FaZe Clan sign Trippy as team’s new head coach
FaZe Clan announced the official signing of Thomas “Trippy” Schappy as the team’s new head coach.
Trippy is replacing former head coach Salah “Salah” Barakat who left on October 27 and now coaches for the orgless team “honk”. This might not be big news to anyone who was keeping track of FaZe’s roster. Trippy has unofficially been on the team since the VCT NA Challengers 2 Qualifier on February 13. Even though they fell to XSET in Challengers 2, they came back with a vengeance in Challengers 3 and made it to Masters.
While we can’t find anything official about Trippy‘s esports past, some community members on Twitter and Reddit mentioned that he has experience in Crossfire, Counter-Strike, and possibly Overwatch. While it’s pretty common for CS:GO and Overwatch players to transition to Valorant, Crossfire players are less common in the scene. That’s not to say they don’t exist though. Brandon “Brando” Parker, Jordan “AYRIN” He, and Phat “supamen” Le all share a background in Crossfire.
FaZe Clan’s performance saw a significant boost in performance from the Challengers 1 Qualifier to the Challengers 2 Qualifier. While we can’t know for sure how much of that performance was thanks to Trippy, we’re sure he played a big part in it. The team’s first Masters match will be against XSET on March 11, the same team that took Masters away from them in Challengers 2. FaZe Clan’s new roster is now as follows:
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