The FaZe Clan roster headed into the Black Ops 4 season with plenty of hype and hope around them, but a disappointing 13-16 placed finish at CWL Vegas - which was quickly followed by a roster change that saw McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel replace Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni - meant FaZe would be playing from behind in their quest for Pro League qualification.
They fluffed their chance at the Pro League qualifier, ending up with a 15-16 placed finish from the event.
During Episode 16 of OpTic Gaming's Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez’s Eavesdrop Podcast, Maven spoke on why he thinks that FaZe missing out on the Pro League may be a positive for the team, despite it looking like a completely negative situation in the interim.
“I think in a way, it’s almost a good thing because those guys probably should have broken up in some way or another, a long time ago, but they’d always just do good enough to stay together," he said.
"They would suck at three tournaments in a row and win stage one playoffs. Suck at five tournaments in a row, get third at champs. They’d have just enough performances to keep them together."
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Maven added: “I think finally, this has forced them to break up. I know that sucks but they’ll get on teams, they’re going to be on top teams in the next couple of months.”
While the FaZe roster is stacked full of talented players, they all - as Maven predicts - should find homes on top rosters, if they part with the organization.
Thomas ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto has already hinted at himself potentially being OpTic Gaming’s substitute player but there are contracts affecting that move and teammate Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner already finding his way onto a new team.
None of those moves have been confirmed as of yet, but do check out our substitute rostermania hub for all breaking news and updates.
Disclaimer: Hector Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd.