FaZe Clan co-owner Richard “Banks” posted a video titled “Dear Tfue” and has gone on to gain close to two million views in less than a day.
The esports and streaming world collided on May 20 when an article was posted on The Hollywood Reporter detailing Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney’s lawsuit against FaZe Clan.
During the late night of May 20, FaZe Banks uploaded a 21-minute video on YouTube simply named “Dear Tfue” covering his emotional response and in-depth relationship with the Fortnite esports personality.
What was “Dear Tfue” about?
FaZe Banks begins the video by explaining that the video was going to show his raw emotions and explain the truth about his relationship with Tfue.
He first appeared on DramaAlert for an interview with Keemstar where he claims that FaZe Clan has earned $60,000.
Banks states that the money is allegedly from two brand deals that FaZe Clan bought to Tfue, and they claimed 20% of the earnings.
According to the filing, FaZe Clan can legally procure 80% of any money earned through a brand deal.
Banks claims that FaZe Clan has never taken 80% of a brand deal from Tfue or any other personality under the organization.
A deep, personal relationship
Part 2 of the video goes on to explain that Banks took a “serious interest in the kid [Tenney].”
The FaZe Clan co-owner thought that Tfue was better then Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Ali ‘Myth’ Kabanni, two of the best Fortnite players at the time, and pitched him to FaZe Fortnite captain Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore.
Tfue then played with Cloak and Banks, and according to Banks “the rest is history.”
FaZe Banks explains that one of the reasons that Tfue “blew up” was because the FaZe duo of Cloak and Tfue went on to win most of Keemstar’s Friday Fortnite tournaments.
Friday Fortnite events were the most popular Fortnite esports event of the week since Epic Games did not begin their official competitions yet.
Banks, Cloak, and Keemstar confirmed that Banks was the one that helped Cloak and Tfue get into Friday Fortnite.
As of May 21, Tfue has not commented on the lawsuit or FaZe Banks’ video.