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FaZe Clan sign former OWL pro babybay as fourth Valorant player

Published: 4/Aug/2020 23:10 Updated: 4/Aug/2020 23:21

by Bill Cooney

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FaZe Clan have announced the signing of former Overwatch pro Andrej ‘babybay’ Francisty as the fourth member of their competitive Valorant roster.

As organizations have started to branch out into the fledging Valorant esports scene, players from different games have started to be picked up and join rosters.

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The most notable of these are Spencer ‘Hiko’ Martin and Oscar ‘Mixwell’ Canellas joining 100 Thieves and G2 respectively, but not to be outdone, FaZe Clan have also started assembling a roster comprised of, surprisingly enough, mostly former Overwatch League pros.

They’ve already got their hands on Marved from CS:GO, and former OWL stars Corey and ZachaREEE, who will now be joined by another of their Overwatch compatriots – former Atlanta Reign and San Franciso star babybay.

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FAZE CLAN PRO VALORANT ROSTER SO FAR:

  • Corey ‘Corey’ Nigra
  • Zachary ‘zachaREEE’ Lombardo
  • Jimmy ‘Marved’ Nguyen
  • Andrej ‘babybay’ Francisty

The former hitscan DPS player stepped away from his Overwatch career on July 17, issuing a lengthy Twitlonger about his time in the Overwatch League, but didn’t mention any plans about heading to Valorant or playing for FaZe, obviously keeping it under wraps until the big announcement.

While he has been grinding Valorant on Twitch, babybay hasn’t made an appearance in any of the tournaments we’ve seen happen so far, so it will be very interesting to see how the king pops off in his new esport of choice.

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King babybay is back and ready show his Valorant skills off for FaZe.

As he is FaZe’s fourth signing, the North American org just has one more spot to fill and it remains to be seen as to who their final pickup will be.

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While the team has already tried out former Fortnite pro Harrison ‘Pslam’ Chang, UK CS star Rory ‘Dephh’ Jackson, and Johnny ‘Marved’ Nguyen, ESPN Esports have reported FaZe could round things out with yet another former OWL player, Shane ‘Rawkus’ Flaherty, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

As always, make sure to check out our Valorant rostermania hub for all players signings and roster announcements.

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How to watch Dreamhack Open Fall 2020: Stream, schedule, results

Published: 15/Oct/2020 20:12 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 20:41

by Alan Bernal

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DreamHack Open Fall 2020 is underway and the event is stacked with some of Europe’s most elite competition vying for the lion’s share of $115,000 and more Regional Major Rankings (RMR) points for higher standing.

There are of course the top-ranked teams that can be seen as favorites for the event like Astralis, BIG, Heroic, Vitality, G2 Esports, OG, FaZe Clan, and more. But there are also teams like Sprout, North, and mousesports who are coming from the Closed Qualifiers, looking to make a dent in the event.

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The field of 16 teams has been split into four different groups that will decide the 12 orgs who will eventually move on to the Double-Elimination bracket playoffs.

Below you can find everything from results to the streams where all the action is set to go down. Follow along live and look out for more stories as they unfold.

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Though the it’s going to be all online, the DreamHack Fall Open will have highly competitive games.

DreamHack Fall 2020 stream

DreamHack is hosting all of the matches on their channel which can be found below. If there’s more than one game going on, just make sure you’re on the right feed for the team you want to watch.

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DreamHack Open Fall 2020 teams

There are five teams that had to come up from the qualifiers to cement their place in the DreamHack Open Fall 2020 event.

As previously mentioned there are a total of 16 teams who will have no choice but perform at a high level to avoid an early exit. There isn’t going to be much wiggle room for error, so expect it to be a contentious tourney from the start.

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DreamHack Fall Open 2020 Groups

Group A Results Group B Results
Fnatic 1-0 G2 Esports 1-0
Team Vitality 1-0 Astralis
mouseesports 0-1 Heroic
OG 0-1 Endpoint 0-1

Group C Results Group D Results
BIG 1-0 Sprout 1-0
GODSENT 1-0 ENCE
FaZe Clan 0-1 North
sAw 0-1 Ninjas in Pyjamas 0-1

DreamHack Open Fall 2020 schedule

Thursday, October 15

Group Game PT ET BST
Group A Vitality 2 – 0 mousesports 4:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
Group A Fnatic 2 – 1 OG 7:10 AM 10:10 AM 3:10 PM
Group B G2 Esports 2 – 0 Endpoint 7:10 AM 10:10 AM 3:10 PM
Group B Astralis vs Heroic 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM
Group C Godsent 2 – 0 sAw 4:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
Group C BIG 2 – 0 FaZe Clan 7:10 AM 10:10 AM 3:10 PM
Group D NiP 0 – 2 Sprout 4:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
Group D ENCE vs North 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM

Friday, October 16

Group Game PT ET BST
Group A Elimination mousesports vs OG 4:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
Group A Winners Vitality vs Fnatic 7:10 AM 10:10 AM 3:10 PM
Group B Elimination Endpoint vs TBD 4:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
Group B Winners G2 Esports vs TBD 7:10 AM 10:10 AM 3:10 PM
Group C Elimination sAw vs FaZe Clan 7:10 AM 10:10 AM 3:10 PM
Group C Winners Godsent vs BIG 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM
Group D Elimination NiP vs TBD 4:00 AM 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
Group D Winners Sprout vs TBD 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM