theScore esports Daily (May 24): FaZe Clan respond to alleged Tfue contract leak, NICKMERCS departs 100 Thieves, while R6 Seige analyst accuses FaZe Clan of match-fixing

by Devin Jones May 24
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FaZe Clan respond to alleged Tfue contract leak

On Thursday afternoon, FaZe Clan released a seven-minute audio clip doubling down on and clarifying its stance regarding the controversy surrounding popular Twitch streamer and FaZe Clan member Turner "Tfue" Tenney.

In the audio clip, " FaZe Cbass" states that the organization has been trying to renegotiate Tfue's contract since last year, a fact FaZe Clan co-founder Ricky "Banks" Banks stated in an emotional video he posted to Youtube on May 20.

"The original contract he signed with us when we brought him into FaZe Clan in April of 2018 was done under a legal team with slightly different management in the company," Cbass says in the audio clip. "When we brought in new management it became very evidently clear, before any concerns were raised on Tfue's side, that we didn't like this contract."

Both CBass and FaZe Clan CEO Lee Trink allege that contract renegotiations were met with silence from Tufe and his camp, and the organization was ultimately blindsided by the lawsuit.

For an in-depth explanation of the lawsuit, check out the video below.

Related: Why is Tfue Suing FaZe Clan? A No-Bullshit Explanation

We'll update the story as it develops.

FaZe Clan's Seige roster accused of match-fixing

According to a report from Former Black Dragons analyst and player Thiago "Thyy" Nicézio has accused the FaZe Clan Rainbow Six: Seige roster of match-fixing.

In a series of now-deleted tweets, Thyy alleged that Black Dragons player Juninho "GdNN1" Nunes conspired with ex-teammate and current FaZe Clan player, Ronaldo "ion" Osawa to intentionally lose against FaZe Clan in week 12 of Pro League before FaZe Clan agreed to return the favour on June 30 when the two were scheduled to face each other again in the Brasileirão League.

Thyy has since released a series of audio recordings between himself and GdNN1 as well as Black Dragons player Pedro "pzd" Dutra that allege GdNN1 unplugged his internet moments before pulling off a clutch play. In the report, Seige has posted a series of translations from Reddit and Twitter the authenticity of which theScore esports has not verified.

In response to the allegations, Black Dragon owners Nicolle "Cherrygumms" Merhy and Denis "Pings" Vidigal have released a series of screenshots and Whatsapp messages refuting the claims. Despite denying the allegations, Black Dragons later announce that the organization is “Removing the player indefinitely until the facts are duly investigated and an official statement by the championship organizers is issued.”

NICKMERICS leaves 100 Thieves effectively immediately

After spending three years representing 100 Thieves, popular Fortnite streamer Nick "NICKMERCS" Kolcheff has left the organization effectively immediately.

Announcing the news via Twitter, NICKMERCS positioned the decision as the “Next chapter” of his career and alludes to him moving back to Michigan where he originally grew up.

Shortly after, 100 Thieves recognized his decision, Tweeting out “We respect the choice he’s made and support his decision to move back home Thank you @NICKMERCS for being an integral part of 100 Thieves in our early stages. We wish you the best in your next chapter.”

This news comes in the wake of a lawsuit and subsequent controversy surrounding popular Fortnite streamer Turner “Tfue” Tenney and FaZe Clan, the organisation he’s been signed to since April of 2018.

Devin Jones is a content creator at theScore esports, you can follow him on Twitter.