According to multiple sources, LarryBanks will no longer be a member of FaZe Clan’s active VALORANT lineup.
LarryBanks spent the majority of 2021 on Teal Seam, where he finished on the podium in tournaments such as Nerd Street Gamers and Knights. Aside from his high placements, he established himself as a top-tier Sova in North America.
LarryBanks and former Teal Seam teammate flyuh earned a spot on FaZe’s revamped lineup in January 2022. BABYBAY, ShoT UP, and Dicey joined them. After a disappointing end to FaZe’s 2021 VCT run, this roster had high expectations for the new VALORANT Champions Tour season.
FaZe made it to the top 32 teams in the first VCT Stage One Open Qualifier, which took place from January 27 to 30, but were eliminated by The Guard. In the lower bracket, FaZe defeated Virtuoso 2-0 but lost their next match against Pioneers, effectively ending their open qualifier run.
The second open qualifier was held from February 3 to 6. FaZe reached the top 32 in a rematch of the first competition, but were unable to advance past the lower bracket round two after losses to Ghost Gaming and Andbox.
FaZe will now have to wait until mid-May to compete in VCT again. Until then, they’ll compete in the upcoming BoomTV tournament, which starts on March 14.
According to multiple sources, former Built By Gamers in-game leader Jake “Poach” Brumleve is a possible replacement for LarryBanks. If this happens, he will most likely take over the IGL duties from flyuh.