The owner and founder of FaZe Clan is still actively going after the Tfue lawsuit and providing his side the lawsuit story.
We have been covering this developing story all day, and if you want to be caught up just check out our home page.
Update 9:34 PM PT: FaZe Banks has released an official video responding to the allegations against FaZe Clan posed by Tfue. That can be found here:
Dear Tfue https://t.co/C1mgn3DbH6— FaZe Banks (@Banks) May 21, 2019
In this video, he provides further proof against two more of Tfue’s claims. He shows Tfue pressuring other people to jump off a bridge, something he claimed FaZe pressured him to do. He also shows Tfue drinking and another partygoer chugging a handle of alcohol, at a party not on FaZe premises.
The rest of the article can be found below in chronological order of Banks comments throughout the day.
There you can find the initial story and immediate reactions from people in the industry, Nadeshot’s comments about FaZe and subsequent apology, and FaZe Banks calling Nadeshot a “piece of shit.”
Banks didn’t stop there and he has been active on social media all day in regards to this story.
He also went on KEEMSTAR’s Drama Alert YouTube show to do an interview. If you don’t want to watch the full interview, there is a quick summary below.
While Keem did try to get in some important questions, the interview mostly consisted of Banks just repeating how much he cares for Tfue and how he catapulted his career.
That much is true, but allegations like FaZe signing an 11-year-old and asking him to lie about his age went untouched.
On that interview, it seemed like he hadn’t even actually read the Hollywood Reporter story that kicked all of this off. When Keem mentioned the allegations of underage drinking, Banks seemed surprised to hear that.
He even admitted he “maybe should have done more research before coming on.”
Now it seems like he has read the report, but he is still actively tweeting about the situation. Here are his tweets in order:
What was that about 80%? pic.twitter.com/dENnQp66sC— FaZe Banks (@Banks) May 20, 2019
This falls on a common misinterpretation of the report. Tfue never said that FaZe took 80% of his tournament winnings. That isn’t reported anywhere but has been brought up by Banks multiple times.
He said they took 80% of his public appearance fees and streaming / YouTube revenue, those points have been refuted by Banks, but this clip doesn’t prove anything in the report is incorrect.
I recruited Tfue to FaZe Clan in April of 2018. These are graphs from both his YouTube & Twitch channels following the mark of our relationship. pic.twitter.com/c7m3QwsoTZ— FaZe Banks (@Banks) May 20, 2019
Here Banks points out the affect joining FaZe Clan had on Tfue’s popularity, and it is hard to argue with that sharp increase in viewers.
At the end of the day this is all about money. More and more and more money. Clearly Tfue felt he deserved millions of dollars in salary in the addition to all the millions he earns on his platforms. He was unhappy and this was his attempt at getting out of the contract.— FaZe Banks (@Banks) May 20, 2019
This appears to be conjecture about Tfue’s motivations for bringing on the lawsuit.
To stoop as low as he did, or his team.. whoever’s responsible for this. It’s disgusting. Lies on lies on lies. I’m sorry for being “unprofessional” but I’m fucking hurting right now.— FaZe Banks (@Banks) May 20, 2019
Here alludes to an interesting underlying part of the report. Who actually persuaded Tfue to start this lawsuit. Based on Banks comments on Drama Alert and in this tweet, it seems like he might think Tfue is being pushed to do this by someone around him.
What was that about being pressured to drink underage? pic.twitter.com/8WHekdwSFY— FaZe Banks (@Banks) May 20, 2019
This tweet could get him into a lot of trouble. In Drama Alert, he mentions that Tfue was already drinking before joining FaZe, but that doesn’t really matter.
As the owner of a house and a company, providing alcohol to a minor is illegal, it doesn’t matter if they were pressured into it or not. Posting that he is drinking (in Mexico where it is legal) does not make Tfue’s claims any less illegal.
I’m getting off Twitter for a minute. I’ve said all I need to say. As crazy as it might sound I still fucking love you dude @TTfue and I wish you nothing but the best. A phone call would be appreciated.— FaZe Banks (@Banks) May 20, 2019
He begins to finish up by saying he still loves Tfue, and just wants him to call him.
OK LAST TWEET – To clarify Turners contract does outline splits in prizes, ad revenue, stuff like that. But again we’ve collected absolutely none of it with no plans to and that was very clear to him. We have collected a total of $60,000 from 300k in brand deals (20%). That’s it— FaZe Banks (@Banks) May 20, 2019
He continues trying to finish up with this tweet, where it seems like he is saying that Tfue’s contract would let them take more of his winnings, but they have chosen not to do that.
Sorry I’m done, I just had to tweet the actual numbers. Tfue makes millions and millions monthly and we have earned $60k from our relationship with him IN TOTAL. It’s the most important part I need to be clear about.— FaZe Banks (@Banks) May 20, 2019
This actually appears to be his last tweet, and he reiterates they have only earned 60k from Tfue.
Clix threatened with Fortnite ban for hosting wagers
Cody ‘Clix’ Conrod received a warning from Epic Games that he would be banned if he didn’t stop hosting Fortnite wagers.
Fortnite star, Clix, recently received a personal warning from Epic Games that they would ban his account if he continued to host wagers with his viewers.
Cody ‘Clix’ Conrod was a part of the second generation of Fortnite pros who came up on Twitch after figures like Ninja and Tfue left the game. Out of the “newer” crop of Fortnite streamers, Clix is among the most popular – if not the most popular – streamers in the game.
The meta of Fortnite streaming changed after the old guard left. Instead of watching lighthearted pub-stomping content, viewers began to watch true pro Fortnite players who would scrimmage, box fight, and compete on-stream nearly every day.
One of the methods of competition was wager matches. Players would join a custom Zone Wars or box fight map and bet money that they’d win. Pros would often play one another with this format, but would also open the door to viewers – allowing them to compete against their favorite streamer.
This practice was relatively common in Fortnite, but Epic Games never supported it – for obvious reasons. There was always talk of a crack-down on Fortnite wagers, but nothing ever happened.
That was until recently when Clix was hosting wagers with his viewers on-stream. According to him, someone from Epic Games reached out to NRG – Clix’s organization – to tell them that if Clix continued to host wagers, he’d be banned.
Clix immediately stopped his wagers and told any viewers who signed up that he’d refund them. Clearly frustrated and dejected, Clix complained that Epic seemed to decide to crack down on him and let other streamers slide.
“I’m not even mad that they’re telling me to stop wagering. I get it,” he said. “The thing is, why me and nobody else? The whole com[munity] does wagers and I get warned.”
This warning comes on the heels of Epic banning high-level paid scrimmages at the beginning of the year. Epic cracked down on some of the biggest scrims in all regions for their format – a pay-to-enter system that Epic didn’t want to see continue.
Now, with the banning of wager matches, a lot of the top pro players feel as though there’s little for them to do in Fortnite. Clix echoed this sentiment in a follow-up tweet, saying that he “won’t be able to play Arena with the amount of f***ing stream snipers.”
The banning of wagers and scrims and the addition of some disliked weapons like the Primal Shotgun prompted Fortnite players to rage on Twitter, with the hashtag #ripfortnite hitting the trending tab – not for the first time.
It’s understandable that Epic don’t want largely underage players gambling money on their game. The combination of wager bans and scrim bans has fueled the frustration of pro players in a game that offers little in the way of official competition formats during the off-season.
With one of the biggest streamers in Fortnite getting a warning, we wouldn’t be surprised to see wagers die-off in the Fortnite community. Hopefully, Epic can replace these unofficial competition settings with some of their own.
Lazarbeam Fortnite skin: release date, first look & more
Lazarbeam is getting a Fortnite skin in the Fortnite Icon Series. Take a look at the new skin, bundle, and release date.
On March 1, Epic Games and Lazarbeam announced that they Australian YouTube star would be the next creator to be included in the Fortnite Icon Series with a new skin bundle.
The Fortnite Icon Series gives creators a way to become immortalized in one of their favorite video games: Fortnite. This began with one of the pioneers of Fortnite, Ninja, and has since expanded to include Loserfruit, Lachlan, and TheGrefg.
It looks like popular Australian YouTuber and streamer, Lannan “Lazarbeam” Eacott will be the next creator featured in the series. He first teased the announcement with a scheduled video, then showcased his skin at 5:00 PM EST on March 1.
Lazarbeam Fortnite skin release date
Lazarbeam’s Fortnite Icon Series skin should hit the Item Shop on March 4. He also mentioned some giveaways, which could relate to his YouTube channel or a limited-time tournament, similar to TheGrefg’s Floor is Lava event.
The bundle will come with a skin, and additional variant, the Gingerbread construction worker Back Bling, a sledgehammer pickaxe and an emote that may or may not be built into the outfit.
We’ll update you when we get closer to the release date of Lazarbeam’s Fortnite skin. We should see some datamined images of the skin in the next Fortnite patch, so stay tuned for that as well.
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Lazarbeam teases new Fortnite Icon Series skin
Is Lazarbeam getting a Fortnite skin? That’s what the internet is wondering after the YouTuber teased an announcement on March 1.
Is Lazarbeam getting a Fortnite skin? We explore the YouTuber’s new teaser and supporting evidence of an Icon Series skin.
Since the release of Ninja’s Fortnite skin, fans of the game have been speculating about which creators could be next. We’ve now seen Loserfruit, Lachlan, and TheGrefg receive skins in Fortnite, along with celebrities like Travis Scott and Marshmello.
Well, according to Lazarbeam, it could be him.
Lazarbeam Icon Series Skin
On March 1, Lazarbeam scheduled a video entitled, “MY FORTNITE SKIN REVEAL.” Fans immediately wondered whether or not the Australian YouTuber – known for his gags – was pulling a fast one on his fanbase.
We still don’t know whether or not this announcement is legitimate, but the early signs point to it being the real deal. Lazarbeam even assured his followers that it isn’t clickbait.
Fortnite data miner, iFireMonkey, added further legitimacy to the announcement by looking at the files for the planned video.
“The Lazarbeam Icon Series video appears to be only 2 Minutes and 25 Seconds long according to the videos content details,” he wrote on Twitter. “Due to the video length being pretty short, I would say this is 99% confirmed to be his icon series skin.”
The video is scheduled to release at 5:00 PM EST (2:00 PST), so we’ll know more when we can watch Lazarbeam’s announcement.
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If this is Lazarbeam’s entrance to the Icon Series, it would be the first time that a creator revealed their skin before it was leaked. This could be why Epic and Lazarbeam are announcing it now – before it enters the game files for data miners to find.
Of course, there’s still a small chance that we’re one of the many fans who are taking the bait. We’ll let you know when we see the video in a few hours.
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