World esports giant, FaZe Clan, have fired their long-time editor and contributor known as ‘FaZe Barker’, after a series of reported allegations against him.
Barker was one of the founding editors of the FaZe Clan, which began it’s their climb to the top of the esports world in 2010. Barker was said to be one of the key editorial staff for the Clan’s original YouTube content, known for putting together clips and montages of gaming highlights.
FaZe Clan has since risen to be one of the biggest names in esports. They have teams in all the big games worldwide, including Call of Duty, Fortnite, and Counter Strike: Global Offensive.
However, they’ll be continuing into the future without Barker. Confirming the news via their Twitter account, FaZe issued a short statement to say they’d be parting ways with their editor.
We have ended our relationship with Barker, one of our former team editors. He no longer has any association with FaZe Clan.
— #FaZeUp (@FaZeUpdate) June 6, 2020
Why have FaZe Clan fired FaZe Barker?
It seems to be a rather messy scenario surrounding Barker and FaZe Clan’s abrupt ending. But the crux of the matter seems to stem from allegations made against Barker.
According to Dexerto, Barker had apparently been making advances towards a girl of just 16. Of course, these are just allegations and Barker himself has so far not replied directly to address rumours.
He did, however, take time out on his personal Twitter account to seemingly call out certain ‘snakes’ within his friendship circle.
people you thought were your friends = 🐍
— FaZe Barker (@FaZeBarker) June 5, 2020
Who is FaZe Barker and how did he rise to esports fame?
Barker is a 25-year-old YouTuber who hails from England and is a big name in the community. He has his own channel at around 150,000 subscribers.
He was the lead editor in the early days for FaZe Clan, editing and producing videos and content for their channel.
Since then, he’s remained a part of of the FaZe family. But his time with them has come to an end now.
It remains to be seen whether Barker will indeed address the allegations made against him.