Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney is one of the most popular streamers in the world right now and a professional Fortnite player too. He has found massive success as a Twitch streamer and has been signed to a number of big esports organisations already, despite only being 22 years of age.
Before his meteoric rise to fame playing Fortnite, Florida-born Tfue was a professional player in other battle royale titles. In 2017, he represented Denial Esports as an H1Z1 pro player. Later that year, he made a switch in both game and esports organisation, joining Rogue to become a member of its PUBG roster.
In April 2018, Tfue left Rogue and joined FaZe Clan as a professional Fortnite player. He is still technically under contract and part of FaZe, but is currently embroiled in a lengthy legal battle with the organisation in an attempt to get out of a contract he believes is exploitative.
During his time at FaZe, Tfue competed both as a solo player and as part of a duo with teammate Dennis ‘Cloakzy’ Lepore. The pair won multiple weekly tournaments and were the victorious duo in the 2018 Fortnite Fall Skirmish Grand Finals. He also made it to the 2019 Fortnite World Cup solos final, in which he placed 67th.
Tfue was no stranger to controversy even before his current dispute over his contract at FaZe.
In June 2018, Tfue had his Fortnite account banned by developer Epic Games after he was said to have been selling accounts with rare skins on them, which is against Epic’s terms and conditions.
He has also received a number of Twitch bans for a variety of reasons, including the use of a racial slur and for his chat behaving in a “toxic” manner towards a smaller streamer.
In July 2019, Tfue split from Instagram model and YouTuber Corinna Kopf after a high profile, four month relationship. The pair then began dating again soon after, but broke up for a second time in early 2020.
Here we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the popular streamer and Fortnite pro.
What is Tfue’s net worth?
Tfue’s net worth is estimated to be in the region of $4-6 million (£3.25-4.88 million). This takes into account his revenue from Twitch through subscribers and donations, YouTube revenue, sponsors, and earnings from competitive Fortnite tournaments.
During the recent events surrounding the legal battle between Tfue and FaZe Clan, it was mentioned by some at the organisation that he has made over $20 million (£16.2 million) from streaming, although this was never confirmed or verified and seems to be an overestimate.
How much does Tfue earn?
Being both a popular streamer and a pro Fortnite player – which is the esport with the biggest prize pools – Tfue earns a fair amount of money from gaming.
Tfue is currently the most followed active streamer on Twitch with over 8.4 million followers. Only the now inactive channel of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins – who Tfue recently claimed has been trying to “ruin” his streaming career – boasts more followers.
He currently has around 18,000 paying subscribers which, when added to the donations he receives during his streams, means he’ll be receiving a healthy sum that will likely spill into the millions per year.
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Tfue’s YouTube channel, on which he posts vlogs and highlights from his livestreams, also generates a lot of income. With 11.5 million subscribers and over a billion total video views, a conservative estimate would put his YouTube earnings at $1 million a year at least.
As a professional Fortnite player, Tfue has also made a significant amount of money from tournament prize money.
According to esportsearnings.com, Tfue has won a total of $602,550 (approx £460,000) from Fortnite tournaments. His biggest prize win came in October 2018 when he won the Fortnite Fall Skirmish Grand Final alongside duos partner Cloakzy. The $510,000 (£414,000) grand prize was shared between the two, equating to $255,000 (£207,000) each.
Tfue also placed 67th in the 2019 Fortnite World Cup in the solos event, netting him $50,000 (£40,000).
What is Tfue’s streaming setup?
- Monitor: ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q
- Keyboard: Taeha Types Custom Keycult No.1
- Mouse: Logitech G Pro
- Headset: Sennheiser HD 800 S
- Gaming chair: Herman Miller Embody
- Webcam: Logitech Brio
- Microphone: Shure SM7B
Like a lot of the big streamers, Tfue’s setup includes a high-spec gaming PC, a second PC to stream, as well as top-of-the-range gaming gear and production equipment.
For gaming, he uses an ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q monitor, a Logitech G Pro gaming mouse, and a Sennheiser HD 800 S headset for audio.
Tfue recently revealed his brand new, custom-built gaming keyboard – a luxury one-off from Taeha Types – which is worth $3500 on its own.
His powerful gaming PC build includes an Intel Core I7-9700K CPU, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card, and an ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E mainboard.
A gaming setup to this kind of spec would set you back around $4000-$5000 (£3200-£4000), but with the new addition of his very expensive custom keyboard, Tfue’s gaming gear is likely to total much more.
His streaming gear includes a Shure SM7b microphone, a Logitech Brio webcam, and a GoXLR control panel.
Tfue’s gaming chair is a Maxnomic Commander S.
In early 2019, he posted a setup tour vlog to his YouTube channel, claiming the cost of his entire streaming setup was $20,000 (£16,200).
What are Tfue’s settings?
As Tfue is a pro Fortnite player, many want to know the secrets to his success and emulate his playstyle. Having the right settings can, on occasion, give you that edge over an opponent.
What are Tfue’s Fornite settings?
Tfue uses these sensitivity settings when playing Fortnite:
- X Sensitivity: 0.10
- Y Sensitivity: 0.10
- Scope Sensitivity: 0.30
- Mouse DPI: 400
- Polling Rate: 1000Hz
When it comes to display settings, Tfue has often played with his view distance and textures set to ‘Epic.’
All other graphics settings, such as shadows, effects, and motion blur are all turned off or set to ‘Low’.
He also plays in the ‘Fullscreen’ window mode with his resolution set to 100%, which will be 1920 x 1080.
When it comes to keybinds, Tfue uses SPACE to jump and LEFT SHIFT to crouch, while using the normal WASD movement keys.
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When building, he uses R, E, Q, and one of his thumb buttons on his mouse to bring up his various builds. He has three different binds for editing builds: the other thumb button on his mouse, scrolling the mouse wheel up, and the V key.
In combat, he aims and fires with his mouse, reloads with C, uses items and interacts by scrolling down on the mouse wheel, and has his weapon slots set out like this:
- Harvest Tool: 1
- Weapon Slot 1: 2
- Weapon Slot 2: 3
- Weapon Slot 3: 4
- Weapon Slot 4: 5
- Weapon Slot 5: 6
- Trap Slot: F
Is Tfue on Twitch?
Yes, Tfue is on Twitch and is the most followed active streamer on the platform with over 8.4 million followers. His channel also has around 18,000 subscribers.
His most watched stream was his Fortnite Chapter 2 stream on October 13, 2019, which hit 316,000 peak viewers. This follows his Fortnite World Cup qualifier on June 2, 2019 which pulled in 289,000 peak viewers.
Does Tfue have a contract with Faze?
Tfue is still technically contracted to FaZe Clan, but is currently in a legal dispute with the organisation over his contract which he has described as “oppressive” and “bizarre.”
The contract, which has a length of three years from when he signed it in April 2018, reportedly includes clauses that set out how much of a cut FaZe takes from Tfue’s earnings, which for some types of income reaches 80%.
Tfue has sued FaZe for the terms of the contract, which he has said are exploitative, and wants to leave the organisation.
FaZe have since counter-sued Tfue, claiming that his actions have damaged the brand and that his motivation for trying to end his contract prematurely is to start his own esports team.
The two sides have been at a standoff for months as this dispute is a complicated one. It has also seen Tfue’s duos teammate, Cloakzy, leave the organisation.
Tfue’s rise from little-known battle royale player to streaming giant has been incredibly rapid.