FaZe Clan calls for ‘compromise’ on Jarvis Fortnite ban as it speaks out on ‘devastating’ situation

Jarvis was left devastated by the ban (Picture: YouTube)

FaZe Clan has revealed it’s hoping for a compromise to be reached after Jarvis was handed a lifetime ban from Fortnite.

The 17-year-old used ‘aimbots’ while he was streaming, leading to him being banned from the game, and from attending any events or making any content related to it.

In a statement to Metro.co.uk, FaZe Clan said: ‘FaZe Clan is a strong advocate for the rules and regulations of our industry.

‘Jarvis is an entertainer and content creator who streams and makes YouTube videos for his fans. He’s doesn’t play professionally. He’s a 17-year-old individual who made a poor decision while creating content and even warns several times during the video to never use the aimbot technology.

‘He continues to reflect on the repercussions of his actions and the serious error in judgment. FaZe Clan continues to support Jarvis in all areas of his career and believes unequivocally that he is a well-intentioned young man and his actions though clearly wrong were not malicious in intent.

‘FaZe Clan is deeply saddened by the devastating impact this had had on Jarvis’s life. But we remain hopeful and stand ready to work with Epic Games in any way possible to come up with opportunity that allows Jarvis to play again at some point in his life.

‘Given Jarvis’ young age and his all-consuming passion and love for Fortnite, we believe a fair compromise can be reached.’

In a video after his ban, Jarvis broke down in tears, admitting he was devastated.

‘It’s crazy to know I can never play Fortnite again or create content for you guys,’ he said.

The teenager added: ‘I’m still going to love this game, no matter what happens. I just wish I had known how badly I was messing up.’

FaZe Banks branded the ban ‘ridiculous’ (Picture: Twitter)

Hitting out at the decision on Twitter, FaZe Banks later branded the ban ‘f***ing ridiculous.’

‘The fact that XXiF actually cheated in a competitive environment, received just a 2 week ban, wound up taking a spot at World Cup and plays to this day as if nothing happened while Jarvis is banned for life is fkn ridiculous #FreeJarvis,’ he wrote on Twitter.

‘Cheating for the purpose of winning money, stealing money from other competitors, stealing a spot at WC = 2 weeks, Cheating for the purpose of parody, content, not attempting to hide it whatsoever = lifetime Cause that makes sense #FreeJarvis.’

The gamer – real name Ricky Banks – added: ‘What Jarvis did was obviously stupid. It was a mistake and the point has been made very clear.

‘Fortnite is a huge part of his life and I just don’t see the punishment (destroying a 17 year old kids life) fitting of the crime. #FreeJarvis.’

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