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FaZe Banks and Tfue reunite publicly for first time since lawsuit

Published: 6/Feb/2020 11:56 Updated: 26/Mar/2020 12:49

by Matt Porter


Turner ‘Tfue‘ Tenney is currently suing former organization FaZe Clan, but  an image uploaded to FaZe Clan owner Ricky ‘Banks’ Banks showed the pair hanging out together for the first time since the controversy began.

Tfue was widely regarded as the face of FaZe Clan’s Fortnite team while part of the organization, winning hundreds of thousands of dollars while representing them, and drawing huge audiences to his Twitch channel to watch him practice and compete.

On May 20, 2019, the American stunned fans around the world when he filed a lawsuit against his team, claiming they had signed him to an “oppressive” contract that saw FaZe take 80% of revenue from branded videos on social media, leaving him with just 20% of the fee. When the news broke, Banks immediately denied all of the accusations and stated that Tfue was using them as a way to get out of his contract.

Banks and Tfue together while part of FaZe Clan.Tfue and Banks were close friends before the lawsuit.

The pair were close friends before the lawsuit was filed, but following the news, they stopped communicating, with Banks pleading with the 22-year-old to call him in the aftermath of the suit. The pair haven’t been seen together publically in months, and with the legal proceedings still ongoing, many were stunned to see the pair link up on February 1.

In an image uploaded to Banks’ Instagram story, the FaZe owner posted a selfie of himself standing beside a posing Tfue, complete with the caption: “What are we doing?” Where this photo was taken is unclear.

FaZe Banks posing with Tfue on Instagram.
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Banks uploaded a picture of himself and Tfue together.

On top of that, Banks even sent a tweet to Tfue when he posted a message about his recent breakup with Corinna Kopf, writing: “Let’s just all go back to how things were,” in response to the 22-year-old saying he would never get in a relationship again.

Of course, Tfue and FaZe Clan are still embroiled in legal proceedings, with Judge Patricia Nieto siding with the Fortnite pro when the esports organization attempted to have the case dismissed. Both parties are scheduled to return to court on July 6 to continue the suit.

While things may remain heated in the courtroom, it appears that Tfue and Banks have rekindled their relationship to some extent, something which fans of theirs will be excited to see.

Call of Duty

Dr Disrespect explains how Black Ops Cold War could be “so much more fun”

Published: 21/Oct/2020 3:29

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Dr Disrespect has chimed in on the much-maligned SBMM system used in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and other titles, and although he doesn’t blame Treyarch, the Doc is less than impressed with the system and wants it removed.

Dr Disrespect is all about violence, speed, and momentum. However, he hasn’t been able to spread his wings in Black Ops Cold War and fly like the eagle he was born to be, and he blames it all on SBMM.

SBMM, which stands for skill-based matchmaking, is a system used in many popular games to try and balance out lobbies.

Some players and developers think it’s a good thing, but many others believe it tends to ‘punish’ higher-skilled players like Dr Disrespect. It throws them into lobbies with other elite players, which results in ‘sweaty’ games where everyone is good and trying really hard to win.

The game becomes more serious and less casual, and it demands more effort, which is less than ideal for streamers like the Doc, who want to entertain.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is one of many games that uses SBMM.

Dr Disrespect has never been one to hold his tongue and mince his words on matters important to him. In his latest stream, he had a frustrating time playing Black Ops Cold War due to SBMM and shared his thoughts.

Man, that SBMM, what a… what a…” he said, struggling to find the words to summarize his rage. “SBMM results to exact same fight every single time.” It’s a sentiment shared by players from many different games and skill brackets.

“It has nothing to do with… game design,” he added.

“Treyarch knocks it out the park… I just think it has something to do with a lot of the technical stuff… I would take that tech out.”

Dr Disrespect
Dr Disrespect isn’t one to hold back on his opinions, especially when it comes to games.

Dr Disrespect knows that it isn’t Treyarchs fault. Instead, he refers to a “third-party” who works with them and “manages all the data and everything.” He says, “they’re able to make all these tweaks, and all that stuff,” and the fact that SBMM is implemented at all is “such a bummer.”

“I want some sheep in my lobbies,” he said. “I want a couple triple peekers. The game could like just be so much more fun. I don’t understand why they have it.”

The related segment begins at 3:38:30 in the video below.

Dr Disrespect isn’t the first person to express his concerns about SBMM, and he won’t be the last. However, the Doc is a pillar in the gaming community. He has also been involved in some behind-the-scenes level design, so his opinion has some weight.

Either way, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is still loads of fun. SBMM might even help you become a better player if you’re willing to embrace it.