Summit1g explains why Tfue 'can't take any chances' with FaZe Clan contract - Dexerto

Summit1g explains why Tfue ‘can’t take any chances’ with FaZe Clan contract

Published: 22/May/2019 10:15 Updated: 22/May/2019 17:50

by David Purcell


CS:GO streamer joins a long list of high profile Twitch streamer to have weighed in on the debate, and he seems to be siding with the popular Fortnite Battle Royale professional player.

Irrespective of claims from FaZe Clan’s Ricky Banks, who suggested that the company has only taken $60,000 from Tfue since he first joined, Summit1g says that even if they don’t have bad intentions, there is still a legal issue with his contract that could harm him later down the line.

Instagram: FaZeTfue has been part of FaZe Clan since April 2018.

“It doesn’t matter,” Summit1g said, responding to suggestions from FaZe that Tfue has been keeping a large percentage of his earnings to-date. “The point is he has a contract signed so he can still get that taken from him later.”

“Brand deals featuring the gamer that exist on gamer or company’s content creation platforms or social media sites. If the deal is brought to the gamer by company, 20 percent to gamer, 80 percent to company. Don’t tell me it’s the other way,” he said, reading from an official statement from the organization. 

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“It is 80 percent company, 20 percent to Tfue. That’s how it’s written. That may not be their intentions, after he blew up, but if you’re in Tfue’s shoes you don’t take that chance right? You have to get out of that contract as quick as possible, now that you’re making millions of dollars.” 

FaZe Banks claimed that the organization had been trying to negotiate a new contract with the player for quite some time, during his reaction video, and Summit1g made it clear during the video above that he believes it would be in Tfue’s best interests to figure out a new deal, or – at the very least – “get the fuck out of that one.” 

G FUELDr Disrespect is just one of many Twitch streamers who have also gave their verdict on Tfue’s current situation…

Ninja and Dr Disrespect react to Tfue suing FaZe Clan

Summit1g isn’t the only streamer to have commented on the legal battle, by the way. Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Dr Disrespect have also given their take on the situation, with Ninja explaining that Tfue would never have been able to compete at events such as Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem‘s Friday Fortnite tournaments, without being associated with FaZe. 

Dr Disrespect also offered to put Tfue in contact with “his people” to find a deal that suits him more than the one he is currently tied to with FaZe Clan. Whether or not anything will come from that offer in the future remains to be seen.


Twitch removes “Blind Playthrough” stream tag after backlash

Published: 5/Dec/2020 18:14

by Daniel Cleary


Twitch has introduced a new change to the stream tags on channels, which has completely removed the “Blind Playthrough” tag from the site following criticism around the language used.

It can often be difficult to get discovered as a new Twitch streamer, with thousands of other content creators broadcasting on the site at any one time.

Twitch has previously introduced tags to address this issue in 2018, which can be added to a streamer’s channel and can be used by viewers for filtering their searches to find what they’re looking for.

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The Blind Playthrough tag no longer shows on Twitch.

While the usual tags often include information such as language and type of content, one tag that was used for those playing a game for the first time was the “Blind Playthrough” tag.

The tag would indicate that the streamer had not seen any spoilers or that they do not know much about the title’s gameplay and features before playing it.

However, in a recent tweet, Twitch’s community director Erin ‘Aureylian’ Wayne highlighted that they have removed the tag from the site, following criticism around the choice of words used, with some suggesting that the language was ableist.

“Happy to see Twitch has listened to everyone who shared feedback and removed the ‘Blind Playthrough’ tag to encourage more inclusive language for our community,” she added.

While the “Blind Playthrough” tag has been removed from the database, the Twitch director urged streamers to make use of the “First Playthrough” and “No Spoilers” tags in its place.

The term “Blind Playthrough” was central to a discussion on ableist language sparked by AbleGamers COO Steven Spohn earlier in the year and now Twitch has acted in response.

While Twitch’s latest change has been met with some positive responses so far, some users have argued the need for the change, highlighting that “Blind” has two official definitions.

However, Twitch has remained firm on their stance, and streamers will simply need to use an alternative tag while streaming spoiler-free gameplay.