UPDATE 04/08/23: The article was updated to add further context about Kaysan’s role at Atlanta FaZe and other information.
American DJ, content creator and music producer Kaysan (FaZe Kaysan) has been announced as a minority owner of Atlanta FaZe, FaZe Clan’s Call of Duty League franchise.
FaZe Clan noted in a release that Kaysan’s new role will “see him working more closely with the organisation and pro players to expand the Call of Duty scene”. The official confirmation comes after a short period of speculation and rumours which were now proven true by FaZe Clan and Kaysan.
Kaysan joined FaZe Clan as a content creator in 2021 and has since hosted streams in NBA2K, GTA Online, and Call of Duty. However, he is more known as a music producer and recording artist. Kaysan has recorded a number of songs in his career, with the latest singles “Leavem Stuck”, “Black Ops” and “Plenty” all seeing millions of streams on YouTube and music streaming platforms.
Kaysan also recorded a song with renowned rapper Future in 2021 and hosted a variety of streams with well-known content creators such as xQc, Adin Ross, Kai Cenat, FaZe Swagg, and others.
Atlanta FaZe is one of the most successful Call of Duty League franchises, with four overall Major wins and the 2021 Championship to its name. The team also finished second in both the 2020 and 2022 editions of the Playoffs.
Kaysan joins Atlanta FaZe as the third co-owner of the franchise, next to FaZe Clan and Atlanta Esports Ventures, an American VC company founded by Cox Enterprises and Province. Atlanta Esports Ventures is also the owner of another Atlanta franchise, the Atlanta Reign of the Overwatch League.
Kaysan takes up his new position in an interesting and tumultuous time for both FaZe Clan and its Atlanta FaZe franchise. The Overwatch League, another Activision-owned franchised league has recently offered teams the ability of a vote to perhaps close the league for good, with a vote scheduled soon.
FaZe Clan itself is going through a rough period, with its stock price last breaking $1 in February 2023. This is a far cry from the $17.4 peak in the summer of 2022. Rumours of the company perhaps being acquired by a competitor surfaced in July, with no confirmation yet to be made.