One of the most popular and recognizable esports teams in the world, FaZe Clan, has officially announced the launch of their new recruitment program that is setup to seek out the “new generation” of esports talent, content creators, and even streamers.
The new program called FaZe Academy will be separated into four stages – Scouting, Bootcamp, Apprenticeship and Acceptance, and members will be participating in what is being called ‘The Journey’ before they are officially accepted on the FaZe Clan roster.
“We very much invest into personal strategies and personal individual brands,” Darren Yan, FaZe Clan’s Vice President of Talent, according to Esports Insider.
“Once you come in each candidate would be given what’s called a ‘Hit Squad’. The Hit Squad includes a talent manager and a representative from the comms and PR team. They have a representative of the production team, should they ever need help on any technical stuff. They also have someone from the audience development team that helps them out with strategies on all their socials, including streaming and branding. Then of course, they have their talent manager under my group who is there day-to-day.”
“FaZe Academy is seeking the best in the world – from the undiscovered charismatic vlogger to the elite multi-hyphenate global content creator who is already making waves,” Jaci Hays, COO of FaZe Clan said in an official announcement. “It is designed to help them achieve their goals, and better understand how far they can take their entrepreneurial spirit and unmatched talent. We want to support their personal brands, help them navigate superstardom while also achieving our larger vision for FaZe Clan.”