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Esports lawyer explains how Tfue’s lawsuit could damage FaZe Clan

Published: 21/May/2019 21:53 Updated: 22/May/2019 1:22

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney’s lawsuit against the FaZe Clan organization made headlines this week, leaving people questioning how a scandal this big will affect the industry.

Fortnite Battle Royale pro player Tfue filed the Complaint against FaZe Clan on May 20, stating that he was under an ‘oppressive’ contract that allowed the organization to take 80% of his earnings made from branded content posted to social media.

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There were also allegations of underage drinking and that pressure was put on an 11-year-old to lie about his age so that he could play.

FaZe Clan/TwitterTfue is suing FaZe Clan amid ‘oppressive’ contract allegations.

Lawsuits of this size aren’t a common feat in this industry so it’s unsurprising that the biggest question on people’s lips is ‘how will all of this end?’

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Roger Quiles, an attorney specializing in esports, tells us how the vast majority of lawsuits like this never make it to the courtroom because it’s easier to resolve cases outside of court so a settlement between Tfue and FaZe could happen “though it is still far too early to tell.”

If they did reach a settlement agreement, it would put the situation to bed right there and then, which is the simplest outcome.

But then there are the allegations of underage drinking and pressuring an 11-year-old to lie about his age, both being violations of the Talent Agency Act.

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Claims like that carry hefty weight and if found to be true, could have devastating consequences for FaZe Clan.

“The reference to underage drinking and other dangerous/illegal acts being encouraged is another way of attacking FaZe’s contract on the Talent Agency Act grounds,” Quiles explains. “Several statues in the Act reference specific kinds of activities that Agents cannot engage in.”

Instagram: BanksFaZe owner Banks appeared on Keemstar’s Drama Alert to get his side of the story out.

FaZe owner Ricky ‘FaZe Banks‘ Banks appeared on Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem’s Drama Alert after the suit was filed and admitted that he knew underage drinking occured at the FaZe house in Hollywood.

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This doesn’t exactly look good for FaZe Clan and only serves to back up Tfue’s claim.

“Generally, it’s not the best of ideas for an owner to discuss elements of ongoing litigation, especially on social media,” Quiles states. “These statements can certainly be used against you in court if the opportunity arises. If, and how, they’re used, will determine the impact of Banks’ statement.”

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It is impossible to say what would happen to FaZe Clan if Tfue won the lawsuit, whether they could simply afford to compensate him and move on, or whether it would harm their reputation beyond repair is unknown.

When questioned on FaZe’s future, Quiles simply said that it’s unrealistic to expect to know that now and that “we’ll need to see how things continue to play out first until the fate of FaZe is determined.”

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FaZe Clan Among Us In-Vent-Ational crowns surprise winner: final results

Published: 20/Oct/2020 6:24 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 6:25

by Jacob Hale

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FaZe Clan hosted its very own invitational Among Us tournament — smartly dubbed the “Among Us In-vent-ational” — in October, with top content creators, streamers and more getting in on the action.

Among Us has become the game of choice for many top creators, with a party-game atmosphere and a great way to find out who your real friends are and test your own poker face.

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The announcement for the tournament was made on October 14, with the esports organization confirming it would take place on Monday, October 19.

Now in the rearview mirror with the best Among Us players having been crowned, we’ve compiled everything you need to know. From the final placements, who competed, and how you can rewatch all the action.

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In-Vent-Ational recap

Four separate lobbies filled to the brim with popular personalities battled it out during the event. Eventually, the best of the best moved on to the final showdown. This was where the most elite Among Us players showed their skills to the world. From extraordinary memory to map knowledge and of course, the ability to deceive everyone else, it all came in handy.

The likes of Ludwig, Classify, and Yassuo all made it through to the final round of action in the FaZe event. However, only one player could come away with the crown.

After a few maps of intense murder-sprees and subsequent investigations, it was up and coming Twitch streamer ‘Yetiapocalypse’ that closed out the victory. They soared to the top of the pack with a six-point lead over second place, well ahead of some of the bigger internet celebs in the lobby. The final placements can be found below.

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In-Vent-Ational final results (Top 10)

Place Player Points
1 Yetiapocalypse 52
2 Suppp 46
3 Punz 41
4 Classify 37
5 Easyrod 35
6 Yassuo 35
7 Jakenbakelive 35
8 Trainwreckstv 34
9 Deansocool 32
10 Ludwig 23

Start date & schedule

FaZe Clan among us inventational
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FaZe Clan capitalized on the growing popularity of Among Us.

The tournament took place entirely on Monday, October 19, with the action having kicked off at 2pm PT (11am ET / 7pm BST). It lasted for roughly the full afternoon as each lobby battled it out for a few hours.

As each round went by, point totals were calculated before moving into the next map. This paved the way for unique strategies as players looked to knock out others at the top.

Streams

All of the individual participants themselves were streaming off of their own channels, and there was also an official broadcast that you can catch up on below.

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The official FaZe Clan Twitch channel hosted the event throughout the day. We’ve embedded the stream below so that you can rewatch the full VOD.

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Who was playing?

After FaZe’s full reveal of all the players joining the tournament, it was clear the lobbies would be stacked. Your typical FaZe personalities were all getting involved, from Apex to Adapt and plenty more. Though a number of outsiders were also among the action, pun intended.

Below are all of the streamers, stars, and personalities that participated in FaZe’s Among Us In-vent-tational broken up into four different lobbies:

Lobby 1

  • CouRageJD
  • Bella Poarch
  • Adept
  • Bronny James
  • ChrisO2
  • Adapt
  • FaZe Apex
  • FaZe Blaze
  • FaZe Cizzorz
  • FaZe H1ghSky1

FaZe Among Us group 1

Lobby 2

  • Andrea Botez
  • FaZe Nate Hill
  • GeorgeNotFound
  • ItsSlikeR
  • jakenbakeLIVE
  • Jellypeanut
  • Karl Jacobs
  • LazarBeam
  • Ludwig
  • mrfreshasian

FaZe Inventational Lobby 2

Lobby 3

  • Muselk
  • m0xyy
  • Nick Eh 30
  • Punz
  • Sweet Anita
  • SypherPK
  • Tarik Cohen
  • Tee Grizzley
  • Trainwrecks
  • xQc

FaZe Among Us group 3 tournament

Lobby 4

  • Deansocool
  • EasyRod
  • Masterfiend
  • Wolfabelle
  • Yeti
  • 100T Avalanche
  • 100T Classify
  • 100T Froste
  • 4Connor
  • 5uppp

FaZe Among Us tournament group 4

With one of the biggest Among Us events so far now behind us, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for any future invitational events coming soon.