FAZE CLAN WELCOMES STRANGER THINGS ACTRESS AND TWITCH STREAMER GRACE VAN DIEN
INTRODUCING FAZE BLUEFILLE;
FAZE’S NEWEST GAMER GIRL IS ON A MISSION TO BRING FEMALES TO THE FOREFRONT
LOS ANGELES /PRNewswire/ — Today, FaZe Clan Inc. (“FaZe Clan”), the lifestyle and media platform rooted in gaming and youth culture, announced the newest addition to their roster, Grace Van Dien aka FaZe Bluefille [pronounced /bloo · fee/]. Well known for her role as Chrissy Cunningham in season four of Stranger Things, Grace is taking the industry by storm and giving her community a whole new look into her life by channeling her gaming skills and becoming a dedicated Twitch streamer (streaming today on twitch.com/bluefille).
Check out “Meet FaZe Bluefille” and hear from Grace herself on her plans to impact the gaming world and why she’s ready for the fight that comes with being a female in a male dominated industry. Grace is also celebrating her announcement with a content piece featuring an anime version of FaZe Bluefille sharing the news with close friends Valkyrae, Pokimane, DisguisedToast, Amouranth, Tarik and Sykkuno – watch HERE.
“Ever since my first meeting with FaZe, we shared the same vision in working together to create lasting change for female gamers in this industry,’ said Grace Van Dien aka FaZe Bluefille. “We picked each other for a reason and I’m excited to take on an important role in bringing women to the forefront. This is not just about the announcement of me joining FaZe, it’s what we’re going to do together.”
“I’m stoked to have Grace on board with us, she’s been a friend for a little while now and is genuinely one of the kindest people I know,” said FaZe Nate Hill. “She’s also super talented – people know her as an actress but she’s carried me on Valorant more than a few times. Grace adds another element to the team and she’s a great fit for the future of FaZe Clan.”
Born and raised as a California native, Grace grew up on video games from watching and playing classic shooters as a kid with her Dad, Casper Van Dien. Now, with over 6.2M followers across all platforms and over 106M social views and engagements in 2022, Grace is ready to add herself to the growing list of iconic female gamers and build a fanbase that embraces the fun and feminine side of gaming. She’s focused on creating content surrounding her everyday life and VALORANT gameplay with popular streamers including Valkyrae, Pokimane, DisguisedToast, Amouranth and more.
“Grace exemplifies the unwavering personal identity and resilience required to help pave the way in the necessary evolution of female gamers,” said FaZe Clan President, Erik Anderson. “We are thrilled to collaborate with her in our ongoing mission to empower women in their roles as gamers, streamers, creators and esports professionals.”
FaZe Bluefille joins the ranks of FaZe Clan’s female members following FaZe Kalei, a highly-skilled gamer with a provocative personality to match, and most recently, FaZe’s Female Valorant team competing in the 2023 Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Game Changers Series.
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ABOUT FAZE HOLDINGS INC.
FaZe Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: FAZE) (“FaZe Clan”), is a digital-native lifestyle and media platform rooted in gaming and internet culture, reimagining traditional entertainment for the next generation. Founded in 2010 by a group of kids on the internet, FaZe Clan was created for and by gamers and today operates across multiple verticals with transformative content, tier-one brand partnerships, a collective of notable talent, and fashion and consumer products. Reaching over 500 million followers across social platforms globally, FaZe Clan delivers a wide variety of entertainment spanning video blogs, lifestyle and branded content, gaming highlights and live streams of highly competitive gaming tournaments. FaZe Clan’s roster of more than 100 influential personalities consists of engaging content creators, esports professionals, world-class gamers and a mix of talent who go beyond the world of gaming, including NFL star Kyler “FaZe K1” Murray, LeBron “FaZe Bronny” James Jr., Lil Yachty aka “FaZe Boat”, Offset aka “FaZe Offset” and Snoop Dogg aka “FaZe Snoop.” Its gaming division includes 15 competitive esports teams who have won 40 world championships. The content of any website referenced or hyperlinked in this communication is neither incorporated into, nor part of, this communication. For more information, visit www.fazeclan.com, investor.fazeclan.com and follow FaZe Clan on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, and Twitch.
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These forward-looking statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified herein, and on the current expectations of management and are not predictions of actual performance. Because forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions, whether or not identified in this communication, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Many factors could cause actual results and condition (financial or otherwise) to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as, a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of the company. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. While FaZe Clan may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, FaZe Clan specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing FaZe Clan’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.
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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Remake and Master Collection Announced
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is getting a remake for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Steam, along with a Master Collection of the first three games.
Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has recently announced that the beloved classic, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, will be remade and released as METAL GEAR SOLID Δ: SNAKE EATER on PlayStation©5, Xbox Series X|S, and Steam©. Fans can expect a faithful remake that features the original voice characters, rich storyline, and combat survival in harsh environments, evolved with unprecedented graphics and immersive sound. The remake is set to follow the origin story of the famed Big Boss, and players will witness how his legend was forged in the crucible of Operation Snake Eater.
In addition to the remake, the METAL GEAR SOLID: MASTER COLLECTION Vol. 1 will be released in Autumn 2023, which includes the first three entries into the Metal Gear Solid franchise. Players can relive the beginning of the franchise in one complete package, stealthily completing missions and experiencing the thrilling cinematic story of the METAL GEAR series. The collection will include Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (HD Collection version), and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (HD Collection version). Fans can stay tuned for further details about the collection.
The development team has shared their excitement for the upcoming projects and expressed their appreciation for the continuous support from their fans. The team is working hard to create an environment where fans can experience and enjoy the METAL GEAR series on the latest platforms. The team is committed to making METAL GEAR SOLID Δ: SNAKE EATER a faithful recreation of the original story and game design while evolving the gameplay with stunning visuals and a seamless user experience. At the same time, the team will deliver the METAL GEAR SOLID: MASTER COLLECTION series, the most complete compilation that celebrates the 35th anniversary of the series. The METAL GEAR SOLID: MASTER COLLECTION allows fans to play the games as they were, as first released on the latest platforms.
The announcement of the METAL GEAR SOLID Δ: SNAKE EATER remake and the upcoming METAL GEAR SOLID: MASTER COLLECTION Vol. 1 has brought back nostalgia for many fans of the franchise. The opportunity to relive the early days of the series and experience the evolution of the graphics and gameplay is something that many fans are looking forward to. The METAL GEAR series has been a staple in the gaming industry for decades, and the announcement of the upcoming projects has only added to the anticipation and excitement for what’s to come.
The upcoming releases of METAL GEAR SOLID Δ: SNAKE EATER and METAL GEAR SOLID: MASTER COLLECTION Vol. 1 are highly anticipated by fans of the franchise. The faithful remake of METAL GEAR SOLID Δ: SNAKE EATER and the complete package of the first three entries into the METAL GEAR series will allow fans to relive the early days of the franchise while experiencing the evolution of the graphics and gameplay. The development team is committed to creating an environment where fans can enjoy the METAL GEAR series on the latest platforms, and fans can stay updated on news surrounding Metal Gear by following their official channels.
Food and Beverage
KFC Chicken Sandwiches Unlock Exclusive Diablo® IV In-Game Rewards for a Limited Time
Purchase any finger lickin’ good KFC Chicken Sandwich to access up to five in-game rewards
LOUISVILLE, Ky. /PRNewswire/ — Kentucky Fried Chicken® is making its KFC Chicken Sandwich even more craveable with a spicy new promotion tied to the highly anticipated new Diablo® IV video game. Now through 7/2*, customers who purchase any KFC Chicken Sandwich (classic or spicy, including combo options) on the KFC app or KFC.com will be eligible to unlock exclusive in-game rewards** in one of the most anticipated video games of the year. The exclusive in-game rewards include up to five battle cosmetics in KFC’s signature red and white brand colors, with each piece of equipment representing one Diablo class, to help gamers show off their style.
The KFC Chicken Sandwich is made up of a quarter-pound, double-breaded, Extra Crispy™ all-white meat chicken breast filet with crunchy, thick pickles, a freshly toasted buttery brioche bun and the perfect amount of the Colonel’s real mayo (classic) or the Colonel’s spicy sauce (spicy). Each sandwich is prepared when ordered, so it is served hot every time.
To develop its best chicken sandwich ever back in 2021, KFC’s food innovation team tested pickles with eight variations of thickness and collaborated with six different bakeries on more than 10 recipes to find the best ingredients to go along with KFC’s crispy, crunchy fried chicken.
“As the fried chicken experts, we’ve set the standard in the fried chicken sandwich game,” said Nick Chavez, CMO, KFC U.S. “Now fans of Diablo IV can feed their hunger for both our best chicken sandwich ever and exclusive in-game rewards.”
“Everyone loves a good food promotion, and KFC chicken hits the mark just right for exploring Sanctuary,” said Rod Fergusson, general manager of Diablo. “Adventurers will want to be sure to get these fried-tastic cosmetics to be ready to charge into the Diablo IV launch weekend.”
In March, KFC and Blizzard Entertainment kicked off their collaboration by offering customers the chance to preview Diablo IV during a Beta weekend by purchasing a KFC Double Down Sandwich. Now launching on June 6, Diablo IV is the next installment in the genre-defining video game series and invites players to join the fight against evil.
This next campaign highlights the delicious dilemma KFC fans face when choosing between the classic or spicy fried chicken sandwiches, delighting gamer audiences by begging the question, “Would you do anything for a spicy Kentucky Fried Chicken sandwich?”
To unlock the exclusive in-game rewards, customers need to create a KFC account on the KFC app or KFC.com and sync their KFC account to their Diablo IV Battle.net® account, which will automatically unlock the first reward. Customers can then unlock up to four additional rewards by purchasing the qualifying menu items on the KFC app or KFC.com only during the promotional period (one sandwich order unlocks one new reward). The status of unlocked rewards can be found at KFC.com/Diablo.
After placing orders for the KFC Chicken Sandwich on KFC.com or the app using Quick Pick-Up, customers can head to their local KFC and avoid the line, park in a dedicated VIP parking spot and go inside where their chicken sandwich will be hot and ready, waiting on KFC’s Quick Pick-Up shelf.
KFC has a background in the gaming world, including a 2019 dating simulator where players were challenged to impress an animated Colonel Sanders in their adventures in culinary school. KFC fans in Brazil can also unlock Diablo IV rewards in their markets through similar promotions.
*KFC account and Battle.net account creation required. Must purchase sandwich between 5/29 and 7/2 through KFC account on kfc.com or the KFC app – NOT in-restaurant. Battle.net sync required to unlock rewards – available starting 5/30. Diablo IV sold separately. One reward per purchase. Maximum of 5 rewards per account. Only U.S. orders eligible. Must be 18 or older. Canceled order not eligible. Digital ordering available at participating locations. While supplies last. Diablo and Battle.net are registered trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. See KFC.com/Diablo for more information.
**Rewards are timed exclusive content until at least July 31, 2023.
KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Ky., has been serving joy through its Original Recipe® fried chicken and finger lickin’ good food since 1952. KFC’s Original Recipe represents the unmistakable taste of KFC – the top-secret, unique blend of 11 herbs & spices that was perfected by Colonel Harland Sanders and is still used today. Beyond bucket meals and homestyle sides, KFC specialties include KFC Chicken Nuggets, the KFC Chicken Sandwich in spicy and classic, Extra Crispy™ Tenders, KFC Famous Bowls®, KFC Mac & Cheese Bowls, Pot Pies and Secret Recipe Fries. There are over 28,000 KFC restaurants in more than 150 countries and territories around the world. KFC Corporation is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., Louisville, Ky. (NYSE: YUM). For more information, visit www.kfc.com. Follow KFC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.
About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, and StarCraft®, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment experiences. Blizzard Entertainment has created some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed and genre-defining games over the last 30 years, with a track record that includes multiple Game of the Year awards. Blizzard Entertainment engages tens of millions of players around the world with titles available on PC via Battle.net®, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.
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amusement and theme parks
Kiddleton in Little Tokyo: Japanese Claw Machine Spot Temporarily Moves for Renovation
Kiddleton in Little Tokyo, the popular Japanese claw machine spot, is moving temporarily to a new location to prepare for its upcoming renovation. The move is set to take place from June 13th to July 12th at Waller Court, 123 Astronaut Ellison S Onizuka St., Suite 204, Los Angeles, California 90012. The renovation is expected to bring new excitement to the customers and the spot will re-open on July 14th.
Kiddleton in Little Tokyo has been providing a unique experience to its customers with its Japanese claw machines and other arcade games. The spot has gained a lot of popularity among people of all ages and has become a go-to place for many locals and tourists.
The temporary location at Waller Court will ensure that Kiddleton does not take a break and its customers can continue to enjoy their favorite games. The new location is easily accessible and will provide the same level of fun and excitement as the previous one.
The upcoming renovation is expected to bring new machines and games to Kiddleton, making it an even more exciting spot for people to visit. The renovation will also enhance the overall experience of the customers and make their time at Kiddleton even more memorable.
In conclusion, Kiddleton in Little Tokyo is a must-visit spot for anyone looking for a fun and unique experience. The temporary move to Waller Court will ensure that customers can continue to enjoy their favorite games without any interruption. The renovation is expected to bring new excitement to the spot and make it even more popular among people of all ages. Don’t miss out on the fun and visit Kiddleton in Little Tokyo before and after the renovation!
Current location: 335 E 2nd St, Ste 115 Los Angeles, CA 90012
Temporary closed: June 11th to July 13th
Grand-Reopening: July 14th
Temporary location: 123 Astronaut Ellison S Onizuka St, Ste 204 Los Angeles, CA 90012
Open: June 13th to July 12th
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