The recent controversy surrounding FaZe Clan took an intense turn when Twitch star Hasan publicly criticized FaZe Rain, calling him a “loser,” for his derogatory remarks about Stranger Things actress Grace Van Dien after she joined the team.
FaZe Clan, an esports and entertainment group, has been facing turmoil as some of its founding members express their dissatisfaction with the organization’s recent business decisions.
The situation escalated when the team announced the signing of Grace Van Dien as a streamer on May 25, which triggered a particularly outraged reaction from co-founder Nordan ‘Rain’ Shat.
Rain not only leaked the news of Grace’s addition to the organization’s roster ahead of schedule but also made several shocking comments directed at the actress.
In response to Rain’s claim that Grace had “made Stranger Things her entire personality,” she hit back, prompting Rain to criticize her for not knowing what “trickshotting” was and hurl personal insults at her, describing her as “excruciatingly mid” and someone he would never want to be associated with.
Grace retaliated by referencing Rain’s past struggles with drug addiction, a comment that drew criticism for being a “low blow” and intensified the backlash against the organization’s new member.
However, several notable figures in the gaming industry have come out in support of Grace, with Twitch streamer and political commentator Hasan being the latest to express his solidarity.
Hasan Condemns FaZe Rain’s Remarks
During a May 29 broadcast, Hasan addressed the ongoing situation, unequivocally condemning Rain for his “cringe” comments towards Grace and his apparent support for controversial online figure Andrew Tate.
In a scathing critique, Hasan mocked Rain’s complaints about Grace’s lack of knowledge about trickshotting, emphasizing that such concerns were irrelevant in the current year.
He questioned Rain’s behavior and criticized him for jeopardizing the brand’s reputation, suggesting that it was precisely this type of behavior that led to the loss of control over the brand.
Hasan also revealed that Rain had blocked him on Twitter even before he had the chance to react to the controversy, prompting him to laugh about being “pre-blocked.”
Support for Grace Continues
Hasan’s support for Grace echoes the sentiments expressed by other streamers, including Disguised Toast and Asmongold, who have openly backed the actress in the face of criticism following her affiliation with FaZe Clan.
As the situation unfolds, it remains to be seen how FaZe Clan will address the backlash and manage the fallout from the controversy.
The incident has highlighted the importance of responsible behavior and respectful discourse within the gaming community.
In the meantime, Grace Van Dien continues to receive support from her peers as she navigates the challenges that come with being a part of FaZe Clan.