Crimsix has swapped CoD for Sim Racing as he joins FaZe Clan for the upcoming ESL R1: Racing Released series.

FaZe Clan has announced that Ian "Crimsix" Porter will be joining the organization as a part of their new ESL R1 team. The former Call of Duty World Champion will be taking part in the upcoming race at IEM Katowice on February 10.

A new chapter in the life of Crimsix in FaZe

Crimsix is widely regarded as the greatest Call of Duty player of all time. Having won three World Championship titles and a total of 38 major tournaments overall. And while he has been on a slew of great teams and organizations, most notably OpTic Gaming, his move to FaZe Clan truly marks the start of a new chapter in his life, following on from his retirement from Call of Duty.

He has dabbled in content creation quite a bit recently since his retirement, from posting more frequently to his YouTube channel, where he has started up his own podcast series Burned Bridges, as well as his frequent streams on Twitch. Now it appears that he shall be stepping into an entirely new dimension of the Esports industry.

Crimsix in his Porsche 911 GT3 RS from the announcement video
Crimsix in his Porsche 911 GT3 RS from the announcement video

Per the announcement, Crimsix will be taking part in the newly established ESL R1: Racing Released series under the FaZe banner in the Spring Split. He will be racing alongside Lucas Mueller, Ulas Ozyildirim, and Tim Jarschel. Crimsix is a known petrolhead within the CoD community, and has often posted images of his Porsche 911 GT3 RS across his social media platforms. As such, he will supposedly be using a build of the very same car in the ESL R1 event. We cannot wait to see what crazy things Crimsix gets up to as he steps into the world of professional SIM-Racing.

What is ESL R1: Racing Released?

ESL R1: Racing Released is a collaborative effort between longtime Esports tournament organizers ESL and Rennsport. The collaboration looks to bring the world of SIM-Racing as it pits 12 teams and 48 drivers against one another in a $500K league.

The pair trialed this new LAN-based event at a Rennsport summit held in Munich in June 2022; per a report done by Traxion. Now it seems the pair are ready to get going and will be holding the first rounds of play at IEM Katowice. With FaZe Clan being one of the most notable names competing alongside the likes of G2 Esports and Furia Esports.

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