The announcement of Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney’s decision to sue FaZe Clan shocked the internet community, and it seems a number of his fans have turned away from the Fortnite Battle Royale pro, as subscribers begin to leave his channel in the aftermath of the lawsuit becoming public.
News broke of Tfue’s lawsuit first broke on May 20, with the streamer citing an “oppressive” contract as the reason behind the legal proceedings, alongside claims of being forced to take part in dangerous stunts and underage drinking.
Since then, FaZe Clan co-owner Ricky ‘FaZe Banks’ Banks has appeared in both an interview on Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem’s Drama Alert and a video directly addressing Tfue to give his side of what has become a bitter situation.
Since the reports of Tfue’s lawsuit against FaZe, the streamer has seen his subscribers start to go down for the first time since July 2018.
Since joining FaZe Clan back in April 2018, Tfue’s YouTube channel has seen incredible growth, sitting at less than 100,000 subscribers on the platform before the official announcement of his signing, before skyrocketing up to over 10 million subscribers in the year since.
The news of his legal action does appear to have had an affect on his social media following though. According to SocialBlade, his channel, which normally brings in around 12,000 new subscribers per day, has not only failed to bring in new viewers, but at time of writing has actually lost 12,000 subscribers in the hours following the massive news.
It’s likely that the people unsubscribing from his channel are FaZe fans, who perhaps have taken Tfue’s decision to open legal proceedings against the organization as wrong, and have decided to remove their support from the streamer in the easiest way possible.
Tfue isn’t the only YouTuber to see subscribers leave their channel following drama, as beauty guru James Charles saw millions of fans leave his channel in support of Tati Westbrook during their feud.
For Tfue, the numbers leaving his channel have yet to reach the heights that James Charles saw, but it’s interesting to see people show their support for FaZe Clan by turning their backs on Tfue - someone who has arguably become the face of the world’s most popular game, Fortnite Battle Royale.
It’s also possible that it may not get any worse for Tfue, as despite his affiliation with FaZe Clan, he has built a reputation outside of the organization for his incredible gameplay, meaning many fans are likely to tune in and watch him no matter what team he represents.
The streamer has yet to release any sort of statement regarding the ongoing drama, but some fans have obviously chosen their side in the battle between the streamer and the legendary organization.