Professional Fortnite player and streamer Turner "Tfue" Tenney's legal battle with his former organization, FaZe Clan, will extend into a second year. Tfue sued FaZe Clan in May 2019 over oppressive contract, which Tfue claimed was limiting his ability to pursue his profession. ESPN obtained legal documents the day after the intial suit was reported that FaZe's contract with Tfue was in violation of California law and the Talent Agency Act.
On August 1, 2019, a report by ESPN stated that FaZe had counter-sued Tfue in the state of New York. According to documents filed with the Southern District of New York, FaZe claims Tfue disparaged the team, stole its confidential information and interfered with the team's other business contracts and relationships.
Last month, Polygon reported that Tfue and his representation that New York Judge Jed S. Rakoff denied Tenney’s motion to dismiss or stay the court proceedings. As a result, both Tfue and FaZe will continue all three of its cases: the FaZe countersuit in New York, one in California filed by Tfue with with the California Labor Commissioner’s Office, and another in California filed by Tfue with the Los Angeles Superior Court.
The court expects to set a trial date in New York on March 4, 2020. Both cases in California will move forward as well, but dates for trials or pre-trials have yet to be made public.