Tfue revealed on May 19 that he was suing FaZe Clan over what was described as an “oppressive” contract, with his long-term friend and teammate, Cloak, revealing his deal was similar; which resulted in him trying to end his association with the org for over six months.
The 24-year-old said on his Twitch channel that the statement released by FaZe, which indicated they were exploring options to transfer him to another team, were “completely false” and reiterated that his desire is not to join another org.
Cloak open admittedly that he felt that FaZe would not have been open to his departure had he qualified for the Fortnite World Cup alongside Tfue, but now it appears FaZe Clan are willing to meet his demands, stating they intend to grant Cloak ‘restricted free agency’.
Although it may appear he has finally left the org, they will still retain his player rights should he wish to join another team at a later date, rather than focus on his solo career.
#Fortnite: Announcing @FaZeClan's intent to grant @cloakzy with Restricted Free Agency— #FaZeUp (@FaZeUpdate) June 23, 2019
FaZe will not pursue a transfer on our own, and allow Cloak to represent himself moving forward. We will retain his player rights should he wish to be moved elsewhere at a later date.#FaZeUp
Therefore, should Cloak decide to pursue a contract with another organization – potentially 100 Thieves or the org that Tfue is rumored to want to set up – they will have to negotiate with FaZe, who have the option to match, approve or reject the offer.
Whether the gamer will be able to pursue brand deals without affiliating with a team, remains to be seen, but the TwitchCon winner should reveal more details about the arrangement in the coming weeks.
Cloak's teammate Tfue remains locked in a legal battle with the organization after his lawyer revealing shocking new details of his original contract - as well as contradicting the claims of co-owner Ricky 'Banks' Banks that FaZe would do anything in their power to keep him on the team.
His lawyer stated he believes Tfue will get out his deal "one way or another," but no official announcement has been made at the time of writing.