VALORANT – FaZe Clan Set for Major Roster Rebuild

It appears that FaZe Clan are to make drastic changes to their VALORANT roster ahead of the 2022 season.... | 1. December 2021

It appears that FaZe Clan are to make drastic changes to their VALORANT roster ahead of the 2022 season. Reports this week suggest that the organization are in the process of holding trials, as they look to rebuild their lineup around Andrej “babybay” Francisty. The Jett main is one of just three players on the FaZe VALORANT active roster, with a number of candidates waiting to hear whether they have made the cut to join.

According to a report from Upcomer’s George Geddes, the likes of Immortals’ Andrew “ShoT_UP” Orlowski, ex-Luminosity Gaming pro Diondre “YaBoiDre” Bond, Build By Gamers’ Jake “POACH” Brumleve and Ghost’s Dajon “chase” Lopez have all tried out in the hope of being added to FaZe’s roster.

Why FaZe Clan Has Been Holding Trials to Find New Players

While none have officially been signed by the org, more trials are set to take place in the coming weeks, as FaZe close in on making their final decision. At present, babybay is joined only by Corey “corey” Nigra and Zachary “ZachaREEE” Lombardo. However, with corey’s switch to TSM set to be made official shortly and ZachaREEE looking at options away from FaZe, it could be that an almost complete roster overhaul is completed.

26-year-old babybay is a former Overwatch player, with the American having signed for FaZe back in August. Having been the teams’ standout performer since then, it comes as no surprise that FaZe are looking to keep him on board. It has been a period of change for FaZe, who parted ways with “BabyJ” at the start of November, while coach “Rawkus” left in order to join Sentinels just a matter of days later.

Whoever departs and joins FaZe over the coming weeks, one thing that is for sure is that active players will compete under the guidance of coach Josh “jdm64” Marzano. The former CS:GO favorite was announced as FaZe’s coach back in September and will seemingly be given time to make his mark on the team. Thomas “Trippy” Schappy, who was promoted from analyst to head coach earlier in the year, was moved to the assistant coach position in September.

How FaZe VALORANT Has Fared Over Recent Months

Like many leading eSports organizations, FaZe missed out on the VALORANT Champions event, having finished 7th-8th at the North VCT 2021: North America Last Chance Qualifier. However, the team did win the VCT 2021: NA Stage 1 Challengers 3 event back in July, beating 100 Thieves in the final.