Have you dipped your foot in the world of esports? Or hell, have you played Fortnite or followed a popular streamer who plays the Battle Royale game? Then, you will have come across the name of Tfue.
In 2018, Tfue was one of the turbulent and most prominent names in the Fortnite streaming world. I remember watching his streams with the FaZe clan, and they dominated every esports tournament.
But then one thing happened after the other, and soon, the guy who was one of the OGs of Fortnite Chapter 1 announced a hiatus. Or has he?
Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney was one of the first popular streamers of Fortnite’s OG Chapter 1 in 2018 with the FaZe clan. On July 2, 2018, Epic Games banned him for buying and selling accounts. Also, on August 1, 2019, he got sued by FaZe for trying to form a rival group and disclosing contact information. On June 20, 2023, he announced a temporary hiatus from streaming.
What Are The Scandals Of Fortnite Streamer Tfue?
Fortnite’s update of Chapter 4 Season 5 has confirmed that the latest map will resemble that of Chapter 1. So, many locations, landmarks, missions, etc., will be the same. As such, people are reminiscing about the time in 2018 when Chapter 1 was out.
As expected, no discussion of that time can happen without talking about one of the biggest OG Fortnite streamers- Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney. He has 4 million Twitter/ X, 7 million Twitch, and 11 million YouTube followers.
Initially, he streamed games like Destiny and Call of Duty. But Tfue became popular after pivoting to Fortnite, which was spreading like fire back then.
Later, he got accepted into the popular esports group- FaZe clan as a member. However, troubles always marred his career. Here’s a timeline of his major controversies:
- On July 2, 2018, Epic Games permanently banned Tfue’s accounts because he violated the terms and conditions of the company by buying and selling accounts.
- A week later, he found himself with a Twitch suspension for two weeks for an unspecified reason.
- On August 1, 2019, Tenney was sued by FaZe Clan in a New York federal court. They claimed he had abused his contract requirements by criticizing the group, trying to establish a competing esports group, and disclosing private information about his contract to media outlets.
- A month later, on September 2, 2019, Tenney found himself in a social media storm. Viewers watching his stream alleged that he had uttered a variant of the N-slur. But Twitch didn’t take any action against him this time.
After this, significant controversies around him died down, and he continued streaming for several years. But things changed in 2023.
Explained: Fortnite Streamer Tfue’s Twitch Hiatus
During the summer of 2023, Tfue’s fans noticed that he hadn’t been active on his socials for about two months. His last Instagram post and Twitch stream had taken place in April. Soon, on June 20, 2023, Tenney clarified what was going on.
He announced an indefinite hiatus in a 40-minute-long YouTube video titled “Goodbye.” In the video, he documented his career and expressed his feelings of being trapped in the streaming world. Tfue revealed that he was failing to be in touch with reality.
Gaming was once his escape from reality, but now it was preventing him from living his life. So, he decided to step back from gaming and live his life. However, it wasn’t a complete retirement, and he was willing to return.
That return might be happening soon.
Is Tfue Returning To Fortnite?
Tfue’s return might be here because popular YouTube streamer Dr. Disrespect revealed on his Twitter/ X account that he will play OG Fortnite Duos with him on November 6, 2023.
This announcement was met with jubilation by many. X/ Twitter user @RiddlermanYT commented, “No Way, our boy coming back?!” Another Dr. Disrespect follower, @MinaMendesTTV, said, “tfue comeback? Love to see that.”
What are your thoughts on Tfue’s career and pending return on Monday, November 6? Are you excited to watch him play again?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments.