FaZe Clan suspends Fortnite streamer Dubs over use of racial slur

FaZe Clan announced Saturday they were suspending Fortnite streamer Danny "Dubs" Walsh due to his usage of a racial slur. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

FaZe Clan announced that Fortnite player Daniel "Dubs" Walsh has been suspended indefinitely after using a racist slur during another player's stream.

"FaZe Clan will not tolerate any form of hate speech," the statement read. "It is imperative for us to foster an inclusive environment in this community.

"Due to his actions, we are suspending Dubs indefinitely from representing FaZe Clan while in professional competition, streaming, or posting on his social channels.

"We are requiring Dubs to go through sensitivity training and proactively requiring all FaZe Clan members to go through sensitivity training immediately."

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Dubs was signed by FaZe last year and qualified for the Fortnite World Cup in both the solo and duos divisions.

"I can't even describe how sorry I am," Dubs wrote in an apology posted on Twitter. "I did not intend to be hurtful in any way but what I said was still hurtful, insensitive, and wrong. The word shouldn't have been in my vocabulary and I apologize from the bottom my heart to everyone I offended by using it. You deserve better."

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It is the latest in a string of black marks for FaZe's Fortnite team.

Jarvis "Jarvis" Kaye was permanently banned from the game by Epic Games in November for using aimbots during a match, and H1ghsky1 was banned from Twitch leading up to last year's World Cup when it was discovered he was only 11 years old at the time. In May, Turner "Tfue" Tenney sued FaZe Clan alleging the organization was unfairly hindering his ability to pursue his profession in violation of California law.

-- Field Level Media