Tfue and FaZe Clan’s drama has been well publicized as the top Fortnite streamer clamored to get out of his contract.
Tfue claimed the terms were unfair and thus illegal while Banks played the public face of FaZe and said the contract was standard, that they tried to renegotiate when Tfue blew up and focused on their role in him blowing up in the first place.
The drama was pretty divisive in the Fortnite and wider gaming communities. Both sides have merit to their arguments but now FaZe wants to prove they are in the right. On August 1st, FaZe Clan filed an official lawsuit in a New York federal court, according to TMZ.
“Though a rookie athlete, Tenney was an adult when he signed his contract,” the lawsuit reads. “An initial rookie contract is a risk that the organization takes; most young players young careers never take off.”
These two lawsuits are going to be handled separately. Tfue’s suit was filed in California while FaZe targeted New York. Both states have different laws and rules that will impact the eventual decision made in this case.
We also haven’t seen many impassioned speeches from either party so it seems like both groups may be listening to their lawyers and not say anything that isn’t well planned out.
As I write that, Keemstar’s video on the whole situation will probably come out tonight.
The end result of this lawsuit will be important for the future of brand deals in esports. Tfue’s lawsuit wants streamers to be protected as artists under a California law that gives special considerations to entertainers and artists.
FaZe’s lawsuit is simply targeting Tfue for breach of contract and saying he violated his Non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with his comments over the last month.