FaZe Clan has already lost its largest Fortnite streamer in Tfue. Now, they lose his partner Cloak in the midst of similar drama.
Fortnite has vaulted the eSports scene into the limelight with its massive success. Although Fortnite may be far from the most competitive game out there, the viewership shows that people love watching competitive Fortnite.
The game has done a lot for pro players and streamers. It has allowed unknown names to rise up the Twitch rankings and established players to reach levels they never dreamed of.
Unfortunately, there's a downside to this kind of attention as well. Organizations and their predatory contracts are coming to light with top-players like Tfue and Cloakzy.
Everyone in the Fortnite community is at least slightly aware of the FaZe Clan/Tfue situation. Tfue is suing his former organization to be released from his contract, which was clearly slanted in FaZe Clan's benefit.
Tfue didn't stream for a while after the lawsuit became public, but fans were looking for answers. They went to the next-best person at the time - his partner Cloak - who was unwilling to dish too much information about his and Tfue's dealings with FaZe.
Now, a couple of months after the Tfue lawsuit went public, Cloak has found himself in a similar situation with his former org.
Cloak Leaves FaZe Clan
#Fortnite: Announcing @FaZeClan's intent to grant @cloakzy with Restricted Free Agency— #FaZeUp (@FaZeUpdate) June 23, 2019
FaZe will not pursue a transfer on our own, and allow Cloak to represent himself moving forward. We will retain his player rights should he wish to be moved elsewhere at a later date.#FaZeUp
On June 23, FaZe Clan's update account tweeted that FaZe and Cloak had agreed on departure terms. This came after a tweet from the account that foreshadowed the departure and discussed 'transfer proposals' - something that Cloak had no interest in.
#Fortnite: @FaZeClan & @cloakzy are in agreement to work towards his future departure from our team.— #FaZeUp (@FaZeUpdate) June 22, 2019
We will be open to transfer proposals from other organizations as we explore our options moving forward.#FaZeUp
Cloak spoke about the departure briefly on his stream. He said that he had been trying to leave FaZe for about six months - well before the Tfue situation came to light.
Although he wanted out just as bad as Tfue did, Cloak decided to take a subtler route to free agency. He didn't talk about his decision on stream until now, but it appears he'll be going even deeper in a stream today.
Later in the day on June 23, Cloak tweeted that he'd be going live on June 24 with 'no filter.' He threatened to expose his dealings with FaZe clan, and likely the contracts they pose to new players.
Imma stream tomorrow no filter fuck it. EVERYTHING COMING OUT NOW BOYS WOOOOOOO— creatorcode: cloakzy (@cloakzy) June 23, 2019
This is all we know about the story right now, but Cloakzy's side of the story will likely come out later today.
We'll keep you posted on any more news about the Faze Clan/Cloak departure, so stay tuned on Twitter @FortniteTracker.