He is famous for being a professional gamer and YouTuber. The name Faze Rain is his nickname and YouTube channel name. In a brief period, his channel Faze Rain had gathered millions of subscribers. Although he didn’t start making videos as soon as he joined on the 28th of December 2010, by 2014, he had a million subscribers.
Rain was born Nordan Shat on the 29th of May 1996 in Toronto, Canada. Growing up, he lived with his parents and sister. As a child, he was troublesome and was known in school for cracking jokes and making people laugh. He managed to maintain his grades in school as a grade “A” student even though he was always called to the principal’s office. He was also a fat kid but at age 5 he lost the weight.
When he was 7 years old, his parents started arguing a lot. This caused depression for young Nordan and his sister. He decided to focus his attention on playing video games and realized he found happiness whenever he played on his play station 2. His father eventually left the family and this worsened the depression state as Nordan felt alone.
Faze Rain’s mother later got married to her former boss. His mother’s new marriage was a step up as Nordan connected with his mother’s boss and took him with open hands as his step-father. As Nordan became a teenager, he got involved with a girl and after three years, they broke up. This led him to depression again, this time around, it was so bad that he even attempted to take his own life by overdosing on Advil. He was in the hospital for a week and started seeing a therapist which lasted for 3-4 years.
Nordan was advised by his therapist to focus on a hobby. This was how he started watching YouTube and in the process, got inspired to start his own channel. He started by providing the trick slots for call of duty and afterward, moved on with starting his own YouTube channel. YouTubing and video gaming was how Faze Rain was able to deal with the situations that brought him depression.
As at 2016, Faze Rain had gathered 4 million subscribers. He has been able to gather millions of subscribers on his channel as his gaming skills and strategies are considered the best in the industry. On the 20th of January 2016, he joined the “Faze Clan”. The Faze Clan came into existence in 2010 and they were into performing trick shots in call of duty.
The Faze Clan are an American esports organization owned by Thomas Oliveria that compete in call of duty, counter strike: Global Offensive, and other games including EA sport FIFA tournaments. His Faze clan member, Oliveria has played games with him on his channel.
Apart from the YouTube channel that is about video games, he also runs a personal channel named Nordan Shat where he interacts with his fans more personally and uploads vlogs regularly. His videos are always full of positivism. Faze Rain shares how YouTubing helped him cope with his rough times. He shares real-life lessons as well.
In one of his vlog, he shared how he walked away from a guy who had beaten him because he does not support violence. He created an alter ego for himself known as Vape Lord Nord. His alter ego appears in a gown, sunglasses and a hat.
Faze Rain – Girlfriend
Although Nordan got depressed because of a break up in the past, in November 2014, he started dating a girl named Taylor. She always made frequent appearances in his videos. In December 2014, she was featured in one of his videos titled “MEET MY GIRLFRIEND” where he had introduced her.
However, in early 2016, they broke up because they argued a lot and the long-distance relationship was not working for them. He had explained this in one of his vlogs. Since then there has not been any mention of a new girl in his life. He is currently single.
Nordan has an older sister called Sally and two step-siblings. In one of his videos, he said he is not very close to his step-sister, but he adores and looks up to his step-brother. His sister has made appearances in his vlogs and in one of his vlogs “Meet my sister”; he and his sister had shared they had too many conflicts growing up.
Faze’s sister was also the reason he had braces. This was because he sucked his thumb as a child and that as she shoved his thumb in his mouth whenever he cried.
Height – Measurements
Nordan is 6 feet 3inch tall (180cm) and weighs 75kg (165 pounds). He has a slim body and a big shoe size of 15 (US). Faze Rain has dark brown hair with dark brown eyes to match.
As of April 2017, Nordan had a net worth of over $2.5million which is no surprise considering he gets sponsors for his videos. He has worked with brands such as GFuel and FanDuel. Faze Rain also gets extra income from his merchandise (Faze merchandise) that deals with the sales of Faze hoodies and T-shirts.
His net worth has helped with his expensive taste in cars. He owns an Audi R8 V10 Plus and a Tesla Model X.