Chris Higgins . People . Monday 25th January 2016 . 15:38
Following in the footsteps of fellow Call of Duty rival brand OpTic Gaming, FaZe Clan has joined the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive circuit by acquiring team G2 Esports.
The European squad, captained by Mikail “Maikelele” Bill, had been in talks with FaZe for some weeks before the news was revealed yesterday.
As G2, and previously Kinguin, the team has managed many high-placing finishes at tournaments such as DreamHack Cluj-Napoca and IEM San Jose, with top four placements at both.
In comparison, the US team picked up by their long-term rivals from the Call of Duty scene OpTic Gaming, has yet to qualify for a Major.
The influx of well-known Call of Duty brands at the start of this year is no doubt due to the increased prize pool offered at CS:GO tournaments in 2016 and the further widening of its audience by televised tournaments at Turner Broadcasting and ESPN coverage.