Turner Tenney ( FaZe Tfue) Biography, Age, Height, Siblings, Net worth, Contract, Lawsuit
Turner Tenney Biography
Turner Tenney, popularly known as FaZe Tfue or simply Tfue, is an American Gamer, Youtuber, Twitch streamer and a member of FaZe clan. His popular for his fortnite videos being considered by many fans as best Fortnite player in the world. He also plays other games such as ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’, ‘Destiny’, ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ (PUBG), etc.
Turner Tenney Age
Turner is 21 years old; he was born on January 2, 1998, in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida.
Turner Tenney Height
Tenney stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (186 cm)
Turner Tenney Net worth
Turner’s net worth has not been made public yet.
Turner Tenney Family/ Turner Tenney Brother/ Turner Tenney Siblings
Tenney is the younger brother of Youtuber and surfer/skimboarder Jack Tenney. He also has a sister named Alexandra and another brother named Pierce as well.
Turner Tenney Career
Tenney began playing games when he was 12 years old. He took seriously every game he played Halo being his first game that he got addicted to immediately and began playing competitively. At around that time his brother launched his YouTube career posting pranks, challenges and sports videos on his channel titled ‘JOOGSQUAD PPJT’.
Tenney was so much a part of his brother’s YouTube channel and appeared on videos featuring trampoline stunts, surfing and skating. He later moved on to other games like ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘Destiny’, with the latter being the very first game that he played professionally.
He became very successful with the game and began his professional career where he partnered with Twitch to stream the game on that platform. He went on to set a world record on ‘Destiny’ and eventually branched off to YouTube to post gameplay videos of ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘Destiny’.
Tfue Sues Faze Clan/ Tfue Lawsuit
Tfue sued his gaming organization, FaZe Clan, on May 20, 2019 for allegedly limiting his ability to pursue his profession in violation of California law, passing on a lucrative brand deal because of a conflict of interest, and failing to pay him his share of sponsorship earnings.
In the complaint attorney Bryan Freedman of Freedman + Taitelman writes; “In no uncertain terms, these gamers are artists, entertainers and content creators — they perform, they act, they direct, they edit and they stream.” Unlike traditional entertainment, esports is a new industry, and Freedman argues there is “little to no regulation or oversight,” and no unions or guilds to protect the players who are often young and trusting.
Tenney argues that he is missing out in opportunities because of FaZe Clan’s unlawful activity in connection with a deal he signed in April 2018 — and he only gets to keep 20 percent of the revenue from any branded videos that are published on Twitch, YouTube or social media and half of his revenue from touring and appearances.
Freedman writes; “That Gamer Agreement is grossly oppressive, onerous, and one-sided. Faze Clan uses its illegal Gamer Contracts to limit Tenney to deals sourced exclusively by Faze Clan and to prevent Tenney from exploring deals presented by others; deals that are potentially superior to deals procured by Faze Clan; and deals that are not saddled with an eighty percent (80%) finder’s fee.”
In September Tenney attempted to terminate the contract claiming that FaZe Clan breached their deal. The group rejected Tenney’s termination and contends he’s still bound by their contract. Tenney is asking the court for a declaration that the gamer agreement is terminated, and is seeking fair payment for his services and disgorgement of FaZe Clan’s profits as well as punitive damages.
FaZe Clan sent a statement to THR in response to the complaint which read; “We’re shocked and disappointed to see the news of Tfue’s press article and lawsuit. We have only collected a total of $60,000 from our partnership, while Tfue has earned millions as a member of FaZe Clan.”
Freedman argues that Tenney’s contract isn’t just anticompetitive — but the company also runs afoul of the Talent Agency Act through its practice of procuring engagements and employment for gamers. The state law requires that any person or company “who engages in the occupation of procuring, offering, promising, or attempting to procure employment or engagements for an artist” must be licensed by the labor commissioner and conform to professional regulations. Its definition of “artist” includes a catchall of “persons rendering professional services in motion picture, theatrical, radio, television and other entertainment enterprises.”
On March 15, Freedman took Tfue’s TAA violation claim to the California Labor Commissioner — and Tenney claims FaZe Clan’s contracts may be the least of its problems.
“Not only does Faze Clan take advantage of these young artists, it jeopardizes their health, safety and welfare,” writes Freedman in the petition to determine controversy. Tenney says FaZe Clan pressured him to live in one of its homes in the Hollywood Hills with other young YouTubers, where he says he was given alcohol before turning 21 and encouraged to illegally gamble.
Faze Clan also continuously pressured and encouraged Tenney and others to undertake dangerous stunts while performing in videos. During one video, Tenney suffered an injury to his arm while skateboarding which resulted in permanent disfigurement.”
His petition also claims that FaZe Clan signed an 11-year-old gamer and pressured the minor and his family to lie about his age. He’s asking for a determination that FaZe Clan has violated the TAA, that his gamer agreement is unenforceable and that the company must repay him all revenue it has collected as a result of its work for him.
In a statement to THR Freedman said; “Tfue and my law firm are sending a message. The time is now for content creators, gamers and streamers to stop being taken advantage of through oppressive, unfair and illegal agreements. The significant legal actions taken today will be a wake-up call that this behavior will no longer be tolerated. The gaming community deserves a safe environment that allows gamers the freedom to control their own careers.”
Below is FaZe Clan statement
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