Last month, popular Fortnite streamer Turner "Tfue" Tenney sued FaZe Clan, esports organization , whose banner he plays under, over an allegedly restrictive contract. The trial sent shockwaves in all directions, resulting in the FaZe player H1ghSky1 being banned from Twitch after it was discovered in Tenney's legal complaint that he was a minor. Now, Tenney's Fortnite duos partner Dennis "Cloakzy" Lepore says he's trying to leave FaZe as well.
Lepore has been in Tenneys corner through the latter's conflict with FaZe, and the two now live together so it's not quite shocking to see him heading for what he hopes will be greener pastures. FaZe Clan & Cloakzy agrees to work towards his future departure from our team, "read a tweet from FaZes official news account ." We will be open to transfer suggestions from other organizations as we examine our opportunities ahead. "(FaZe Clan and Lepore have not yet responded to the request for comment.)
In a stream immediately after, Lepore, who is also the FaZe Fortnite team captain, clarified his position. Asked about his contract, he said, "You've seen the contract," which means his contract contained the same unfavorable terms and percentages as Tenney's contract that was leaked last month. that gave FaZe control over the procurement of lucrative branding agreements to the streams, which signed it from which the organization would take 80 percent, and FaZe also took 50-80 percent of money made on merchandise and in-game merchandise which is supposedly large revenue sources for players. FaZe Clan owner Ricky Banks ended up calling the contract "horrible" in a tweet that has since been deleted, but then said the organization had offered Tenney more favorable contracts over the past year.
During his power, Lepore continued to say he has been trying to leave FaZe for a while now.
"We have not agreed with me for the past six months because I have been trying to leave the last six months before the whole of Tfue things came out," he said. "I just went with the more passive route. I went with the route," Listen, I'm willing to work this out. ""
According to Lepore, Faez's tweet about his departure surprised him. The two sides had quietly shot heads for six months, he said under the stream, and now the orga was willing to let him go. He chalked it up to his lack of qualification for Epic's $ 30 million Fortnite World Cup.
"They didn't come to me until they were sent," he said. "So it seems now that they agree to let me go because I did not qualify for the World Cup … I have been trying to leave for six months. Or trying to find a good contract. I'm on the same shit, I has been on the page I signed with FaZe. "
However, he noted that he will not go to another team, despite the fact that FaZe implies otherwise. "I don't want to be transferred, so I don't know why they put it in there," he said.
On Twitter he clarified that he did not depart the organization simply because Tenney is trying to leave Also, unlike Tenney, Lepore does not seem to have faults with the FaZe as a whole.
"There is nothing wrong with the Faze," he said under his stream. "FaZe is still a great org. All respect for banks. All respect for every person on FaZe … We couldn't come to a conclusion. That's it."