The biggest story of today, and maybe of 2019 is Tfue allegedly suing FaZe Clan.
If you follow FortniteINTEL, you are probably aware of this story by now.
In case you aren’t here are the key pieces. A Hollywood Reporter article was posted this morning saying that Tfue was suing FaZe Clan.
A bunch of esports community members responded to the allegations in various ways. One of the most notable was 100 Thieves owner Nadeshot.
FaZe Banks, one of the owners of FaZe Clan, took offense to the tweet and called Nadeshot a “piece of sh**” among other language. That tweet has been deleted but a screenshot can be found in the link above.
This article is serving as a round-up of the many various takes on the situation from FaZe Clan members.
The most interesting response came from Tfue’s duo partner Cloakzy. The two have become one of the top duos in the world and won boatloads of money together. Banks talks about how he first connected the two of them in his video and Cloakzy confirms that in this statement:
My statement— Creator code:fazecloak (@cloakzy) May 20, 2019
We’re going to start at the top. The key players in the building of FaZe Clan have been Banks, Temperr, Rain and Apex. We’ve already seen Banks tweets, here are the other three:
It’s a shame to see how this all went down. There’s always better ways to handle things. Banks out of everyone I’ve ever known is one of the most passionate, hardworking & loving human beings- goes above & beyond for the people he loves. What happened today felt heartless & wrong— FaZe Temperrr (@Temperrr) May 21, 2019
We’re the good guys…. we have made dreams come true for YEARS. Don’t ever forget that.— Nordan Shat (@FaZe_Rain) May 20, 2019
As tough as it may be after reading such big claims as the ones that were made – wait for all the information before believeing everything you see, and forming an opinion.. you’ll have our side shortly ✌🏻— FaZe Apex (@FaZeApex) May 20, 2019
Those tweets were made at various points throughout the day, all three also retweeted the official FaZe clan response and the Banks video titled “Dear Tfue.”
Other people in the FaZe organization were also active in defending their organization:
People are quicker to tweet hate than love that’s crazy— 🌸FaZe Pamaj (@Pamaj) May 20, 2019
in all seriousness, the amount of people who were “major fans” of FaZe then instantly hop on the wagon and try to meme or dig deeper, i have some words for u— FaZe Yelo (@yelotree) May 20, 2019
your annoying shut the fk up
i hope u all have a great day otherwise
Listen all I’m gonna say is imma defend my bros & my team until the day I die. I know I’m biased but I’m also one of the few people that know the ACTUAL facts of this situation. @FaZeClan will make a statement shortly— Blaze (@FaZeBlaze) May 20, 2019
FaZe really is family ❤️— FaZe Cizzorz (@cizzorz) May 21, 2019
FaZe Clan for life. It’s always been the dream, and now i’m livin’ it.— FaZe Thiefs (@Thiefs) May 21, 2019
Love the family. ❤️
Can’t forget to mention how great @Banks is as a person. He always made sure I was comfortable and was taken care of while in LA. Love that dude— FaZe SpaceLyon (@SpaceLyon) May 21, 2019
What we learned today is that we are all fairly young living in such a new world of gaming. We all jump to conclusions or want to be involved. At the end of the day the truth of situations will come out and people will learn from their mistakes— FaZe Avery (@Avxry) May 21, 2019
Other players like Censor just retweeted the official response. Tennp0 just confirmed his support for Cloak with a quick response as well.
My man.— FaZe Tennp0 (@Tennp0) May 20, 2019
Tfw you see TFue leave FaZe pic.twitter.com/XhDMJvCgsE— FaZe Jaomock (@Jaomock) May 20, 2019
Do research before you slander someone or something. Very sad to see top influencers jump on the hate band wagon for a drop of clout. FaZe has always had my interests first. Instantly stood by me during the suspension thing, and I stand by them now. #FaZeUp— Nate Hill (@NateHillTV) May 21, 2019
Very few people had absolutely nothing to say about the situation on Twitter. One of those was Funk, who is one of the few solo and duo Fortnite World Cup qualified players. He also doesn’t have a super active Twitter account, so that may be why there isn’t a comment.
Dubs and Megga, two more recent additions to FaZe Clan who qualified for the Fortnite World Cup, also didn’t comment.
I’m sure I missed some interesting thoughts from around the organization – FaZe Clan has a ton of people in it – but these are from the biggest names and biggest followings.
There are probably close to 20 million followers combined over all of those accounts, which is why this story has absolutely blown up over the last couple of days.