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FaZe Clan announces its own “cinematic universe” full-length movie series

Published: 9/Jun/2020 20:30

by Albert Petrosyan

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Legendary esports organization FaZe Clan are in the process of producing a full-length film franchise called ‘FaZe Clan Universe,’ which they’re calling “an immersive cinematic universe” starring their own content creators and YouTubers, as first reported by Deadline.

Already one of the most influential pioneers in the world of esports and gaming entertainment, FaZe Clan have announced that their new feature-length movie franchise is in the works.

In partnership with Invisible Narratives, a digital content studio led by former Paramount president Adam Goodman and film producer Andrew Sugerman, the esports org will be releasing the first installment of the FaZe Clan Universe series later in 2020.

It’s being described as a “cinematic universe,” a style popularized by the likes of Marvel and DC Comics; except, instead of superheroes, the films will feature many of the organization’s star members, including YouTubers, streamers, and professional gamers.

“Historically, Hollywood has taken an expedient approach to leveraging creators and their huge audiences,” CEO Lee Trink said. “Invisible Narratives’ immense respect and keen understanding of that relationship sets the new standard for filmmakers bringing their formats to this massive and rabid audience.”

DeadlineFaZe Clan and Invisible Narratives have partnered up to release the esports org’s first-ever full-length feature film.

Specific details about FaZe Clan Universe, such as the individual movie titles or plots, are not yet available, although we do know that the org will be financing the whole thing themselves and will be garnering the services of Epic Records to produce a soundtrack.

The actual premiere of the first film, which will take place in Los Angeles sometime in September, is set to be an extraordinary drive-in event that will “combine car culture, gaming, music, and film.”

There will be a red carpet, as you’d expect, but not in a traditional sense. Instead of walking into the event, FaZe members and their celebrity guests will be in cars, as part of a giant motorcade – very unique approach to a movie premiere.

FaZe ClanFaZe Clan have the most star-studded roster in esports, including world-famous rapper Offset.

This, of course, isn’t their first venture into content creation that goes beyond Twitch and YouTube. In April, they announced the launch of their new FaZe Studios, which will be producing original movies and TV series projects. It must be noted that the studio is completely separate from today’s FaZe Clan Universe announcement.

Prior to that, in February, they began working with Quibi to release a new reality show with the aim of using it to sign their next member – yet another unprecedented move for an esports organization.

And now, their fan-base, which is gargantuan, to say the least, will be waiting to see what FaZe have in store for the highly-anticipated premiere of their first-ever full-length feature film.

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NELK Boys trolled Khabib and got Dana White drunk ahead of UFC 254

Published: 29/Oct/2020 5:43

by Brad Norton

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The NELK Boys were invited to Fight Island in Abu Dhabi ahead of UFC 254 and it didn’t take long before they had trolled Pay Per View headliner Khabib Nurmagomedov along with UFC President Dana White.

The NELK Boys are known for their antics so Dana White was well aware of what he was getting into by inviting them to Fight Island. Abu Dhabi served as host to a huge slate of UFC events throughout the course of September and October, closing out the latest stint with UFC 254.

The October 24 PPV made waves due to undefeated Nurmagomedov’s shock retirement after his 29th consecutive win. However, the NELK Boys made waves in their own way with a brand-new video.

Up to their usual antics, the crew played pranks on each other while mixing it up with UFC fighters. Outside of their shoey with Aussie heavyweight Tai Tuivasa, the NELK Boys trolled The Eagle and even got Dana White drunk.

 

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In a rare interaction with Khabib prior to what would be his final fight, they pranked him by asking for oddly specific MMA advice. “What is the most important aspect of fighting for any beginner fighter to focus on?” Kyle Forgeard asked.

Before Khabib could even answer, the plot thickened. Forgeard joked that the reason behind his interest in MMA is to fight the BMF Champ Jorge Masvidal after he slept with his girlfriend. “How old are you?” Khabib responded, going along with the joke. 

Realizing that he’s too old to start training, he had another solution in mind. “I think you have to buy [a] dog.” With a dog by his side, that might be Forgeard’s only chance, according to Khabib.

Next on the itinerary was to get the UFC President completely wasted. While they downed a few shots at the very beginning of the day, the real party came later that night. “I’ve got weigh-ins at 11 AM tomorrow,” White joked before taking another shot.

“Our goal is for Dana to not make it to the weigh-ins,” Forgeard said. Ultimately, that didn’t quite come to fruition but it’s clear they got him rather drunk. “We did like eight or 12 [shots] right in a row.”

The weigh-ins went off without a hitch and so too did the PPV event the following day. It was a short-lived trip for the NELK Boys on Fight Island, though it was one that proved all too valuable for some content.

This particular video ended with a teaser of what’s to come for the content creating crew too; it appears as though a call with the United States President is in store, courtesy of Dana White.