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Is Tfue joining NRG? Fortnite pros fuel speculation

Published: 29/Aug/2020 15:19

by Connor Bennett

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NRG’s band of Fortnite players have sparked speculation that Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney could soon join their ranks, but will the Twitch superstar make the move? 

Even though he hasn’t dominated the competitive scene as some fans thought he might have, and has pretty much given up on Epic Games’ battle royale, Tfue is still one of the premier names when it comes to Fortnite. 

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The 22-year-old had been locked in a legal battle with FaZe Clan over his contract for over a year, as he has looked to get out of it and move on to something new. On August 26, it was finally ruled that he is a free agent and his contact with the org is done.

Even though some players have suggested that he could start his own organization, the stacked NRG Fortnite roster have sparked speculation that Tfue could actually be joining them. 

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Tfue had been locked in a long legal battle with FaZe but now he’s free to move on.

Is Tfue joining NRG?

The NRG roster, which is made up of top tier players like BenjyFishy, Ronaldo, and Clix has been growing in numbers in recent months. 

After the FaZe vs Tfue lawsuit settlement, however, they’ve been teasing a major new addition. “NO WAY NRG JUST SIGN HIM TO FORTNITE, Ronaldo tweeted, while Clix added to the speculation by posting “NRG ____?” and leaving four gaps for where a player’s name would be. 

Some fans have suggested that it could be Tfue, given the hype that the players have attached to the signing, but YouTuber TheFortniteGuy has suggested that Tenney might not be the man they’re teasing. 

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Instead, the YouTuber noted that it could be former Team Liquid member Ryan ‘Chap’ Chaplo given that he has been a free agent since April and his four-letter name would fit with the teasers. 

“Even at that point, I’m not feeling it,” TheFortniteGuy said on the Chap idea. “I don’t think they would hype him up that much.”

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Of course, given the timing of the NRG tweets and Tfue’s release from FaZe, they could very well just be teasing something but not doing anything. 

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Either way, we’ll just have to wait and see as to what Tfue’s next move is, be it him joining a new org like NRG or deciding to go it alone.

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Dellor shocked as Twitch finally unbans him after over a year

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:54

by Calum Patterson

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After just over one year following his permanent ban from Twitch, dellor’s channel has been reinstated on the platform. The former Overwatch pro now says it’s his “second chance.”

Matt ‘dellor’ Vaughn has had a turbulent streaming career – he was dropped from his Overwatch team, Toronto Esports, after a racist outburst, effectively ending his career as a pro player.

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Then, in 2019, he was banned from Twitch after telling his female teammate in Apex Legends to “cook a sandwich.” This ban originally earned him an indefinite suspension, before it was reduced to 30 days.

Upon his return however, his partnership had been revoked, leaving him without a sub button, seriously impacting his income. Then, in October 2019, dellor was “banned indefinitely for “self-harm” for breaking a keyboard on stream.”

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Dellor streaming on Twitch

This ban prompted the hashtag #freedellor on Twitter, as fans thought the permanent ban was harsh. But, Twitch kept firm, and dellor eventually moved to streaming on YouTube instead.

He pleaded with Twitch to allow him back onto the platform on a handful of occasions. Finally, on October 6, seemingly out of the blue, dellor’s channel was reinstated, and his ban lifted.

“I had given up all hope,” dellor said on Twitter. “After everything I have said about them, Twitch actually unbanned me.”

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His channel, complete with over 550,000 followers (and likely more as Twitch rebuilds the follow count after a suspension), is fully intact.

This doesn’t mean though that he will necessarily return to streaming on Twitch though. Being unbanned on the platform at least means he is able to play with friends who are streaming on Twitch themselves.

He is still not partnered on the platform and does not have a subscribe button. He will still be able to earn money through donations, but to access subscriptions or bits will need to become a Twitch affiliate.

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However, if he wants to become a partner again, it would mean stopping his YouTube streams altogether, where he has now built up a following since his time away from Twitch.