10:46am PT by Ashley Cullins
Game Over: Tfue And FaZe Clan Settle Esports Contract Fight
As an esports star, Turner "Tfue" Tenney is used to an audience of thousands watching him compete via live stream — but the professional Fortnite player has ended his heated legal battle with his former gaming organization privately.
Tenney in May 2019 sued FaZe Clan in L.A. County Superior Court claiming that his gamer agreement was "oppressive" and that the organization violates California's Talent Agencies Act, which demands that employment for certain kinds of artists must be procured by a licensed agent.
FaZe countersued in New York claiming Tenney breached his contract by suing in the wrong forum, failed to pay commissions and was trying to poach his former teammates to launch a rival organization.
A California judge in July dismissed Tenney's original suit, finding the fight should be set in the Empire State. Barring any pandemic-related delays, the dispute was on track for an October trial in New York.
Tenney's attorney Bryan Freedman and a FaZe Clan spokesperson each on Wednesday sent The Hollywood Reporter the parties' joint statement.
"FaZe Clan and Turner Tenney are pleased to announce that they have resolved their disputes and settled their litigations," it reads. "The parties wish one another the best of luck in future endeavors."