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TSM’s Hamlinz has hilarious response to Tfue’s lawsuit against FaZe Clan

Published: 22/May/2019 16:33 Updated: 22/May/2019 17:02

by David Purcell

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FaZe Clan‘s ongoing legal challenge from Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney might well have split opinion among Twitch streamers so far, but Team SoloMid’s Darryle ‘Hamlinz’ Hamlin has taken a much more comedic stance on the situation. 

On May 20, news broke that Tfue was suing FaZe Clan for signing him to an “oppressive” contract, taking issue with the cut of revenue the esports organization takes from him. 

Other allegations include FaZe jeopardizing the health, safety, and welfare of its members, among other serious claims. However, fellow Fortnite Battle Royale streamer Hamlinz has managed to find a much lighter way of looking at the debate. 

FaZe Clan/TwitterTfue has made the move to sue his own esports team, FaZe Clan.

“Listen here boys, when it comes to the Tfue and FaZe Banks situation, the first thing I have to expose about it is…” he said, before taking a long pause. After pressing play on his PC, ‘I Don’t Give A F**K’ by Boss started to play and he started to dance along. 

Clearly, some players and streamers are taking more interest in the legal battle than others. Hamlinz, on the other hand… Well, the music speaks for itself. 

Ninja and Summit1g reacts to Tfue situation 

Other popular internet personalities such as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar have been taking a look at the claims that have been made public by FaZe Clan already, with Ninja explaining that part of the success of Tfue – such as his entry to popular events like the Friday Fortnite Tournament – wouldn’t have been possible without the clout of FaZe. 

Summit, though, explained that while FaZe‘s intentions might not be to take 80 percent of brand earnings on their platforms, his current contract does allow that possibility in the future. The esports organization claims to have been working on a new contract with the pro gamer for quite some time, but nothing has yet come to fruition. 

While the matters are quite serious for both parties involved, Hamilnz’s response might be the best yet. 

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Former Overwatch pro Ryuhejong suspended from Gen.G following Twitch drama

Published: 19/Jan/2021 21:43

by Bill Cooney

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Former Overwatch League star Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu has been suspended from the Gen.G organization after reportedly making sexist comments on stream.

Widely regarded as one of the best Ana and flex support players around, Ryujehong is a familiar name to any Overwatch esports fan. He was one of the most popular players in OWL before stepping away from the competitive scene after the Vancouver Titans nuked their roster back in May 2020.

On January 11, 2021, Gen.G announced that RJH would be joining their org as a content creator, which makes sense, as he was a figurehead for the org’s Seoul Dynasty squad during the League’s first two seasons.

Following what was a very short honeymoon period, the Korean-based org has now suspended Ryu for sexist comments he made on stream that quickly caught the attention of social media, as you can see below:

On January 16, Jehong streamed alongside a female streamer named Haegi, and reportedly made a number of sexist comments towards her multiple times, and even called her out for interrupting him, claiming that women shouldn’t interrupt men.

Since the stream happened the VOD has been deleted, but this is the internet, and the comments were quickly translated into English, kicking off the storm of social media backlash.

On January 19, Gen.G’s Chief Operating Officer Arnold Hur announced that the org was suspending Ryujehong “indefinitely” due to his on stream-comments.

“I’m personally very disappointed in the language used during the stream by Jehong. He was wrong, and I find it uncharacteristic of the person I knew who has always been a considerate, kind-hearted teammate,” Hur wrote. “Our belief is that whether you are a player or streamer, anybody with a platform should understand the responsibility of the higher standards that come with it. As such, we have suspended all of Jehong’s team-related activities indefinitely.”

Like Hur mentioned, Jehong did put out an apology of his own after the firestorm started, where he apologized for what he said, and promised to watch how he speaks in the future, but added he won’t be censoring himself either, according to a translation provided by @hannahhycho on Twitter.

“I am trying to move my streams towards the streamer Ryujehong. I know there are many people who used to watch my old streams who are struggling to adjust to the chat and are confused by the fact I will be using ‘streamer memes’ but I hope you can understand,” RJH wrote, according to the translation. “From now on, I will listen to feedback for my streams and chat to develop them further… I saw some messages from people who aren’t my fans and I want to tell them to stop fanning the flames.”

Just in case there weren’t enough wrinkles to this story, Haegi, the female streamer who was broadcasting with Ryujehong when the incident took place, has come out and defended him according to translations by Reddit user Great-Reno, saying they were bantering back and forth and what happened wasn’t what it seemed.

“Why RJH gets all the blame when I made sexist jokes with him either? This is a bit undeserved,” Haegi said in a YouTube video posted after the outrage began, according to the translation. “I’m cool with it. Why does it matter when the person involved with the matter feels okay? I don’t see why people get offended by this. Live in comfort please.”

Opinion from the female streamer that RJH was with from Competitiveoverwatch

Now, even if it just was some friendly banter back and forth, the kind of language Ryujehong apparently used just doesn’t fly when you’re signed to a major esports org like Gen.G, and is also a huge disappointment to the greater Overwatch community who saw him as a role model, and just a genuine, stand-up dude.

It remains to be seen when or if RJH will return from his suspension to being an active member of Gen.G.