With the first games of Overwatch Contenders Season One less than a week away, it was only a matter of time before teams would be forced to finalize and declare their rosters. Earlier today, the team pages for the teams participating in Overwatch Contenders went up on the Contenders website, effectively announcing the rosters of all teams that hadn't yet done so. Among the most significant changes were those for FaZe Clan, which included a new DPS, a talented sub, and a new coach.
Gone is Lui from the FaZe roster, and in his place is Carpe, former DPS of Selfless Gaming and BK Stars. Similar to how the team immediately signed its new players during the last roster shake-up before Season Zero, Carpe is already signed to the organization, according to sources close to the team. Carpe will be joining the rest of the FaZe roster as they travel to bootcamp on August 17th, only a few short days before their first match of Season One.
Currently listed under the substitute role, Surefour is reportedly not joining the team for the bootcamp. Presumably he will be coming off the bench to play the DPS role from time to time. With the state of Cloud 9's North American roster unknown after their failure to qualify for Season One and the acquisition of Laser Kittenz by the organization, there has been much speculation over where Surefour, as well as many of his teammates, will go. Leaked chat logs on Taimou's stream seemed to have hinted at him joining the roster of EnVyUs, although his place on the FaZe roster appears to suggest differently.
Coaching this squad will be former Cyclowns coach iuKeEe. He will be hoping to translate the experience from coaching a team that was once one of the top in Europe into success for the mixed region team. It is currently unknown whether or not iuKeEe will be joining his new roster during their bootcamp, but regardless he will be attempting to make an impact right away. With the whole team finally in North America together, at least for now, there will be no excuses for a sub-par performance this time.
The full FaZe Clan roster for Contenders Season One will be:
- George "ShaDowBurn" Gushcha (DPS)
- Lee "Carpe" Jae-hyeok (이재혁) (DPS)
- Alexandre "SPREE" Vanhomwegen (Flex)
- Russell "FCTFCTN" Campbell (Tank)
- Shane "Rawkus" Flaherty (Support)
- Joe "Joemeister" Gramano (Support)
- Lane "Surefour" Roberts (Substitute)
- Luke "iuKeEe" Dainton (Coach)
- Se-Hwi "NamedHwi" Go (Coach)