Sat. Nov 26th, 2022

FaZe Clan has fired Kay and suspended three different members—Jarvis, Nikan and Teeqo—following their involvement in a cryptocurrency scheme.

In June, it was revealed that the professional players had been selling an altcoin referred to as Save The Youngsters, with a portion of proceeds purportedly going to charity.

In accordance with Kotaku, after their giant fanbase snapped up giant portions of the cryptocurrency, its worth plummeted—main to large funding losses and accusations that the celebrities had “dumped” their investments.

And on Thursday, a press release was subsequently launched on FaZe Clan’s Twitter account, which learn: “We’ve got made the choice to take away Kay from FaZe Clan, and have suspended Jarvis, Nikan and Teeqo till additional discover.

“FaZe Clan had completely no involvement with our members’ exercise within the cryptocurrency area, and we strongly condemn their latest behaviour. The belief and respect of our followers has been, and can at all times be, our primary precedence.”

For his half, 25-year-old Kay—actual title Frazier Khattri—took to Twitter final weekend to apologize for his involvement within the scheme, as he shared a prolonged thread giving his model of occasions.

“I would like you all to know that I had no sick intent selling any crypto alt cash,” he wrote. “I truthfully & naively thought all of us had an opportunity to win which simply is not the case. I did not vet any of this with my group at FaZe and I now know I ought to have.

“Whereas I am very passionate in regards to the crypto area, it is extraordinarily sophisticated & I nonetheless have rather a lot to study & I warning everybody to look carefully earlier than investing.

“It was so irresponsible of me to talk publicly about any cash with out figuring out extra & figuring out now that they’ll do extra hurt than good.”

“I am actually battling the truth that I allow you to all down & extra importantly anybody whose belief I’ve misplaced,” he concluded. “My followers imply the world to me and I would not be the place I’m at the moment with out you.”

In June, it was introduced that Tom Barker, also called FaZe Barker, had been fired from FaZe after allegations surfaced on the web that he harassed ladies on-line and requested a minor for nude pictures.

Barker began importing edits to his YouTube channel in 2011 earlier than becoming a member of the FaZe gaming group in 2013. His in-house modifying abilities helped develop the vastly profitable model in its early days.

Though he labored with Faze for a number of years, Barker, a contract editor, was by no means an official member of FaZe or “expertise.”

Newsweek has contacted a consultant for Frazier Khattri for remark.

By Cxo-Ma

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