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Tfue’s controversial FaZe Clan contract reportedly leaked amid legal battle

Published: 23/May/2019 14:38 Updated: 26/Mar/2020 12:50

by Calum Patterson

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The contract which sparked one of the most-talked about controversies in esports, leading to Tfue suing FaZe Clan, has reportedly been leaked by a ‘non-FaZe member’, amid litigation over its validity.

Having joined FaZe Clan in April 2018, Tfue rose to stardom on Twitch and YouTube thanks to his Fortnite Battle Royale skills, as well as representing the organization at major tournaments.

On May 20, Tfue and his team shocked the esports and gaming community when it was revealed that he was suing the organization over what he called an “oppressive” contract.

That contract was private, save for a few details which FaZe Clan chose to disclose in response to the allegations, which included the claim that they took up to 80% of Tenney’s earnings.

FaZe co-owner Banks admitted that while it is stipulated that FaZe will take 80% of sponsorship deals which they secure for Tfue, that clause had never been acted upon, and that they had taken only 20% of two deals, at a total of $60,000, throughout Tfue’s entire time with the organization.

Tfue responded in a short video, where he demanded that the contract be ‘released’ to allow for more informed public opinion, to which Banks said he would if approved. However, a leak acquired by TheBlast may have gotten the contract out ahead of Banks.

A breakdown of revenue split from the leaked contract – FaZe claims they never acted upon these clauses.

The contract appears to support Tfue’s claim that FaZe Clan take 80% of sponsorship deals, when the deal is brought to the ‘gamer’ by the organization – however FaZe say they never took this money.

FaZe Clan’s ‘Matching Right’

The contract also appears to back up Tfue’s claim that he was restricted in his options to join other organizations, as any offers made to him by another team had to be brought to FaZe Clan’s attention:

Gamer shall be obligated to provide the Offer to Company and the identity of the party providing the Offer, and Company shall have the right to match such Offer during a period of fifteen (15) business days following Company’s actual receipt of the Offer (the “Matching Right”). 

It also states that if Tfue was made an offer within three months of the contract ending, FaZe must also be informed, and if they chose to match the offer, their exclusivity right would return.

The ‘exclusivity and matching right’ detailed in the leaked contract.

The contract also states that ‘in-game sticker money’ – which will refer mainly to use of his ‘creator code’ – is split 50/50, and that income generated from cash prizes are to be split 80% to Tfue, and 20% to FaZe Clan.

FaZe, specifically Banks, denied taking this money, but if the leaked contract is accurate, it leaves Tfue in a perilous position where, without warning FaZe Clan could start demanding the contractually stipulated splits.

Obligations upon termination

Another peculiar clause in the contract, under Obligations Upon Termination, states: “In the event of termination for a Gamer Material Breach, Gamer shall be prohibited from playing video games publically or professionally for a period of six months.”

You can read the contract in full below.

 

Blast sources believe the entire contract is invalid, for a handful of reasons. They argue that FaZe Clan is operating as a talent agency, despite not being licensed, and that the contract violates anti-competition laws. These non-compete regulations are stringent in California particularly.

Tfue’s attorney told The Blast “This is the most unfair contract I have ever seen in almost 30 years of practicing law.”

Update: Banks has responded following the contract leak, admitting that Tfue’s initial contract was “horrible”, but labelled him a “selfish asshole” over the legal move against FaZe.

DramaAlert host and YouTuber Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem explains that according to Banks, the organization had made efforts to rectify the issues and offered Tfue a better contract, which was refused.


Last updated 12:02 PM EST, May 23.

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Who is Granny? The rising Twitch star who streams as a grandma

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:45 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 23:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch is home to some pretty outlandish personalities, but none may be as unique as the rising streamer known only as Granny.

Dressed in a bright white wig, oversized glasses, and attire that you could have sworn you’ve seen the elderly wear, Granny takes the character to the extreme.

If you thought the outfit or persona was the limit of the character, think again. Just like how Dr Disrespect streams from his legendary “arena,” Granny has her own broadcast center of sorts.

From Granny’s house to Twitch

Her streams begin, amusingly enough, with an old house in a green meadow surrounded by rainbows, flowers and chirping birds.

Twitch streamer Granny begins a broadcast.
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Granny begins her streams in a pink house surrounded by rainbows.

After introducing herself, talking to viewers from inside the big pink home that looks like it’s ripped from either Lord of the Rings or Teletubbies, the gameplay kicks off.

What makes Granny’s choice of games so hilarious is that she’s made a habit of streaming titles such as Dead by Daylight, which are the complete opposite of the happy-go-lucky nature of the intro.

Fans are absolutely loving it. Since starting the stream, Granny has amassed nearly 30,000 followers and is growing on other platforms such as YouTube.

Climbing the Twitch ranks

Speaking with Dexerto, the entertainer refused to break character, further, cementing the concept that this was a grandma streaming on the Amazon-owned platform.

Granny claims it all began when she was working for a finance firm in New York City for three years and was beginning to feel worn out.

“Right around that time, Red Dead Redemption 2 came out and I found a huge comfort being immersed in that world while I took time to recover and figure out my next steps,” the streamer explained.

“When Red Dead Online was released I started to make friends on the proximity voice chat and they told me I should try my hand at streaming. In February 2019 I moved to New Zealand to go all-in on starting a Twitch channel, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.”

That said, she does have plans to return to New York at some point in 2021, so fans should be sure to be on the lookout for that.

While the climb up the Twitch ranks has been a journey since it first began in January of 2019, the streamer does have a few favorite moments.

 

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“A couple of exciting milestones along the way have been Trixie Mattel and TPAIN discovering the stream,” she happily noted. “They love joining in now and again to help repair the ice cream machines in Dead By Daylight.”

Going into 2021, Granny is definitely going to be one of the streamers to watch out for, especially if she continues to get noticed by some larger members of the community.