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FaZe Clan CEO reveals Tfue’s true intentions behind controversial lawsuit

Published: 23/May/2019 21:39 Updated: 26/Mar/2020 12:50

by Albert Petrosyan


With the controversy surrounding Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney‘s lawsuit continuing to swirl, FaZe Clan CEO Lee Trink has given his side of how everything has transpired.

In the three days since news came out that Tfue had filed a lawsuit against FaZe Clan, the online gaming and esports communities have been treated to drama that will not be forgotten soon.

The latest chapter of this saga comes courtesy of YouTuber Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem, who held an interview with Trink in the May 23 episode of his show DramaAlert.

In the interview, Trink claimed that Tfue’s intentions with his lawsuit were not to improve upon the conditions of his contract, but rather to get out of it so he could start his own esports organization.

“He was actually never interested in creating a new deal,” he said. “What he was interested in was creating a competing org. That’s impossible. We’re never going to get there. The [Los Angeles] Lakers don’t let LeBron [James] go create a competing NBA team. It’s just not what we do.”

Lee Trink - InstagramFaZe Clan CEO Lee Trink believes Tfue’s intentions are to be freed of his contract so that he can create his own org.

Trink also went on to suggest that Tfue had this in mind when FaZe founder Ricky ‘Banks’ Banks took him under his wing and taught him all he knew, claiming that the Fortnite BR star wanted to use that knowledge in planning for his own org.

“It feels like, especially relating to Banks, they sucked Banks dry of every strategy, every tool in the trade, everything that he could possibly do,” he said. “Part of that was taking all of the way we do business, and obviously we’re very good at it, with the idea of creating a competitor. That’s not freedom.”

Instagram: BanksTrink claims that Tfue used Banks and FaZe for knowledge on how to best build his own esports org.

Trink spent a lot of the interview talking about the great lengths that he and the organization apparently went through in trying to negotiate a new deal for Tfue with his father and lawyer, offering almost everything they could ask for, but hitting a dead end each time.

“I almost want to tell you the lengths we’ve gone to, to try and get a new agreement,” he said. “We basically said ‘tell us what you want, just tell us.’ We were putting money second in the relationship. Literally, we were prepared to put the concept of whether we make money from Tfue on the side, because that’s how much we valued him.”

You can view the entire May 23 episode of KEEMSTAR’s DramaAlert below, with the interview with Lee Trink starting at the 7:39 mark.

Tfue-FaZe Clan lawsuit drama – what we know so far

On May 20, it was revealed that Tfue had filed a lawsuit against FaZe Clan on the basis of an “oppressive” contract, among other things.

Banks, who has been FaZe’s most vocal defender throughout all this, released an emotional video about why he can never forgive Tfue.

The Fortnite BR star responed with a video of his own, which was hi first statement since the drama began, explaining that his aim was to get out of a contract he feels was “bizarre” and “fucked.”

Banks has since admitted that the deal was “horrible,” promising that FaZe will make soon release the contract for all to see, but has also called Tfue a “selfish asshole” for the lawsuit.

Although the contract has not yet been released, it was reportedly leaked shortly following Tfue’s video, although there is no way of knowing whether it is the actual agreement until FaZe release the official contract.

As always, we will continue to bring you updates to this drama as more information becomes available.


TimTheTatman rage quits after finding three fishing rods in Fortnite

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:17

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite players know all too well what it’s like to land in a hot spot and struggle to find a weapon, including TimTheTatMan, who hilariously rage quit after he found nothing but fishing rods.

Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar has jumped back on the Fortnite bandwagon in Season 5. The latest update has brought a lot of old stars back, and for the most part, the reception has been positive.

In Tim’s case though, it hasn’t been all sunshine and roses. He wanted to enjoy everything the new season has to offer. Instead, all he got was fishing rods and lots of them.

Epic Games Fortnite TimTheTatMan Fishing Pole
TimTheTatman is a talented gamer in his own right, but he’s also hilarious to watch.

TimTheTatman descended onto Salty Towers with his squad, looking for an ideal place to land. Unfortunately, the two vacant rooftops he saw both had fishing rods. “Oh good, a fishing pole, oh good, another fishing pole, okay,”  he said.

He decided to land on a house instead. “If I come in here and there’s a fishing pole, I’m leaving,” he said while breaking into the attic with his pickaxe. “I’m literally not kidding. I’m backing out if there’s a fishing pole in here.”

Fortunately, there wasn’t one in the attic, but there was nothing else either, so he dove a little deeper. He dropped down the staircase, turned left it into the kitchen, and hilariously found another fishing rod staring into his soul.

Epic Games Fortnite TimTheTatMan Fishing Pole
Epic Games
It’s not ideal to find a fishing rod as your first weapon in Fortnite.

Without saying a word, TimTheTatman opened up the menu, quit the game, and placed his hands on his head in disbelief. “I’m not doing it,” he said, as he struggled to find the words to sum up his rage.

“The two guns I was going to land on [were] fishing poles,” he added. “I open up a door and go left, fishing pole. I’ll try again. When you guys are done, I’ll be ready to go again. I’m not going to play that game. I’m not going to do it.”

There’s nothing worse than landing in a spot surrounded by enemies and finding nothing useful.

Still, TimTheTatman’s fans were rolling on the floor laughing after seeing him get so riled up about it. Plus, the fact it happened to be a fishing rod made it even funnier.