Popular Twitch streamer and Fortnite pro Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney is in the middle of a heated legal battle with esports giant FaZe Clan - a battle that saw young pro Highsky1's social media accounts disabled across the board.
Tfue’s lawsuit against FaZe claimed that Highsky1 had only been eleven years old at the time of signing with the group, contrary to FaZe’s announcement that he was a 13-year-old Fortnite prodigy.
H1ghsky1 himself later admitted this fact, explaining that he’d lied about his age in order to pursue his dreams, which resulted in him losing access to his Twitch, Twitter, and even Instagram accounts.
While many accused Tfue of being responsible for the debacle, Tfue himself remained quiet on the subject, until YouTube celebrity news outlet The Hollywood Fix caught up to him for an interview.
In their video on the topic, Tfue admits that he “feels bad” about H1ghsky1’s bans, and had even looked into speaking with Twitch about lowering their age requirements for streaming.
“That whole situation I can’t really go too in depth about,” he began. “I do feel bad about the situation. I was looking into trying to maybe lower the age - the minimum age requirements for Twitch, maybe.”
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Tfue went on to clarify that he wanted Highsky1's Twitch account to be reinstated, hoping to lower the minimum age to twelve - h1ghsky1’s current age.
That wasn’t the only drama Tfue spoke out on, either; he likewise divulged some information regarding his strained relationship with FaZe co-owner Ricky Banks, who'd lashed out in anger after Tfue’s lawsuit went live.
“I’ve been taking some time off to clear my head, and figure out all this stuff from a business side of things,” he said of their friendship. “They [FaZe] sent me a bunch of contracts, but…”
“You weren’t really feeling any of them, though,” the interviewer continued, prompting a “Yeah” from Tfue.
Tfue’s statement follows the reinstatement of H1ghsky1’s Instagram account, which saw a video of the youngster uploaded to Twitter, showing him running about the Clout House in joy despite their ongoing legal troubles.
H1ghSky1 is so happy he got his Instagram back!! pic.twitter.com/njV2r8zh1V— FaZe Kay (@FaZeKay) June 15, 2019
Tfue is one of Twitch’s most popular content creators, boasting over six million followers on the platform as of June 18.
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