Professional Fortnite player Jarvis Kaye has revealed that he has been banned permanently from the game by the developers Epic Games.
An emotional Kaye, a professional player for the eSports team FaZe Clan, posted a YouTube video titled “ I’ve been Banned from Fortnite (I’m Sorry) ” to his account over the weekend announcing the news and apologising for his part in the scandal.
The ban for the players comes as a result of several videos uploaded by the player which appeared to show he was using an Aimbot to 'cheat' the game.
For those unaware, an aimbot is essentially software used to help players in shooting games, which help users aim at opposing players more accurately. In most cases, you don't need any aiming accuracy whatsoever. As such, it's considered cheating.
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As you might imagine, Epic Games maintains a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to cheaters.
In this instance because Jarvis was using the aimbot in a solo game against other players, it broke Epic Games' terms of service and as a result the developer issued a permaban on the player.
Jarvis, for his part, admitted his mistake but pleaded with the developer to reconsider the ban.
He apologised to Fortnite developers Epic Games and pleaded with pleaded with them to reconsider the ban.
“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.”
The response to Jarvis video has somewhat split fans of the game.
On one side there are numerous fans who have voiced support for the player and as pointed out by Dexerto, the fact Jarvis is involved with FaZe Clan, who are a fairly big organisation, it's possible Jarvis' ban could be reversed in the future.
There also appears to be a slight sense of injustice given that it was only a few months ago that fellow Fortnite pro XXiF was caught cheating during the World Cup qualifiers.
XXiF was only given a two-week ban and eventually went on to compete in the main World Cup event.
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