Who is Tfue?
Turner Tenney was born on 2 January 1997, in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida USA. Under the name Tfue, he is a professional gamer, streamer, YouTuber, and professional skimboarder, best known for being associated with the eSports competitive gaming group FaZe Clan. He’s competed in various high profile gaming tournaments throughout his career.
The Net Worth of Tfue
How rich is Tfue? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $3 million, earned through success in his various endeavors. His earnings range from donations while he is streaming, to prize money gained through tournaments. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Rise to Fame
Tfue began his interest in video games when he was around 12 years old, and was very competitive even then, often taking the game he played seriously. He began playing a lot of “Halo” during the popularity of the game, and forayed into the game’s competitive scene. Around this time, he also gained exposure on the online website YouTube, thanks to his brother who began posting videos, often involving in prank videos, sports videos and other challenges.
He was also highly interested in sports, doing trampoline stunts, skating and surfing techniques through his brother’s YouTube channel. He later switched from “Halo” to playing “Call of Duty” and “Destiny” competitively. “Call of Duty” became the very first game in which he was given the title of professional gamer. He showed a lot of prowess with the game, and this allowed him to gain a partnership with the streaming platform Twitch. He started streaming the game, and attracted a lot of followers, which in turn led to higher income.
Joining FaZe Clan
While streaming, Tfue set a world record on “Destiny” and then also branched out to YouTube, this time focused on posting gameplay related videos of his favorite games. His first YouTube video was focused on gameplay of “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare”. While he was initially focused on these first person shooter games, the battle royale format of video games started to gain attention, such as “PUBG” and “H1Z1”, which he began streaming online as well, and also participating in “H1Z1” tournaments.
During his time he befriended Ninja, who would later earn a huge amount of popularity through his skill on the video game “Fortnite”. By the time “Fortnite” was released, Tfue had already established himself in the battle royale genre, mastering the game quickly. With his success in the game, he was invited to join the professional gaming group FaZe clan as a part of their “Fortnite” team, since competing in various tournaments under FaZe’s “Fortnite” team. With his signings, he gained followers exponentially, and his YouTube channel now has around a million subscribers, while he has over 400,000 subscribers on Twitch.
— Tfue (@TTfue) January 15, 2019
One of Tfue’s earliest controversies occurred in 2017, when he uploaded a video of himself on YouTube in which he got 40 kills solo on a King of the Hill-type match. He placed sixth place in the video but many believe that his high kill counts were set up for him to reach the achievement. Since then, he’s been involved in several controversies often due to his extended periods of exposure to the public. Early the following year, he was banned from Twitch for a month for using a racial slur, later explaining his actions and apologizing, leading his ban to be reduced to a week.
During the middle of the year, his “Fortnite” account was permanently banned after he attempted to sell an account to another user. He later created a new account and decided that he would never buy cosmetic items from the game ever again. A month later, his social media account was hacked, with the hacker changing his user name while mocking other popular “Fortnite” personalities such as Ninja. Shortly afterwards, his YouTube account was deleted by hackers, and his Twitch account was suspended due to harassment. However, both accounts were reinstated after a few weeks.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Tfue has been romantically linked to social media personality Corinna Kopf; the news broke after a streamer saw the two together at a party hosted by actress Bella Thorne, which led other YouTubers to look into the rumors and discover that the two could also be spotted in a video of fellow YouTuber MrBeast. However, he has denied that they are romantically involved, especially since Kopf has been openly dating another YouTuber Toddy Smith, and they have been together for a few years now.
Tfue’s younger brother continues to manage his own YouTube channel in which he is actively participating. He is very active when it comes to sports especially skimboarding and skateboarding, and has been seen in videos in which he does potentially deadly cliff jumps. He is also highly active on social media, having an Instagram account on which he mainly posts photos and videos of “Fortnite”. He also posts a few personal photos and videos of him travelling, while also doing other physical activities. He also has a personal website which promotes some of his work and video game endeavors.