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The Untold Truth Of Tfue

The streaming world is full of larger-than-life personalities, and among them, Tfue is no shrinking violet. The streamer, known IRL as Turner Tenney from Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, can be considered one of the heavy-hitters of the Twitch world, thanks to 9.6 million followers and a penchant for making headlines — both positive and negative ones. He has long specialized in Fortnite content, although he also streams Minecraft, Call of Duty: Warzone, and (since it came out in early November) Call of Duty: Black Ops — Cold War content.

The 22-year-old player has been on the hook for multiple instances of using racial slurs on the air. He's been banned and reinstated to Twitch numerous times. He has also dominated industry media for his legal troubles with FaZe Clan. His feud with fellow high-level streamer Ninja is legendary. He's even been controversial because of his physique. But who is this guy, really? If you're interested in finding out the real truth behind Tfue, you're going to want to read this.

Tfue straddles the line between content creation and competition

Most Twitch streamers aren't necessarily esports competitors first and foremost, but Tfue has won multiple tournaments. In fact, he calls himself a "professional athlete" in his Twitter description. His wins come from both online and offline tournaments, including places at the Fortnite Fall Skirmish at Twitchcon 2018 and the Twitch Rivals Supergames in 2020. He's performed solo, as part of duo with former partner Cloak, and as part of a trio.

In November 2020, he played in a Twitch Rivals tournament, which he won with help from other high-profile names you may know. But, he was also forced to forfeit some winnings as a result of being an accessory to a Fall Guys stream-sniping incident that got fellow competitor xQc punished for cheating

Although competition is clearly important to him, Tfue said during a 2019 stream (as reported by PCGamesN) that, after that year's Fortnite World Cup (in which he didn't make a great showing), he would stop playing the game competitively and would "rather stream and do bad than not stream." In other words, online content creation is also a priority for this e-athlete.

He's planning an organization dedicated to helping content creators

Tfue's fame is a family affair — his father Richard is his agent, in fact. He has three siblings, and his older brother Jack, a professional skimboarder and surfer, is also a YouTube star. The Washington Post reports that this close family has a vision to "shape the future for streamers around the globe." To that end, Tfue has purchased a warehouse in Florida that will eventually be dedicated to helping aspiring content creators build their audiences along with their image. 

The 16,000 square-foot warehouse is meant to be a centralized hub for video game streaming, plus action sports and stunts, which are passions of both Jack and Turner. The concept is based on the MTV show Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, the Post reported, with plenty of skate ramps and studio space, among other unique features. Richard Tenney told the publication that online courses available to everyone would be coming soon. Meanwhile, selected people would be able to use the facilities to learn on-site.

Tfue has said that he wants to help other, less fortunate gamers know their rights and gain more leverage.