Cloak speaks out after FaZe Clan reveal plan to release him

Eli Becht

Esports organization FaZe Clan are undergoing a mutual split with Dennis ‘Cloak‘ Lepore, coming directly on the heels of his failure to qualify for the Fortnite World Cup.

Following Turner ‘Tfue‘ Tenney’s tumultuous split with FaZe, Cloak appears to be the next high-profile exit from the Fortnite roster. 

There were a lot of hints to Cloak’s eventual exit, from him supporting Tfue through all the drama and letting him move in with him, but an official split was never announced until now.

FaZe ClanFaZe is losing two of its highest profile Fortnite pros in Tfue and Cloak.

The news was confirmed by FaZe Clan on Twitter where the organization said it is in agreement with Cloak to work towards the future departure from the team.

However, Cloak might not be going solo as FaZe also reveals they are open to transfer proposals from other organizations as they explore all the options. 

Another high-profile FaZe Clan Fortnite player who didn’t qualify for the World Cup is Nick ‘NICKMERCS‘ Kolcheff, who recently came on with FaZe following his departure from 100 Thieves.

With Nick in and Tfue and Cloak out, there has been a lot of shaking up with FaZe’s Fortnite roster. Cloak is currently the team captain of the Fortnite team so someone else will have to step into this role following his departure. 

Nate Hill, Funk, Megga, and Dubs will all be representing FaZe representing in the World Cup despite the bigger names not qualifying.

Cloak’s statement

Cloak is planning on giving a full statement on the situation during his stream on June 22.

“Going to make a statement later today on moving forward and explain a lot,” Cloak tweeted. “I love u all.”

One thing Cloak has confirmed is that Tfue’s departure had nothing to do with his exit.

During his stream, Cloak confirmed he has been trying to leave FaZe Clan for six months, before all of the Tfue drama surfaced, and revealed he had the same exact contract as Tfue with the same percentages.

He also shared some confusion about why they threw in the line about him being transferred.

“I don’t wanna be transferred, so I don’t know why they put that in there,” he said. “I’ve been trying to leave for the past six months before the whole Tfue thing came out. I just went with the more passive route. I with with the route of ‘Listen, I’m willing to work this out.”

He said he feels like FaZe is more comfortable in letting him go now that he didn’t qualify for the World Cup.

“They didn’t come to me before posting a TwitLonger, so it seems like now they are in agreement in letting me go because now I didn’t qualify for the World Cup it seems like,” he said.

We will keep you updated with Cloak’s departure from FaZe as more information becomes available.

Last updated on June 22, 2019 at 1:12 AM EST.