Tamara Davis August 26th, 2020 – 7:51 PM
Over a year ago, esports pro, Turner “Tfue” Tenney, sued his former organization, Faze Clan, over what he called an “oppressive” gaming contract. Tenney accused Faze Clan of taking up to 80% of his earnings, and restricting his outside business dealings. He called for the termination of his contract, as well as reimbursement for his contributions to Faze Clan and punitive damages. In a statement to Hollywood Reporter, Tenney’s attorney, Bryan Freedman, confirmed that the lawsuit has now been settled, saying “FaZe Clan and Turner Tenney are pleased to announce that they have resolved their disputes and settled their litigations… The parties wish one another the best of luck in future endeavors.” No further details were shared regarding and monetary elements or settlement terms.
Tenney originally filed the the lawsuit in California, which Faze Clan argued was a the wrong forum and a breach of contract. The esports organization also alleged that Tenney failed to pay commissions and was attempting to poach his teammates to form a rival team. The California judge dismissed the case, declaring that the jurisdiction for the lawsuit belonged to New York. If litigation had continued, the trial would have taken place there sometime in October. Instead of meeting in court, Tenney and Faze Clan handled their dispute privately the case was dropped altogether.
Tenney, better known at Tfue has yet to sign with another esports organization since his falling out with Faze Clan. He also no longer plays Fortnite, the game in which he competed professionally for the team. This seems largely untied to the situation, with him explaining that he didn’t want to spend years playing the same game. Despite this he remains one of the most popular gaming influencers, with 12 million subscribers on YouTube, and 8.9 million followers on Twitch. Apart from his lawyers statement, he has yet to respond publicly to the settlement news.
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