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Mario Hezonja 4-1 Favorite to Join FaZe Clan Next; Luka Doncic Given +650 Odds

Matthew Hempstead

by Matthew Hempstead in eSports

Sep 3, 2020 · 6:28 AM PDT

Bronny James
Sierra Canyon's Bronny James #0 is seen against Paul VI during a high school basketball game at the Hoophall Classic, Monday, January 20, 2020, in Springfield, MA. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
  • Esports Organization Faze Clan recently added Bronny James to their team
  • Faze also has pro athletes like Ben Simmons and JuJu Smith Schuster on their roster
  • Mario Hezonja is the favorite to become the next member of Faze Clan

Earlier this week Faze Clan made a huge addition to their roster when they announced that Bronny James was joining their team. That’s right, the son of LeBron James joined an esports organization. No, he’s not going pro in Call of Duty or Fortnite but he is going to be representing the organization. Faze Clan has a whole slew of pro athletes on their roster, so who might be next to sign on with them?

Odds to Join FaZe Clan Next

Team Odds
Mario Hezonja +400
Blake Snell +450
Devin Booker +450
De’Aaron Fox +600
Josh Hart +600
Karl Anthony Towns +650
Luka Doncic +650
Justin Jackson +800
Larry Nance Jr. +800
Richard Sherman +1500

All odds taken Sept 02

Faze Clan’s History with Pro Athletes

Faze Clan isn’t just an esports organization anymore. They’ve slowly been transforming their gaming background into a lifestyle brand. It’s more than just playing games, it’s an attitude and they’re looking into pro sports to find more people to represent them.

Of course, everyone who signs on with Faze does have a passion for gaming and at least occasionally streams on Twitch. Aside from some massive names in the world of gaming, Faze Clan already has Ben Simmons, JuJu Smith Schuster, Meyers Leonard and most recently Bronny James on their roster.

There’s no official word that they’re ready to add someone just yet, but if they find the right person then it could happen at any moment.

Super Mario

The favorite is currently Mario Hezonja but honestly, I don’t see it happening. Although his nickname is Super Mario, I don’t think he’s active enough in the gaming space to be added to the Faze Clan roster. He hasn’t streamed since May 18th, though it’s possible he becomes more active now that he’s out of the NBA bubble.

Right behind Mario is Blake Snell. Snell has a fairly big Twitch stream that currently sits at 33.5 thousand followers. Prior to the MLB season he was streaming Call of Duty consistently for 3-4 hours multiple times a week. Of course his streaming hobbies take a back seat as the baseball season is in full swing but it’s safe to say that he’ll back on Twitch at the end of the season. Blake Snell is definitely a possibility but I think there are better bets.

Back to the NBA

Devin Booker seems like the guy who fits the Faze Clan brand the best. He’s a very vocal gamer and even plugs his Twitch channel in his Twitter bio. He’s played Call of Duty, NBA2K and has even competed in Pro-Am tournaments for Apex Legends in the past. He’s already got a big brand behind him much like Ben Simmons and JuJu, so Booker makes the most sense.

One problem though, it seems like he’s built a relationship with another esports organization named 100 Thieves. He has 100T in his Twitter bio and has streamed with their owner ‘Nadeshot’ before. Although Devin Booker would fit well with Faze, they might not join forces due to allegiances with another org.

That takes us to Josh Hart, who is the most active professional athlete when it comes to streaming. Since the Pelicans missed out the playoffs, Hart has been streaming a lot. In the month of August, Hart streamed 13 times playing everything from Call of Duty to the new big thing on Twitch, Fall Guys. He’s a growing star in the NBA who definitely has a passion for gaming.Β  In fact, he’s actually invested in Faze Clan so why not join on as a face of the organization.

As for Luka Doncic, he’d be an absolutely amazing get for Faze but Luka seems a bit too new to streaming to be completely compatible.

Pick: Josh Hart is already very connected to Faze Clan so he’s the pick here. Meyers Leonard invested in Faze and is now one of their esports athletes. Josh Hart could be next. (+600)

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