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FaZe Clan announce LeBron’s son Bronny James as newest member

Published: 30/Aug/2020 20:15 Updated: 30/Aug/2020 20:40

by Theo Salaun

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FaZe Clan have officially announced the newest addition to the organization: NBA legend LeBron James’ son, an avid gamer and highly ranked basketball prospect himself, Bronny James.

Bronny has made a name for himself as a high school basketball player, but has also become renowned for creating social media content and streaming gameplay of titles like NBA 2K and Call of Duty: Warzone. Now, he joins the Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons as the latest basketball player and gamer to join FaZe in a surprising announcement from an organization that continues to expand its branding portfolio outside of just gaming.

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Just ahead of FaZe’s Atlanta Call of Duty team playing in the CDL Championship and just after this week’s addition of Simmons as an investor and brand ambassador, Bronny has been announced as the org’s newest member.

It’s not exactly clear what his role will be, but the high school standout is likely going to be a part-time content creator for the organization as he ramps up his own preparation for college basketball and a chance to play with his father in the NBA.

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In his introduction video, FaZe highlighted the 15-year-old star’s basketball play, TikTok content, and various gameplay of his from popular competitive titles Fortnite and Modern Warfare. Bronny has 4.3 million fans on TikTok, 5.4 million on Instagram, and just over 300,000 followers on Twitch.

Like his father, Bronny’s made a name for himself by coupling tremendous basketball play with an off-court personality that is charming and in tune with culture. While LeBron proved to be an attuned real-world businessman as a teenager, making big investments with his NBA money, Bronny has instead invested in content creation — as evidenced by his success as a figure on social media.

This all makes the pairing of Bronny with FaZe Clan feel very sensible. While FaZe uses their hold in the gaming scene to partner with streetwear brands like Antisocial Social Club and invests in nutrition drinks like CTRL, Bronny has used his foundation in the basketball world to engage in gaming content, including a recent Warzone stream with Huskerrs.

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For Bronny, this relationship was likely an easy choice. He gets to continue building a marketable presence outside of his high school basketball play and gaming is a perfect complement to the sporting lifestyle.

For FaZe, this is also a no-brainer as the teenager has already proven himself to be a gaming enthusiast and a comfortable, charismatic content creator.

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Ethan Dolan has emotional reunion with long-distance girlfriend

Published: 13/Oct/2020 13:54

by Alice Hearing

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Popular YouTuber Ethan Dolan has revealed on Instagram the details of his long-term relationship with girlfriend Kristina Alice, who he reconnected with this week after spending most of quarantine apart.

Ethan and his twin Grayson originally rose to popularity on the video app Vine in 2013, and have since gone on to produce content on their highly successful YouTube channel with over 11 million subscribers.

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While they have many adoring fans, they haven’t been exempt from drama, such as earlier in July when they were forced to address a homophobic slur used when explaining the bullying they received in high school. In the same month, Ethan released a video detailing how comments online about his acne had severely affected his well-being in the past year.

Last week Ethan revealed his girlfriend to the world on YouTube with his brother Grayson. After spending months apart Kristine was finally able to catch a flight out to Los Angeles from Australia where she lives.

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The twins shared a vlog where Ethan and Kristen reunited last week

On Monday, Ethan stunned his fans by posting a series of close, romantic pictures to his Instagram alongside an emotional message, which read: “To say the least, this has been a chaotic, stressful, weird, confusing, uneasy year. But because it was spent with the smartest – most caring -best sense of humor having – so pretty I get stunned every time I look at – perfect woman in the world, it has been the best year of my life.”

He explained that last December was “one of the most emotionally exhausting months of my life” and attributed his success and ability to get through to her support.

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Part 1/3. To say the least, this has been a chaotic, stressful, weird, confusing, uneasy year. But because it was spent with the smartest – most caring -best sense of humor having – so pretty I get stunned every time I look at – perfect woman in the world, it has been the best year of my life. Our trip to Hawaii on this day last year, will be a memory I cherish for the rest of my life. I will be forever grateful for how caring you were during one of the most emotionally exhausting months of my life while living in Australia together last December. I wouldn’t have been able to create my most proud project last January without your constant support. When we were forced to quarantine together and be attached at the hip for an additional 5 months longer than we planned… I wasn’t even mad😌 When you had to go back to Australia without knowing when we’d be able to see each other again it was NOT CHILL. Although we unintentionally spent 4 months on opposite sides of the globe with a 17 hour time difference… I still felt closer than ever to you. The hours on FaceTime everyday and random gift care packages were fun. You completely took over my camera roll because I couldn’t help but to screenshot your face every couple seconds. Getting a little part of you tattooed on my arm also contributed to you feeling closer to me I guess 😝 Thank you for making me happy everyday. Thank you for giving me something to always look forward to. Thank you for making me a better version of myself. I love you Photos by: @jordenkeith

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He added, “When we were forced to quarantine together and be attached at the hip for an additional 5 months longer than we planned… I wasn’t even mad. When you had to go back to Australia without knowing when we’d be able to see each other again it was NOT CHILL. Although we unintentionally spent 4 months on opposite sides of the globe with a 17 hour time difference… I still felt closer than ever to you.”

“The hours on FaceTime everyday and random gift care packages were fun. You completely took over my camera roll because I couldn’t help but screenshot your face every couple of seconds. Getting a little part of you tattooed on my arm also contributed to you feeling closer to me I guess.”

It seems as though Ethan will have more to say in the next few days after he labeled the caption only part 1 of 3. For now, the YouTuber has confirmed to the world that not only is he in a far better place than he was last year, but that he is well and truly taken.