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Tfue’s lawyer reveals shocking new details about FaZe Clan lawsuit

Published: 15/Jun/2019 10:42 Updated: 15/Jun/2019 12:12

by Marcus Banks

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New information has been revealed by the lawyer representing Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney in the ongoing legal battle with FaZe Clan, suggesting the organization offered his client illegal contracts.

On May 20, Tfue officially filed a lawsuit against the team he represented over a contract which he believed to be “oppressive”, with the organization allegedly taking an 80% cut from his revenue on brand deals.

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The three year deal was branded as “horrible” by FaZe co-owner Ricky ‘Banks’ Banks, who was left hurt by the allegations as he considered Tfue to be one of his closest friends, but was adamant that plenty of new lucrative deals were offered in order to keep the 21-year-old on FaZe.

Instagram: BanksBanks insisted that he would have offered Tfue anything he wanted in order to stay with FaZe.

However, in an interview with theScore Esports, Tfue’s lawyer, Bryan Freedman, revealed that while his client did receive better contract offers, they were illegal.

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“Those contracts provide for illegal procurement without a talent agency license,” he said. “Even worse, those contracts attempted to get Turner to waive the California Talent Agency act. No one could possibly sign something like that because it would be so illegal.”

According to Freedman, FaZe Clan are acting as a talent agency without the required license to do so. Tfue’s legal team has already filed a petition with the California Labor Commission, alleging that FaZe being unlicensed is in violation of the state’s labor laws.

FaZe Banks, YouTubeTfue’s lawyer claims the organization offered his clients that were illegal.

Given his enormous popularity on both YouTube and Twitch, it was suggested that the lawsuit was simply a way of Tfue terminating his contract with FaZe, potentially allowing him to earn more money by working with other brands.

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However, Tfue’s lawyer disclosed that the streamer had actually counter-offered FaZe with a contract that he would sign, but it was rejected – contradicting the claims from Banks that the organization would do anything to retain him.

Freedman added: “FaZe Clan was presented with a contract that Turner would accept. It was as close to a legal contract as you could get. But that wasn’t good enough for them, they got rid of half of it and made it illegal once again.”

YouTube: TfueTfue’s counter offer to FaZe was rejected.

Finally, Freedman admitted that one way or another, Tfue was getting out of his contract with FaZe as the initial contract will be deemed to be “void”.

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FaZe Clan were contacted by theScore Esport to add their side to the story, but they refused to comment.

This definitely won’t be the last we hear from the ongoing battle between Tfue and FaZe, so be sure to stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest developments.

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Borat set for first-ever Twitch stream alongside DrLupo: how to watch

Published: 20/Oct/2020 2:12

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Borat is one of the most iconic characters in the world, and now the Kazakh journalist is set to make his first appearance on Twitch tomorrow where he will ‘face off’ against DrLupo; here’s how to watch.

Borat is more than a national treasure to Kazakhstan. He’s a global icon and one of the funniest characters in the world.

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Sacha Baron Cohen first slipped into the Borat persona back in the nineties. But although he appeared in several hilarious skits and cameos, he didn’t explode in popularity until 2006, when the feature-film ‘Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan’ released worldwide.

For those who haven’t seen it, it’s a mockumentary that revolves around unscripted real-life interactions. Sacha Baron Cohen pretends to be Borat, a journalist from Kazakhstan. He travels around the US to learn more about their culture.

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But he purposefully presses their buttons and puts them in hilarious situations. He winds up people from all walks of life, which sometimes lands him in hot water.

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Borat debuts the infamous ‘mankini’ at 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

Fortunately, we’re lucky enough to experience it all over again with the imminent release of the sequel, ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.’

Seth Rogen claims he has already seen it around six times and said he “can’t wait to watch it a seventh.” He described it as “crazy and wonderful” and believes it has “a few of the funniest scenes [he’s] ever seen in a movie.”

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But that’s not all. To promote the movie, Twitch announced that Borat will make his first-ever appearance on their platform.

“For the first time ever, Kazakhstan’s biggest gamer will go live on Twitch,” the Amazon-owned platform announced on Oct. 20. “Very nice.” The best part is, he will ‘face off’ against DrLupo “in a battle for global supremacy.”

The stream goes live on October 20 at 3 pm PT. If you want to know where and how you can watch it, we’ve got you covered.

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How to watch Borat stream on Twitch

  • First, you’ll obviously need to wait until the time is right. However, it’s a good idea to tune in a little earlier as most streamers kick things off with a ten-minute countdown.
  • Then, all you need to do is tune in to DrLupo’s Twitch channel, which can be found here.
  • From that point onwards, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

There has been no official word on what games they’ll play. DrLupo has been dabbling in a bit of everything lately, from 7 Days To Die and Escape From Tarkov to Genshin Impact. Maybe even a bit of Among Us might be on the cards.

Of course, it’ll depend on what games Borat has available. For all we know, he might be an absolute machine on Call of Duty: Warzone or League of Legends. But we’re not counting on it.

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Either way, the stream is going to be a blast, and we can’t wait until it goes live.