FaZe Clan owner Ricky ‘Banks’ Banks had a very public falling out with Fortnite pro Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney in 2019 – but has now explained how NFL great Tom Brady helped the two reunite.
As a lifelong New England Patriots fan, Banks has made no secret of the fact that Brady is his idol in life, even suggesting that he would do some unsavory things to the six-time Super Bowl champion as a sign of gratitude.
So, despite the dominant quarterback’s move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March 2020, Banks still has a lot of love for the man – and Tfue decided to put aside their differences thanks to Brady.
Appearing in an episode of Impaulsive co-host Mike Majlak’s ‘The Night Shift’, in which he showed off the new FaZe house, Banks described what went down between the three of them.
After revealing that he and Tfue played Fortnite with Brady’s son, Banks added that he got to have a conversation with the man himself, saying: “Turner reached out, because he’s from Tampa… solid move on Tfue’s part [because] obviously we’ve got some sh*t up in the air.
“But he knows my love for the Patriots and Tom Brady. He FaceTimed me and I was like, ‘what the f**k could this be about?’ and he says: ‘Yo, I’m about to be talking to Tom Brady, hop on Fortnite’.”
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Banks even added that it wasn’t “bittersweet” because of Brady signing for the Bucs – in fact, if it wasn’t for that, Tampa-native Tfue may never have had the chance to connect with Brady at all.
As Banks says, this is a solid move on Tfue’s part, knowing how much he loves Brady and putting aside their differences to help him meet his idol.
It suggests that, despite ongoing lawsuits between Tfue and FaZe Clan, there’s still a bit of love between the two, and Tom Brady might just be the man to bring them back together.