After months of hard work and determination FaZe Clan has announce their new and hopefully improved Overwatch roster.
This is not FaZe’s first Overwatch team. The organization originally announced its expansion into the title back in July where they acquired a squad that featured former Quake world champion in Sabian “Clamp” Hayblum as well as NA legend, Daniel “fRod” Montaner.
For this latest roster, a majority of the players have competed with each other in previous events. Eric “TwoEasy” van Hoorn, George “ShaDowBurn” Gushcha, Viktors “Forsak3n” Bernevs and Jared “zombs” Gitlin had all previously played on WEUNITED. The other two players, as well as the coach of this new roster, come from Ohno who after qualifying for ESL Overwatch Atlantic Showdown Main Qualifier, just missed the opportunity to compete at this year’s Gamescom.
In the statement posted on FaZe Clan’s Facebook the organization comments by saying that “with (the) entry to a new brand-new eSport like Overwatch comes the unknown, which can result in roster volatility. Rolling with those punches and adapting to the current status is essential for improvement, and fresh off a Grand Finals appearance in last week’s Overwatch Open, wehave high hopes that this roster will be a significant piece towards finding success in the eSport.”
ANNOUNCEMENT: We’ve picked up a new Overwatch Roster!
— FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan) August 20, 2016
Erik “TwoEasy” van Hoorn also comments, “the last 2 months I’ve been trying to build a team that can compete with the top in Overwatch. It hasn’t been easy but I am convinced that with our current roster we have the ability and talent to do so. With that being said we are truly grateful for the opportunity FaZe is giving us and I am sure that with the support of such a reputable organization we can achieve great things together.”
Fans will be able to watch this team compete live this weekend as they pursue a placement birth in the E-LEAGUE Qualifier Playoffs next week.
- @FaZeZOMBS – Jared “zombs” Gitlin
- @FaZeTwoEasy – Erik “TwoEasy” van Hoorn
- @FaZeSDBurn – George “ShaDowBurn” Gushcha
- @FaZeRawkus – Shane “Rawkus” Flaherty
- @FaZeFCTFCTN – Russell “FCTFCTN” Campbell
- @FaZeForsak3n – Viktors “Forsak3n” Bernevs
- @FaZePurpose – Coach: Andrew “purposeful” Collett