Most of the details in Turner “Tfue” Tenney’s recent lawsuit against FaZe Clan focused on the ills of his since-leaked contract with the esports organization. But the suit also alleged that FaZe lied about the age of another player it signed, saying he was 13 when, at the time, he was only 11. This would make the player ineligible to participate in Fortnite tournaments and stream on Twitch. Now he’s been banned from Twitch sans explanation.
The player in question is H1ghSky1, a Fortnite streamer and competitor who had nearly 500,000 followers on Twitch before his channel got taken down yesterday evening. In Tenney’s legal complaint, he and his attorney claimed that FaZe not only lied about H1ghSky1's age, but also “pressured the minor and his family to do so” in violation of labor codes. Then, last week, esports publication Upcomer released a report claiming that H1ghSky1 signed with FaZe one month before his 12th birthday, citing sources and social media posts from his parents directly referencing his age in 2012, at which point they said he was 5 years old. That would make him 12 now. Kotaku reached out to FaZe about the report last week but did not receive a response.
Published @ June 5, 2019
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