FaZe Clan recruit 15-year-old controller phenom to pro Fortnite team

Albert Petrosyan

North American esports organization FaZe Clan have bolstered their already impressive pro team for Fortnite Battle Royale with the addition of a young phenom. 

On March 12, FaZe announced that they had signed ‘Sway,’ a 15-year-old Fortnite player and content creator who has already made a huge name for himself. 

Despite his age, Sway has already racked up impressive statistics for his content and social media channels, including over 488,000 subscribers on YouTube, 57,400 followers on Twitter, and 66,800 followers on Instagram.

The young prodigee joins a team that is already very much stacked with some of the world’s best Fortnite pro players and content creators, including the likes of Tfue, Cloak, Cizzorz, and many more.

Despite already having a strong base in content creation, Sway will certainly benefit from his move to FaZe, especially when it comes to live-streaming on Twitch, where it appears he doesn’t yet have a major presence. 

Known for almost exclusively using the Dark Bomber skin, Sway has established himself as one of the top Fortnite players in the world thanks to his incredible in-game talent.

A deadly combination of editing speed and precision makes him a fearsome opponent in any build-fight, and even the slightest line of sight is all he needs to display his shooting accuracy.

Some highlights of his gameplay can be seen below, and the fact that he can play like this while using a controller on PC makes it all even more impressive. 

Sway is not the first under-18-year-old to be signed to a pro Fortnite team, and he certainly won’t be the last.

While orgs may have been wary of recruiting on underage players in the past, things have changed now with Epic Games confirming that the Fortnite World Cup will be open to all players who are at least 13 years old.

This means we should expect to see a lot more similar roster moves in the near future, as the World Cup qualifiers are set to take place April 13-June 16, with $1 million in prize pool money available each week. 

About The Author

Albert is a former esports and gaming writer, focused particularly on Call of Duty and content creators. Spending over three years at Dexerto, Albert eventually now works with streamer NICKMERCS and the MFAM group. You can find Albert @AlbertoRavioli on Twitter.