I was KICKED from FaZe Clan

FaZe Kitty
27 Apr 202410:42

Summary

TLDRThe speaker, a former member of FaZe Clan known as Cameron or Faz Kitty, shares his experience of being unexpectedly removed from the organization. Despite having a significant impact on FaZe Clan's growth and being a loyal member for nearly a decade, he expresses his confusion and disappointment at not being given a clear reason for his dismissal. He acknowledges the organization's evolution from a Call of Duty team to a broader brand and appreciates the opportunities he had. However, he also highlights the lack of support and management he received, especially during his most successful period. The speaker maintains a positive outlook, hoping for the best for FaZe Clan and considering this event as a potential catalyst for renewed motivation in his career.

Takeaways

  • 🎮 The speaker, Cameron AKA Faz Kitty, has been officially removed from FaZe Clan after a long association with the group.
  • 🙌 Cameron expresses gratitude and love for FaZe Clan, particularly mentioning the support from members Rain, Jeev, Agon, and Banks.
  • 🔫 Cameron acknowledges that not all of his time with FaZe Clan was positive, indicating that there were challenges along the way.
  • 📈 Despite being a significant contributor to FaZe Clan's growth, Cameron feels he was not appreciated or compensated as he should have been.
  • 💰 Cameron mentions earning less than $3,000 from FaZe Clan and never receiving sponsorship opportunities, even during his peak performance.
  • 🕰 Cameron joined FaZe Clan in July 2014 and has been with the organization for nearly a decade.
  • 🤔 Cameron was moved to the 'Hall of Face' on the FaZe Clan website in 2022, which he interprets as being dropped from the active roster without clear communication.
  • 😕 The lack of a clear reason for his removal and the way it was handled is a source of frustration for Cameron.
  • 🌐 Cameron notes that FaZe Clan's evolution from a Call of Duty-focused group to a broader brand was a smart move for the organization's growth.
  • 👷 Cameron believes that the original members who kept to the Call of Duty roots were essential to FaZe Clan's survival and feel overlooked.
  • 🚀 Cameron is optimistic about his future, suggesting that this change might motivate him to push even harder in his career.

Q & A

  • What was the reason the speaker felt they were dropped from FaZe Clan?

    -The speaker was not given a clear reason for their drop from FaZe Clan, but they were moved to the 'Hall of Face' roster on the website, which they interpret as being dropped.

  • How long has the speaker been associated with FaZe Clan?

    -The speaker has been associated with FaZe Clan since July 19th, 2014, which is nearly 10 years.

  • What was the speaker's role in FaZe Clan?

    -The speaker was a content creator and a member of the Call of Duty team, representing the sniping side of the game.

  • Why did the speaker feel they were not appreciated within FaZe Clan?

    -The speaker felt they were not appreciated because, despite significant growth and contribution to the organization, they were not given sponsorships, management, or monetary compensation that matched their performance.

  • What was the speaker's view on FaZe Clan's expansion from Call of Duty?

    -The speaker believed that FaZe Clan's expansion from solely focusing on Call of Duty was a smart move that allowed the organization to grow significantly.

  • How did the speaker react to the news of being dropped from FaZe Clan?

    -The speaker expressed disappointment and confusion, as they felt they had contributed significantly to the organization and did not receive a clear reason for their dismissal.

  • What was the speaker's experience with FaZe Clan's management?

    -The speaker had a negative experience with management, mentioning being ghosted by one manager and having limited interaction with another.

  • How did the speaker's content performance during their time with FaZe Clan?

    -The speaker's content performance was strong, with millions of views on YouTube and a significant increase in subscribers during a particular 6-month period.

  • What is the speaker's current residence and how did it affect their relationship with FaZe Clan?

    -The speaker currently resides in Finland, and they were told that FaZe Clan could not manage them internationally, which they found to be an unsatisfactory explanation given other international members with managers.

  • What does the speaker plan to do going forward after being dropped from FaZe Clan?

    -The speaker plans to continue creating content and is considering the situation as a potential boost of motivation to 'really grind' again.

  • How does the speaker feel about the other members and the future of FaZe Clan?

    -Despite their personal disappointment, the speaker wishes FaZe Clan nothing but the best and hopes for the organization's continued success.

  • What was the speaker's initial reaction to the formation of the 'Hall of Face' roster?

    -Initially, the speaker did not agree with being moved to the 'Hall of Face' roster, especially since they were one of the biggest members in terms of growth and contribution to FaZe Clan.

Outlines

00:00

😀 Reflecting on Face Cam and Time in Face Clan

The speaker begins by expressing their excitement to use a face cam after a long hiatus, noting it's been around four or five years since the last time. They mention that today's video is unique, warranting the inclusion of a face cam. The individual has been officially removed from Face Clan and starts by expressing gratitude and love for the clan, without any animosity. They recount their journey, from being given a chance to join in 2014, to the support they received from key members like Rain, Jeev, Agony, and Banks. Despite the positive aspects, they acknowledge that not all was perfect. They share their history with the clan, including their recruitment after a challenge in 2014, their non-stop grind, and their growth within the Call of Duty scene. The speaker also discusses their move to Finland and the unexpected call they received about being dropped from the clan. They hint at other members being dropped as well and express their understanding of the situation, despite their past contributions and growth during their time with Face Clan.

05:00

😔 The Unresolved Feelings of Being Dropped

The speaker delves into their feelings of being moved from the content creator list to the hall of fame on Face Clan's website, which they interpret as being 'kicked.' They express confusion and disappointment, especially since they were one of the top contributors in terms of growth and views on YouTube during their time with the clan. They discuss their lack of financial compensation and sponsorship opportunities, despite their significant contributions and viewership. The speaker also addresses their lack of communication with management and the lack of transparency regarding their status with the organization. They mention how they were told the organization could not manage them internationally due to their move to Finland, which they find unconvincing given the international presence of other members. The speaker also shares their surprise at still being followed by Banks on social media, despite being moved to the hall of fame roster. They emphasize their dedication to the organization and their struggle with the lack of a clear reason for their dismissal after ten years of service.

10:02

😌 Looking Forward and Upcoming Content

The speaker concludes by sharing their intention to move forward positively, despite the difficult situation. They express hope for the continued success of Face Clan and a desire to see the organization thrive. They also mention their plans for future content, including a live session on kick.com and an upcoming video featuring a compilation of their best moments from over a decade with Face Clan. The speaker acknowledges the emotional challenge of producing such a video but remains committed to their work and their audience. They thank their viewers for their support and express appreciation for those who have followed them regardless of their affiliation with Face Clan.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡Face Cam

A 'face cam' refers to a camera that captures the face of the person speaking or appearing in a video. In the context of the video, the speaker mentions that it has been a long time since they used a face cam in their videos, indicating a personal and direct approach to the audience for this particular content.

💡FaZe Clan

FaZe Clan is a professional esports organization known for its teams in various games, including Call of Duty. The speaker discusses being officially 'kicked from FaZe Clan,' which is a central theme of the video, as it deals with their departure and the emotions and circumstances surrounding it.

💡Content Creator

A content creator is an individual who generates various forms of content, typically for online platforms. The speaker identifies themselves as a content creator who was moved from the active roster to the 'Hall of Face' on the FaZe Clan website, signifying a shift in their role and relationship with the organization.

💡YouTube Growth

YouTube growth refers to the increase in subscribers, views, and overall engagement a channel receives on the platform. The speaker highlights their significant growth on YouTube, gaining almost 360,000 subscribers in six months, which is a key aspect of their narrative about their value and contribution to FaZe Clan.

💡Call of Duty

Call of Duty is a popular first-person shooter video game franchise. The speaker's association with Call of Duty is significant as it is the game that initially brought them to FaZe Clan's attention and is part of the organization's roots, which the speaker feels is often overlooked.

💡International Management

International management refers to the oversight and direction of individuals or operations that span across different countries. The speaker was told that FaZe Clan could not manage them internationally after they moved to Finland, which they dispute due to the existence of other internationally managed members within the clan.

💡Hall of Face

The 'Hall of Face' is a term used by the speaker to describe a section on FaZe Clan's website that recognizes members who have contributed significantly to the clan but are not currently active. The speaker's move to this list was a pivotal moment that they felt was unjustified and marked the beginning of their disconnection from the active roster.

💡Grinding

In gaming culture, 'grinding' refers to the act of repeatedly playing or practicing to improve skills or achieve specific goals. The speaker emphasizes their continuous grinding in Call of Duty, indicating their dedication and hard work, which they feel was not adequately recognized by FaZe Clan.

💡OGs (Original Gamers)

OGs, short for 'Original Gamers,' is a term used to refer to the founding or early members of a gaming group or organization. The speaker mentions 'OGs' in relation to FaZe Clan, highlighting the importance of the early members and their contributions to the clan's success.

💡Dropped

To be 'dropped' in the context of the video means to be removed or let go from a team or organization. The speaker expresses their frustration and confusion over being dropped from FaZe Clan without a clear reason after years of dedication, which is a central point of contention in the video.

💡Motivation

Motivation refers to the drive or desire to achieve a goal or complete a task. Despite the setback of being dropped from FaZe Clan, the speaker suggests that this event might provide them with a new boost of motivation to push their career further, indicating a positive spin on a negative experience.

Highlights

The speaker has not used a face cam in videos for four or five years.

They were officially kicked from Face Clan and express no ill will towards the clan.

The speaker credits four members of Face Clan for their initial inclusion: rain, jeev, agony, and banks.

They joined Face Clan in July 2014 and were grateful for the opportunity.

The speaker acknowledges that not all of their time in Face Clan was positive.

They have been in PH Clan for almost 10 years and share their journey from Phase 5 in 2014.

The speaker discusses their non-stop grind in the Call of Duty scene since joining Face Clan.

They received a call about being dropped from Face Clan on April 27th.

The speaker clarifies that they are not the only one dropped and they have had time to process it.

Their name was moved from the content creator list to the hall of fame on Face Clan's website in 2022.

The speaker was one of the biggest members of Face Clan in terms of growth and analytics in 2019-2022.

Despite their success, they were not appreciated as they should have been and did not receive sponsorships.

They were told they could not be managed internationally because they moved to Finland, which they dispute.

The speaker mentions that Banks, who recruited them, still follows people who have criticized Face Clan.

They have only spoken to one person in management since being moved to the hall of fame roster.

The speaker has been sitting on their status for two years without clear communication.

They discuss the evolution of Face Clan from Call of Duty montages to an international organization.

The speaker feels overlooked and believes their contributions to upholding Face Clan's roots have been undervalued.

They received a call officially dropping them from Face Clan without a clear reason after 10 years of dedication.

The speaker expresses their wish for the success of Face Clan despite their treatment.

They are not worried about their future and see this as a potential motivator to push harder.

The speaker will be live on kick.com and has another video coming out, a best of compilation over 10 years.

Transcripts

00:01

hello there it's been a long time since

00:04

I used a face cam especially if you've

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been a sub of mine for a very long time

00:07

I think the last time that I included

00:09

face cam in videos was like what four or

00:11

five years ago somewhere around the

00:12

first year of Modern Warfare 19 but I

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thought because today's video was a very

00:15

unique video I think it's only right to

00:17

include face cam in this one as you all

00:19

could tell by the title of the video I

00:20

have been officially kicked from Face

00:22

Clan I want to start this video off by

00:23

saying that I have nothing but love for

00:25

Face Clan I don't have any bad blood

00:27

towards Face Clan itself I've always

00:28

loved the idea of Face Clan were super

00:30

generous to even give me a chance of

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joining fazeclan back in 2014 especially

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shout out to rain jeev agon and Banks

00:37

those four are the reason why I joined

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fazeclan in the first place rain pushed

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for me jeev pushed for me tremendously

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Agony pushed for me tremendously and

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banks of course is the one that actually

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recruited me because of that I will

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always be thankful to those four and

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I've enjoyed my time being in face

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however I will also say that not all of

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it has been good not going to sit here

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and pretend that this has been a joy

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ride from day one till now anyone that

01:00

knew you didn't know me or you used to

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watch me years ago and you haven't in a

01:03

long time you just simply forgot my name

01:05

is Cameron AKA Faz Kitty not anymore

01:08

unfortunately just kidding now I've been

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in PH clan for almost 10 years I joined

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July 19th 2014 3 weeks after Phase 5 in

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2014 I didn't obviously place in the top

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five but I placed six place and the

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reason why I know that is because 3

01:23

weeks after that challenge ended I was

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the only one that then got recruited

01:26

immediately after and there was like a

01:28

year time span after that before someone

01:30

else got recruited so I did pretty well

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in the challenge but I didn't make it

01:33

during phase 5 I grinded for about 4 and

01:35

1/2 years before I made it into the team

01:38

if you remember I was solo and then I

01:40

was in obey Alliance for two and a half

01:41

years and then I was in Sora for about 3

01:43

weeks before I officially got picked up

01:45

from faas ever since then I have

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non-stop grinded everyone knows this is

01:49

true if you've ever followed me if

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you've ever watched me if you've ever

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even known about me in the Cod scene

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whether or not you like me dislike me

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you know for a fact it is true that I

01:59

never stopped grinding I grinded from

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before phase and since the day I joined

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I kept going I never took breaks which I

02:06

definitely should have kept my head down

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and I grinded and it was some of the

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most fun years I've ever had in my life

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in a couple months it would have been

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exactly 10 years of being in phas I've

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put a good amount of time into this or

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into this scene it's been fun it is

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currently April 27th 10:00 in the

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morning which I received the call about

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an hour and a half ago so it was like

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8:30 in the morning my time you didn't

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know already I now live in Finland I've

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lived in Finland for about 5 years now

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so I'm on a different time Zone but I

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woke up to this call of me getting

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kicked from fa Glam so I received a call

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from one of the ogs I'm not going to

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name drop who basically stating that I

02:37

was officially being dropped today there

02:39

should be an announcement going up later

02:41

today from FaZe Clint I'm not sure what

02:42

time it may be either before or after

02:44

this video not too sure it will be

02:46

sometime today officially announcing

02:48

what fa's plans are going forward I'm

02:49

not going to spoil anything but I'm sure

02:51

you'll see I also want to quickly

02:53

mention that I'm not the only one that

02:54

got dropped this isn't like it's a

02:55

personal I got kicked and that's it now

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I don't seem as distraught as some other

02:59

people probably are going to be the

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reason why is because I've had a lot of

03:03

time to really think about this and

03:05

process everything basically back in

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20122 if you paid close attention to the

03:09

phase roster on their actual website I

03:12

was moved officially from their content

03:13

creator list to the hall of face on

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their website which now has been taken

03:18

down basically it was a roster men to

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show people that have really contributed

03:22

to faas Clan as a whole but are not

03:24

currently an active member now that

03:25

always made sense to me the idea of the

03:27

hall ofas roster was a good idea I think

03:30

it is a good idea to represent people

03:31

that have done a lot over the years but

03:33

it didn't make sense to me at the time

03:34

when I was put on that roster and the

03:36

reason why is because about halfway

03:38

through 2019 through 2022 I was one of

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fa Clan's biggest members in terms of

03:44

growth in terms of analytics I was

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killing it I was getting millions and

03:48

millions of views and that's on YouTube

03:50

long form that's before short form even

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became a thing this was purely long form

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in 6 months I gained almost 360,000

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subscribers in 6 months mons that is

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crazy any YouTuber knows that that is

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nuts especially on long form content so

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in no way whether or not you like me

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dislike me you cannot tell me that I

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wasn't killing it and during that time I

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was not appreciated the way I should

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have been if you've ever known me you

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know this is true I don't sit here and

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beg for things in the 10 years of being

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in FaZe Clan I've made less than $3,000

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from them originally members were paid

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for their montages that used to go up

04:24

years ago back in 2014 through 2015 paid

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individually for our specific montages

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that went up within that I made about

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roughly $3,000 I think it's actually a

04:32

little bit less than that and that ended

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in 2015 since then I have not made any

04:37

amount of money from fazeclan I have

04:38

never been pitched a sponsor from them

04:40

even when I was at my Peak which is

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crazy cuz I could have done numbers for

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them as time went on and FaZe became

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less of a Call of Duty team and more

04:46

towards an actual brand and organization

04:48

of course they acquired managers that

04:50

were supposed to be managing all the

04:51

creators throughout the time throughout

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that time I had two managers one of

04:54

which ghosted me for 3 months and the

04:56

other one actually was very nice to me

04:58

but unfortunately we didn't work very

05:00

long together before she got moved to

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different people I didn't really have a

05:03

chance to like really do anything when I

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was at my Peak pulling Millions I never

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once received any kind of management and

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I never received any sponsors or

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anything nothing was pitched my way know

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analytically it doesn't make any sense

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the only thing that I could possibly

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think of was that I was in Finland

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however if these were brand deal offers

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that were requiring me to come to the US

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to do them it's a no-brainer I would

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have done them it's an example of how I

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have been treated in fazeclan over these

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years and it sucks now if you were look

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at my Channel right now it would make

05:31

total sense if I got dropped right now

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cuz I'm not pulling the numbers that I

05:34

used to and I would be perfectly okay

05:36

with that if I got dropped right now

05:38

because of that but that was not the

05:40

case I was dropped or essentially

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dropped two years ago there was no real

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word forword confirmation of me being

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kicked from FaZe clam at that time but

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the way I saw it and the way that a few

05:50

of my other close friends who looked at

05:52

it saw it was that if I'm getting

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removed off that main roster to a hall

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of phas I got kicked and that never made

05:59

any sense to me whatsoever simply

06:00

because of how I was doing during that

06:03

time also the thing that I never

06:04

understood too was that I was never

06:06

given an actual reason as to why I was

06:09

even being moved to that roster there's

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a lot of other people that were moved

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too and I can't speak on their behalf

06:14

but I'm willing to bet you that a lot of

06:16

them were not given a reason either it

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never made sense to me still to this day

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does not make sense to me I was told

06:22

over the phone and I'm not going to say

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who it was but you know who you are that

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FaZe could not manage me internationally

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because I moved to Finland which is bull

06:31

because at that time there was over 10

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people that were in fazeclan that had

06:34

managers that were International so

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whatever PR was thrown at me I knew that

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off the rip that that was complete just

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a couple weeks ago actually Banks unfall

06:43

me and normally I wouldn't give a [ __ ]

06:44

about unfollowing social media any of

06:46

that cuz I I hate social media I don't

06:47

even really use it that much but I did

06:49

check his following just to see he still

06:52

follows people that have openly and

06:54

publicly sh on FaZe Clan and himself but

06:57

he still follows which is why I found

06:59

that whole thing very very weird and I

07:01

showed that to a few other people

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including people that are in fazeclan

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right now every single person found that

07:07

to be weird I don't have any beef with

07:08

Banks Banks is literally the person that

07:11

recruited me I appreciate everything

07:12

he's done for me over these years but I

07:14

do find that very very weird when I

07:17

officially got moved to the hall of fase

07:19

roster that's when things really started

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to change since being moved from that

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Hall of phase roster I have only spoken

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to one person in management one person

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who now doesn't work there anymore so

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because of that I've been sitting on

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this for 2 years if you think one week 1

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month 6 months a year is bad try sitting

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on this for two years and wondering

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every single day of my life if I'm still

07:42

in this or obviously over the years faas

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Clans content has changed it started off

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as Call of Duty montages and

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trickshotting and has now evolved into

07:49

an international organization and it's

07:51

been wonderful to see this or grow I

07:52

know there's this whole stigma a while

07:54

ago about FaZe branching off from Call

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of Duty but to be completely honest that

07:57

was the smartest move that FaZe could

07:59

have ever made if it had stuck to purely

08:00

Call of Duty this organization would

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probably be like a tenth of the size it

08:04

currently is so I think some people in

08:06

faas moving on from Call of Duty and

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expanding was the best thing that the

08:09

organization could have done however

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during that time phas Clan still needed

08:12

people to represent their original roots

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of course was the Call of Duty sniping

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side and it's not just me I'm not going

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to sit here and say it's just me there's

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dozens of other members that have

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contributed a ton of time there there's

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a whole list of people that have spent

08:25

so many years grinding for this team for

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faas and we have all upheld the roots of

08:29

fazeclan I feel like that gets

08:31

overlooked quite a bit everyone always

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talks about the ogs in faas Clan but

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they seem to forget that without us

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fazeclan would have fallen apart 5 years

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ago it's just the truth fast forward 2

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and a half years later I've now received

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a call telling me that I've officially

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been dropped and even now I still have

08:46

no actual idea as to why which I think

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is the part that hurts the absolute most

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I have been in this org since July 19th

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2014 I have dedicated 10 years pretty

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much 10 years of my life and out of all

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that time I still cannot be told to this

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day as to why I was dropped I find that

09:07

a massive kick in the balls and I've

09:09

asked a lot of people what their

09:10

opinions are on that and not a single

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person has disagree with me for all the

09:13

people that are watching this video I

09:14

want you to picture for a second pretend

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you were in an organization such as Faze

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or an organization of that size for 10

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years you worked at a company for 10

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years and you get fired without being

09:24

told as to why I don't know how you as a

09:26

viewer will see this but from my point

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of view I think it's extremely

09:29

disrespectful that I have not been told

09:31

an actual reason as to why considering

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how much time I have spent in this

09:34

organization with that being said I do

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wish FaZe Clan nothing but the best I

09:39

really hope that the organization can

09:40

turn it around at the end of the day no

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matter how they treat me I still want to

09:44

see an organization like this that we

09:45

all built together succeed it's a very

09:47

hard video to make I never thought I

09:49

would have to make this video but [ __ ]

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happens here we are trying to take it

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the best way I possibly can I'm not

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really that worried honestly about my

09:56

future going forward sorry this video is

09:58

kind of random it's out of the blue but

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I needed to get all of this off my chest

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because I've been holding on to this

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information for pretty much 2 years now

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I'm not going anywhere to be quite

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honest this may even give me a crazy

10:09

boost of motivation to really grind this

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again really grind again and hit a mill

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I appreciate you stopping by for any of

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the people that do not care about me

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being in phas and watch me just for me

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do appreciate you more than you will

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evering know you got any questions I'm

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going to be live later today on kick.com

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Kitty we're pushing for the kcip program

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I have another video coming out probably

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tomorrow or maybe the the day after just

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depends on how long it takes to edit cuz

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I got a lot of editing to do but

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basically it's going to be like a best

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of phase kiding over 10 years of content

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got to do it kind of as lost as you guys

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