FaZe Clan announced announced Tuesday that it has signed its very first all-female professional esports team. The new team, which will compete in the upcoming 2023 season of the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Game Changers Series. Launched in 2022 by Riot Games, the VCT Game Changers Series was created to provide new opportunities and exposure for women and other marginalized genders within Valorant esports ecosystem.
The new team features pro players Jennifer “refinnej” Le, Emma “emy” Choe, Vannesa Emely “panini” Emory, Madison “maddiesuun” Mann, and Diane “di^” Tran. The team will make its first public appearance under FaZe Clan banner at the start of the 2023 season.
While this line-up is new to FaZe, the women have played together before on various teams; Refinnej, panini, and maddiesuun previously played together for Complexity GX3, while refinnej, mmy, and di^ played competitive Counter Strike: Global Offensive for Count Logic Gaming Red. The first time all five women competed together was in 2022 for the Champions Tour Game Changers Series III: North America playing under the name team name Hamboigas.