The VALORANT Champions Tour has produced a wide array of top players who are not merely competitors but also personalities and influencers within the esports sphere. One such player is Andrej “babybay” Francisty, who boasts close to 100,000 followers on Twitter.
Keep reading for an overview of his career and his history in the competitive gaming world. Whether you’re a diehard fan or just a casual VALORANT viewer, here’s everything that you need to know about professional player babybay.
Who is babybay in VALORANT?
Currently, babybay is a pro VALORANT player for FaZe Clan. He joined the organization in August of 2020 and has remained an active member of its VALORANT team ever since. The 27-year-old gamer predominantly plays as Jett and Neon in VCT matches.
Over the course of his tenure with FaZe Clan, babybay has secured several top-eight finishes at major tournaments, along with several tournament wins. Most notably, FaZe Clan won the A-tier VCT 2021: North America Stage 1 Challengers 3. Along the way, the VALORANT squad conquered T1, NRG, Luminosity and 100 Thieves.
Babybay entered his first VALORANT majors of 2023 in March and is slated to compete in more events as the year goes on. As of April 2023, babybay plays alongside the following players in the FaZe Clan roster according to the FaZe Clan website:
- Kevin “poised” Ngo
- Phat “supamen” Le
- Quan “dicey” Tran
- Ryan “Shanks” Ngo
Might have to hit the stream today after I take some @GhostGamer . Use code “FAZEBABYBAY” for 20% off any @GhostLifestyle purchase and tune in today we back 🙂 pic.twitter.com/5X1fehL85i
— FaZe babybay (@KING_BABYBAY) December 7, 2022
More about babybay’s career
According to Liquipedia, babybay is an American player with Slovak and Lebanese heritage. Prior to joining FaZe Clan’s VALORANT team, babybay competed in numerous other esports titles. Most notably, he was a member of the Overwatch League’s Atlanta Reign from August of 2019 to July of 2020.
As an Overwatch pro, he was also a member of the San Francisco Shock, along with minor organizations like Kungarna, Splyce, Ghost Gaming and more. Babybay also previously competed in Crossfire as a member of Carbon.
His peak performance in the Overwatch League came in 2019 while he was still part of the San Francisco Shock. His team placed second in the 2019 Stage 1 Playoffs. Along the way, babybay and his teammates defeated the following rosters before falling 4-3 the Vancouver Titans in the finals:
- Seoul Dynasty
- Toronto Defiant
- Philadelphia Fusion
More infamously, babybay formerly played Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. While going by the gamer tag “flex,” he reportedly cheated on stream during an official tournament match. As a result, he was banned through the Valve Anti-Cheat system.
About the Author
Dylan Tate is an alumnus of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.