Fortnite star Ninja jumps to cheating gamer’s defence
Ninja claims that Epic Games was “too heavy handed” with FaZe Jarvis’ permanent ban.
Jarvis, known as FaZe Jarvis, broadcasted a video of himself using ‘aimbots’ to his two million YouTube subscribers.
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Check out the video that got him banned here.
Using ‘aimbots‘ in a first-person shooter gives the player a massive edge on their opponents. Call it what you want, these tools can turn a noob into a fully-fledged gamer in no time.
Now, Ninja has leapt to the Jarvis’ defence, pointing towards the teenager’s lack of maturity as justification for his actions.
“He’s still super young, so I think he’s just a stupid kid making a stupid decision, and didn’t really think about it.”
Ninja continued by highlighting that “it wasn’t a tournament”, making the permanent ban seem excessive, before adding that a “six-month ban from competitive” might be more suitable.
“I think (what he did) was incredibly stupid, but a permanent ban is just silly. What else is he going to play?”
He also pointed out that banning young content creators will only have a negative impact on the platform, so Jarvis’ two million subscribers may be his saving grace.
He has a point…
Ninja finally compared Jarvis’ situation to the Logan Paul controversy last year in Japan’s ‘Suicide Forest’
“Logan Paul literally filmed someone hanging in a forest and his channel didn’t get banned and he’s been perfectly fine.”
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Come back to this piece for Epic Game’s comments on the controversy as we get them.