New York (The Verge) — Faze Clan and Tfue’s legal dispute could reshape e-sports and YouTube contracts forever theverge.com/2019/5/20/1863….
Turner “Tfue” Tenney’s lawsuit against Faze Clan, one of the most popular e-sports organizations, is a momentous occasion for content creators. Tenney’s lawsuit claims that Faze Clan took advantage of him financially, but the gaming collective says that’s not true.
Turner “Tfue” Tenney is one of the most prominent Twitch streamers in the world, catapulting to the upper echelon of online creators, thanks to his prolific Fortnite playing and consistent performance in the game’s competitive circuit. But a new lawsuit filed by Tenney’s lawyers today alleges that his employer, Faze Clan, has taken financial advantage of him by way of an exploitative contract and unlawful behavior on behalf of Faze’s management.
The lawsuit states that Faze has deprived Tenney of certain business opportunities, failed to pay the Fortnite player his share of brand deal revenue, and grossly undercut his earnings by taking up to 80 percent his earnings in some situations. The suit also argues that Faze is operating in violation of Californian law, specifically the Talent Agency Act, by essentially operating as a talent agency without a proper license or abiding by the necessary regulation. The complaint also alleges that members of Faze encouraged Tenney to gamble and drink underage. — Julia Alexander/@verge