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Former OpTic YouTuber Pamaj explains why he's rejoined FaZe Clan

by Wyatt Donigan

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After leaving OpTic Gaming just on October 10, popular Call of Duty YouTuber Austin ‘Pamaj’ Pamajewon has already found a new organization to call home.

Pamaj’s latest team is a familiar one, as he has found himself back with FaZe Clan after a five-year absence.

He announced his return to FaZe with a simple post on his Twitter page, much like the one he had posted when joining OpTic years ago.


As simple as the Tweet was, it was likely prompted by the fact that FaZe Clan actually let the cat out of the bag themselves before Pamaj could even announce the news.

Just a few minutes before Pamaj posted the above tweet, FaZe Clan uploaded a video to Twitter featuring their latest recruit as he gives fans a tour of the team’s house in Toronto.


Shortly after word of Pamaj's return to FaZe Clan broke, Pamaj joined OpTic Gaming CEO Hector "H3CZ" Rodriguez on his "The Eavesdrop Podcast" and discussed the reasoning behind the move. 

The bulk of Pamaj's motivation for leaving OpTic centered on the lack of commitment from Infinite Esports, OpTic Gaming's parent company, when it came to moving into new apartments dedicated to streaming and making content. 

"There was a lot of false promises," Pamaj said of dealing with Infinite Esports. "We were promised the typical things you have to have to move here. You know, you need visas and all that. And we were promised that and it didn't work out. Why it didn't happen? I still don't know." 

That was just the first "red flag" for Pamaj, however, as his move was further cemented when Infinite began making decisions that didn't go along with the culture that had been fostered within the organization for so many years. 

The biggest of which was the decision to drop the OpTic Gaming Halo roster a week before the World Championships. 

"I still don't fully understand what sense that makes," Pamaj said of the situation. "It's a family and to sit here and watch them pick it apart without any, I guess, empathy, just kind of hurt." 

All of the negative decisions eventually became too much for Pamaj to deal with, leading to his departure from the Green Wall. 

Once it came time to find a new home, FaZe Clan was in a unique position to be much closer to his family. 

"I get to be closer to home," Pamaj said. "My brother lives in Toronto with his fiancee. My friends are all living out in Toronto now. The people I grew up with." 

While one might expect him to take a bit of time after leaving the organization where he's spent the last five years, Pamaj looked to be right back into the swing of things immediately, not just with his FaZe Clan house tour, but with content of his own.

Once the word was out, it was time for Pamaj to show fans that he’s ready to hit the ground running with his content creation efforts by posting a brand-new Black Ops 4 montage to his official YouTube channel.

While everyone was anxiously awaiting to hear where Pamaj would end up landing, it looks he was already hard at work making new content.

With Black Ops 4 content rush just getting underway, we can expect to hear plenty more from Pamaj in the coming days and weeks. 

Full disclosure: OpTic CEO Hector 'H3CZ' Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd