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NICKMERCS joins FaZe Clan following controversial 100 Thieves exit

Published: 30/May/2019 19:13 Updated: 31/May/2019 7:56

by Albert Petrosyan

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Popular Twitch streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS‘ Kolcheff has joined FaZe Clan, less than a week after his contentious departure from rival organization 100 Thieves

On May 30, NICKMERCS officially announced that he had joined FaZe Clan’s star-studded roster of content creators and Fortnite Battle Royale players.

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He revealed the news live on his stream in front of tens of thousands of anxiously waiting viewers, as well as via a tweet unveiling his iconic MFAM Spartan logo next to FaZe’s. 

The news of Nick joining came on the ninth anniversary of FaZe Clan’s founding, a day known as FaZe Day, and the organization used that to their advantage in producing a clever skit for the announcement.

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The video, which was posted on FaZe’s YouTube channel, shows co-founder Ricky ‘Banks’ Banks blowing out a candle and wishing for Nick to join, which ends up coming to fruition just moments later. 

Banks also posted his own tweet about having Nick on board, expressing excitement for their new partnership.

“So stoked to have you NICKMERCS,” he tweeted. “We value a lot of the same things; I love your approach to live. All around good vibes, FaZe vibes.”

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Nick joins FaZe merely days after announcing his departure from 100 Thieves, which ultimately led to a drawn out saga between him and CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag.

After surprising many and parting ways with 100T, Nick grabbed major headlines by saying he wants “nothing to do with” Nadeshot, claiming that Nade did not deliver on the promises that had been made to him when he first joined the org.

On his stream, Nick explained that his stressful situation with 100T opened the door for a move to FaZe, who assured him that they were willing to take care of him in every way possible.

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“These guys came in when I was f*cking pissed and frustrated with all the way this bullsh*t works behind the f*cking scenes,” he said. “And they said ‘nah, nah, nah. Help us help you. Let’s f*cking take care of you. And then my team, couple of weeks in, they got this sh*t cracking. I feel great.”

“FaZe reached out and immediately expressed a commitment to supporting Nick and the MFAM community,” said Justin Miclat, Nick’s manager at the Kinetic Group. “Their desire and ability to support the things that matter the most to Nick, like the MFAM Project, is ultimately what makes us so excited to begin this journey alongside them.”

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Nick’s team has worked tirelessly behind-the-scenes for the last year-and-a-half to set him up with numerous prestigious sponsorships and partnerships, including several collaborative projects with the NFL. 

Joining FaZe is obviously a huge step for Nick in his career, as it’s easily the biggest organization he’s been a part of since becoming a full-time streamer.

He remains one of the biggest names in Fortnite Battle Royale, and an active participant in most tournaments and competitive events.

He is currently still attempting to qualify for the upcoming World Cup, and while FaZe have a plethora of talented players on their roster, he will likely continue to play with his current duo and top controller player ‘Nio,’ despite the fact that he is not a member of FaZe. 

As for FaZe Clan, the addition of a superstar like NICKMERCS comes at the perfect time, as they’ve been embroiled in a controversial feud with their star man Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, who filed a lawsuit against the org on May 20.

While the conflict with Tfue hasn’t shown signs of subsiding anytime soon, the powerhouse org can at least take solace in knowing they have a major figure like Nick within their ranks. 

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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.