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FaZe Clan

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Founded  2010
Divisions  Call of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch
Location  Los Angeles, California
Manager  "FaZe Temperrr", "FaZe Banks", "FaZe Apex", "FaZe Rain"
Official fan club  4,300,000+ (YouTube), 2,300,000+ (Twitter), 1,400,000+ (Instagram), 340,000+ (Facebook), 12,000+ (Google+)
Partners  G Fuel, Scuf Gaming, Kontrol Freek, Turtle Beach

FaZe Clan is a professional eSports team that has teams competing in Call of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Overwatch. It was founded as a gaming clan on YouTube by players known as FaZe ClipZ, FaZe Resistance and FaZe Housecat (later named Timid), who made trick shot videos for the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. These early members originally created sniping videos for the Call of Duty game series. The team would later be led by current co-manager FaZe Temperrr. In 2012, with the release of Black Ops 2, they decided to expand into the competitive scene. FaZe Red was placed 3rd at the Call of Duty Championship 2015 and won the 2015 Season 3 championships.


The beginning of FaZe

Their first roster was created in 2012 consisting of Heist, Folsom, Secretly, and Sham to compete at the MLG Winter Championship 2012. Their next roster was Heist, Methodz, Replays, and MBoze. The team finished 5th place and took home $2,300 at the event. The roster got a complete makeover going into UMG Atlanta as only Replays stayed to be joined by Slacked, Huhdle, and SpaceLy. The team made the semifinals of the eight team invitational, but were eliminated by eventual 2nd-place finisher, compLexity Gaming. To close out Black Ops 2, the team attended the 4 team MLG Fall Invitational. The team once again kept the same roster but finished in 4th place and won no money.

Call of Duty: Ghosts

At the Championship, the team was upset by the Australian team Trident T1 Dotters in group stage but were able to advance to Bracket play with two big wins over SK Gaming and Aztek Gaming. They secured the 2nd seed in their group and set a match with the other Australian team, Team Immunity. They avoided another upset by defeating them 3-0 with the one of the top European teams, Epsilon eSports. They won again to set up a match against the favorites compLexity in which FaZe lost 3-1. The team but lost their next match the Losers bracket against Strictly Business 3-0. The team finished 6th place and walked away with $50,000.

FaZe participated in the MLG Season 3 championships.

Roster troubles

Much later in to the life cycle of Call of Duty: Ghosts, FaZe saw yet another roster change; however this change is a result of personal issues between Parasite and his teammates and he got benched. Shortly after a very professional ordeal coming out of Censor, his actions are quickly undone as Dedo is traded to Evil Geniuses in exchange for a temporary loan of Karma, and Parasite is back in play.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Advanced Warfare was released in 2014. As yet another series of Roster Swaps went down, FaZe were a part of the action. In the finals FaZe won two best of 5 series to take MLG Columbus and $10,000 with Censor picking up three kills in the final round of the game 5 SnD.

New squad and new success

As Advanced Warfare continued to move along, a deal was struck upon between FaZe and Denial Esports. FaZe reportedly found that Huke and Slasher were unsettled at FaZe and were shopping themselves to other teams. As a result, the organization and key members ZooMaa and Enable, traded the two, for Denial COD Champions James "Clayster" Eubanks and Dillon "Attach" Price

The deal established FaZe as a top three team, and the new squad made strong showings in the Pro League, as well as multiple LAN wins. Their first of which was the UMG Dallas 2015 event, in which they beat OpTic 3-0.

Soon after the squad traveled to Europe to try to win the 2015 GFinity LAN event. FaZe ran through the tournament with ease and were pitted once again against OpTic gaming in the final. OpTic picked up a 3-0 lead in the best of 4. However, FaZe made the 3-0 comeback to win the LAN event.

Tournament results

  • MLG Spring Championship 5th (Heist • MBoZe • Methodz • Replays)
  • UMG Atlanta 2013 9th (Replays • Slacked • SpaceLy • Huhdle)
  • MLG PAX Prime Invitational 4th (Replays • Slacked • SpaceLy • Huhdle)
  • MLG Fall Invitational 4th (Replays • Slacked • SpaceLy • Huhdle)
  • 2013-11-24 MLG Fall Championship 24th (Replays • Classic • SpaceLy • Huhdle)
  • 2014-01-05 UMG Philadelphia 2013 7th (Replays • Classic • Methodz • JKap)
  • 2014-02-07 - Call of Duty Winter Invitational 7th (Replays • Classic • JKap • ProoFy)
  • 2014-03-09 - Call of Duty Championship 2014: US Regional Final 4th (Replays • Classic • JKap • ProoFy)
  • 2014-03-30 Call of Duty Championship 2014 (Replays • Classic • JKap • ProoFy)
  • 6th -2014-04-13 MLG CoD League Season 1 Playoffs (Replays • Classic • JKap • ProoFy)
  • 2014-04-13 MLG CoD League Season 1 1st (Replays • Classic • JKap • ProoFy)
  • 2014-07-27 AEL Dallas 3rd (Censor • Dedo • Apathy • Parasite)
  • 2014-08-03 Gfinity III 3 - 4th (Censor • Dedo • Apathy • Parasite)
  • 9 - 12th 2014-08-24 - UMG Dallas 2014 (Censor • Dedo • Apathy • Parasite)
  • 2014-10-08 MLG CoD League Season 3 5th (Censor • Apathy • Parasite • Karma)
  • 1st - 2014-10-12 UMG Nashville 2014 (Censor • Apathy • Parasite • Karma)
  • 2014-10-26 MLG CoD League Season 3 Playoffs 7 - 8th (Censor • Apathy • Parasite • Karma)
  • 2014-11-30 MLG Columbus 2014 1st (Censor • Apathy • ACHES • SlasheR)
  • 2015-01-04 UMG Orlando 2015 13 - 16th (Censor • Apathy • ACHES • SlasheR)
  • 2015-02-06 MLG Pro League Season 1 Regular Season 4th (ACHES • SlasheR • Enable • Parasite)
  • 4th -2015-02-22 MLG Pro League Season 1 Playoffs (ACHES • SlasheR • Enable • Parasite)
  • 2015-05-17 UMG California 2015 2nd (Enable • SlasheR • Huke • ZooMaa)
  • 2015-05-22 MLG Pro League Season 2 Regular Season 2nd (Enable • SlasheR • Huke • ZooMaa)
  • 2015-06-07 MLG Pro League Season 2 Playoffs 2nd (Enable • SlasheR • Huke • ZooMaa)
  • 2015-07-12 UMG Dallas 2015 1st (Clayster • Enable • ZooMaa • Attach)
  • 2015-08-02 Gfinity Summer Championship 1st (Clayster • Enable • ZooMaa • Attach)
  • 2015-09-06 UMG Washington D.C. 2015 7 - 8th (Clayster • Enable • ZooMaa • Attach)
  • 2015-09-14 MLG Pro League Season 3 Regular Season 3rd (Clayster • Enable • ZooMaa • Attach)
  • 2015-09-20 MLG Pro League Season 3 Playoffs
  • 5-6th - MLG World Finals 2015
  • 5-8th - Totino's Invitational 2015
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

    On January 20, 2016 G2 Esports announced that FaZe Clan had acquired their international Counter-Strike roster. On April 10, 2016, shortly after placing 9–12th at the MLG Major Championship: Columbus, FaZe announced kioShiMa would be replacing Maikelele. On July 7 the team placed 9–12th at ESL One Cologne 2016. On August 16, 2016 it was announced that Aleksi "allu" Jalli would be replacing Ricardo "fox" Pacheco. On February 2, 2017, it was announced that aizy would be moving to North on the 8th, whilst NiKo would come to FaZe after Dreamhack Las Vegas on the 20th, with jkaem playing as stand-in in the interim.

    Tournament results

    Bold denotes a CS:GO Major

  • 5-8th ELEAGUE Major 2017
  • 9-12th DreamHack Masters Las Vegas, 2017
  • 2nd IEM Katowice, 2017
  • References

    FaZe Clan Wikipedia