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FAZE CLAN MAKES HISTORY AS THE FIRST GAMING ORGANIZATION TO ILLUMINATE THE COVER OF SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

L-R Top: FaZe Nickmercs, FaZe Swagg, FaZe Rug, FaZe Temperrr L-R Bottom: FaZe Bronny (LeBron “Bronny” James Jr.), FaZe K1 (Kyler Murray) Photographed by: Jeffrey A. Salter Grooming: Marla Vazquez + Victor Hernandez

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, June 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- COVER SPOTLIGHTS POPULAR GAMERS FAZE NICKMERCS, FAZE TEMPERRR, FAZE SWAGG & FAZE RUG ALONGSIDE ATHLETE-GAMER HYBRID SUPERSTARS FAZE K1 & FAZE BRONNY AND INCLUDES INTERVIEWS WITH FAZE BANKS, LEE TRINK, JIMMY IOVINE, BEN SIMMONS & PAUL HAMILTON

“HOW THE GAMING, STREAMING, CONTENT-CREATING GIANT FAZE CLAN IS REDEFINING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A TEAM”

FaZe Clan, the world’s most prominent and influential gaming organization, continues to elevate the gaming community into the mainstream as they grace the July cover of Sports Illustrated. The issue featuring FaZe Nickmercs, FaZe Temperrr, FaZe Rug, FaZe Swagg, FaZe K1 (Kyler Murray) and FaZe Bronny (LeBron “Bronny” James Jr.) is now digitally available on SI.COM and will hit newsstands on June 17th. Read through the story highlights.

In conjunction with the cover story, Sports Illustrated released an exclusive behind-the-scenes video from the cover shoot, highlighting the road FaZe has paved within the gaming space over the past 11 years. Additionally, fans can tune in now to see FaZe Nickmercs unveil the cover live on his Twitch channel and watch first-time reveal moments from each star on the cover on FaZe Clan’s Twitter later today.

“THEY’VE USED THEIR REPUTATION TO BRING MORE PEOPLE IN THE TENT THAN EVER. ATHLETES USED TO BE THE ANTITHESIS OF GAMERS-- NOW FAZE IS HELPING THEM BE SEEN AS ONE IN THE SAME.”

The story, which explores the cultural convergence of the gaming scene and traditional sports, features interviews with FaZe Clan CEO Lee Trink, founders FaZe Banks and FaZe Temperrr, investor Jimmy Iovine, member/investor FaZe Simmo (aka Ben Simmons) and Paul Hamilton, Co-Owner of Atlanta FaZe and CEO of Atlanta Esports Ventures.

In celebration of Sports Illustrated converging with gaming culture for this iconic cover story, fans can purchase a limited collection of t-shirts, hats, crewneck sweatshirts and a special limited-edition version of the magazine (some of which are signed by FaZe talent) only on the NTWRK app on June 12th at 11am PT.

About FaZe Clan
Since its inception in 2010, FaZe Clan has established itself as the world’s most prominent and influential gaming organization known for its disruptive original content and hyper-engaged global fanbase of over 350 million combined across all social platforms. FaZe Clan holds an unrivaled position at the epicenter of gaming, sports, culture and entertainment, driving how the next generation consumes content, plays and shops. Their roster of 85 influential personalities consists of world-class gamers, engaging content creators and a mix of talent beyond the world of gaming, including NBA star Ben Simmons, Lebron “Bronny” James Jr and Lil Yachty. The organization’s unmatched esports division includes ten competitive teams in Fortnite, FIFA, FIFA Mobile, PUBG, PUBG Mobile, Rainbow Six, Call of Duty League (Atlanta FaZe), VALORANT, Rocket League and CS:GO with dozens of world championship trophies among them. In addition, FaZe Clan has become a sought-after fashion and lifestyle brand through an inspired apparel line and limited-edition collaborations with partners including Champion, NFL, Manchester City FC, Lyrical Lemonade, Kappa, CLOT, LA Kings, and more. Follow us @FaZeClan, @FaZeApparel and @FaZeUpdate.


About Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated (SI) is an unparalleled and influential leader recognized for its role in shaping modern culture and uniting athletes, teams and fans worldwide. We bring powerful storytelling to life through world-class live events, immersive experiences, and lifestyle products. SI’s award-winning media enterprise captures moments and turns them into history through rich and thoughtful journalism, iconic and beloved photography, and across digital platforms ranging from Emmy-winning video to an ever-expanding social community.

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