We’ve finally reached the next stage of the FaZe 5 RC. The top 100 is set, and over the course of two weeks, these contenders will fight, grind, and push past their limits of content creation. FaZe Clan challenged these contenders to do just that with this first challenge in which the goal was to create something completely different from their first submissions—in 48 hours.
Now that the smoke has cleared and stage 2 of the #FaZe5 Recruitment Challenge is at last upon us, let the games begin.
Here’s a look at some of the standout submissions from the first challenge of the top 100.
The Other Side | @loughh_ 🏀
2020 will go down in history as the year the world shut down due to a worldwide pandemic. COVID-19 put an abrupt stop to many plans and changed all of our daily lives in one way or another. Lough walks us through the mental challenges of streaming and content creating as well as his personal experience of loss during the coronavirus. Though he missed out on the opportunity to compete for a state championship, he uses this unfortunate series of events to strengthen his grind. Now that’s all in.
“Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.” – Kobe Bryant
Real Life Warzone | @zogoro 🇪🇸 ✈️
In perhaps the most epic of all round 1 submissions, Zogoro impresses with a real-life reenactment of Call of Duty: Warzone, complete with all of the game’s features: The Gulag, sound effects, screen graphics, and yes—the skydive into the Warzone. This submission was such a standout that FaZe themselves tweeted about it.
Call of Duty Sniper Experience | @itsHunterTV ▄︻̷̿┻̿═━一
From one Call of Duty experience to another one—a very, very different experience. HunterTV’s ability to create such entertaining content without saying one word is a testament to the content that he revolutionized. There’s a lot of quality content and shenanigans to unpack here so… just watch the video.
The Giver | @StevieDoesYT 💲
For those who don’t know, Rust is a multiplayer-only survival video game where the objective is to survive in the wilderness using gathered or stolen materials. For this submission, Stevie took a storybook-narrative approach, answering FaZe’s challenge to be different by focusing on the idea of “giving.” What resulted was some genuine reactions from all, including some folks at a local Cook Out drive-thru (which, by the way, is an easy top 3 fast food joint.)
FaZe Clan Video Game | @BlinkVII 🎮
In one of the most creative round 1 submissions, Blink uses his incredible editing skills to create a FaZe Clan game launcher, customized with load, character, and game select screens as well as a healthy dose of some Kingdom Hearts sound effects. His next step through the realms of light and darkness? The top 20.
A Swaz Production | @FMBswaz 🎬
|5/5||Top 20: A Swaz Production||“Swaz’s latest effort is one of the most innovative and action packed submissions of the top 100 – which, if you’ve seen the diverse talent left in the recruitment challenge, you’ll know is saying something.” Posted Nov 10, 2020 6:39 AM UTC||Jeffrey Jenkins Stropse|
These were just a few of the amazing submissions from stage 2, round 1 of the FaZe 5 Recruitment Challenge. If the exceptional efforts from all of the top 100 are any indication of the excitement that’s yet to come—we are in for a good one.
Here’s a montage put together by FaZe of clips from everyone in the top 100.
To stay posted on the rest of the recruitment challenge, be sure to keep heading back to Stropse.com— we’ve got you covered.