Popular esports organization FaZe Clan has partnered with the National Football League to offer multiple collaborations in 2022, the organizations announced on Tuesday. The first, a flag football game, takes place before Super Bowl LVI between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams. With NFL legends Brett Favre and Michael Vick serving as quarterbacks for both teams, the teams’ participation will also help donate $25,000 per team to youth sports.
This isn’t the first time FaZe and the NFL have worked together, with NFL Draft events highlighted as one of their past partnerships.
Big news before the big game.
Official announcement of our partnership with the @NFL:
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FaZe NFL Flag Football Teams
This flag football event is part of the Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe’s, an interactive NFL football theme park that takes place right before Super Bowl LVI. The game itself has a broadcast team consisting of Good Morning Football co-host Kyle Brandt and artist Desi Banks. That’s not all for the broadcast team, with FaZe co-owner Brian Rafat “FaZe Rug” Awadis and former college football player Donald “Deestroying” De La Haye Jr. joining the team.
As for the teams themselves, FaZe Clan will take on YouTube creator group AMP. FaZe squad confirmed players include Thomas “FaZe Temperrr” Oliveira, Alex
“FaZe Adapt” Prynkiewicz, Kris “FaZe Swagg” Lamberson, FaZe Nate Hill and Kaysan “FaZe Kaysan” Ghasseminejad. That’s not all, as multi-sport social media influencer Jenna Bandy and soccer player Toni Harris are special guests. One team will have Brett Favre as quarterback, while the other will have Michael Vick.
Ian Trombetta, SVP, Social, Influencer & Content Marketing at the NFL, spoke about this partnership with FaZe Clan. “Teaming up with FaZe allows us to leverage our platforms to authentically engage with and celebrate the next generation of fans at the intersection of gaming, football and culture,” said Tombetta. This flag football game is also just the beginning, because FaZe mentioned more events with the NFL in the future.
The game takes place at 4:00 p.m. EST at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The game will be streamed live on FaZe Clan’s YouTube and Twitch channels.