Atlanta FaZe

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Atlanta FaZe
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Team Information
Org LocationUnited States United States
Region
CDL
 CDL Franchise
OwnerAtlanta Esports Ventures
Head CoachJames "Crowder" Crowder
SponsorGameFuel
Respawn
Scuf Gaming
Affiliated Team(s)FaZe Clan
AF Academy
History
Created2019-05-02
Social Media & Links
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Current Roster
Atlanta FaZe Launch Weekend.jpg

Atlanta FaZe is the official Call of Duty League franchise team of Atlanta, United States. It is owned and operated by Atlanta Esports Ventures. The team is the successor to FaZe Clan, which had competed continuously in Call of Duty between 2012 and 2019.

History[edit]

Modern Warfare[edit]

The Atlanta Franchise was announced on May 2, 2019, as one of the first five franchises in the Call of Duty League. Crowder joined the team as head coach on September 22, followed up by RJ as assistant coach on September 24, and Easy Mac as analyst on September 26. On October 26, the team announced their full starting roster, with aBeZy, Simp, Cellium, MajorManiak and Priestahh joining. At the same time, the team branding was revealed as Atlanta FaZe. JurNii and GRVTY joined as the team's first two substitutes on December 5. On January 22, 2020, FaZe announced their academy team, AF Academy, with JurNii and GRVTY joined by Abstraact, TurnUp2eZ, and Zaptius.

FaZe was considered the top team coming into Launch Weekend and they proved it by defeated both Dallas Empire and New York in dominant fashion, not dropping a single Search and Destroy round en route to a 2-0 record. In their first tournament, their own Week 3 home series, FaZe entered as favorites and delivered for their fans. The won all four of their matches, only dropping four maps and became the first team to win a home series in their city after defeating Florida 3-0 in the final. Going into Week 4, everyone expected FaZe to win easily with Chicago Huntsmen not attending the event. Things did not go as planned though. FaZe did make it out of their group without dropping a map but matched up against Minnesota RØKKR, the only team to push Atlanta to map 5, in the semifinals, and the series once again went to map 5. Minnesota RØKKR took the fifth map, gave Atlanta their first ever series loss, and knocked them out of the tournament. In Week 6, FaZe made a return to the finals but lost 3-1 to Dallas Empire.

FaZe showed up in Week 7 looking to right the wrongs of their previous two events. They made it out of the group stage after beating Paris and London handily. The bracket stage was not as easy as they beast New York Subliners 3-2 and narrowly beat OpTic Gaming Los Angeles 3-1 in the final to earn their second CDL Championship. Going into the "toughest" home series of the year, Atlanta could have claimed their third title, but fell in the final to Florida Mutineers 1-3 after performing very poorly throughout the whole weekend. They had to reverse sweep Seattle and Dallas in the group stage, then narrowly beat LA Guerrillas in the semifinal. The weekend could have ended way worse if not for clutch S&D performances throughout the weekend. The next weekend, Atlanta once again made it to a Grand Final vs Florida but this time it wasn't close. Florida won 3-0 including the biggest domination blow out in CDL history, 235-70 on Hackney Yard. Week 11 saw the first ever matchup between Atlanta and Chicago. This was in the semifinals due to Atlanta losing to Toronto Ultra in the group stage. Chicago took the series 3-0. FaZe entered the final week trying to tie Florida Mutineers and Dallas Empire with three home series wins each, but fell in the final to Toronto Ultra 2-3 in an amazing series. Despite that, Atlanta finished the inaugural Call of Duty League Season with the #1 overall seed with 280 CDL Points.

Timeline[edit]

  • 2019
  • 2020
  • January 22, GRVTY and JurNii are loaned to AF Academy.[7]
  • January 23, Team partners with GameFuel.[8]
  • February 7, Team partners with Respawn.[9]
  • May 29, Team partners with Scuf Gaming.[10]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Dates:Approx|Exact
PlayerNameRoleJoined
NA
United StatesaBeZyTyler PharrisPlayer
Oct 20192019-10-26
NA
United StatesCelliumMcArthur JovelPlayer
Oct 20192019-10-26
NA
United StatesMajorManiakMichael SzymaniakPlayer
Oct 20192019-10-26
NA
United StatesPriestahhPreston GreinerPlayer
Oct 20192019-10-26
NA
United StatesSimpChris LehrPlayer
Oct 20192019-10-26
NA
United StatesGRVTYThomas Malin
Substitute
Dec 20192019-12-05
NA
SpainJurNiiJuan Antonio González Muñoz
Substitute
Dec 20192019-12-05

Former[edit]

Players are shown for the entire duration of their tenure on the team, with the role and substitute/trainee status they had upon their departure.

No members found.

Organization[edit]

Current[edit]

C ID Name Position
United States Paul Hamilton Chief Executive Officer & President
United States Jasmine Kitterman Director of Marketing
United States Jeremy Poore Director of Partnerships
United States McCarty Maxwell Senior Event Manager
United States JBProdigy Jarel Bell Head of Content
United States Dallas Nick Dallas Video Production Manager
United States Crowder James Crowder 80Head coach
United States RJ Richard Simoncelli 80Assistant coach
United States Easy Mac Austin O'Neil 80Analyst
United States NoisyButters Hannah Bryan Streamer
United States Nick Szott Designer

Trivia[edit]

Team Achievements[edit]

Recent Tournament Results (View All)
GameDatePlacePrizeEventRoster
GameIcon MW.png2020-03-08A33 - 4$ 10,000 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 4 - Los Angeles aBeZy •   Simp •   Cellium •   MajorManiak •   Priestahh
  Crowder
  RJ
GameIcon MW.png2020-02-23A11$ 50,000 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 3 - Atlanta aBeZy •   Simp •   Cellium •   MajorManiak •   Priestah
  Crowder
  RJ
GameIcon MW.png2020-01-26A11 - 4 Call of Duty League 2020 Launch Weekend aBeZy •   Simp •   Cellium •   MajorManiak •   Priestahh
  Crowder
  RJ

Media[edit]

  • 2019
  • 2020

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Reveal 2019-10-26
Colors #E43D30, #000000, #FFFFFF
Meaning The Atlanta FaZe team features the instantly recognizable red, black, and white colors of FaZe Clan. Designed by FaZe Clan’s Tommy “Temperrr” Olivera, the logo design pays homage to Atlanta’s rich culture while also crediting AEV’s progressive esports advancements in the state.
Atlanta FaZe: Our Story
Combining the roots of Atlanta Esports Ventures and the deep-seated partnership within the FaZe Organization, there was no other choice than to franchise in the historic city of Atlanta, Georgia. AEV brings its unique position in this great city as well as a dedicated leadership who continues to position the team to be a dominating force in the esports community

FaZe Clan has unparalleled brand recognition within the gaming and lifestyle space and also brings a decade of loyal fans rooted in Call of Duty.

Gallery[edit]

Tournaments Hosted[edit]

Game Start End Tournament Location Teams Prize Winner Second
GameIcon MW.png 2020-07-04 2020-07-04 CDL City Circuit 2020 ATL North America North America Logo std.pngEnvailedd & Sultify
GameIcon MW.png 2020-02-22 2020-02-23 CDC Atlanta Open 2020 United States College Park 48 $ 25,000 Atlanta FaZelogo std.pngAF Academy UYUlogo std.pngUYU
GameIcon MW.png 2020-02-22 2020-02-23 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 3 - Atlanta United States College Park 8 $ 100,000 Atlanta FaZelogo std.pngATL FaZe Florida Mutineerslogo std.pngFLA Mutineers

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