FaZe Clan nearly revived its classic sniping team in 2023 including Spratt

FaZe Clan nearly revived its classic sniping team in 2023 including Spratt
Image via Spratt | YouTube

Written by 

Jack Marsh

Published 

7th Feb 2024 16:08

Call of Duty wouldn't be where it is today if it wasn't for the pioneer content creators back in the golden age who pushed the title to millions of players worldwide.

Back when CoD was booming on YouTube, it was both OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan who went head to head on content creation on titles like MW2 and Black Ops 2, both gaining massive follower accounts and becoming the giant corporations that they both are now.

But FaZe's long, drawn, and quartered descent has been well documented amid a legal crisis between stakeholders and OG members, and this has reportedly now seen the vision of reviving the classic sniper team be scrapped.

FaZe Clan nearly restarted its sniping team last year

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Back in the day, FaZe Clan was renowned for its sniping abilities, as compLexity and OpTic dominated the automatic gun games, with the likes of Eric "CLipZ" Rivera, Thomas "Temperrr" Oliveira, and Yousef "Apex" Abdelfattah being among the first members of the trickshot team.

Another of these sniping legends was James "Spratt", who has now revealed that he was working with FaZe Clan again in a bid to revive its classic sniping division, which had been eclipsed years ago.

In a recent YouTube post, Spratt revealed that he was contacted by FaZe Clan in 2023 to not only revive the content group but to lead it too, which would likely also have included current members like Luke "Scope" Sharretts and Curtis "Dirty" Henke.

FaZe Clan Sniping team shut down again amid layoffs

After nearly a year of working on the project behind the scenes with FaZe Clan, inducing an announcement and a content plan where they planned on launching it ahead of Modern Warfare 3 and the remastered maps, Spratt revealed that the mass layoffs within FaZe Clan, which happened after its takeover from Gamesquare, directly impacted the Sniping team.

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The now-retired streamer revealed anyone that he had been working with had all been laid off, and the sniping team was subsequently left as nothing but a concept idea.

Spratt officially left Call of Duty multiplayer content creation at the end of last year, and FaZe Clan continues to struggle on the stock market while the takeover goes through.

Jack Marsh
About the author
Jack Marsh
Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.
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