FaZe Clan and OpTic Gaming join forces to collaborate on a merchandise line that will include jerseys, hoodies, t-shirts, a lava lamp, and more, the companies announced Wednesday.
OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan began in Call of Duty, and have since paved the way for dozens of gaming organizations and content creators over the last decade. The limited-edition merchandise capsule collection celebrates the journey from those early days of Call of Duty to now being two of the most influential pillars in gaming.
For die-hard FaZe Clan fans, the announcement was teased on August 27 in the “What happened to FaZe Clan?” vlog released on their channel. In the video Ricky “Banks” Bengston is holding up a hoodie with the OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan logo combined on the front of it. Now, several days after the video was released, the collaboration is official and will feature much more than just the hoodie.
“To say we owe a lot to Hector and OpTic is an understatement,” FaZe Temperrr said in a press statement about the collaboration. “We created something out of nothing, and we wouldn’t be here without their blueprint. It’s been mind-blowing to watch both brands grow into something that can never be recreated and revolutionize the space together. “
OpTic Gaming x FaZe Clan merchandise to release in the coming weeks
FaZe Clan and OpTic Gaming have one of the oldest rivalries in esports history. The growth from the two brands will only expand with this collaboration.
— FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan) September 1, 2021
“The beauty of competition is that it drives innovation, and although OpTic was the first of its kind, OpTic didn’t define itself until the FaZe Snipers came to play,” said OpTic HECZ. “Without FaZe and the fresh new look they brought to the fast-growing esports and gaming entertainment landscape, OpTic and gaming culture wouldn’t be where it is today, for it was FaZe and their innovations that helped gamers transcend gaming.”
Along with the merchandise collection, multiple content pieces featuring key talent from each organization will drop in the coming weeks on both FaZe Clan and OpTic Gaming’s channels.