Like most celebrities, Offset – a third of the hip-hop trio Migos – does not enjoy the public as much as an average person. There are too many curious glances in the grocery or in the mall. When he needs to relax, he plays games like Call of Duty and NBA 2K online with casual people. Lately, his virtual teammates have not stopped talking about e-sports and competitive games. Tales of Teenagers Winning Millions of Dollars While Playing Fortnite fascinated him, so Offset did some research himself. It was not long before he discovered the Faze clan.
"It was a special thing," he says, "and I felt I had to be a part of it."
Offset announced this week He invested in Faze Clan, one of the largest and most influential names in the field of competitive games. (The terms and conditions of the deal were not disclosed.) According to the rapper, he felt a direct relationship with the team, which differs from most other e-sports organizations much to its image as its history of winning. The team not only participates in major tournaments at Fortnite and Call of Duty but also operates a sort of streetwear brand with regular, almost instant-sell-out merchandise drops. His personality-oriented style has led to a large, dedicated fan base. When Faze had a fan meeting in New York during Fortnite World Cup, it became so tight that the police had to close the event.