Turner “Tfue” Tenney’s absence from the streaming world is starting to come to light.
One of the most popular and most subscribed streamers on Twitch, Tfue announced his retirement from streaming earlier this year that surprised the gaming community.
Brandishing 11.4 million followers on the world’s leading streaming platform, Tfue was reduced to tears last June when he announced that he is taking time off from gaming to focus on himself.
“I just feel like I should go live my life. Who knows if I will be back, man? I mean, maybe, who knows. I just need time to get away, just to go live my life. I feel like earlier in my gaming career I used gaming to escape from reality,” Tfue said in a 39-minute YouTube video he uploaded.
“I feel like now I use reality to escape from work. I just feel kind of trapped sometimes, you know? It’s been f-cking hard, streaming f-cking six, eight hours a day. I do not have time to do sh-t. I just need to take time off, you know?”
After 4.5 million views and almost five months after Tfue released the video, two popular Twitch streamers Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Dennis “Cloakzy” Lepore spoke about their colleague’s absence from Twitch.
According to Ninja and Cloakzy, Twitch required a tremendous amount of playing hours from Tfue which got him burnt out.
“(Tfue) had a contract where he had to stream 200 hours a month. He is enjoying life right now,” Cloakzy said in a stream.
“I legitimately think it was 300. I thought it was like 250 to 300 hours. Tfue was a slave to his contract, unfortunately,” Ninja answered.
Since his retirement, Tfue has not posted a video on his YouTube channel and has completely disengaged from other social media platforms such as Instagram and X (formerly Twitter).