FaZe Clan first came into the scene with the acquisition of the roster of G2 Esports. The team's first tournament under FaZe would be at DreamHack Leipzig 2016, where they would start in Group A up against Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's Luminosity Gaming in a Best-of-one. Their first match of the tournament would go well for the Europeans, with a 16-9 victory on Inferno, with Håvard "rain" Nygaard top-fragging with an HLTV rating of 1.64.
The next match for the team would be against Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko's Natus Vincere, who were the favorites of Group A. This match-up would not go as well for FaZe, as the team would be completely shut out by enemy AWPer Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács, and would end the match with a reverse scoreline of the previous match-up, finishing 9-16 on Train.