The world of competitive gaming was rocked recently by the news that one of FaZe Clan’s professional Fortnite players received a permaban from Epic Games.
17-year-old Faze Jarvis was banned for life after being found to have had used an aimbot to cheat at the game, as well as having used hacking to create content.
In a statement on the matter, Epic Games said: “We have a zero tolerance policy for the usage of cheat software. When people use aimbots or other cheat technologies to gain an unfair advantage, they ruin games for people who are playing fairly.”
17-year-old Jarvis posted a tear-filled YouTube video about the saga, though he glosses over the whole hacking accusation. Lots of people have since sided with the professional player, though others firmly believe Epic Games was right to punish him.
One of the people who’s incense by the ban is the one and only Ninja. In a recent stream [via Daily Clips Central], Ninja expressed the opinion that Jarvis shouldn’t be held to the same standards as non-professional players.
“There’s a difference between a content creator who has millions of subscribers, hundreds of thousands of followers, who gets banned from what literally makes him money, and … some kid who is just a piece of sh*t who has absolutely zero following, has zero money that comes from Fortnite, from gaming, and hacks,” Ninja said.
“You ban that kid, nothing happens to him. Nothing happens. ‘Oh no, he can’t cheat anymore.’ You ban Jarvis, it’s different. The stakes are different, it should be handled a little bit differently.”
Despite the controversy stirred by the ban, it seems Epic Games is standing by its decision.
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