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Popular Twitch streamer and former Fortnite player Dennis “Cloakzy” Lepore has finally announced his departure from FaZe Clan. In a statement released on Twitter earlier today, Cloakzy revealed his long contract dispute with the organization is over.
FaZe Clan and Cloakzy finally part ways
The saga that began back in the summer of 2019 has officially come to an end. After fellow teammate Turner “Tfue” Tenney announced a lawsuit against FaZe in May 2019, Cloakzy followed suit. The lawsuits surrounded both players’ contracts with the organization, which supposedly benefitted FaZe far more than either player.
However, Tfue was able to settle his dispute with FaZe in August of last year. Meanwhile, Cloakzy has been stuck in the same contract up until today. He’s now parted ways with the organization and can sign somewhere else.
Struggles with FaZe Clan
The tweet Cloakzy released this afternoon was originally set in quotations, which likely means his manager or managing team wrote and sent the tweet. However, it doesn’t diminish the subject, as the Twitch streamer is free of his contractual obligations to FaZe Clan.
The obligations of his contract were never made public, but Cloakzy was extremely adamant about the negative aspects that came with it. He called out FaZe Clan several times over the past two years for either not releasing him or for the language in the contract.
Since Tfue originally sued FaZe, Cloakzy has attempted to leave on multiple occasions. In fact, the two sides were reportedly working to a mutual parting of ways in 2019, but FaZe apparently wanted to hang on to the streamer until 2021.
During this time, Cloakzy called his contract with FaZe “really bad,” and claimed he didn’t even know why he signed it in the first place. Cloakzy claimed he had one year left on his contract in May 2020. That now appears to have been cut short by a couple of months.
As of today, the streamer is free to sign wherever he pleases. There have been rumors he could join 100 Thieves because of his close relationship with owner Matt “Nadeshot” Haag and creator Jack “CouRage” Dunlop. Those rumors have never been substantiated due to Cloakzy’s contract situation with FaZe.
However, hat situation is now over, so the battle royale streamer might just make his way to 100T or another organization within the coming weeks or months. For now, he’ll continue to stream on his Twitch channel with his chat continually asking where he’s going to sign.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.