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FaZe Clan sued by pro Fortnite player for oppressive contract; FaZe denies allegations

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Turner “Tfue” Tenney is suing the team he signed with due to limitations placed on his financial earnings and an unreasonable cut of his income.

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While many people like to point at Fortnite and joke that it’s a game for 12 year-olds only to slink back to whatever game they hold as superior in their heads, it’s undeniable that the pro Fornite scene has really taken off. With loads of events going on at any one point and competitors earning millions of dollars for both wins and signing with teams, many have risen to some form of Internet fame for their skill in the massively popular battle royale game. Turner “Tfue” Tenney is one such professional, but apparently, things haven’t been all that silky smooth for him since signing with FaZe Clan, one of the biggest esports organisations in the world. Tfue claims that FaZe has been denying him money that is rightfully his, blocking his attempts to take up financial opportunities and taking an unreasonably large cut of his earnings and is thus suing the organisation for remuneration. The full lawsuit can be read here.

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Filed yesterday by Tfue, who gained a massive online following since he signed with FaZe, it claims that FaZe is taking a whopping 80% of his earnings from game-related deals and tournament wins as well as banning him from signing any sponsorship deals with well-known brands. The lawsuit being filed claims that FaZe is in violation of the Talent Agency Act, which states that any company that helps promote or endorse an individual must be licensed under the labour commission and follow certain regulations. If these violations turn out to be correct, FaZe is in a lot of trouble.

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Ricky Banks, a founder of FaZe, has stated that his organisation has never taken an 80% cut of Tfue’s revenue and the extent of the cut earned by FaZe is $60,000 earned through sponsorship deals. He also claims that FaZe has left Tfue to make money as a content creator entirely unhindered.

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While we know that Tfue has indeed filed the lawsuit, he has yet to make a public announcement regarding his reasons and his intentions, despite distancing himself from FaZe entirely by removing any logos or clan related merchandise from both his social media and his streams. Tfue’s Twitch page can be found here.

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Last Updated: May 27, 2020

20 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Flammenwerfer

    May 21, 2019 at 13:26

    So they are not fazed by the allegations eh

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  2. G8crasha

    May 21, 2019 at 13:36

    On a slightly less dramatic note, I wonder if it’s worthwhile investing in a DxRacer chair!

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    • I_am_Duffman!

      May 21, 2019 at 13:36

      Evetech has been teasing me with emails about chairs for a while now. I have to say. The nagging is starting to work as I am looking long and longer each time at the deals…

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      • G8crasha

        May 21, 2019 at 13:36

        I just know that they ain’t cheap. Around 5 grand or so for a chair!

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        • Guz

          May 21, 2019 at 13:57

          0.o thats a lota molla for a chair, I’m all for ergonomics and comfort, but that’s just not justifiable for me….or maybe I’m just poor xD

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      • Guz

        May 21, 2019 at 13:57

        Unless you got the cash to spare don’t do it,

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      • Admiral Chief Flammenwerfer

        May 21, 2019 at 14:07

        I’ve been looking at houses…and Google, Facebook and the Lord know what else trying to get me to look at their options, in the correct area as well. SPYING TO THE MAXXX

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        • Guz

          May 21, 2019 at 14:08

          Don’t you mean thanks Zuckerburg

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    • Pariah

      May 21, 2019 at 13:36

      From everything I’ve heard, the cheaper versions offer the same comfort. And I have to be honest, my generic R1k office chair is easily the most comfy thing I’ve ever used. I sit on it all day and have no issues. Plus it has a mesh back so summer isn’t cloying and sweaty and shit.

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      • Magoo

        May 21, 2019 at 15:09

        I paid R2k for what is basically a couch with wheels. It didn’t even fit under my desk, so I had to make extended legs to lift my desk up a tad. I’ll be honest, the first 10 minutes are very comfortable as it’s made from awesome material and cushion, but the posture is not so great.

        Classic case of sunk cost fallacy.

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  3. Admiral Chief Flammenwerfer

    May 21, 2019 at 13:45

    Almost as kak as a certain government taking a huge slice out of my income to pay for fancy cars and suits and home ‘security’ upgrades instead of using that to pay for maintenance of the electrical/water/road/healthcare systems

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  4. Magoo

    May 21, 2019 at 13:57

    FaZe Banks tweets reached my timeline somehow, the man was going off, full Kanye West style.

    Sucks if what he says is true. Sucks if it isn’t.

    TLDR; Sucks.

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  5. CrAiGiSh

    May 21, 2019 at 15:38

    Wow … this oke is handed everything on a gold platter to him thanks to FaZe and this is how he handles it.

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  6. Yahtzee

    May 21, 2019 at 13:26

    I have no idea why esports is not aired on SABC 2. It’s all drama, all the time anyway.

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    • G8crasha

      May 21, 2019 at 13:26

      In all fairness, in what professional sport is never any drama – and I would like to think that esports is starting to be recognised as a legitimate professional sport, like soccer, or rugby, or cricket, or tennis!

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    • Magoo

      May 21, 2019 at 13:45

      Love me some esports dramarama!

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    • Kromas

      May 21, 2019 at 14:18

      Then they may as well air Youtube “trendsetters” as every second video is a drama video. Look at those gay makeup artists atm.

      Reply

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