Tfue gives first public statement following FaZe Clan lawsuit, Banks responds - Dexerto

Tfue gives first public statement following FaZe Clan lawsuit, Banks responds

Published: 23/May/2019 2:30 Updated: 23/May/2019 7:36

by Albert Petrosyan


For the first time since publicly filing a lawsuit against FaZe Clan, star Fortnite BR pro player Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has issued a statement about the ongoing controversy.

Since the news that he had filed a lawsuit against FaZe Clan became public on May 20, Tfue had been virtually silent on the subject, despite all of the controversy that the lawsuit had stirred up.

Finally, on May 22, Tfue broke his silence and published a short, two-minute video to YouTube and social media, captioning it “My Response #ReleaseTheContract.”

In the video, Tfue mentions that the whole purpose of the lawsuit was not to upset anyone or stir up drama, but rather to bring attention to the contract he signed with FaZe, which he now clearly regrets.

“I never wanted to upset anybody, I never wanted to get bad stuff in, I never wanted anyone to get emotional, because it’s not about that,” he said. “This is about me and this contract. This contract that I signed when I didn’t know any better, I’m an idiot, I never should have signed it in the first place. This three-year contract.”

FaZe ClanTfue first signed with FaZe Clan back since early 2018, when he joined their pro Fortnite BR team.

Although he’s not allowed to disclose specific details about his contract, Tfue went as far as to say that it was “bizarre” and “fucked,” claiming that it gives FaZe the power to “take all my hard earnings and all my hard work, and just strip it.”

He mentioned figures like “over 49%” and “over 79%,” although not really describing what role they play in his agreement with the org.

“What I’m trying to do here is just serve justice to the esports community,” he said. “These kids are getting ripped off, they’re getting taken advantage of. These contracts are not ok, and this needs to never happen again.”

He went on to ask FaZe to disclose the contract for all to seee: “FaZe Clan, please, release the contract, for the public to see. Let me show the public. Just give me permission to show these people the truth.”

Banks - TwitterTfue and Banks have been close friends since the former joined FaZe Clan, even launching a jewelry collaboration together.

Furthermore, in a comment Tfue posted below the video, he explained why the lawsuit should not have come as a surprise to anyone at FaZe.

“I want to make it very clear that I tried multiple times for multiple months to get out of this contract,” he wrote. “No one was blindsided by this, NO ONE.”

As for rest of his lawsuit, which included mention of underage drinking, forcing new signings to lie about their age, and gambling, Tfue confirmed that he’s asked his lawyer to remove them from the lawsuit.

Here is Tfue’s video in its entirety:

UPDATE – FaZe Banks responds to Tfue’s video

Shortly after Tfue’s video went live, FaZe Clan founder Ricky ‘Banks’ Banks posted a series of tweets responding to what had been said in the video.

Banks claimed that the org will indeed be releasing the contract for the public to see, and also extended an olive brand to Tfue in attempts to “try and solve this.”


Banks, of course, had been the FaZe member most vocal in defending the org since the lawsuit went public, including an emotional video he published that was addressed to Tfue. 

FaZe Clan themselves are yet to officially release a response to the video, although they’ve previously denied having taken any significant amount of money from Tfue’s earnings.

As always, we will continue updating this article with more information as it becomes available.

Last Update: May 22, 2019 – 11:30 PM EST


Twitch streamer 39daph hits out at “disgusting” attacks from K-Pop fans

Published: 20/Nov/2020 10:08

by David Purcell


Popular Twitch artist ‘39daph’ has hit back at the K-Pop community, specifically Blackpink stans, over comments she made about the fandom.

39daph has been the target of the K-Pop community this week after comments she made on a November 16 stream, about girl group Blackpink that went viral.

“Blackpink is actually not good though, they literally just regurgitate the same EDM trash sh*t over and over and people are like ‘Oh my God, they’re so beautiful, they’re so great, look at them!’ Yeah they’re really popular, but quality wise, they’re not great,” she said.

She also stated the fandom was “crazy,” with people constantly harassing her to message friend Jae Park, a member of Korean rock group Day6, to do certain things.

“You K-Pop b*tches are crazy. They like DM me and go like ‘hey can you tell Jae to do this’. I’m like ‘why the f**k are you telling me to tell Jae how to act.’ F**k off.”

39daph doubled down on Twitter, putting out numerous tweets, including screenshots of DMs she was receiving from Blackpink fans. She continued to poke fun at the group though, stating in one tweet: “Blackpink more like Blackpoop.”

This led to 39daph being swarmed and targeted on Twitter. Members of the K-Pop fandom bombarded her tweets with insults.

However, the popular Twitch artist has fired back again, saying the Twitch community and the K-Pop community are so far apart, they should never really intersect.

“The thing is, is that [K-Pop stans and Twitch streamers] are two corners of the internet that are so far apart, that they will literally never collide unless they go out of their way to look for each other. When I said that sh*t on my stream, [the K-Pop stans] came and found it and put it over there.”

She also condemned how the K-Pop community has treated her and other streamers who have called out parts of the fandom. The streamer claims she was sent images of self-harm, while other streamers have faced racist and homophobic abuse.

“They were like ‘you never should have said that’…but does that justify calling Macaiyla the N-word? Does it justify calling me a ‘corona spreader’ because I’m Chinese? Does it justify posting self harm…under my replies [on Twitter]? Does it justify literally spamming my Instagram and YouTube comment sections calling me ‘ugly fat b*tch’?”

“They assumed that I was a K-Pop trainee. Why? Because I’m Asian with light skin? And as someone else said ‘she thinks she’s superior because she’s Korean.’ What kind of projection is this? I’m not even Korean.”

39daph’s comments come after Jae Park himself called out the “toxic” side of the K-Pop community, claiming: “The younger generation is starting to believe that that’s acceptable behavior.”

Earlier in 2020, 100 Thieves streamer Froste was targeted by the K-Pop community. The Mob member poked fun at uber-popular K-Pop group BTS, which led to fans trying to get his Twitter account banned.