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Prolific controller player and Faze Clan member Jarvis was banned around this time last year

Jarvis “Jarvis” Kaye has a colorful past with the Fortnite community. The young Faze Clan member’s platform could be mainly attributed to the exploding popularity of a new BR game combined with his mechanical prowess on the sticks

In November of last year, Jarvis effectively threw all of his hard work in the gutter after posting a video of himself hacking in Fortnite. He would later post a video to YouTube explaining his lack of awareness

The teary-eyed video did it’s intended job to sway public opinion. Players quickly acted, calling for Epic Games to show leniency during the weeks passing. But the Fortnite developers reiterated their zero tolerance stance against cheaters irrespective of communal status. Plus if they let Jarvis off the hook - wouldn’t they be indirectly condoning the behaviour?

Fast forward to today, almost a whole year later. Despite multiple behind the scenes pleas from Jarvis and Faze Clan, the player is still banned. The assumption was that Jarvis pretty much moved on from Fortnite; his YouTube content is centered around his personality and not any particular video game

Jarvis took to Twitter to announce he would be streaming Fortnite again despite the active banned status

Some thought he was trolling. Others warned that he would get banned on the spot. Regardless, Jarvis followed through with his plans and went live at exactly 6PM PST for a quick Fortnite stream

The stream was quick - but it wasn’t because of Jarvis. Fortnite was quick to ban Jarvis once again despite his efforts to mask his identity, lobby, and map

Jarvis lasted a good 15 minutes before he got one pumped by the Fortnite developers. Banned players are not allowed to play on alternative accounts and streaming the terms of service violation is a surefire way to get shut down

While Fortnite takes their player safety quite seriously, some theories suggest that Jarvis wasn’t actually breaking any rules. It’s possible he was simply live streaming pre recorded footage of a player getting banned after a few games meaning the entire situation is a hoax

I doubt that Jarvis is that short-sighted to permanently burn a potentially repairable bridge with Epic Games. He’s also on Faze Clan, an organization which holds an active Fortnite roster. Everything smells a little too fishy for me to blindly believe

We’ll keep you updated on this developing situation


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Michael Hindi

Michael “Hindog” Hindi is an active Fortnite player and journalist from San Diego, California. His involvement with competitive Fortnite dates back to Season 5 - both on the battle bus and with a pen & paper.

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