FaZe Clan return to CWL Pro League for Black Ops 4 with all new roster

Calum Patterson

Legendary Call of Duty organization FaZe Clan have officially made their return to the top level of the esport after missing out on Pro League qualification, acquiring the spot of now-defunct Red Reserve.

The move was heavily rumored prior to the official announcement, woith numerous leaks and hints from players that the organization which has its roots in Call of Duty would be making a comeback.

FaZe hadn’t completely left CoD esports however, as they continued to field their ‘FaZe Black’ roster, which won the amateur segment of the tournament at CWL Fort Worth.

FC Black won the open tournament at CWL Fort Worth.

They have promoted two players from that FaZe Black roster, Obey ‘Asim’ Asim and McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel, to the main squad now, as well as brining on board two of the former Red Reserve players, Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall and Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris.

Rounding out the roster is long time FaZe star Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paratto, who spent a short time as a sub for OpTic Gaming in the Pro League already in Black Ops 4, but stuck with his official position under FaZe even after missing out at the qualifier.

FaZe Clan’s return to the CWL and the pro level of Call of Duty was somewhat expected, especially with franchising on the horizon for the 2020 season, but they were perhaps fortunate to have Red Reserve’s financial troubles provide an opportunity so early, and reportedly for so cheap.

By acquiring Red Reserve’s spot in the Pro League, retaining the talents of Skrapz and Zer0, they will hold on to the 5-6 record which the previous all-British roster had attained.

They also take their position in Pool C for the upcoming CWL London, where they will face eUnited, Team Envy and Evil Geniuses – the latter two of which also made major roster overhauls.

The remaining members of Red Reserve’s now-former roster have also landed on their feet, joining Denial Esports.

CWL London begins on May 3, which will be the first time FaZe fans will see their professional team back in action since the disappointment at the last chance qualifier in January.

About The Author

Calum is Dexerto's Managing Editor, based in Scotland. Joining Dexerto in 2017, Calum has years of experience covering esports, gaming and online entertainment, and now leads the team to deliver the best coverage in these areas. An expert on all things Twitch and gaming influencers, he's also an expert in popular shooters like Apex Legends, CS2 and Call of Duty. You can contact Calum at calum.patterson@dexerto.com.