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FaZe Clan announces Burger King partnership to launch new burger

Published: 8/Aug/2019 9:50 Updated: 8/Aug/2019 10:31

by Joe Craven

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World leading esports organization FaZe Clan have joined up with fast food giants Burger King, as they come together to launch a new burger. 

FaZe Clan are veterans of the esports scene, and high profile collaborations with other world leading brands are nothing new. In March of this year FaZe – alongside rival organization OpTic Gaming – announced sponsorship from Japanese car manufacturers Nissan

The Los Angeles based organization confirmed they will be partnering with Burger King in a move that was announced via Twitter on August 7. 

FaZe/OpTic/NissanThe sponsorship from Nissan was announced in mid-March.

The collaboration was also confirmed to feature a number of FaZe Clan stars, including Temperrr, Cizzorz, Dubs and Jarvis. However, the tweet is not the end of the announcement, with more being revealed about the collaboration on a later livestream.

The FaZe Clan stars will be streaming “with the King himself” from 1pm PT (4pm ET, 9pm BST, 6am AEST). This is to “help launch their Impossible Whopper”, a brand new burger coming to Burger King’s menu. 

It is not the first time Burger King have dipped into esports, previously partnering with Jack ‘CouRage‘ Dunlop and Seth ‘Scump‘ Abner to promote Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode. 

The “Whopper” has long been a staple item of Burger King’s menu, consisting of a “¼ lb* of savory flame-grilled beef topped with juicy tomatoes, fresh cut lettuce, creamy mayonnaise, crunchy pickles, and sliced white onions on a soft sesame seed bun.” 

The Impossible Whopper has previously been confirmed as a vegetarian alternative of the original Whopper, but controversy has arisen after it was found to be prepared in the same broiler as the beef and chicken patties. 

The Impossible Whopper has not been referred to as ‘vegetarian’ by Burger King, instead simply being described as “0% beef”. 

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BBC creating LEC documentary following EXCEL, narrated by Cillian Murphy

Published: 2/Dec/2020 11:02 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 11:06

by Adam Fitch

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Major British broadcasting company BBC are set to release a five-part documentary following UK esports organization EXCEL ESPORTS.

The series, named ‘Fight for First: EXCEL ESPORTS,’ follows the org’s team in the European League of Legends competition LEC throughout the 2020 Spring Split.

The documentary is narrated by Cillian Murphy, an actor who’s been nominated for awards at the Golden Globes and BAFTA, and will be broadcast on BBC iPlayer in early 2021.

In 2020’s Spring Split, EXCEL finished in seventh place — narrowly missing out on a spot in the playoffs with a record of seven wins and 11 losses.

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Dele Alli recently joined the growing list of footballers getting involved in the esports scene by partnering with EXCEL.

The description for the upcoming documentary will shed light on the “deep-rooted” reasons that the players compete as they are “navigating the growing pains of adulting, living away from home, love, new friendships, and fame.”

November 2020 was a busy month for the organization, not only changing their logo and ethos to represent “The Power of Better” but announcing that Tottenham Hotspur and England national footballer Dele Alli had joined as their first global ambassador.

Dexerto spoke with CEO Wouter Sleijffers at the time of the announcements to understand the need for change and what the future of EXCEL looks like.

“My sons love gaming,” said Cillian Murphy. “When I showed them the trailer for this, they said I had to do it. Being involved in Fight For First has been a great experience and there is so much more to professional gaming than I ever thought. It has opened up a whole new world to me and this series provides a proper insight into a fascinating, global industry.”

BBC picked up more esports programming just in November, acquiring the rights to broadcast Counter-Strike competition BLAST Premier for the remainder of the 2020 season. In 2020 alone, the media giant has also shown Rocket League and sim racing.