ARIZONA CARDINALS QUARTERBACK JOINS FAZE CLAN
FaZe Clan, one of the top gaming and esports organizations, announced Kyler “FaZe K1” Murray has joined its roster of content creators.
“We’re so stoked to officially welcome Kyler to the FaZe family,” says Richard “FaZe Banks” Bengston. “Aside from being one of the best QBs out there, he is embedded in the gaming community racking up hours upon hours playing and streaming. The friendship with Kyler, myself and all the FaZe members is natural and organic. He’s a perfect fit for FaZe as we continue to lead the cultural collision of traditional sports and gaming.”
Murray, best known as the Arizona Cardinals quarterback, has been a passionate gamer since he was five years old. He enjoys the camaraderie and competitive nature within the space, and now leans on gaming as a way to connect with his fans on a more personal level. He spends several hours a day streaming games like Madden and Call of Duty. In addition to joining FaZe Clan, Murray is also in the process of investing in the organization.
“I’ve played video games my whole life,” says Murray. “To be drafted by FaZe and welcomed into the family is a blessing and an honor, and honestly one of the most exciting moments of my life and career so far. I am looking forward to this next chapter and representing FaZe at the highest level.”
To celebrate Murray joining FaZe, the organization is releasing an official FaZe K1 merchandise capsule within its upcoming in-line spring drop. The capsule features a limited-edition t-shirt and hoodie and will become available April 29 at 12 p.m. PT.
critical gaps at the intersection of pandemic recovery and the hardest hit communities. Several FaZe members including Kris “FaZe Swagg” Lamberson, Nicholas “FaZe Nickmercs” Kolcheff and Nathan Anthony “FaZe Nate Hill” Hill are set to participate.
Before Murray joined the organization, other FaZe members who are professional athletes include Ben “FaZe Simmo” Simmons and LeBron “FaZe Bronny” James Jr.
FaZe Clan is well versed in partnerships with major sports organizations. In 2020, the organization launched collaborations with the NFL and NHL, and participated in the first NFL Draft-A-Thon, the virtual fundraiser for pandemic relief. FaZe also has a strong relationship with Manchester City Football Club, having launched a fashion line and Fortnite collaboration.
Check out the announcement video here.
Photo courtesy of FaZe Clan