FAZE CLAN WINS INTEL GRAND SLAM IN COUNTER STRIKE: GLOBAL OFFENSIVE - A RECORD-BREAKING ACCOMPLISHMENT AS THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL ROSTER TO REACH THIS MILESTONE
THE GRAND SLAM COMES AFTER BRINGING HOME EPL SEASON 17 AND OVER $1,000,000 IN PLAYER WINNINGS
LOS ANGELES, March 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- FaZe Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: FAZE) ("FaZe Clan"), the lifestyle and media platform rooted in gaming and youth culture, is celebrating FaZe's Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) esports team winning ESL Pro League Season 17 and accomplishing the highest prize in competitive CS:GO, an Intel Grand Slam. A Grand Slam is awarded to the first team that wins four S-Tier events organized by ESL during a window of 10 consecutive events. FaZe Clan's CS:GO team secured this feat with a dominating run through 2022 and into 2023, bringing home wins at IEM: Katowice 2022, EPL Season 15, IEM: Cologne 2022, and Sunday at EPL Season 17.
Prior to yesterday's tournament, only three teams had ever completed this major milestone in CS:GO history, making it one of the most coveted prizes in competitive esports. With their win, FaZe Clan's CS:GO team was awarded a $1,000,000 prize for the Intel Grand Slam plus $200,000 in tournament cash prizes. FaZe Clan's CS:GO team is comprised of Finn "FaZe Karrigan" Andersen, Håvard "FaZe Rain" Nygaard, Helvijs "FaZe Broky" Saukants, Russel "FaZe Twistzz" Van Dulken, Robin "FaZe Ropz" Kool, ad coach Robert "FaZe RobbaN" Dahlström.
For most players, one Intel Grand Slam win would be the hallmark of a highly successful CS:GO career, but today, Russel "FaZe Twistzz" Van Dulken became the first player in CS:GO history to win an Intel Grand Slam twice in his career, notching his first with Team Liquid in 2019.
The EPL Season 17 championship brings FaZe Clan to 38 total world championships across all 15 esports pro teams.
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