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FaZe Clan

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FaZe Clan (formerly FaZe Sniping) is a professional esports and entertainment organisation headquartered in Los Angeles, California, USA. Players from all over the world participate in the organisation, which was founded on May 30, 2010, and play games like Call of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Halo Infinite, Valorant, Fortnite Battle Royale, Rocket League, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The company entered the Asian market in 2020 by acquiring a Thai PUBG Mobile and FIFA Online roster.


Personal Information


Name Eric "CLipZ" Rivera

Jeff "Timid” Emann

Ben "Resistance" Christensen
Profile NameFaZe Clan
DOJ (YouTube)May 31st, 2010
Total Videos1,725
Schedule/Status5-6 videos per month
Net Worth$400 million
NationalityAmerican
ResidenceLos Angeles, California

Social media statistics


PlatformFollowers/Subscribers
YouTube 8.67 million
Twitch 494,974
Instagram 11.8 million
Twitter5.7 million
TikTok6.3 million


Career


On May 30, 2010, FaZe Sniping made its YouTube debut. Three players, Eric “CLipZ” Rivera, Jeff “House Cat” Emann (now known as “Timid”), and Ben “Resistance” Christensen, originally founded the group as a Call of Duty clan. In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the trio developed trick shotting, earning them a reputation for doing so.


When Ted “Fakie” joined the Clan, their YouTube presence exploded. At that time, FaZe debuted ILLCAMS, the most watched show on their channel. In contrast to other Call of Duty channels, which were concentrated on winning tournaments, FaZe Clan’s focus on trick shotting, and a personality/social media approach led to FaZe Clan becoming one of the first well-known YouTube video game channels.


“FaZe Sniping Intro” is the first video on FaZe Clan’s channel. They introduce themselves as FaZe Sniping, as they previously went by that name.


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The channel had one million subscribers in 2012, and the Clan started to participate in esports events. Teams using the FaZe name started taking part in events like the Call of Duty Championship and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championships, which were independent of the Clan’s YouTube content producers, dividing its members into two largely independent camps.


Although FaZe Clan did not initially have a corporate structure, Thomas “Temperrr” Oliveira, a Brazilian who had been a member of FaZe since he was 16 years old, served as the organisation’s first CEO. In Plainview, New York, Oliveira and COO Richard “Banks” Bengston established the first FaZe shared home in 2014, so they could mix gaming content with lifestyle content.


Sebastian Guerts, a Norwegian businessman who founded the former social media platform Hubrick, decided to invest in FaZe Clan in 2015. Lee Trink, a former record executive, was hired by Hubrick to be his CEO.


International Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players from G2 Esports were acquired by FaZe Clan in January 2016, and they represented FaZe Clan at the 2016 MLG Major Championship: Columbus. The group finished second in ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018, finishing behind US-based Cloud9.


In 2017, FaZe Clan finished second in the ESL Pro League Season 6 and second in the ESL Pro League Season 7 and ESL One Cologne, respectively. In 2017, FaZe Clan won the ELeague CS: GO Premier championship and $500,000 in prize money.


Greg Selkoe, the creator of streetwear online retailer Karmaloop, took over as FaZe Clan president in 2018, and CEO Lee Trink transitioned into the CEO position full-time.


The first time FaZe entered PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was on November 10, 2017, during the game’s peak time. They sponsored streamers in addition to investing in an esports team.

FaZe jumped on board as soon as it was apparent that Fortnite Battle Royale was the most popular game in the world. They acquired a team that would compete but would primarily stream. The FaZe Fortnite name became synonymous with Turner “Tfue” Tenney.


After acquiring Tass, a former player for Team Dignitas and Hashtag United F.C., FaZe Clan entered FIFA on January 24, 2018. His first competition with the organisation began on January 26, 2018, with the FIFA eWorld Cup in Barcelona.


Net Worth


As of July 2022, Faze Clan is worth $400 million, according to Forbes. Late in 2018, FaZe Clan announced the opening of its series A funding round, which attracted a number of famous people, including Ray J, DJ Paul, Offset, Swae Lee, Meyers Leonard, Josh Hart, and Chris O'Donnell. FaZe closed its series A led by businessman Jimmy Iovine and mobile e-commerce platform NTWRK in December 2019.


FaZe Clan received a $22.7 million investment loan from a private lender in January 2020. Canaccord Genuity, a Canadian financial firm, advised FaZe on the deal. The value of FaZe Clan in December 2020 was $305 million. FaZe Clan's revenue in the same month was estimated at $40 million. The same year, it made the announcement that it would combine with B. Riley Principal, investors in special purpose acquisitions, to become a public company listed on NASDAQ with an initial valuation of roughly $1 billion.


Personal Life


There is little to no information about the founders of FaZe clan.


Other Social Media Statistics


FaZe clan is active on the most popular social media platforms and have gained a massive following on each of them. On Twitch, they have over 494k million followers and stream a vast variety of games like Fortnite and Call of Duty, as well as members of the clan engaged in various activities.


They have 11.8 million followers on their Instagram account and their posts on their Instagram page mainly consist of highlights of their streams, events they take part in and various announcements. They have 5.7 million followers on Twitter and get several likes and retweets while on TikTok, they have 6.3 million followers. The content is a mix of clips of gaming and comedic sketches.


Content on YouTube


FaZe Clan makes approximately 5-6 videos per month. The content on this channel includes challenge videos, the introduction of new members, announcements of the various activities the members of the clan take part in and more.


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FaZe clan members make a new world record in Fortnite.


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FaZe clan gives viewers a tour of their Toronto home.


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The clan mate with the most kills wins $1000.


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FaZe clan builds a waterpark in their backyard.


Interesting Facts


  1. FaZe Clan made history by becoming the first esports team to appear on the Sports Illustrated cover on June 10, 2021.
  2. FaZe eSniping, their competitive Call of Duty sniping team, was announced on September 19, 2013, with the addition of Raphael "Zydar" Zydar, Elliot "Hyspe" and Kevin "RanbOw" under the direction of Anil "WaRTeK" Brancaleoni.


FAQs


Q. What is FaZe clan worth?

A. According to Forbes, FaZe clan is worth $400 million as of July 2022, making them the fourth most valuable ESports team behind TSM, 100 Thieves and Team Liquid.


Q. Who is the CEO of FaZe clan?

A. In 2018, Lee Trink became the CEO of FaZe Clan.

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