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FaZe Clan’s Ewok Comes Out as Trans

Ewok Wheeler

On National Coming Out Day FaZe Clan’s Ewok came out as both trans and bisexual.

The 15-year old professional Fortnite player made the announcement on Twitter saying:

“I want to be open about it and educate people but feel comfortable with myself,” Ewok explained. “I never felt right in girl body and struggled. When I was 11 years old, I dressed up like a boy and grabbed some of my little brother’s clothes. I took pictures. For the past eight years, I never was truly happy with myself and struggled.”

“I know the transition and stuff will be tough for me. I am nervous as hell. This is huge especially I am in FaZe and first transgender guy in T1 Esports organization.” He continued, “there are not many trans people on organizations or stuff like that. I want to be honest as possible with you guys. This is truly a big decision and I know it’ll impact some people. I’ll need y’all support. I truly appreciate it if you supports. It means the world to me. Thank you.”

FaZe Clan is a professional esports and entertainment organization consisting of professional videogame players across multiple games, including  Call of DutyCounter-Strike: Global OffensivePlayerUnknown’s BattlegroundsTom Clancy’s Rainbow Six SiegeFIFA, Valorant and Fortnite.

Ewok’s announcement was met with support from his friends, family and fellow teammates. Out and proud esports legend SonicFox also commented his support.

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