Update, September 8, 9:20AM EST: Cloak and 72hrs have now responded to Tfue’s accusations, suggesting it is his fault for miscommunicating about the situation.
When one thinks of tight-knit duos in Fortnite, the first pair that comes to mind is the combination of Tfue and Cloak, who many have idolized as their dream team tandem.
Unfortunately, it appears that their time as a duo may have come to an untimely end, due to some confusion that led to Tfue losing out on a considerable amount of money.
On September 7, he announced that he was no longer part of that trio, who had been playing together in Fortnite’s weekly trios tournaments over the past month.
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“Looking for a new permanent trio who take competitive seriously,” he tweeted, catching many by surprise with the unexpected news.
Looking for New Permanent Trio who take Competitive Seriously
— Tfue (@TTfue) September 7, 2019
When asked about it during his stream, Tfue said that his decision stemmed from Cloak and 72hrs apparently costing him a lot of money with their decision to do promotional streams for Madden 20.
He revealed that he’d declined to do a stream when EA Sports approached him, turning down $140,000 so that they could play in the trios tournament, but then found out later that the other two players had accepted their own deals without letting him know.
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“So like, they do a sponsored stream for Madden, and they’re getting paid, and it’s on this weekend,” he explained. “Madden offered me over a $140,000 to play their game, and I declined because I thought we were going to play the tournament this weekend, and they took the offer without telling me last second.”
As a result, the former FaZe Clan star got stuck in limbo, as he could neither play the Fortnite tournament or host the promotional stream for Madden and earn an easy $140,000.
That amount, incidentally, is what he’s setting as the price that Cloak and 72hrs have to pay him if they want him to rejoin their trio. Until then, he sounded like he doesn’t really want much to do with either of them.
“So now I’m out over $140,000 because I thought we were going to practice, and now I’m here. So if they want to pay me the money that I lost, then I’m down. But other than that, I don’t really f*ck with them”
It’s highly unlikely that this is the last we’ll hear about this, as it still remains a real question whether Tfue will actually demand Cloak and 72hrs to pay him the money.
This situation is also a bit delicate because the two former FaZe pros had briefly moved in together, so there’s also uncertainty as to how that plays into all this, although it seems that they’re on their own for the time being.