Esports

New York judge dismisses several claims in FaZe Clan vs Tfue lawsuit

Published: 24/Mar/2020 17:55 Updated: 24/Mar/2020 17:56

by Richard Lewis

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Following our report last week that both FaZe and Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney were seeking summary judgments in their ongoing lawsuit, a New York court has ruled to dismiss several of the claims and counterclaims made by both parties.

While the lawsuit will still be ongoing this will streamline the arguments made by the respective legal teams and should speed up the resolution of the case.

The esports organisation FaZe, who were the plaintiff in the New York counter filing, had been arguing that Tenney had learned trade secrets while he was representing them.

These trade secrets supposedly included how to draw attention to YouTube videos via the use of formulaic thumbnails. As expected the court has dismissed this argument and the claim for “misappropriation of trade secrets” will no longer make up part of their complaint.

In addition to this the court has dismissed FaZe’s claim for “intentional interference with contract,” where it was alleged Tenney had encouraged other representatives to leave the organisation. The same complaint that is made in regards to brand deals and sponsors will remain under consideration when the court convenes.

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FaZe Clan counter-sued their former player, Tfue, claiming he cost millions in lost income.

Finally, the judge also dismissed FaZe’s claim that because Tenney had publicly recommended that up and coming talent don’t sign with organisations like FaZe, he had commercially disparaged them. The argument that such opinions are protected under New York law and free to be expressed was upheld.

For Tenney’s legal team, the judge dismissed counterclaims for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. All other counterclaims that revolve around the validity of the contract are still recognised as having potential merit.

Currently, Tenney’s case against FaZe in the state of California is on hold pending the resolution of the New York filing by FaZe. While these dismissals should speed up the resolution of the lawsuit there is still a long way to go before it is over. We shall keep you up to date with the latest here at Dexerto.

Entertainment

Rookie Twitch streamer tears up after finally getting first viewers

Published: 16/Jan/2021 15:49

by Georgina Smith

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New Twitch streamer NickCKelly got emotional on stream when he got his first viewers after waiting for nearly an hour, gaining thousands as followers as a result of his wholesome reaction.

2020 was a booming year for Twitch, with top creators like xQc and Valkyrae achieving huge numbers in terms of followers and views, and several gaming trends surging in popularity at various points in the year, meaning success all around.

With these huge creators out here smashing records, it’s easy to forget that many are only just starting out their venture into streaming, both casually and seriously.

This year has no doubt prompted more people than ever before to give streaming a try, but it’s not as easy as it might seem from the outside – especially if you’re starting from zero.

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2020 helped Twitch do massive numbers all round.

NickCKelly was one such individual who wanted to give streaming a go, and he couldn’t have been more grateful when he eventually got his first viewers after a while on stream by himself.

He had been streaming for almost an hour when he noticed that some viewers had joined his previously empty chat, and he looked stunned.

“I have my first viewer, hi!” Nick said, looking taken aback by the sudden appearance. “Wow, this is amazing. I’m genuinely honored to have you in my stream, you’re my first viewer that I’ve had, I’ve been streaming for 48 minutes.”

“I feel like I’m gonna cry, man,” he said with the most wholesome reaction possible, tearing up as he spoke to his new viewers.

Over on Reddit, user Avoxio who found Nick’s stream explained why they entered his empty stream. “Me and some friends were scrolling through twitch and found this guy. His stream title got us intrigued so we decided to stop by.”

They also said “at first we thought he was trolling so we messed around a bit not thinking anything of it, throughout our conversation we realized that he was being genuine,” and said they decided to share his stream in hopes of getting him recognition.

Nick also responded in the comments: “I will not let you all down. I want to prove to people that there is goodness in the world, and that we are capable of so much more than most think. I think there’s so much pain and suffering in the world right now. Helping even a single person is making a difference in the world.”

The unexpected reaction from the small streamer certainly seemed to strike a chord with some viewers, and Nick has now shot up to 4.7 thousand followers at the time of writing.