Twitch’s second most followed streamer Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney and his now former organisation FaZe Clan have finally settled their long running disputes over employment contracts.
A joint statement from both Tfue and FaZe Clan’s legal teams announces that a settlement has been made, which ends both sides’ legal challenges against one another. Tfue first started legal proceedings against FaZe Clan in May 2019 in order to get out of his contract with the organisation, which he believed was predatory and in violation of California state law as he fell into the category of an artist, rather than an athlete. A counter suit from FaZe followed, which alleged Tfue had broken the terms of his contract.
Tfue’s initial lawsuit was dismissed by the Californian courts last month, but FaZe’s lawsuit against the streamer and Fortnite pro remained, and the trial was set to take place in October. Now a settlement has been reached, but the exact amount of money it took to finally end the dispute is unknown.
The two legal teams’ short joint statement, which was obtained by Forbes, reads: “Faze and Turner Tenney are pleased to announce they have resolved their disputes and settled their litigations. The parties wish one another the best of luck in future endeavors.”
This now means that Tfue is officially free of his FaZe contract and is able to sign with other organisations and look for new opportunities.
Tfue is one of Twitch’s biggest streamers with close to nine million followers and 15,000 subscribers at the time of writing. He’s also one of the highest earning content creators on the platform.