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FaZe Clan reveal FaZe 5’s Top 100 finalists & next recruitment steps

Published: 23/Oct/2020 23:20

by Theo Salaun

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FaZe Clan’s FaZe 5 recruitment is nearing its finale, as 95 of the final top 100 candidates have officially been revealed. Next, the community will be able to select the five remaining content creators before FaZe announces the top 100’s challenge on Monday, October 26.

Back in August, FaZe Clan set the gaming world ablaze with a #FaZe5 challenge that gives everyone a chance to sign up and compete to become one of five new recruits to the organization in 2020. 

After months of deliberations and countless submissions, FaZe have tried to trim the finalists down to a top 100 before moving on to the next round of the challenge. But, as it turns out, the deciders are struggling to finish off their list and want to enlist the public for some help.

In a brand-new, highly anticipated hype video, FaZe announced 95 finalists with submission videos and highlights overlaid on some heavy, uptempo electronic music. Then, FaZe CBass explains what’s next.

Unsurprisingly, the majority of the content creators who made the final cut seem to be avid gamers focused on Call of Duty, Fortnite, Valorant, and Apex Legends. But there is some diversity, as fans might notice some highlights of Fall Guys, but then also visual art, music, and even clothing design.

Some of Call of Duty: Warzone’s more successful streamers and competitors also made the cut, as Nio, SuperEvan, and WarsZ all made the top 95. It’s not all high-level FPS streamers though, as the FaZe boys appear to have cast a wide net for the newest batch of recruits.

Among the more interesting content creators who are reaching the next round, the six-year-old Rowdy Rogan and MontoyaTwinz (Mya and Myka Montoya) are easy standouts. (It remains unclear if the Montoyas would take up one or two spots if they get into the final five.)

After flying through 95 impressive candidates, CBass cuts in to let people know that the list is too hard to cap off. 

“Everything we’ve looked through, we’ve been impressed by. We’ve sat through and watched absolutely everything we can and the honest truth is that there are way more than 100 people who are deserving of moving on to the next round of this challenge.”

Since the boys in red, black, and white can’t choose the final five, they’re allowing the community to do so. If fans have a creator who didn’t make the top 100, but deserves to, then they just need to hashtag “FaZe5” on Twitter and tag said creator. Then, on Monday, October 26, the official top 100 and next steps will be announced.

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Scarra and Toast explain why OfflineTV won’t last much longer

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:47

by Alan Bernal

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The OfflineTV collective is an enormous brand revolving around Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, Lily ‘LilyPichu’ Ki, Michael Reeves, Jeremy ‘Disguised Toast’ Wang, and William ‘Scarra’ Li – but the founder explained why he doesn’t see the group lasting much longer.

Scarra established OfflineTV in 2017 alongside his then-manager Chris Chan. While there’s been plenty of changes to the house’s residents since its inception, the content creators have steadily built up the general platform to thrive across YouTube and Twitch.

But all good things come to an end, and this isn’t lost on Scarra. Every year the OfflineTV founder wonders if it’s going to be the last for the content house.

While there’s been no animosity or signs that would point to impending doom within the group, Scarra and Toast are realistic about the idea of living with your friends as time goes on.

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Even if OfflineTV dies, don’t expect the content between the creators to slow down.

“All good things come to an end,” Scarra said during a late-night Twitch stream. “Every year I’m always happy if it lasts one more year.”

Looking to the future, Toast doesn’t see how the group of friends will be able to house every one’s personal ambitions as life goes on.

“We can’t have a house that each of us have wives, husbands, our kids and our pets living in once place,” Toast said, immediately following up with the obvious progression of the ‘OfflineTV house.’ “Maybe like a street. I’m down for street, or like a neighborhood.”

Scarra put OfflineTV’s shelf life at two to three more years, but both content creators recognized that the actual brand’s existence will have very little consequence on their individual success. So it’s not entirely needed, even now.

Across Twitch and YouTube (Facebook Gaming for Toast), every single member easily has millions of followers to support them in their own goals. If OfflineTV were to truly go offline, each individual community would be more than equipped to keep themselves afloat.

With so many young streamers or content creators eventually growing up, living arrangements and even the things they broadcast will eventually take a new shape throughout different phases of life.

With that said, a product of that change could one day result in OfflineTV permanently turning off and that’s not a bad thing, according to Scarra.