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Massive FaZe Clan ‘Stranger Things’ Drama Turns Even Uglier

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Grace Van Dien and FaZe Rain discuss the controversy in-person.

Grace Van Dien and FaZe Rain discuss the controversy in-person.

Screenshot: FaZe Rain / YouTube / Kotaku

Last week, the massively fashionable gaming esports and content material creator group known as FaZe Clan signed Stranger Things season 4 actor Grace Van Dien. Its group has been in shambles ever since, as soon as once more exposing the misogynistic underbelly of a few of the group’s fandom. Now Van Dien has locked her Twitter account and eliminated the FaZe Clan moniker from her bio after founding member FaZe Rain posted a video of the 2 assembly in particular person for the primary time that ended with the actor leaving in tears.

“FaZe is not any stranger to contrasting viewpoints and passionate opinions on the way forward for the model,” FaZe Clan’s official account tweeted on May 31. “Recruitment has at all times drawn that out. But make no mistake, the mistreatment of our latest member is on no account OK. Grace joined in hopes to convey her voice to FaZe & we stand by her.”

It’s the only assertion the corporate, which stays embattled as members lash out on the corporatization of the model because it went public final 12 months, has made relating to the backlash to Van Dien’s signing and the concentrating on of her by followers and FaZe stars alike. The controversy started when FaZe Clan introduced the actor-turned-Twitch-streamer’s signing on May 25. Longtime male members like Censor, Banks, and Adapt accused the model of promoting out for some fast clout off the Stranger Things actor’s Hollywood recognition slightly than her gaming or content-creating chops.

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As followers piled on, Rain was significantly dismissive of Van Dien in a response video, saying she was simply an “harmless woman” who most likely had no concept what was happening. The rant turned much more sexist and misogynistic as he claimed she was most likely nonetheless “taking part in with Barbies” whereas he was making his first million, and known as her “excruciatingly mid, who I might by no means let contact me on my drunkest night time.” Van Dien responded by saying that whereas Rain was recognized for trickshots, she knew him as the one who virtually overdosed on stream.

The two ended up agreeing to fulfill in particular person, which solely ended up making issues worse. The encounter was filmed and later uploaded to YouTube on May 30 by Rain in an edited format interspersed with extra reactions and feedback from him. While Van Dien admitted the overdose feedback went too far she confronted him about previous sexist remarks, whereas Rain accused her of getting emotional and never with the ability to take a joke. At the top of the video Van Dien leaves the room and says if the video was uploaded she would go away FaZe. Her Twitter account is now personal and the reference to FaZe in her bio has been eliminated.

Van Dien and Rain couldn’t instantly be reached for remark. FaZe Clan declined to touch upon whether or not Rain can be sanctioned in any approach or if Van Dien was nonetheless with the group.


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