FaZe Clan's Tfue points to Ninja's success as he explains why he's leaving LA - Dexerto

FaZe Clan’s Tfue points to Ninja’s success as he explains why he’s leaving LA

Published: 20/Dec/2018 11:59 Updated: 20/Dec/2018 12:08

by Calum Patterson


Popular streamer and one of the best professional Fortnite players, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has announce that he plans to leave Los Angeles and the west coast, inspired by the success of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins.

With over 12 million followers on Twitch, Ninja is comfortably the biggest channel of the platform, but Tfue is quickly growing too, about to cross 4 million followers himself.

However, he is finding living in LA to be problematic, both for internet issues while playing Fortnite and streaming, as well as the lifestyle it encourages.

FaZe Clan / YouTubeTfue moved to LA earlier in 2018 to join up with other FaZe members.

He says that LA is “dope”, but only if he’s not trying to stream, and all he wants to do is stream, so he needs to be on the east coast, explaining that it makes a big difference.


Explaining his decision to leave, he explains that many popular YouTubers and Twitch streamers move to LA, then become distracted by the city, partying and even drug culture, and eventually “end up washed up”.

But, he gives Ninja as an example of someone who has avoided those pitfalls by in a sense secluding himself: “He’s away from everything, it’s just him and his wife, and he’s just on the grind.”

Tfue is expected to move back out to the east coast with his FaZe Clan teammate Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore, writing on Twitter “LA is no place for me – headed back to the east coast for a while.”


Fortnite players living on the west coast of the USA have complained frequently about worse connections to servers and higher ping, so Tfue’s Fortnite game might even get better too, if that’s even possible.