UPDATE: 12/05/2023: This article originally only mentioned Nicholas Kolcheff, but has been changed to Include Timothy John Betar as well.
FaZe Clan co-owner and popular content creator Nicholas ‘Nickmercs’ Kolcheff, and fellow content creator Timothy ‘TimTheTatman‘ John Betar, will join Activision’s battle royale Call of Duty: Warzone 2 as playable characters.
The characters are expected to become available to Warzone players on June 1st, and will include custom-made weapon skins and other in-game items, per a release.
Kolcheff is one of the biggest figures in the world of streaming and one of the most popular Call of Duty streamers. Betar is also a highly popular streamer, particularly known for his Warzone, Fortnite and Apex Legends streams.
Kolcheff has more than 15 million subscribers on Twitch and is also a co-owner of esports and gaming organisation FaZe Clan. He was also a well-known Gears of War and Halo esports player before the start of his streaming career.
Betar, meanwhile, became a part-owner and content creator for US esports organisation Complexity Gaming in September 2021.
The collaboration between the creators and Call of Duty publisher Activision is the first of its kind. Previously, the battle royale game has included guest characters such as Rambo and Neymar Jr, as well as NBA player Kevin Durant, but this is the first time a character is made to reflect a content creator.
The in-game operator skins created with Betar and Kolcheff are expected to be available to players from the start of Warzone 2’s Season 3.5 update, which is set to come out on June 1st.
Terms of the collaboration were not disclosed.
Elsewhere, Kolcheff recently partnered with peripherals and hardware brand Corsair, as well as other brands owned by the company such as Elgato and Origin PC.