07.28.2020|Corporate

Verizon becomes exclusive 5G partner of FaZe Clan to shape the future of the gaming industry

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. Verizon is now the official 5G and 4G LTE network sponsor of FaZe Clan, one of the most popular gaming organizations in the world. The sponsorship agreement includes team exclusivity across FaZe Clan talent including pro players and content creators. In addition, Verizon and FaZe are partnering to create live events and original content showcasing the impact Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband network can have on gaming content and the transformational experience it enables for fans, players, and creators.

“We are excited to team up with a partner like FaZe Clan to demonstrate the power of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network to their massive gaming community,” said John Nitti, Chief Media Officer, Verizon. “This partnership will enable opportunities to bring gaming content, entertainment and events to the next level for players, fans, and content creators around the globe.”

"FaZe Clan is incredibly proud to be in business with Verizon," says Jaci Hays, FaZe Clan Chief Operating Officer. "Their 5G network built for gamers is truly going to help our business by supporting our competitive players, our streamers and content creators by unlocking new capabilities in technology. We look forward to unveiling unbelievable custom content in the coming months, furthering our livestream programming and working together on experiential marketing for gaming consumers and our extremely passionate FaZe Clan fan base."

Most recently, Verizon announced its multi-year partnership with Riot Games’ League of Legends Championship Series as the league’s Official 5G Wireless and Network Service Partner. Verizon also showcased its dedication to gamers and fans by keeping the community connected during the COVID-19 pandemic through Pay It Forward LIVE, a weekly music and gaming streaming series in support of small businesses that garnered nearly 90 million views throughout the 10 weeks of the series. Nearly 40 million viewers tuned in to the weekly gaming events featuring popular gamers like FaZe Clan’s Nate Hill, Cizzorz, Teeqo, Adapt, Jarvis and Sway.

5G Ultra Wideband is currently available in parts of 35 cities.

“We are excited to team up with a partner like FaZe Clan to demonstrate the power of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network to their massive gaming community,” said John Nitti, Chief Media Officer, Verizon.

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