FaZe Clan's Tfue Breaks 10 Million Subscribers on YouTube

Wyatt Fossett,

March 30, 2019 11:30 AM

Outspoken and prolific Fortnite player Tfue has just broken 10,000,000 subscribers on YouTube despite being adamant he's 'just a Twitch streamer'.

One of the world’s best Fortnite players just broke the 10,000,000 subscriber milestone on YouTube. In a tweet, Tfue announced to his 1.3 million followers that he had reached the Diamond Tier achievement on the video content and streaming platform. It’s an exceptional milestone to reach, especially with Tfue’s most recent health troubles. In comparison, renowned Fortnite streamer Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins currently sits at just shy of 22 million subscribers. 

FaZe Clan’s Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney is the quintessential icon that the gaming brand has truly started to get behind.  With some major wins over the past year at events like the Fortnite Fall Skirmish 2018, the often brash Tfue has quickly gained notoriety as one of the best builders and fraggers to play the Epic Games made battle royale game. 

A True Fit at FaZe

The Florida native, who is only 22-years-old is an absolute dream of a leader for FaZe Clan, both in and out of the game. For a particular content and Esports brand that prioritizes ‘flexing on nerds’, someone like Tfue -- who is every part Logan Paul without the scary threat of a complete cultural and social disaster -- is exactly the right poster child. 

(courtesy Joshua Alfaro)
(courtesy Joshua Alfaro)

Most of that safety comes from the circumstances in which his popularity is born. In order to be a prolific Fornite player and Twitch star, Tfue has to spend most of his time in his gaming chair, playing games. Not a whole lot of room for that bro-tality attitude to find trouble in the real world. But with videos like ‘I spent $1,000,000 in 24 Hours’ and ‘Epic Games Bought Me a Lambo’ the content of Tfue is getting pretty close. And plenty of people love it. 

Not So Humble Beginnings

Tfue’s earliest video that is still live on his YouTube channel is a 4-year-old Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in which he spawn traps his opponents. Back when the rising star joined FaZe Clan, they were still known for their 360 no-scopes, and cacophony of MLG air-horns. Since then, they have not grown up much. But this brand has paid off. They are better than you at video games, and they aren't afraid to tell you directly to your face. For years now, this attitude has garnered fans, clicks, and views. 

*warning: this video contains many expletives* 

Perhaps the success of FaZe (on the personality front) is due to a once wide gap between the stereotypical ‘gamer’ and the common young man. Where folks like those found in FaZe Clan leaned towards games like Call of Duty, they lacked a distinct group or brand to be recognized by or in. The fandom for Faze boomed because of a lack of representation within the community elsewhere.

As the world of gaming continues to crucially discuss the battle against stereotypes, gamers of all kinds are gaining followers beyond most people’s wildest dreams. Thanks to platforms like Twitch and YouTube, and the support and growth of Esports scenes around the globe, we're seeing all types of people represent the gaming community.   

At the end of the day, it’s awesome to see fans from all over flocking to gaming icons like Tfue, Ninja, Summit1g, and more. The future of gaming as a global identity is growing, and being along for the ride is enthralling. 


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