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Professional player and entertainer Jarvis was banned from Fortnite after using aimbot in his YouTube videos

Jarvis revealed the situation through a heavy-hearted YouTube video

Jarvis is one of the largest Fortnite creators in the community, with 3 million fans between YouTube and other social media platforms. Jarvis’ fan base grew exponentially in a similar trend to when the game blew up in early 2018. Now, those same fans are in staunch support of Jarvis and are petitioning for his account ban to be lifted


The video posted only 2 hours ago has overwhelming support. Almost 100 thousand likes and only 4 thousand dislikes - quite surprising given how controversial the mistake he made was. Despite this, the professional community is a mixed bag and quite split on the verdict

ExSZN, the controller comrade, takes Jarvis’ side. He thinks that the punishment does not fit the crime. Historically, Epic Games has had a very light hand regarding account bans for cheating in competitive play. It does beg the question, why should cheating in a regular game have a more severe crime compared to a gamemode with large prize pools attached?

Ex and company are shaping to be the vocal minority on the matter. More and more pro players are condemning Jarvis and even praising Epic Games for not giving any special treatment to a content creator

Jerian, an educational Fortnite creator, is siding with Epic Games. “Rules are rules for a reason,” he states. Rules are in fact rules, but does the punishment fit breaking said rule? The Fortnite Guy thinks not

He goes on to clarify that Jarvis should not be unbanned any time soon, but that the heavy-handed approach Epic is taking on the matter is not right

Before you formulate your own opinion, take a look at this first. This is why Jarvis was banned

Take a good look at that footage. If you think it’s acceptable for a community role model to normalize and advertise hacks to their young, impressionable fanbase for “entertainment purposes,” your moral compass must be off. I put “entertainment purposes” in quotations because I think he meant to say “more ad revenue”

Epic Games has to take a stand here. They have been historically plagued by cheaters, hack resellers, and many other nefarious individuals trying to compromise Fortnite’s integrity. Jerian put it best - ”content creators should not get better treatment over regular people.” If Joe Shmuck toggled his hacks and got permanently banned - would you defend him?

Do you think Jarvis should be permanently banned? Does the punishment fit the crime? Let us know your thoughts about this entire situation over on Twitter

Author Bio

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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