FaZe Clan’s Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has taken a no-nonsense approach to moderating his chat, banning viewers who are being toxic to other streamers, namely Ninja and Team Liquid’s 72hrs.
Just like any popular streamer, when you have tens of thousands of viewers chatting there’s always bound to be a few bad apples, but nothing that a ‘timeout’ or ban from the chat can’t solve.
Typically, viewers are banned for being ‘toxic’ or just generally rude to the streamer or other chatters, but Tfue is trying to help out the whole community by banning viewers who are toxic to other streamers entirely.
Toxicity between fans towards certain players is particularly common in the Fortnite community, due to the competitiveness between the top players, as fans pick their favorite between Tfue, Ninja and others.
Tfue clearly recognizes that this isn’t healthy for anyone, and so isn’t taking any prisoners in his own chat.
When one fan said that “72hrs mods banned me for saying use code Tfue” – Tfue responded with simply “yeh that’s fucking toxic, I’m banning you from my chat too. You don’t go into other people’s chats and advertize for other streamers.”
The next day, another viewer came to Tfue’s chat simply to mock Ninja for having less viewers – and the FaZe Clan pro didn’t take kindly to this either:
“Shut the fuck up. Anyone that says that, ban them. [Ninja] just started his stream, has 5,000 more viewers than you’ll ever have, so shut the fuck up.”
If Tfue and other streamers, especially in the Fortnite community, can continue to stamp out immature behavior from fans who pit the popular players against each other, it will certainly be to the benefit of everyone.
Many streamers struggle and find themselves comparing their numbers to other streamers, and having fans rub it in too only makes matters worse. Fortnite, the most popular game on Twitch, is so saturated with streamers that it can be hard to stand out, and even harder if fans are attempting to create divides among the community.