H3H3's Ethan Klein explains why Tfue's FaZe contract is "evil” - Dexerto
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H3H3’s Ethan Klein explains why Tfue’s FaZe contract is “evil”

Published: 25/May/2019 0:22 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 12:52

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Fortnite Battle Royale pro Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has been the talk of the gaming community, after suing esports organization FaZe over his contract – an binding agreement that YouTuber and commentator Ethan Klein feels is “disgraceful.”

Klein discussed Tfue’s contract drama during an episode of the H3 Podcast on May 24, where he called the agreement “evil” and “predatory,” noting the 80/20 and 50/50 splits in favor of FaZe – as well as the clause that would prevent Tfue from competing for six months after termination.

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“That kind of clause has no place in a contract,” Klein said of the matter. “In the real world, that would be so illegal, so wildly inappropriate. For them to even include this is shocking, it’s appalling, it’s a shame. It’s a disgrace. It’s an embarrassment.”

Klein went on to call for more regulation in the esports industry, arguing that the gamers involved in building up the enterprise are largely young, hungry, and “vulnerable rising stars.”

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This wouldn’t be the first time Klein has spoken out on the issue, either; he even called for Tfue to release the contract himself, claiming that one of FaZe co-owner Ricky Banks’ Tweets on the subject was a breach of NDA.

“This tweet seems like a breach of confidentiality, which could void any NDA you may have signed Tfue, meaning you could release the contract yourself,” Klein wrote.

FaZe has since claimed that they offered Tfue a number of new contracts with far more lucrative deals for the gaming pro, which included such benefits as a seven-figure salary with no splits, whatsoever.

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However, FaZe CEO Lee Trink claims that Tfue never wanted to sign a new contract, alleging that their Fortnite Battle Royale star hopes to ultimately be freed from FaZe to begin his own esports organization – hence his lawsuit.

Tfue’s move has since been met with mixed opinions on both sides, with some fans finding the sudden lawsuit a major betrayal to FaZe Banks and the organization that aided in his current popularity, while others applaud Tenney for calling out his oppressive contract.

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AOC recruits Pokimane & Hasan for Among Us Twitch stream

Published: 19/Oct/2020 22:17 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 22:24

by Bill Cooney

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U.S. politician Alexandria ‘AOC’ Ocasio-Cortez nearly broke Twitter when she asked, completely out of the blue, if anyone would want to play Among Us with her on Twitch – and none other than Pokimane and Hasan the Hun seem to be some of the chosen few to get a shot.

AOC serves as U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district, and while she also moonlights as a League of Legends player, she hasn’t yet tried her hand at the hit party game ‘Among Us.’

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That all seems set to change though, based on the explosion of responses, replies, and offers to play she’s received on Twitter after asking if anyone would be interested in inviting her to join their lobby.

“Anyone want to play Among Us with me on Twitch to get out the vote?” AOC asked on Twitter. “(I’ve never played, but it looks like a lot of fun.)”

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One of the more than 7,000 people to reply (at the time of writing) was Twitch’s own Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, who said “it’d be an honor” to play with her, and even offered to help the representative set up her stream if she needed any help at all.

AOC told Poki she would be creating an account and getting some streaming equipment “today” (Oct. 19), so this first-ever “get out the vote” Among Us stream seems like it will be happening very soon.

Not one to be left out, fellow Twitch streamer Hasan ‘Hasanabi’ Piker claimed he was already setting up a lobby to get AOC some venting experience.

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“Just DMd you. This sounds fun, let’s so it,” the New York politician replied to Hasan’s offer, making this impromptu Among Us event an already star-studded lineup.

Three people do not make a full lobby, though, but based on the insane amount of replies AOC got from users who seem very eager to play with her, they shouldn’t have any problems finding another seven willing participants.

Although she did indicate the stream would be going down as soon as possible when she gets set up, there’s still no official date from anyone about when the Among Us event will happen, but AOC did start her own Twitch channel shortly after talking with Poki and Hasan.

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We’ll update this story as more details become available though, so keep an eye here for all the latest on this unexpected collaboration.