FaZe Clan started building its Valorant team last June. However, after several twists and turns, the roster is still not complete. Above all, it has lost its captain Jason "jasonR" Ruchelski, who disagreed with the organization's recruitment. As the organization participates and organizes the next stage of the Valorant Ignition Series, it would have found its last two players.
Andrej "babybay" Francisty
babybay has officially signed up with FaZe Clan. This former Overwatch professional (Atlanta Reign, San Francisco Shock...) retired last July. If he hadn't indicated precisely what his future would be made of at the time, several tracks leading to Valorant had been picked up by the community.
Accustomed to playing DPS hitscan on Blizzard's game, he should be able to make a good figure on Riot Games' FPS. He will also find some players in the team who will be familiar to him. Zachary "ZachaREEE" Lombardo and Corey "corey" Nigra are also Overwatch alumni, whom he played regularly in the Overwatch League.
Another signature in the pipes
The team has not yet officially communicated on the 5th and final team member, but ESPN seems to have a very clear idea about this. According to them, Shane "Rawkus" Flaherty should join FaZe Clan. The 26-year-old American is also a veteran of the Overwatch scene (Houston Outlaws). He also played for a while for FaZe Clan when the organization was present on this scene. So it would be a kind of homecoming.
If the recruitment is confirmed, FaZe Clan would surely get the most experienced Valorant roster on Overwatch? It remains to be seen if this will be enough to get good results.
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Original content by Léo "Tipsalewo" Lecherbonnier.