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Ninja reveals how FaZe Clan helped Tfue gain early success

Published: 21/May/2019 21:04 Updated: 21/May/2019 22:20

by Albert Petrosyan

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Prominent streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has given his take on the ongoing controversy involving FaZe Clan and their star Fortnite Battle Royale pro player Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney.

There is no doubt that, for the past day, the biggest storyline in esports has been the lawsuit that Tfue filed against FaZe Clan, which was officially made public news on May 21.

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The news sparked major debates across social media, drawing out reactions from top members of the online gaming community, including Ninja.

Commenting on the controversy during his livestream, Ninja revealed that FaZe played a major role in helping Tfue gain a lot of success early on, since it was thanks to the org that the pro player was invited to exclusive Fortnite BR tournaments.

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“I’m literally in a group chat with KEEMSTAR,” he said. “And he said that the only reason Turner was invited to compete in those tournaments, like the Friday Fortnite tournaments, was because he was on FaZe.”

YouTuber Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem’s Friday Fortnite tournaments during May and June of last year were one of the first truly popular competitions organized for the popular battle royale.

Tfue and his FaZe duo Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore dominated the series, winning four tournaments together while no other player ever won more than one.

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With those competitions gaining massive viewership and coverage on Twitch and across esports, Tfue’s legend as a dominant force continued to grow.

The point that Ninja and many others have tried to make is that being on FaZe was instrumental for Tfue to become the mega star he is today, which he should have taken into account before agreeing to file the lawsuit. 

FaZe ClanFaZe Clan’s Tfue and Cloak dominated KEEMSTAR’s Friday Fortnite tournaments, part of the reason why the two became celebrities in the online gaming world.

Why is Tfue suing FaZe Clan?

Tfue’s lawsuit against FaZe Clan is based on the grounds that the org violated California law by allegedly limited his ability to pursue his profession.

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According to his lawyer, the org took 80% cut of all the revenue from his branded videos on social media, a claim which has been vehemently denied by FaZe founder Ricky ‘Banks’ Banks.

In addition, the lawyer also accused FaZe of “jeopardizing the health, safety, and welfare of its members,” which includes serving alcohol to members before they’re legally allowed to drink, and pressuring newly signed underage players to lie about their age.

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Twitch streamer Jinny stunned as man tries to sell her drugs on stream

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:49

by Michael Gwilliam

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IRL Twitch streamer Jinny was left shocked after two men tried to sell her drugs while she toured the city of Hamburg in Germany.

Jinny has grown quite a following thanks in part to her IRL traveling antics where the Korean streamer routinely has odd adventures. Her trips have resulted in her befriending waitresses at a Texas Hooters, being attacked by wild deer in Denmark, and even setting her backyard on fire.

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Now, in her most recent trip in Germany, the streamer found herself in quite an awkward position as she was offered drugs during an October 7 broadcast.

While talking to viewers, a random man suddenly began talking to her in broken English.

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“You’re lucky to be in Deutschland. My ganja is the best,” he said. “You get three for five.”

It’s unclear exactly what units of measurement the man was selling three of for five Euros, but ganja translates to marijuana or weed. The incident really shocked the IRL streamer who had no idea what he was talking about.

“I don’t speak German,” she stated as he and another man conversed in the language.

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Jinny’s chat warned her the man was selling drugs.

“Do you need ganja?” the man asked in English.

“What is ganja?” Jinny wondered. “Iguana?”

Eventually, Jinny looked at her chat and saw that her viewers were spamming translations and explaining how he was trying to sell her drugs – something she wanted no part of.

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“I don’t need ganja. It’s okay,” she laughed and went on her way. “That was very random. Do I look like I smoke weed? Uh, maybe.”

Amusingly, the streamer went on to explain that she was very confused and seriously thought the man was trying to sell her an iguana.

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“I thought he said ‘do you want to buy an iguana,’” she chuckled. “Why would I want to buy an iguana all of a sudden?”

Luckily, Jinny wasn’t forced into buying any drugs or reptiles during her encounter, but it just goes to show that even when a camera is rolling, weird stuff happens on a regular basis.