The contract, which constituted one of the most talked about controversies in esports that led to Tfue's defendant FaZe Clan, was reportedly leaked by "non-FaZe member" during legal proceedings over its validity. joined the FaZe Clan in April 2018, Tfue rose to the stellar on Twitch and YouTube thanks to his Fortnite Battle Royale skills, and the organization of the organization at major tournaments.
On May 20, Tfue and his team shocked the esports and gambling community when it was revealed that he sued the organization over what he called a "repressive" contract.
This contract was private, except for a few details that FaZe Clan chose to publish in response to the allegations, which contained the claim that they took up to 80% of Tenney's earnings.
FAZe co-owner Banks admitted that although it is stipulated that the FAZe will take 80% of the sponsorship agreements as they secure for Tfue, this provision had never been acte and that they had only taken 20% of the two deals totaling $ 60,000 throughout Tfues all the time with the organization.
Tfue responded in a short video demanding that the contract be "released" to allow for more informed public opinion, as the Banks said he would if approved. However, a leak acquired by TheBlast may have got the contract off Banks.
A breakdown of revenue distribution from the leaked contract – FaZe claims they have never dealt with these provisions.
The contract seems to support Tfu's claim that the FaZe Clan takes 80% of the sponsorship agreements when the deal is brought to the organizer's "gamer" – but FaZe says they never took that money.
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The contract also seems to come back up Tfue claims he was limited in his ability to participate in other organizations as any offer to him by another team had to be brought to the attention of FaZe Clan:
Gamer must be obliged to submit the offer to the Company and the identity of the Party offering the Offer and the Company shall have the right to match such offer for a period of fifteen (15) working days after the actual receipt of the Offer ("Matching Right") by the Company.
It is also stated that if Tfue was offered within three months of the end of the contract, the FAZe must also be informed and if they chose to match the offer, their exclusivity would return right.
Exclusivity and matching
The contract also states that "in-game sticker money" – which will mainly refer to the use of "creator code" with Epic Games – is shared 50/50 and the revenue generated from the Money Prizes must be split 80% to Tfue and 20% to FaZe Clan.
FaZe, specifically the Banker, refused to take this money, but if the leaked contract is accurate, it leaves Tfue in a danger position, where without warning the FaZe Clan could begin to demand contractual divisions.
You can read the contract in its entirety below.
Blast sources believe that the entire contract is invalid for a number of reasons. They claim that FaZe Clan operates as a talent agency, despite not being licensed and that the contract violates competition law. These competition rules are strict in California.
Tfu's lawyer told The Blast "This is the most unfair contract I have ever seen in nearly 30 years of practicing law."
At the time of writing, neither FaZe Klan nor Banker had failed to respond to the leaking contract.