Everything that’s happened so far in FaZe 5 has led to this moment as FaZe Clan have revealed the five winners of their prized recruitment challenge, plus an extra one that came as a surprise.
Due to its prestige and rarity, FaZe5 became a major talking point online and on social media when FaZe Clan announced they’d be running it again in 2020. For those who are unfamiliar – FaZe5 is an intense and competitive recruitment challenge through which the organization picks five people they feel are worthy to join their ranks.
Over 200,000 aspiring gamers, content creators, editors, and more applied this year, a massive list that was cut down to 100 finalists in late October and dwindled down again, to just 20, in November.
With no more cuts between the top-20 and the five winners, FaZe have now announced who the final five are – one revealed every day between December 27 – 31, as well as an additional sixth one on the final day that came as a big surprise.
First FaZe5 winner announced: Faxuty
On December 27, FaZe Clan announced that Faxuty is the first winner of the recruitment challenge. Faxuty is a partnered streamer on Twitch who boasts over 47,400 followers, nearly 9,000 subscribers on YouTube, and over 14,000 followers on Twitter.
Meet the first 2020 FaZe Clan Recruitment Challenge winner…
— FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan) December 27, 2020
His streaming content primarily focuses on Fortnite, especially competitively. Here’s his live reaction to finding out he will be joining FaZe in 2021.
Second FaZe5 winner announced: Virus
The second winner, Virus, was announced on December 28. Virus is a partnered streamer on Twitch with 147,000+ followers, along with an equally impressive 334,000+ subscribers on YouTube.
His content is mostly consisting of Call of Duty, most recently Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, averaging between 100,000 to 300,000 views per video.
Meet our 2nd 2020 FaZe Clan Recruitment Challenge winner, representing the Middle East…
— FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan) December 28, 2020
Here is Virus’ live reaction as his name was announced on-screen:
Third FaZe5 winner announced: Flea
December 29 saw the third winner of the recruitment challenge get unveiled – Flea, a Fortnite content creator who has one of the biggest presences on YouTube out of all the FaZe 5 entrants: over 1.66 million subscribers.
The Australian boasts similarly high numbers on Twitter – nearly 280,000 followers – making him a big-name signing for FaZe Clan.
Meet the 3rd 2020 FaZe Clan Recruitment Challenge winner, representing Australia:
— FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan) December 29, 2020
Here’s Flea’s reaction when he found out FaZe had picked him as one of the five winners:
Fourth FaZe5 winner announced: NioRooch
The penultimate FaZe5 winner was revealed on December 30 – Call of Duty streamer and content creator NioRooch. Nio has been in the CoD community for a long time before temporarily switching to Fortnite in the game’s heyday.
The release of Warzone brought him back to his roots and he hasn’t looked back ever since, filling social media and YouTube with incredible clips that no one has been able to replicate at the same rate.
Meet the 4th 2020 FaZe Clan Recruitment Challenge winner, representing Verdansk:
— FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan) December 30, 2020
Nio currently has over 128,000 followers on Twitch, where he primarily creates his content, but his YouTube channel has been steadily growing as well, recently hitting 30,000 subscribers.
Here’s his reaction after seeing his name as the fourth new member of FaZe’s recruitment challenge:
Fifth FaZe5 winner announced: K1ng
K1ng is the fifth and final winner of FaZe’s recruitment challenge, announced on December 31. At just 14 years old, the Argentine has already established himself as a massive name in the Fortnite scene, boasting just under a million subscribers on YouTube and over 400,000 followers on Twitter.
Meet the 5th 2020 FaZe Clan Recruitment Challenge winner, representing Argentina:
Conoce al quinto ganador del desafío de reclutamiento de FaZe Clan en 2020, en representación de Argentina pic.twitter.com/yhMaS50OUd
— FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan) December 31, 2020
Here’s K1ng’s live reaction upon seeing his name picked as the final FaZe5 winner:
Sixth FaZe5 winner announced: Scope
Nobody saw it coming, but FaZe Clan actually revealed two winners on December 31. Moments after announcing K1ng, the org tweeted out that they’d decided to induct an unprecedented sixth winner of FaZe5: Scope.
Scope is a Call of Duty content creator with over 100,000 followers on Twitch and nearly 200,000 subscribers on YouTube.
Meet the FINAL 2020 FaZe Clan Recruitment Challenge winner…
— FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan) December 31, 2020
Remaining FaZe5 top-20 finalists
With just six spots to go around between the 20 finalists, 14 of them fell just short of joining FaZe Clan. Here are the finalists who did not make the final cut:
- Proze – 22 years old
- HunterTV – 20
- Conrady – 20
- Zenon – 9
- Lough – 14
- Zogoro – 22
- Cannaestia – 35
K1ng – 14
- Montoya Twinz – 20
Scope – 21
- RowdyRogan – 6
Flea – 22 Faxuty – 22 NioRooch – 20 Virus – 22
- Grant the Goat – 17
- Milliam – 15
- Stevie – 19
- Cufboys – 22
- Absorber – 17
What do FaZe5 winners get?
In addition to joining arguably the most prestigious esports and gaming lifestyle organization in the world, the winners get some additional prizes for finishing on top:
- Nissan Kicks SUV (only for first-place – Faxuty)
- $20,000 signing bonus
- G FUEL endorsement contract for 3-6 months
Who do you want to see named next? Let us know on Twitter, @Dexerto!