FaZe Clan has partnered up with the NFL to deliver exclusive merchandise and join in on the 2020 “Draft-A-Thon”. The partnership features a massive fundraising campaign that will benefit healthcare workers and other frontline workers battling COVID-19. The event goes from April 23 to 25.
A Unique Partnership
FaZe Clan will team up with the NFL to join its Draft-A-Thon and participate in its first-ever virtual draft this week. During the airing of the event, FaZe Clan and the NFL will be selling limited-edition merchandise. This marks it as the NFL’s first-ever clothing collaboration with a gaming organization. Additionally, during the event, a massive fundraising campaign will take place, aiming to raise money for health care workers and others on the front lines to help provide relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event will be live-streamed on the NFL’s social and digital platforms. It also features the live draft coverage on ESPN, ABC, NFL Network, and ESPN Deportes during the 2020 Draft-A-Thon on April 23. Quarantined members of the organization will host a watch party and catching content during round one the NFL Draft on Thursday.
Co-founders Richard “Banks” Bengtson and Thomas “Temperrr” Oliveira , are incredibly excited for the coming NFL draft, partly because of their origins as die-hard Patriot fans. FaZe Banks expressed his sentiments through a press release.
“It’s an absolute honor for FaZe Clan to be teaming up with the NFL and personally a dream come true,” said FaZe Banks. “Our merch collab and participating in the Draft-A-Thon will be the first time a lot of traditional sports fans and NFL fans will be introduced to esports, so this isn’t only a huge moment for FaZe Clan, but it’s big for esports in general.” Said Co-founders FaZe Banks.
FaZe Clan x NFL Merchandise
The merchandise will be up for sale during the event on Thursday. The collection features two limited-edition items, a hoodie, and a short sleeve t-shirt. The hoodie costs $80 while the t-shirt costs $40.
Image via FaZe Clan
Image via FaZe Clan
What’s Next for FaZe?
FaZe Clan has been scaling upwards steadily. A few days ago, they released their initial $40 million funding set called Series A, showcasing celebrities and personalities like Pitbull, Nyjah Huston, and more. And now they reveal a partnership with the NFL. This will help deliver entertainment during the Draft-A-Thon while aiding in the current pandemic. FaZe Clan is going above and beyond its limits as a gaming organization. Fans interested in this FaZe NFL partnership can expect Draft-A-Thon on April 23.
Written by Jay Hunter