The ongoing feud between FaZe Clan's newest content creator, Grace Van Dien, and longtime member FaZe Rain has taken a heated turn. The clash escalated with a series of videos and social media posts, as personal insults were exchanged and past struggles were brought into the spotlight. The situation has garnered attention from other streamers like Asmongold and raised questions about the future of Grace's involvement with FaZe Clan.
The controversy began when Rain leaked Grace's signing to FaZe Clan before the official announcement, followed by some remarks aimed at the actress. Rain criticized her lack of knowledge about "trickshotting" and disparagingly referred to her as "excruciatingly mid." Grace swiftly responded, challenging Rain's assumptions and highlighting his past struggles with drug addiction.
Grace Van Dien threatens to leave FaZe Clan
The exchange continued as Grace confronted Rain in a planned video collaboration, which quickly turned sour. Emotions ran high as Rain questioned Grace's confidence and self-belief, leading to her tearful response and expressing her dislike for him. In a strong reaction, Grace threatened to leave FaZe Clan if the video was released.
“How could you let other people hurt your feelings?” he said during one point in their conversation. “Do you not believe in yourself? Are you not a confident woman? You should be. You’ve accomplished great things. You should be confident in yourself.”
“…if I call you mid, you should be like, ‘F*ck him,'” he continued. “Who cares what I say? And if you bring up my drug past – are you getting emotional?”
It was at this point that Grace seemingly began to cry. “Yeah,” she answered. “I don’t like you.”
“Okay, that’s fine,” he replied. “I’m just being very logical. I understand how you feel, but you brought things up against me.”
“I think you’re a terrible person,” she shot back.
FaZe Clan supported Grace
Following the intense confrontation, FaZe Clan issued a public statement on Twitter, expressing support for Grace and condemning the mistreatment she experienced. The organization emphasized its commitment to providing a platform for her voice and standing by her amidst the ongoing feud.
FaZe is no stranger to contrasting viewpoints and passionate opinions on the future of the brand. Recruitment has always drawn that out. But make no mistake, the mistreatment of our newest member is in no way OK. Grace joined in hopes to bring her voice to FaZe & we stand by her.— FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan) May 31, 2023
Rain, in response, took to social media to criticize FaZe Clan and their social media manager, Cbass, suggesting that they should be silent in the matter. This comes after Rain previously threatened to leave the company unless Cbass was fired.
Ratio shut ur dumbass up Cbass— FAZE RAIN (@FaZe_Rain) May 31, 2023
Another FaZe OG member replied to the FaZe Clan's tweet, "You guys have lost the fu*king plot," says FaZe Banks.
You guys have lost the fucking plot— FaZe Banks (@Banks) June 1, 2023
The aftermath of this latest drama leaves uncertainty regarding Grace's current status within FaZe Clan and raises questions about the internal dynamics of the organization.
The clash between Grace Van Dien and FaZe Rain continues to escalate, with personal insults, emotional confrontations, and public statements from both sides. As the feud unfolds, it remains to be seen how FaZe Clan will address the situation and whether Grace's future involvement with the organization will be affected. The controversy has sparked discussions about the treatment of new members and the need for a respectful and inclusive community within esports organizations.