The holiday season is among us, officially kicking off with Thanksgiving festivities later this month. It’s a great time for giving thanks, enjoying good food, and having fun with those closest to you. Plus, two giants in their respective industries, McDonald’s and Esports organization, FaZe Clan, have partnered to host a “Friendsgaming” event to spread the holiday cheer, according to a press release.
A step beyond Friendsgiving, Friendsgaming will be a streaming event held on Nov. 20, 2021, starting at 8:00 p.m. EST. During the event, Kris “Swagg” Lamberson (member of FaZe Clan since April 2020) will be live streaming from his Twitch account. The crew plans to play Madden NFL 22, so you can expect to see some high-quality football games! During the stream, they’ll have plenty of giveaways including merch, free food and other dope prizes as well.
Although fun and holiday cheer are at the center, with Nuke Squad members and friends like Swagg and Jordan “JSmooth” Cox (member of FaZe Clan since March 2021) at the front of this campaign, FaZe is also helping to bring attention to gamers of color.
“Diversity and inclusion are at the core of everything we are doing with McDonald’s and Friendsgaming is no different,” JSmooth told AfroTech and the Two Average Gamers collective. “I am proud that FaZe Clan, the Nuke Squad and myself are partnering with McDonald’s to uplift diverse voices in gaming and give back during the holidays.”
While it’s no secret that Thanksgiving during the pandemic can be very isolated, online gaming is a great way to connect with people remotely.
We’re excited for FaZe Clan’s upcoming partnership and what this may lead to for the future of Esports!
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