FaZe Jarvis, part of the eSports group FaZe Clan, used “aimbots” during a public online match which he was streaming for a YouTube video.
Fortnite maker Epic Games handed him an immediate lifetime ban as punishment.
He is also banned from attending Fortnite events or creating content around the game.
17 year-old Jarvis posted a tearful apology video to his YouTube channel, saying “it didn’t even cross my mind to think that I could be banned for life”.
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.
“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.”
This comes after a recent ‘black hole’ in the game.
For those casual players, or those who have never played the game (we’re not sure why you’re reading this but ok), Fortnite’s final season 10 event, famously dubbed ’The End’, sucked everything we know and love about Fortnite into a black hole, leaving avid players with nothing left to do but talk and socialise with their families. Yuck.
It’s common knowledge that, at the beginning of Season X, a meteor landed in the middle of the map which remained dormant for the duration of the season. Players of the game could only access a team fight mode called ‘The End’ which involved a slew of rockets charging towards a meteor, which created a massive explosion of energy.
What happened after this can only be described as ‘madness’; rockets began to crack the sky sending characters floating up into space. Following this, the whole map was sucked-up into a black hole, which, since yesterday, is all that’s appeared on player’s screens.
Yep, just a repetitive feed that’s about as exciting as waiting for your console to update.
Luckily it’s back up and running now though so the mild peril is over.
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