The newest member of FaZe Clan is none other than Call of Duty: Warzone streamer and content creator Kalei Renay.
Becoming increasingly popular since Warzone’s release in early 2020, Kalei has made it known she’s wanted to join a premier esports organization for some time. It might have taken a year or two, but Kalei has finally found that home in FaZe Clan.
I JOINED @FaZeClan !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— FaZe Kalei (@KaleiRenay) June 3, 2021
Kalei Renay signs with FaZe
Kalei has spoken in the past about missing out on sponsorship deals due to her social media persona. Despite cultivating a fanbase of over 195,000 followers on Twitter, she has struggled with getting signed.
Speaking on this issue back in October, Kalei said the following on her Twitter page:
“I think I’ve finally accepted the fact that I’ll probably never join a team, or get huge sponsors because of who I am personality-wise and being a ‘brand risk.’ But I’m okay with it because I will never change and I have an insanely supportive community because of it. I’m thankful.”
— FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan) June 3, 2021
That all changed for Kalei today. Not only did she join a major organization in FaZe Clan, the team has encouraged her to be herself. Along with the announcement of her signing, Kalei gave the following statement:
“It’s really a dream come true to join FaZe. For me, this is a moment to say ‘F*ck you’ to all the people who didn’t believe in me or thought my personality was an obstacle. FaZe encourages me to be myself and believes I can achieve success without watering down my weirdness. That means the world to me.”
Making a name in Warzone
Social media aside, Kalei has become one of the most recognizable Warzone streamers. She’s gained hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitch in the last year, directly correlating with the rise of Warzone. As of the time of writing, she boasts over 350,000 followers on the streaming platform while averaging over 1,000 viewers on a daily basis.
some clips from today's stream 😳 i really am unstoppable with any sniper pic.twitter.com/WkAzGRnp5i
— FaZe Kalei (@KaleiRenay) May 21, 2021
The streamer consistently pulls off miraculous plays, usually with a Kar98k in her hand. Kalei’s also been invited to more and more competitive tournaments in 2021. Most recently she competed in the Mina Mendes Co-Ed Warzone Invitational, where she took home third place, her highest placement to date.
The added exposure from joining FaZe Clan should only Kalei’s brand grow larger.