FaZe might be out of Apex Esports according to Battlefy page

Declan Mclaughlin
Apex Legends FaZe ClanJoe Brady/ ALGS

The Battlefy page for Year 4 of the Apex Legends Global Series listed FaZe Clan’s team as ex-FaZe, before changing it back, leading to the assumption that the esports organization might be exiting the title.

FaZe Clan might be out of Apex Legends esports according to a change in their Battlefy page. Battlefy is the tournament hub for the esport and lists the teams that have been invited to the various ALGS Pro League across the world. Under the teams listed in North America, FaZe was at one point listed as ex-FaZe, which usually only happens for team slots that are owned by ex-players of organizations that have left the competition.

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NRG, who left the esport soon after the 2023 ALGS Championship, has its slot listed as ex-NRG and includes Christopher ‘sweetdreams’ Sexton and Nathan ‘Nafen’ Nguyen.

The change was first reported by Esports.gg. However, a FaZe Apex Legends player has responded to the news with surprise.

FaZe Clan Apex page listed the team as ex-FaZe Clan

Josue ‘Phony’ Ruiz, who joined the team in 2023 and helped the squad to a top-10 showing at the 2023 ALGS Championship, did not sound convinced that the change was accurate on social media.

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“News to me type sh** that’s crazy lmao,” he said.

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The Battlefy page for the circuit now lists the team as just FaZe Clan.

FaZe Clan joined the EA esport in 2022 and had a great 2022-23 ALGS season, placing top 20 in the first North American Pro League split and then top 5 in the second. The squad also placed top 6 at both LAN events it attended.

While the news would be surprising given the team’s success in the esport, there could be larger forces at play. FaZe was just acquired by the company that owns Complexity Gaming, which also competes in Apex Legends, among other esports.

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The organization has reportedly already started looking into offloading its Counter-Strike team, and doing the same in Apex Legends would also make sense. However, no official announcement has been made at the time of writing by Battlefy, FaZe Clan, or its parent company GameSquare.

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About The Author

Based in Indiana, Declan McLaughlin is an esports reporter for Dexerto Esports covering Valorant, LoL and anything else that pops up. Previously an editor and reporter at Upcomer, Declan is often found reading investigative stories or trying to do investigations himself. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Indiana University. You can contact him at declan.mclaughlin@dexerto.com.