FaZe Clan Valorant is making a roster change just one week into the VCT NA Stage 2 Challengers Main Event. Jake “poach” Brumleve is being moved to the inactive roster, and the organization is bringing back Xavier “flyuh” Carlson.
Flyuh last played for FaZe in March during the BoomTV Proving Grounds tournament, before both he and Andrew “ShoT_UP” Orlowski were replaced by Rise duo Phat “supamen” Le and Kevin “POISED” Ngo.
Poach’s benching comes just three weeks after FaZe unveiled its new Valorant roster for VCT NA Stage 2. The 23-year-old had served as the secondary in-game leader on FaZe, helping them qualify in four straight series in the first Stage 2 open qualifier.
He is now a restricted free agent and has expressed the desire to represent another team as an in-game leader in the initiator or controller role.
Flyuh rejoins the FaZe Clan Valorant roster
Flyuh has spent the past couple of months competing with SoaR and free agent team Nearest Airport. His move back onto FaZe’s starting lineup comes just ahead of the team’s match against Luminosity on May 21.
FaZe had a rough start in the group stage, losing 2-0 to Masters Reykjavik 2022 champions OpTic Gaming. Compared to 100 Thieves, which released both Hunter “BabyJ” Schline and Adam “ec1s” Eccles two weeks into their VCT NA Stage 1 Challengers group stage campaign, the organization is making their latest roster change just one week into the group stage.
Both Poach and flyuh are Sova mains, so FaZe will not have to make big role adjustments to accommodate the returning player.
FaZe recently bootcamped in Plano, Texas for the Stage 2 open qualifiers, and flyuh will likely be rejoining the team there. In a recent Tweet, the player confirmed that he had just landed in Texas.
FaZe Clan Valorant roster
- Andrej “BABYBAY” Francisty
- Xavier “flyuh” Carlson
- Quan “dicey” Tran
- Phat “supamen” Le
- Kevin “POISED” Ngo
While OpTic Gaming may have been FaZe’s toughest matchup in Group B on paper, their next opponent is no slouch either. Luminosity is looking dangerous at the moment, especially after a Week 1 win against Sentinels.