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Sources: FaZe initiated presidents exit despite reports he left over inclusivity

Published: 16/Jul/2020 19:12 Updated: 16/Jul/2020 20:30

by Jacob Hale

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FaZe Clan is one of the biggest esports brands in the world, bringing gaming lifestyle to the forefront of popular culture. They have amassed a cult like following with household names such as Banks, Temperrr and, formerly, Tfue creating content under the FaZe banner.

As first reported by the New York Times, FaZe Clan president Greg Selkoe left the organization after two and a half years, saying: “We realized there was a huge void that needed to be filled in the gaming marketplace.

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“Gamers are from all walks of life and all backgrounds. But if you look at the current organizations, they sort of resemble a frat house. They’re not reflective of the racial and gender diversity in the gaming world.”

FaZe Clan Temperrr, Banks and Adapt
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Major FaZe Clan execs cited concerns over diversity as a reason for starting a rival company.

Selkoe mentioned that he wanted XSET to include more women gamers from the outset, and to recruit more LGBTQ members and more people of color than most teams have so far, noting that he wants the organization “to look like the youth of America” as part of a “very clear social mission of inclusion.”

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As a final addendum in his discussion with New York Times, Selkoe said: “It’s time for gaming to clean up its act. It’s not really about FaZe. It’s about the whole industry.”

While the launch of XSET looks to be the reason for Selkoe’s departure from FaZe Clan, sources close to Dexerto have confirmed that FaZe actually approached Greg as early as January 2020 to initiate his exit from the organization, with his departure being announced company-wide in May.

Two fellow former-FaZe employees that left with him, Wil Eddins and Clinton Sparks, only turned in their resignations this week ahead of the new brand’s launch and were not initially asked to leave alongside Selkoe.

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FaZe Clan CEO, Lee Trink, said: “Greg was an asset to FaZe and we wish him the best in his next endeavor. When it comes to diversity in gaming there certainly hasn’t been enough progress in this crucial area, and we will encourage and support anyone who sets out to address this vital issue. FaZe has moved diversity and inclusion to the forefront of our priorities, specifically through the formation of a Diversity Council earlier this year, unconscious bias trainings for our gamers and employees and an ongoing commitment to diversifying the industry. We welcome anyone who will join us in working toward these incredibly important goals.”

The organization will include three professional esports teams that compete in Call of Duty, Valorant and Fortnite, while Eddins and Sparks will work on “recruiting notable musical artists, brands and celebrities.”

The organization has already recruited a number of high-profile names in the world of sports and esports, including Valorant player Zander ‘Thwifo’ Kim, former Call of Duty champion Jordan ‘ProoFy’ Cannon, Miami Dolphins linebacker Kyle Van Noy and Fortnite streamer AshleyBTW.

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What this development means for the future of both FaZe Clan and XSET remains to be seen.

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Drake’s incredible $8 million car collection in pictures

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:30

by Kieran Bicknell

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Drake needs no introduction. As one of the biggest names in rap music across the globe, the star has amassed a net worth of over $150 million. Not only is his net worth insane, but so is his car collection.

Canadian musician Drake – real name Aubrey – is one of the best-known names in rap music. With a ridiculous number of awards to his name, he has become an almost permanent fixture on mainstream music charts. As you may imagine, his success had led to him building up quite the car collection.

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Reportedly, the total value of his current car collection is worth nearly eight-figures. With his continued success, it is likely that he will break this barrier within the next few years if all goes well.

Drake LaFerrari Car Collection
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Drake’s car collection is the stuff of dream for even die-hard car collectors.

Drake’s insane car collection 2020

Drake is a big fan of British supercar makers McLaren, and has a number of their cars in his fleet. One of his personal favorites is his white McLaren 675LT. Costing upwards of $338,000 the 675LT is one of McLaren’s most ‘hardcore’ cars ever, with 666hp from its twin-turbo V8 engine.

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Drake Lamborghini Aventador
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His Lamborghini Aventador is a special edition LP 700-4 model.

Not one to go with ‘basic’ versions of cars, Drake purchased a limited-edition Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. With 700hp on tap, this Lambo will do 0-60 in under 3 seconds, and cost Drake a cool $400,000. Drake has also previously said the car “makes him feel like Christian Bale (in Batman)” when behind the wheel.

Swapping performance for all-out luxury, Drake owns one of the plushest cars money can buy – a Mercedes Pullman. Typically used by royal families and government officials, this high-class Merc is perfect for whisking Drake around in absolute luxury. It doesn’t come cheap, however, retailing at over $600k.

 

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Opting for a one-off car is a great way to ‘flex’ your wealth, and that’s exactly what Drake has done with his $700k+ Mansory Bushukan Phantom. Featuring a custom design, along with a solid gold OVO hood ornament in place of the RR ‘spirit of ecstasy’ the Phantom is perfect for ultra-plush travel.

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Drake’s incredible hypercar collection

In terms of hypercars, his collection is as crazy as you’d imagine. His Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir is one of only 12 in the world, and cost a whopping $2,000,000. Drake also has a LaFerrari in Yellow, which likely set him back around $1.5-$2 million.

Drakes Bugatti Veyron
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Drake’s Veyron Sang Noir is one of his rarest cars.

If you thought the Bugatti was wild, the crown of Drake’s collection will blow you away. He has reportedly bought one of the world’s first Devel Sixteen hypercars. With an alleged 5000hp from its 12.3l, V16 engine, it is one of the rarest cars in the world, costing $2,200,000.

Drake’s custom private jet

Of course, we can’t forget his custom Boeing 767 private jet, but that won’t fit in a garage, so we’ve excluded it from the list.

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All told, Drake’s car collection is currently sitting around the $8 million mark, if reports are to be believed. Who knows where it will sit in a few years time.