FaZe Clan’s pro Fortnite roster is already considered by many to be among the best in the world, if not the top one overall.
Now, that already-stacked roster has only grown in strength, after the organization announced their newest member – 14-year-old British pro player Kyle ‘Mongraal‘ Jackson.
Mongraal was formally announced by FaZe on July 7, completing his transfer from Team Secret, the only other organization he’s ever played for professionally.
He will represent FaZe in the upcoming Fortnite World Cup in New York City, New York, as he’s qualified for both the Solos and Duos events that will be held at the $30 million event.
#Fortnite: Announcing the transfer of Fortnite Professional player Kyle "Mongraal" Jackson from @teamsecret to @FaZeClan.@Mongraal will compete with FaZe Clan at the upcoming Fortnite World Cup from July 27th-28th, where he is qualified in both the Solo & Duo events.#FaZeUp
— #FaZeUp (@FaZeUpdate) July 7, 2019
Mongraal’s name first caught the headlines last August, when he joined Team Secret as 13-year-old, becoming the youngest professional Fortnite player in the world at the time.
Already considered a household name in the competitive community, he sealed his superstar status after qualifying for both Solo and Duos World Cup events, the latter of which was with his longtime duo Mitr0 of Team Atlantis, who himself is the seventh winningest Fortnite player in the world.
A fast-paced player with deadly shooting accuracy, incredible building ability, and editing skills that are second-to-none, his addition alone could be enough to push FaZe to the top of the competitive scene.
FaZe Mongraal – the perfect Tfue/Cloak replacement?
Boasting over 1.3 million followers on Twitch, and a further 1.7 million subscribers on YouTube, Mongraal brings a heavy content creation presence to FaZe, who have just lost their two biggest Fortnite names in Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney and Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore.
Tfue is currently engaged in a highly-publicized legal battle with the organization over what he claims was an “oppressive” contract, and equally, his duo Cloak wanted out for months, before the organization finally agreed to negotiate his release.
Luckily for FaZe, replacing Cloak with Mongraal may turn out to be a positive, since the former failed to qualify for the World Cup while their newest recruit managed to stamp a ticket to both.
Despite his young age, Mongraal will not be the youngest member of FaZe’s Fortnite side of things, as that distinction still belongs to the 12-year-old H1ghSky1.
Apparently 11 at the time of being signed, the young streamer admitted that the initial claim that he was 13 was a lie, leading to his Twitch and Twitter accounts being suspended (the minimum age for these platforms being 13).
FaZe Clan are as much an entertainment-focused organization as they are esports, and so being a ‘personality’ is also incredibly valuable in any potential members. The organization have also proven their ability to make relatively unknown entities stars, as was the case with both Tfue and H1ghsky1.
Combining Mongraal’s already massive fanbase with FaZe Clan’s should be a recipe for success, both on the competitive front with the World Cup approaching, and in terms of content creation and streaming.
Currently, they field a whopping 15 Fortnite players, and while none can currently claim the same popularity as Tfue and Cloak, who knows where some of them will be in just a few month’s time.
FAZE CLAN FORTNITE PLAYERS:
- Kyle ‘Mongraal’ Jackson
- Brendan ‘Joamock’ O’Brien
- Jason ‘Tennp0’ Wang
- Thang ‘SpaceLyon’ Phan
- Nate Hill
- Trevor ‘Funk’ Siegler
- Spencer ‘Bini’ Cherubini
- Kolbe ‘Diggy’ Cordon
- Jonathan ‘Tilt’ DeRoza
- Manuel ‘Martoz’ Martinez
- Tom ‘Vorwenn’ Baldrich
- Danny ‘Dubs’ Walsh