online.
- Jan 2022: Long-time member Jarvis left the team after being banned by Epic Games.
- 2020: Dubs used a racial slur while steaming Fortnite; later, the same player was accused of cheating in Fortnite.
- June 2020: Baker was accused of exhibiting predatory and aggressive behavior by several women.
FaZe Clan Philanthropy
- In March 2020, FaZe Clan hosted a four-week charity event to help people impacted by COVID-19. A total of 124,000 USD was raised in the event.