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FaZe Clan Drops Twister as Coach

After a greatly disappointing Six Invitational 2020, FaZe Clan has dropped its coach, Twister.

Following a failure to make it out of the groups at the Six Invitational 2020, FaZe Clan has decided to drop its coach, Marlon "Twister" Mello. While regarded as a fearsome team in Latin America (LATAM), FaZe Clan has been unable to secure a strong international result since Season 8 of the Pro League, and these changes are likely in attempts to fix that.

Twister at the Season 10 Finals 

Twister had joined the team prior to the Six Invitational 2019 but could not better its Paris performance, only beating Ninjas in Pyjamas before losing narrowly to Team Reciprocity in the decider match after a devastating loss against Fnatic.

Once again, the team dominated domestically, but could not repeat its grand final appearance at the Season 9 Finals -- though did show signs of promise with its win over LeStream Esport. Third at DreamHack Valencia then followed, and FaZe finally made it to the playoffs of a Major again at the Six Major Raleigh but could not progress past eventual champions Team Empire. Season 10, though, was particularly bitter after the team once again made it to the Pro League Finals but lost Ronaldo "ion" Osawa to visa issues and had to play with former Rainbow Six pro Nino "ninexT" Pavolini as a stand-in.

The Six Invitational 2020, though, was by far the team's lowest point since Season 4, where FaZe lost both its group stage matches to DarkZero Esports and Fnatic, crashing out without a win.

Now, FaZe Clan will likely be looking for a coaching replacement. With the other notable top-tier coaches in the region, such as Team Liquid's André "Sensi" Kaneyasu and Adenauer "Silence" Alvarenga or NORA-Rengo's Arthur "Ar7hur" Schubert, highly unlikely to want to join, it is unclear what is next for FaZe in that regard.

Twister, on the other hand, may look for opportunities abroad, such as with Fnatic, who is looking for a second coach to head its strategising.