FaZe Clan – Mixing it Up European Style11th Aug 2017 |
A European mixed team, FaZe Clan is an American professional eSport group. FaZe Clan has teams competing in Call of Duty, CS:GO and Overwatch. The group was founded by the YouTube players FaZe ClipZ, FaZe Resistance and FaZe Housecat. These members used to make trick shot videos for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and also created sniping videos for all of the Call of Duty games. By 2012 and the release of the game Black Ops 2 the group decided to move into the competitive scene and thus the organization was born.
With a consistent record in Call of Duty, the FaZe Clan moved into the world of Counter-Strike. In January of 2016 they announced their procurement of a team that would be dedicated to this game. The team is made up of players from all over Europe hence the lack of a denominating country. Whilst they are currently sitting in fourth place in the World Rankings, their latest performances have not been particularly indicative of their strength as competitors as they come to Malmö with a series of four consecutive losses on their way to this tournament to both SK Gaming and Team Liquid.
The Team Players
The current team line up for this tournament is Håvard rain Nygaard, Fabien kioShiMa Fiey, Ladislav GuardiaN Kovács, Finn karrigan Andersen and Nikola NiKo Kovač, though it bears watching as the 3rd of August has already seen allu swapped out for GuardiaN. This last change has come as a surprise to many for although only part of the team since last year, the Finnish allu had been instrumental in helping the FaZe Clan reach the top three at four events plus three runner up finishes, including the team’s first title win as StarSeries Season 3 at the beginning of this year.
Coached By a Legend
An eclectic mix, the multinational team heralds from all over; Rain, from Norway is the entry fragger and rifler, French kioShiMa takes the role of support rifler. Slovakian GuardiaN is AWPer whilst karrigan of Denmark takes the role of in-game leader, and NiKo from Bosnia and Herzegovina is the last rifler/AWPer. The team also contains a gaming legend in the form of their coach, RobbaN, formerly considered one of the best players in Counter-Strike and previously of Ninjas in Pyjamas and SK Gaming fame.
Can They Pull Together In Time?
On good days this team is excellent but with the recent shake up mere weeks before DreamHack Masters Malmö, there may not be enough time to form a cohesive unit.