FaZe Rain calls out FaZe Clan CEO Lee Trink

By Melany Moncada


May 23, 2023

Reading time: 2 min

FaZe Rain has called out FaZe Clan for using Nick “Nickmercs” Kolcheff as damage control and allegedly untruthful claims from the organization’s CEO Lee Trink

FaZe Rain shared through Instagram that FaZe Clan allegedly pays $1 million a year to Nickmercs.

“I couldn’t think of one memorable moment with Nickmercs and FaZe. Like, literally not one. No other FaZe member gets even close to that,” FaZe Rain wrote.

According to the content creator, FaZe Clan recruited Nickmercs as damage control after the organization was sued by Turner “Tfue” Tenney. In the Instagram stories, FaZe Rain also called out FaZe Clan CEO Lee Trink. According to FaZe Rain, Trink has been lying about his salary, and he hasn’t taken any kind of pay cut.

“What about your severance of $3-4M? After you get to leave FaZe for running it into the ground, you get a few more millions,” FaZe Rain wrote.

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The content creator didn’t stop with the Instagram stories. On May 23, he posted a video discussing the finances of the organization. In the same video, he clarified that his intention is not to attack Nickmercs, but instead to call out the decision-making at FaZe Clan.

FaZe Rain reveals FaZe Clan monthly revenue

FaZe Rain revealed that for the past five years, the organization has withheld information from him. In the video, he claims to have a breakdown of FaZe Clan’s operation costs, including what they pay their talent.

FaZe Rain claims that every talent on FaZe gets paid a minimum guarantee while the original members are being neglected. He criticized the signing of big streamers and labeled it as fake since these creators will do whatever corporate demands from them because they are getting paid.

FaZe Rain also shared the esports numbers for the organization.


  • Revenue: $514,000
  • Cost: $576,000
  • Profit: -$62,000

Halo Infinite

  • Revenue: $108,000
  • Cost: $194,000
  • Profit: -$86,000

PUBG Mobile

  • Revenue: $125,000
  • Cost: $37,000
  • Profit: $87,000

Rocket League

  • Revenue: $87,000
  • Cost: $123,000
  • Profit: -$36,000

Rainbow Six

  • Revenue: $80,000
  • Cost: $124,000
  • Profit: -$44,000

Call of Duty

  • Revenue: $42,000
  • Cost: $6,000
  • Profit: $35,000


  • Revenue: $4,000
  • Cost: $85,000
  • Profit: -$81,000

According to the report, FaZe Clan spends $756,000 a month on its teams, including Super Smash, Valorant, Apex Legends, Valorant Female Team, FIFA Online, Fortnite, The Flank, and FIFA.