Thursday, August 1, 2019

"Faze Clan is suing professional Fortnite player Turner 'Tfue' Tenney, claiming he’s violated his contract by disparaging the company and trying to form a rival e-sports organization"

Verge:

It’s a countersuit to Tenney’s attempt to leave the organization back in May over concerns his contract was exploitative.

Faze is now saying Tenney made more than $20 million from streaming, gaming endorsements, and sponsorships, and that he “shared almost none of this income with Faze Clan.”

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The original lawsuit filed by Tenney’s lawyers claimed Faze failed to pay Tenney his share of brand deal revenue that he was owed and that the organization grossly undercut his earnings.
Related:
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, the biggest name in Fortnite and one of Twitch’s most popular stars, is leaving the platform to stream exclusively on Mixer. The news comes via a tweet from the streaming star, with him dubbing the move “the next chapter.” Mixer is a fledgling streaming service owned by Microsoft that launched as Beam back in 2016, and later rebranded in 2017. The Ninja exclusivity marks a major get for the platform, which has struggled to catch up to competitors like Twitch and YouTube.
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*Previously: "Just six weeks after launch, Microsoft's Kin, the social phone we wanted to love, is dead"