Recent developments tell us FaZe Clan has no idea of how to take the foot off the proverbial gas pedal. The profusion of major industry moves has created an empire built on collaborations with the likes of Xbox, Seth Rogen and Takashi Murakami. What else could they possibly do to make their light shine even brighter?
Podcasting, that’s what.
Hitting the internet on Sunday, July 18 at 9:00 PST is FaZe Clan and FaZe Rug’s new podcast titled “All Grown Up,” hosted by none other than FaZe Rug and co-host Simplistic. Fans of the media mogul can catch the first episode on the “All Grown Up” official YouTube channel in addition to Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you access podcasts. For a quick look at what you can expect from the show, check out the teaser trailer HERE. Fans can enjoy limited-edition merchandise featuring crewnecks, hoodies, t-shirts, shorts and bucket hats to mark the launch of the new series. You can find the merchandise at fazerug.com and fazeclan.com.
As far as choosing the right host goes, FaZe Clan is hopping into the podcast arena behind their most-watched content creator. FaZe Rug and his 35 million-plus followers (yes, you read that right) are primed for success right out of the gate. Originally producing gameplay content, FaZe Rug evolved into a mega YouTube star years ago to create lifestyle videos. In another major needle move, FaZe Rug made a leap to the big screen in the motion picture Crimson. Needless to say, the lights are never too bright for the young man.
“I’m stoked for my fans to get an up-close and personal, uncensored look into my life,” says FaZe Rug. “‘All Grown Up’ is a creative dream come true for me. I’ve always loved challenging myself with new content experiences and I’m excited for my fans to join me on the biggest new adventure of my career.”
Throughout the series, FaZe Rug and his co-host Simplistic, Rug’s long-time best friend and videographer, will share personal and vulnerable stories by opening up to the audience about topics ranging from mental health, the ups and downs of content creation and real-life experiences from both themselves and their guests. Their content promises to be entertaining, cerebral and raw.
“‘All Grown Up’ is the first of many original podcasts FaZe Clan is currently producing,” says FaZe Clan EVP of Content Bill McCullough. “We are gearing up to unveil a massive new slate of original content and moving into the podcast business is a natural progression and expansion of the content we are creating for our fans.”
“Not only is FaZe Rug a modern-day rock star who is built for this format, but his audience is perfectly primed for this podcast,” says FaZe Clan Creative Director and “All Grown Up” Executive Producer Muj Fricke. “Rug has an immeasurable connection to his fans who have grown up with him, and they’re bound to identify with the more mature subject matter he’s delving into with this next chapter and appreciate the vulnerability that comes with it. Rug is displaying a versatility that is shaping the future standard for content creators. We’re watching history.”
FaZe Rug joined FaZe Clan in 2012 and is the organization’s most-followed and viewed content creator with over 19M subscribers on his YouTube channel alone. Originally uploading Call of Duty highlight videos, he is now one of the most prolific vloggers and creators of the digital age. More recently, he made history with FaZe Clan by gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated alongside LeBron “FaZe Bronny” James Jr., Kyler “FaZe K1” Murray, FaZe Temperrr, FaZe Swagg and FaZe Nickmercs.
Being a leader in the gaming industry is nothing new to FaZe Clan. If you haven’t noticed already, FaZe Clan is in the business of breaking barriers, setting up new ones, and then busting those down as well. And you can bet business is booming. But with FaZe Rug at the helm, any new barrier to emerge won’t stand a chance.
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