FaZe Clan sign ZachaREEE for VALORANT

Former Overwatch League pro Zachary "ZachaREEE" Lombardo will play for FaZe Clan's VALORANT roster, the team and player announced Friday. Provided by FaZe Clan

FaZe Clan announced Friday that the latest addition to their VALORANT roster will be former Overwatch League pro Zachary "ZachaREEE" Lombardo.

ZachaREEE, who played for the Dallas Fuel in the Overwatch League, joins fellow former Overwatch pro Corey "Corey" Nigra and Jason "jasonR" Ruchelski as an official member of FaZe Clan's VALORANT roster.

"I'm super excited to be joining FaZe," ZachaREEE said in an introductory video on Twitter. "I've been watching their videos since (Call of Duty) Modern Warfare 2, and they were a really big inspiration for me back in the day when I first started playing FPS."

ZachaREEE played under the FaZe banner unofficially as part of the team's trial roster for the T1 x Nerdstreet Gamers Showdown in the ongoing VALORANT Ignition Series alongside Corey, Rory "dephh" Jackson, Johnny "Marved" Nguyen and Harrison "psalm" Cheng. FaZe finished first in their group and fourth overall in that tournament with strong performances from Corey on Phoenix and Raze.

"Transitioning from Overwatch to VALORANT, though, has been pretty smooth in my opinion," ZachaREEE said of his performances so far. "A lot of the ability usage is really similar. It kind of carries over really easily. The big difference from VALORANT and Overwatch is the aim style, so I've been working on my aim and making sure my crosshair placement's good and just focusing on flicks."

More recently, FaZe pulled out of the PAX Arena Invitational and were replaced by Way 2 French. The team still has two remaining starting spots to fill.

Previously, ZachaREEE played as a flex DPS in the Overwatch League for Fusion University and later the Dallas Fuel. He retired from competitive Overwatch on June 3.