Nobody likes cheaters, no matter what game you are trying to win. But only when we actually get banned from the game for cheating, it is that we realize our actions have consequences.
On November 3, FaZe Clan member Jarvis ‘Jarvis’ Kaye uploaded a video on YouTube, announcing he got banned from Fortnite for life! He didn’t use the aimbot on his main account and it wasn’t even used in competitive mode, but still, Epic banned Jarvis from the game, ending his career in Fortnite.
Banned On Playing Fortnite For Life
However, Jarvis’s punishment was a bit too harsh since he did not use aimbots in competitive gaming. Compared to Fortnite professional players, Xxif and Ronaldo, who have cheated in the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers and only got banned for two-weeks from competitive play and later on they were allowed qualify and even participate in the Fortnite World Cup Duos Finals.
Meanwhile, Jarvis got permanently banned from Fortnite. His supporters are outraged because of Epic Games treating players differently. In a video and a Twitter post, Jarvis stated he was sorry for cheating in Fortnite, but he had no idea he could get banned for life, considering he did not use aimbots in competitive mode:
“I’m not sure how many of you know this, but I’ve actually been banned on Fortnite for life. Recently, I’ve posted some videos of me using aimbot in solos and playground mode. All I was thinking about while making those videos is how entertaining and like interesting these videos would be for you guys to watch. It didn’t even cross my mind I could be banned for life from Fortnite for this.”
I’m going to take accountability for my actions and I understand completely why this has happened, I just wish I had known how severe the consequences were at the time and I would have never thought about doing it. I love all of you who still support me, this is not the end.
— FaZe Jarvis (@liljarviss) November 3, 2019
The FaZe Clan member and his friends and other players are rooting for Jarvis, and have begun using the hashtag #FreeJarvis to show their support.
Nonetheless, we must agree that a content creator using cheats and showing videos of his actions is a way to attract others to use the software, meaning more players will ruin others’ gaming experience, irrespective if it’s in competitive modes or not.
“It’s genuinely insane how big of an impact has had on my life. I wouldn’t be here without this game. I’m not even sure what I’d be doing right now if Fortnite wasn’t a thing.”
Jarvis has apologized to Epic Games and now he and other players are waiting to see their reaction and if they can lift the lifetime ban in favor of a more reasonable punishment.