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FaZe Banks explains why he’ll never forgive Tfue

Published: 21/May/2019 8:40 Updated: 21/May/2019 9:03

by Matt Porter

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Ricky ‘Fortnite Battle Royale star was suing FaZe Clan over his contract.

The reports that Tfue had filed legal proceedings against the organization he represents sent the internet into overdrive, as Tfue stating that FaZe take 80% of revenue from branded videos on his social media channels, and that the organization is jeopardizing the health, safety and welfare of its members.

In response to the suit, FaZe founder Banks has appeared on Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem’s Drama Alert to share his side of the story, and also released a video of his own titled “Dear Tfue” to address the claims made by the Fortnite pro player, and to reveal the emotional toll the lawsuit is having on him.

Instagram: BanksBanks has spoken about the lawsuit that Tfue has brought against FaZe Clan.

FaZe Banks “heartbroken”by Tfue lawsuit, won’t forgive him

In an emotional video from FaZe Banks, the founder of the legendary esports organization stated that he knew the lawsuit “wasn’t aimed” at him, but he is crushed by the situation, and doesn’t think he’ll ever be able to forgive Tfue.

“I thought we were friends. I called you family. I know this isn’t aimed at me,” an emotional Banks told Tfue. “But this is me. I know I am the last person you meant to hurt by this, but you hurt me more than fucking anyone has, ever.

“FaZe Clan has changed so many people’s lives, and you just spit on it and stomped on it. You took everything you could from it, you sucked it clean of everything you could get from it, and then you threw it in the trash, and how dare you.

“I’ve never been done this dirty by a homie. A homie that I helped, a homie that I changed their whole fucking life.

“I’ll never forgive you for this homie. Never.”

Clip begins at 17:15 for mobile users.

FaZe Banks disputes Tfue’s claims

Throughout both his interview with KEEMSTAR and his public address to Tfue, Banks disputed a number of claims made in the lawsuit brought by Tfue, stating that FaZe Clan don’t take 80% of his revenue, and have only ever made $60,000 from their partnership with the Twitch star.

Banks also used a number of clips to fire back at other claims made by Tfue, including shots of the streamer attempting to convince Alex ‘Adapt’ Pinkevich to jump off of a reservoir in California, using this to hit back at the idea that he was forced to perform dangerous stunts.

Since news of the lawsuit becoming public, Tfue has refrained from releasing a statement addressing the controversy, but it’s seems almost certain that fans of the streamer and the organization have not heard the last of this situation.

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Shroud claims Twitch streamers should “unite” to overturn DMCA rules

Published: 25/Oct/2020 3:59 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 10:34

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has claimed streamers should have taken a “united front” on the new DMCA rules to try and force Twitch to overturn them, and “could have won” if they did, after thousands of streamers deleted their old VODs to avoid being taken down, some dating back nearly a decade.

Twitch has ramped up its efforts in cracking down on streamers using licensed music. Streamers around the world have been rattled and rocked after receiving DMCA takedown notifications, with a massive wave sweeping across the platform on October 20.

It happened because most streamers play music in their streams, which means it’s also included in their library of video clips and VODs.

It’s a controversial issue that has happened in the past, but the latest ‘DMCA Bloodbath’ has been the biggest one yet. Hundreds of partnered streamers have been forced to take down and delete years worth of content, and it’s sparked a lot of outrage from streamers and viewers alike.

Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek mulled over the issue in his latest stream, and he came to the conclusion that streamers didn’t play their cards right. He believes they should have taken a “united front” on the issue and “hurt themselves” by not doing it sooner.

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Shroud believes Twitch streamers needed to be on a “united front” to tackle the DMCA crackdown.

The first point shroud made was that, even if streamers obtained a license to skirt around the DMCA issues and play music on their stream, it wouldn’t solve the issue. 

“If I was to get a license to play music on my stream, Twitch would not know,” he said. “Therefore, their Twitch music… algorithm that mutes VODs would still mute my VOD even though… I legally can do it.”

“So even getting a license right now doesn’t matter,” he added. “Because… you’re still going to get cucked.”

Shroud went on to describe the whole situation as “strange” because playing in silence for a moment.  Then, he had another flurry of thoughts, which brought him to his final point that streamers should have been more united.

“If we as streamers took a united front and we didn’t just make rational f**king decisions and just start deleting sh*t, we actually could have won,” he said. “But now we hurt ourselves, so that sucks, but it is what it is. We folded. We’re a bunch of bi*ches.”

Shroud is referring to the fact that practically every streamer has been outraged by the decision. However, they ultimately succumbed to Twitch’s demands and deleted their VODS to avoid potential issues.

Many people will believe his frustration is warranted. But at the same time, nobody can really blame other streamers for adhering to Twitch’s demands. After all, their livelihood depends on it.

The key takeaway, however, is that streamers could take shroud’s opinion on board in the future. If anything, partnered streamers are all pillars in the community. It couldn’t hurt for them to unite on matters when they really have to.

At the end of the day, workers in the ‘real world’ have associations, bodies, and unions to support them. So why should it be any different for streamers?