|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.
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.
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.
Bold denotes a CS:GO Major