In a ground-breaking partnership, FaZe Clan and Atlanta Esports Ventures (AEV) have joined forces to create a new co-owned Call of Duty team – the Atlanta FaZe. The new team unveiled its logo, created by FaZe Clan founder Tommy “Temperrr” Olivera, pairing the iconic FaZe mark with an homage to its team’s new home city of Atlanta.
“FaZe Clan has its roots in Call of Duty and participating in this inaugural league enables us to remain true to that rich heritage,” said Lee Trink, CEO of FaZe Clan. “We are excited to partner with AEV and begin this new chapter for FaZe, in making Atlanta a new home.”
AEV, dedicated to establishing top-tier esports teams, and FaZe Clan, the iconic gaming organization, bring a highly anticipated Atlanta roster to compete live in the city. This new team and partnership allow Atlanta to further compete as an international hotspot for all things esports, adding to Georgia’s rich tech and entertainment cultures.
“Atlanta esports has quickly become a dominating force on the East Coast, which makes it the perfect home for the Atlanta FaZe,” said Paul Hamilton, President and CEO of AEV. “There is no better way to bring the best esports to the best city than through AEV’s collaboration with FaZe Clan.”
Atlanta FaZe joins 12 international teams in the inaugural Call of Duty League launching in early 2020. The team will host home games and numerous Call of Duty competitions throughout the region to engage locals and the thriving local FaZe fanbase. For more information, visit faze.callofdutyleague.com
About Atlanta Esports Ventures:
Atlanta Esports Ventures (AEV) is a joint venture owned by Cox Enterprises and Province, Inc. dedicated to bringing the best of esports to the city of Atlanta. AEV houses the Atlanta-based Overwatch League franchise, the Atlanta Reign.
About FaZe Clan
FaZe Clan, the world’s unmatched leader in competitive esports and gaming entertainment, is known predominantly for its roster of influential YouTubers, industry-leading live streamers, multi-award-winning pro-players, and competitive teams. Since its inception in 2010, the organization has established itself as one of the largest brands in gaming history, with over 210 million fans internationally across all social platforms. FaZe Clan actively cultivates and manages the most sought-after talent of the digital era. By placing emphasis on developing a team that exists at the intersection of mainstream gaming and pop culture, the organization’s influence is unmatched.