Ever since 2010, FaZe Clan (then FaZe Sniping) entered the gaming world in a big way by creating content that automatically resonated with an audience while showcasing the personality behind its gamers.
And now, the 37-time esports champions with over 5.7 million followers on Twitter alone have taken the plunge into sim racing.
FaZe Clan is competing in ESL R1 this season with an intriguing line-up, featuring current Dörr Esports drivers Lucas Müller and Tim Jarschel on loan.
The existing German squad is currently competing in the eWTCR and BMW M SIM Cup amongst others, and recently partaking in the iRacing Daytona 24 and Le Mans Virtual Series – finished fourth in GTE at the 24-hour season finale.
Müller feels a huge sense of pride to be part of “one of the largest brands in all of gaming” and is excited to be part of the future of sim racing.
“I think it is a great development that big organizations such as ESL are getting involved with sim racing, hosting championships and hopefully generating a lot of reach for the sport,” he said.
“Personally, I am really happy to be part of this first big step, competing against the very best in the biggest championship to date.”
Jarschel echoed his Dörr teammate.
“FaZe is without any doubts one of the biggest organizations in the world of Esports. Everywhere they enter, they are one of the teams you need to have an eye on.”
The two are thankful to the team at Dörr Esports for being so supportive in their next journey. One they will cherish as an experience together, in hopes of grabbing some thrilling wins along the way with FaZe Clan, too.
Ulas Ozyildirim, joins from R8G Esports, where he shared a car with eponymous team leader and former Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean in the Le Mans Virtual Series. He also represented Turkey at the FIA Motorsport Games last year, alongside being a Haas F1 Esports development driver.
Its fourth and final driver still remains a mystery.
UPDATE: Famed Call of Duty World Champion Ian “Crimsix” Porter will fill the fourth and final slot on the FaZe Clan lineup.
FaZe Clan’s entrance into the sim world is not surprising, considering they already roster competitive teams in Fortnite, FIFA, PUBG, PUBG Mobile, Rainbow Six, Call of Duty League (Atlanta FaZe), Rocket League, VALORANT and CS:GO.
It recently announced a partnership with Porsche, so it’s no surprise that it will use the 911 for ESL R1.
Follow their latest venture in Rennsport via the ESL R1 series, kicking off this weekend (11th-12th February, 2023) at the IEM Expo Katowice in Poland.
FAZE CLAN ESL R1 DRIVER LINE-UP
- Lucas Müller
- Tim Jarschel
- Ulas Ozyildirim
- Ian “Crimsix” Porter