FaZe Clan and OpTic Gaming, two of the most widely recognized brands in gaming, are officially launching a merchandise collaboration. This confirms numerous leaks and sets the stage for a collection fans have been eagerly anticipating for months.
It would be hard to argue that any two gaming or esport brands are as well known as OpTic and FaZe in North America. And, after years of the two organizations dominating gaming discourse, they’re officially partnering on merch.
In a press release, FaZe confirmed the formerly leaked collection is a reality and let fans know what items to expect and when to expect them.
While more footage of what’s coming is on the way, FaZe have shown off the collection’s hybrid logo in their press release and detailed some of the drop’s offerings.
FaZe Clan x OpTic Gaming
As you can see, the new collaboration’s logo blends the stylized core components of FaZe and OpTic’s signature brands.
That blend is emphasized in the org’s statements, with Temperrr not holding back in his praise for OpTic: “To say we owe a lot to Hector and OpTic is an understatement.”
And that feeling is mutual, as H3CZ let it be known how pivotal FaZe has been to OpTic’s path: “The beauty of competition is that it drives innovation, and although OpTic was the first of its kind, OpTic didn’t define itself until the FaZe Snipers came to play.”
FaZe x OpTic: release date confirmed, collection teased
— Dexerto (@Dexerto) August 31, 2021
After numerous hints, the collection’s launch date has finally been revealed, thanks to none other than streaming legend Dr Disrepsect. The YouTube superstar shared an image of several merch pieces sent to him ahead of the official drop, along with its full release date.
In a handwritten note sent to the Two-Time with his package, the highly anticipated launch was confirmed for September 17, 2021 at 12 P.M. PST / 3 P.M. EST. The image also confirmed that fans will get access to the drop through FaZe Clan’s official website.
Firm handshakes. pic.twitter.com/PNaSxnvPLL
— Dr Disrespect (@drdisrespect) September 5, 2021
As for what products will be included, FaZe have specified collaborative items like a jersey, hoodies, t-shirts, shorts, and… a lava lamp. Some of the gear was even shown off in the Doc’s tweet, like a baseball hat, t-shirt, and sweat shorts.
After years of healthy competition, the two OG brands are coming together and fans most certainly appear ready for the surprising partnership. If you want to pick up this exclusive merch, make sure to pull up FaZe’s website on September 17, as this drop will likely sell out almost instantly.