A top Fortnite player sued his gaming organization for allegedly restricting its business opportunities with a "oppressive, onerous and one-sided" contract.
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"These players are undoubtedly artists, entertainers, and creators of content – they act, act, guide, edit, and stream," wrote Turner's lawyers in the complaint filed Monday with the Los Angeles Superior Court.
"Because the industry is so new, there's little to do about it," says the complaint, which received a copy of The Hollywood Reporter. "As a result, these young creators / content streamers are vulnerable to being exploited and exploited – often by those looking for their best interests." Answer immediately a request for a comment.
Fortnite, one of the largest free games on consoles, conquered the storm in 2018. The game became a cultural phenomenon and brought the developer Epic Games last year on all platforms US $ 3 billion.
Professional players also receive a. Tyler Blevins, also known as Ninja, told CNN in January that he had earned nearly $ 10 million in 2018 with Fortnite: Battle Royale
That the contract was terminated and claims Tenney owe him yet contractual obligations, it states in the complaint.