A 17-year-old, YouTuber Jarvis Kaye – known as FaZe Jarvis asked an apology to his 2 million subscribers and revealed that he has been banned from playing Fortnite because he was caught cheating.
He did not cheat during a competitive match, but he uploaded videos in which he is using aimbots – a software that allows competitors to shoot others without taking careful aim.
The 17-year-old, who has 600,000 followers, said: ‘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.’
The teenager added: ‘I love all of you who still support me, this is not the end.’
Jarvis is also a member of the eSports team FaZe Clan, he uploaded an emotional video telling his nearly 2 million subscribers that he didn’t know that his actions would lead to a ban.
The game boasts hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide.
He said: ‘All I was thinking about whilst I was making those videos was just how entertaining and interesting these videos would be for you guys to watch.
‘It didn’t even cross my mind to think that I could be banned for life from Fortnite from those videos. I just want to be clear that this is the first time that I have ever done anything like this and of course I have never done this in a competitive game mode at all.’
He added: ‘Epic Games you know I know how big of a mistake I’ve made and I’m truly like so sorry. Epic, I know I have to take accountability for my actions and I’m going to do my best to accept any punishment that comes my way.
‘I’m not trying to find a quick road out but being banned forever is just – a lifetime ban – is just, I just didn’t this would happen.’
Many other gamers supported him and implored bosses at Fornite to give the 17-year-old another chance and cancel his lengthy ban.
It is unclear if Epic Games will stick to their lengthy ban or not.
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