FaZe Clan suspend Fortnite star Dubs for using racial slur
Esports organization FaZe Clan have suspended Daniel “Dubs” Walsh after the Fortnite pro used a racial slur on stream.
FaZe made the announcement On Feb 29 after a clip that appeared to show Dubs using a racial slur during another player’s stream surfaced and starting making the rounds online.
The clip was uploaded to Reddit on and a few hours later on February 29 the esports org announced they had “suspended Dubs indefinitely from representing Faze Clan while in professional competition, streaming, or posting on his social channels.”
A statement from FaZe Clan regarding Dubs. pic.twitter.com/0lSlUEL5J7
— FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan) February 29, 2020
“We are requiring Dubs to go through sensitivity training and proactively requiring all FaZe Clan members to go through sensitivity training immediately,” Faze added.
Dubs is a well-known Fornite player and streamer, who Placed 15th in the World Cup 2019 Solo Finals, and 7th in the Duo Finals with his teammate Megga, also of FaZe.
The Fortnite star, who was first signed by Faze in May of 2019, posted an apology to his Twitter just before his team announced the suspension.
“I can’t even describe how sorry I am,” the young pro wrote. “I did not intend to be hurtful in any way but what I said was still hurtful, insensitive, and wrong.”
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“The word shouldn’t have been in my vocabulary and I apologize from the bottom my heart to everyone I offended by using it,” he continued. “You deserve better”
I can’t even describe how sorry I am. I did not intend to be hurtful in any way but what I said was still hurtful, insensitive, and wrong. The word shouldn’t have been in my vocabulary and I apologize from the bottom my heart to everyone I offended by using it. You deserve better
— FaZe Dubs (@Dubsfn) February 29, 2020
Dubs isn’t the first Fortnite pro to face consequences for something they said on stream. Back in 2019 Erik ‘Bloodx’ Guttormsen ‘parted ways’ with esports org Eleven Gaming after allegations he also used a racial slur, though in that case it wasn’t captured on stream.
It remains to be seen whether or not Dubs will return to represent FaZe fully after the suspension, and how the situation will affect his competing going forward.