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Popular streamer CouRage parts ways with OpTic Gaming

Published: 16/Nov/2018 21:29 Updated: 17/Nov/2018 4:19

by Albert Petrosyan

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In a stunning announcement on November 16, Twitch streamer and YouTuber Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop and OpTic Gaming have mutually decided to part ways going forward.

A message posted to the OpTic Gaming Reddit page revealed that CouRage is no longer be a member of the org’s content creation team, citing the rapid growth of his personal brand as a reason for their short-lived partnership.

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While this announcement is likely to come as a shock to many in the online gaming community, this scenario was apparently something that was discussed even prior to CouRage joining OpTic back in March.

“Before Jack joined, he and OpTicJ had discussed that this day would probably come sooner rather than later due to the great momentum he had been building with his personal brand.”

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Conflicting sponsorships was another reason cited for why this decision was ultimately made, as certain sponsors were only willing to sponsor the individual and not the org as a whole.

“Secondarily, due to Jack’s “Courage” brand growth, there can be situations where the team has a specific sponsor, but a competing sponsor comes into the picture and only wants to sponsor the individual. These situations can be tricky and we definitely want to be just as supportive with Jack as he has been with OpTic, so we all agreed that this was the proper path.”

At several points in the text, the post makes a point to note that the decision to part ways was made mutually between the two parties and that the popular content creator and the org remain on good terms.

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“We have nothing but love for Jack and what he’s been able to accomplish under the OpTic banner.”

CouRage confirmed the announcement in a live-stream shortly after, revealing that he was open to reviewing offers from other orgs should he receive any.

A former caster for the Call of Duty World League, CouRage left the broadcast desk in March for a career as a streamer and YouTuber, primarily associated with the popular battle royale game Fortnite.

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His brand has exploded ever since then, as he recently celebrated reaching 1 million followers on Twitch and 640,000 subscribers on YouTube.

Source – Reddit

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FaZe Clan Among Us In-Vent-Ational crowns surprise winner: final results

Published: 20/Oct/2020 6:24 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 6:25

by Jacob Hale

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FaZe Clan hosted its very own invitational Among Us tournament — smartly dubbed the “Among Us In-vent-ational” — in October, with top content creators, streamers and more getting in on the action.

Among Us has become the game of choice for many top creators, with a party-game atmosphere and a great way to find out who your real friends are and test your own poker face.

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The announcement for the tournament was made on October 14, with the esports organization confirming it would take place on Monday, October 19.

Now in the rearview mirror with the best Among Us players having been crowned, we’ve compiled everything you need to know. From the final placements, who competed, and how you can rewatch all the action.

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In-Vent-Ational recap

Four separate lobbies filled to the brim with popular personalities battled it out during the event. Eventually, the best of the best moved on to the final showdown. This was where the most elite Among Us players showed their skills to the world. From extraordinary memory to map knowledge and of course, the ability to deceive everyone else, it all came in handy.

The likes of Ludwig, Classify, and Yassuo all made it through to the final round of action in the FaZe event. However, only one player could come away with the crown.

After a few maps of intense murder-sprees and subsequent investigations, it was up and coming Twitch streamer ‘Yetiapocalypse’ that closed out the victory. They soared to the top of the pack with a six-point lead over second place, well ahead of some of the bigger internet celebs in the lobby. The final placements can be found below.

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In-Vent-Ational final results (Top 10)

Place Player Points
1 Yetiapocalypse 52
2 Suppp 46
3 Punz 41
4 Classify 37
5 Easyrod 35
6 Yassuo 35
7 Jakenbakelive 35
8 Trainwreckstv 34
9 Deansocool 32
10 Ludwig 23

Start date & schedule

FaZe Clan among us inventational
FaZe Clan
FaZe Clan capitalized on the growing popularity of Among Us.

The tournament took place entirely on Monday, October 19, with the action having kicked off at 2pm PT (11am ET / 7pm BST). It lasted for roughly the full afternoon as each lobby battled it out for a few hours.

As each round went by, point totals were calculated before moving into the next map. This paved the way for unique strategies as players looked to knock out others at the top.

Streams

All of the individual participants themselves were streaming off of their own channels, and there was also an official broadcast that you can catch up on below.

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The official FaZe Clan Twitch channel hosted the event throughout the day. We’ve embedded the stream below so that you can rewatch the full VOD.

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Who was playing?

After FaZe’s full reveal of all the players joining the tournament, it was clear the lobbies would be stacked. Your typical FaZe personalities were all getting involved, from Apex to Adapt and plenty more. Though a number of outsiders were also among the action, pun intended.

Below are all of the streamers, stars, and personalities that participated in FaZe’s Among Us In-vent-tational broken up into four different lobbies:

Lobby 1

  • CouRageJD
  • Bella Poarch
  • Adept
  • Bronny James
  • ChrisO2
  • Adapt
  • FaZe Apex
  • FaZe Blaze
  • FaZe Cizzorz
  • FaZe H1ghSky1

FaZe Among Us group 1

Lobby 2

  • Andrea Botez
  • FaZe Nate Hill
  • GeorgeNotFound
  • ItsSlikeR
  • jakenbakeLIVE
  • Jellypeanut
  • Karl Jacobs
  • LazarBeam
  • Ludwig
  • mrfreshasian

FaZe Inventational Lobby 2

Lobby 3

  • Muselk
  • m0xyy
  • Nick Eh 30
  • Punz
  • Sweet Anita
  • SypherPK
  • Tarik Cohen
  • Tee Grizzley
  • Trainwrecks
  • xQc

FaZe Among Us group 3 tournament

Lobby 4

  • Deansocool
  • EasyRod
  • Masterfiend
  • Wolfabelle
  • Yeti
  • 100T Avalanche
  • 100T Classify
  • 100T Froste
  • 4Connor
  • 5uppp

FaZe Among Us tournament group 4

With one of the biggest Among Us events so far now behind us, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for any future invitational events coming soon.