Pro 'Fortnite' player sues FaZe Clan over 'oppressive' team contract

A lawsuit might just redefine how esports teams treat their players. Turner Tenney, better known as the pro Fortnite player Tfue, has sued FaZe Clan for allegedly hurting his opportunities with an "oppressive, onerous, and one-sided" contract that violates California law and the Talent Agency Act. It can take up to 80 percent of his team earnings through a "finder's fee," according to the suit. Tenney also said his contract limits him to sponsorship deals obtained through the team (a possible problem when he produces Twitch and YouTube content), and that FaZe doesn't have the talent agency license it needs to secure work on his behalf.

Source: Hollywood Reporter, FaZe Clan (Twitter)

Read The Rest at Engadget RSS - Gaming Feed- (opens a new tab)