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Faze Clan and Tfue Settle
THE BIG PICTURE
Like March, and most litigation, the Faze Clan v. Tfue case came in like a lion and went out like a lamb. We discussed the outlines of the case in previous posts:
Part I - Are Esports Organizations Talent Agencies?
Part II - The Faze Clan v. Tfue Case Continues
On August 26, the parties settled the case. Tfue’s attorney released a short, anodyne statement to the Hollywood Reporter expressing that the parties “are pleased to announce that they have resolved their disputes and settled their litigations.” It’s unclear if we’ll ever know the terms of the settlement, but left unresolved is the question of whether esports organizations are acting as talent agencies subject to California’s Talent Agency Act. My assumption is that California-based esports organizations (or those with California players) will be looking carefully at how they represent their talent going forward, regardless of the lack of a ruling here.