A popular YouTube gamer, who boasts more than two million subscribers, has been banned from playing Fortnite for life after being found guilty of cheating in a game.
FaZe Jarvis, who is part of the eSports group FaZe Clan, used ‘aimbots’ during a public online match which he was streaming for a YouTube video.
Epic Games, who make Fortnite, handed him the lifetime ban with immediate effect as punishment.
Jarvis is also banned from attending Fortnite events or creating content around the game.
The 17-year-old broke down in tears as he posted an apology video for his YouTube channel saying “it didn’t even cross my mind to think that I could be banned for life.”
“This was a huge mistake and was completely wrong on my end,” he added.
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Fortnite Battle Royale is a shooter game where users play as a superhero avatar and go up against each other to be the last one standing on a dystopian island.
Aimbots can be used to automatically focus on weapons on opponents, making it easier to get kills.
Jarvis was not playing competitively when he used the aimbots in the Solos battle royale mode.
He openly said he was using the cheat software in the video but claims he did it for entertainment and did not intend to use the hack during a competitive match.
Below you can see Jarvis’ apology video.