Fortnite Cheat Faze Jarvis Is Moving Back to the UK from $14.5m Hollywood Mansion | 22 Words

The professional Fortnite gamer, Jarvis Kaye, has been slapped with a lifetime ban from the game after he was caught cheating.

Now, nobody likes a sore loser... Especially when the said loser has been caught red-handed using cheat technologies. So, quite understandably, opinions were divided when Jarvis released a video addressing his wrong-doing... And tearfully begging Epic Games to lift his lifetime ban. Since his ban still hasn't been lifted, the gamer has decided to move out of his million-dollar mansion.

Keep scrolling to find out why he decided this was the best decision for him.

Jarvis Kaye has made quite the name for himself amongst the gaming community.

The seventeen-year-old launched his YouTube channel in March 2018, and has since gained a staggering 2 million subscribers.

In April this year, Jarvis joined the famous esports team, FaZe Clan.

The British-born teen shot to gaming stardom after he became a part of the FaZe Clan - An American esports and entertainment organization which enables its members to compete in various video game tournaments.

And Jarvis' speciality?

The battle survival game, Fortnite.

Fortnite quickly became Jarvis' trademark game...

And he has uploaded thousands of streams of him playing and competing in games of Fortnite onto his YouTube Channel.

But what exactly is Fortnite?

Developed by Epic Games in 2017, Fortnite is a battle royale-style survival shooter game in which players can create their own superhero avatar and compete against each other on a dystopian island to be the last one standing.

The game has become immensely popular with youngsters all over the world...

Fortnite is free to download but comes with additional content available via in-app purchases, including new skins, dance moves (we all know the floss...), and accessories for in-game avatars.

The game has an audience of over 125 million players.

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So the market for professional gamers to compete and stream their games of Fortnite is a pretty big one.

But the big rule for the professionals?

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Do not cheat.

Like any regular sport...

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Cheating is massively frowned upon in the world of gaming, and the punishments are taken very seriously.

So, when Jarvis was caught using a cheat code on several of his streams...

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Epic Games put their foot down and slapped the teen with a lifetime ban from Fortnite. They have also banned Jarvis from attending any future Fortnite events, and have forbidden him from having any further involvement in the Fortnite community.

Jarvis didn't cheat during a competitive match...

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But he did upload several videos showing him using Aimbots - a cheat code that allows competitors to shoot others without taking careful aim - in a public game using an alternative account.

The gamer quickly issued an apology to his fans over Twitter...

He wrote: "I’m going to take accountability for my actions and I understand completely why this has happened, I just wish I had known how severe the consequences were at the time and I would have never thought about doing it."

And then came the video...

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Jarvis uploaded a lengthy video to his YouTube channel, in which he addressed what had happened. The teen was visibly shaken up as he explained, "I'm not really sure how to say this, but I have to say this so that no one makes the same mistake I have done... I'm not sure how many of you know this, but I've actually been permanently banned off Fortnite for life."

He went on to explain why he had been banned from the game.

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And he insisted that there was nothing malicious about his actions - He was only thinking of his fans the entire time. "Recently I posted some videos of me using aimbot and solos and playground mode and just all I was thinking about whilst I was making those videos were just how entertaining and interesting these videos would be for you guys to watch."

And he stressed that he had never used the Aimbot cheat in any of his competitive matches.

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"It didn't even cross my mind to think that I could be banned for life from Fortnite from those videos." He said solemnly to the camera. "I just want to be clear that this is the first time that I have ever done anything like this and of course I have never done this in a competitive game mode at all."

The teen was becoming visibly more agitated throughout the video...

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And his eyes began to glisten with tears as he frantically apologized to his fans and to Epic Games.

And when he mentioned his banishment from the Fortnite community...

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The gamer became overcome with emotion and stopped talking to put his head in his hands.

He then broke down in tears.

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"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."

He insists that he had no idea he was making such a severe mistake.

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Through his tears and sobs, he explained: "I just wish I'd have known how badly I was messing up, or I would never have even thought of making those types of videos."

Many people were quick to show their support for Jarvis...

And his fans have slammed Epic Games for treating the teen unfairly. And some have even started the hashtag, #freejarvis, in an attempt to get the gamers suspension lifted.

Members of the Fortnite community have rallied in to support Jarvis...

And have urged the teen to appeal his lifetime ban.

Many sympathize with the gamer...

And can see that there was no malicious intent behind his use of Aimbots.

But others weren't too sympathetic...

And simply said that Jarvis knew the rules and that he would have to deal with the consequences of his actions.

Some people aren't buying his "mistake" excuse...

Because cheating is cheating, at the end of the day.

You can watch Jarvis' full apology here.

But, despite the support of his fans, things aren't looking too good for Jarvis.

Despite campaigning for his ban to be lifted...

Things haven't improved since he last released his video. His team members even asked Epic Games to come up with some sort of compromise that might be fairer than a lifetime ban but they stood by their original decision.

A spokesperson for the company told The Independent this:

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"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."

The banned gamer decided to move out of the 14.5 million dollar mansion he was staying in.

“Taking a break isn’t going to be easy but I know it’s the right thing. I’m heading back home for a bit to be with my family and reflect on what’s most important to me in life and where I want to go next."

The star is heading back to the United Kingdom to take some time-out from everything.

Being banned from gaming might not sound like a big deal to those of us who aren't part of the community, but not being able to do something you love sounds like a stressful situation for anyone, let alone a seventeen-year-old.

"I don’t have the answers today as to what’s next but I’m going to be taking this time to really reflect and figure that out."

Let's hope Jarvis' pleading works in his favor and Epic Games does re-consider their decision. It just sounds a bit dramatic to pose a life-time ban for something that seems pretty harmless. It seems like he's learned his lesson.