Fortnite star Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney becoming a rising sensation in May when he sued his employer, Faze Clan, claiming that they took most of his income for themselves and had a very exploitive contract which was illegal according to California’s law. Faze Clan denied the reports and claimed that they didn’t do anything illegal and didn’t exploit Tfue.
Later, things went silent and there was no new information about the case. But, just yesterday new information surfaced online, according to which Faze Clan had sued Tfue for violating his contract and trying to form a rival esports organisation.
According to Faze Clan, Tfue made more than $20 million from streaming, game endorsements and sponsorship deals and he didn’t share this income with Faze Clan. Tfue had violated his contract and tried to keep all the earns for himself without sharing the agreed percentage with the organisation.
Tfue's original lawsuit was filed in state court in Los Angeles, CA. I think the main reason for bringing suit there was because of the Talent Agency Act, which could potentially invalidate TFue's contract. 2/10https://t.co/WIpuBVNrBH— Ryan Fairchild (@FairPlayEsports) August 1, 2019
The organisation is seeking compensation from Tfue for their services and an unspecified damage amount under the contracted terms. Faze has also asked court to prevent Tfue from revealing any confidential information publicly which may harm and interfere with other talents and future business deals of the organisation.
In a statement Faze Clan said:
Reacting to Faze Clan’s lawsuit, Tfue’s lawyer issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter saying:
There are other issues that Faze Clan also brought up in the lawsuit. The organisation claims that Tfue is trying to build his own rival esport organisation and have breached his contract several times by revealing sensitive information to media or to rival gamers and organisations.