A professional Fortnite player has been permanently banned from chasing the hugely popular video game.
Jarvis Kaye, member of the eSports team FaZe Clan, revealed in an emotional YouTube video for which he had received the ban uploading videos showing how he shot targetbots in the game to increase the accuracy of his Shooting to improve.
He told his nearly 2 million subscribers he did not know that such actions would lead to a ban.
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"While shooting these videos, I was just thinking about how entertaining and interesting these videos would be for you," Kaye said.
"It did not even occur to me to believe that I could be permanently excluded from Fortnite from these videos." I just want to make it clear that this is the first time I've done this, and of course I've never done that in a competitive mode. "
Aimbots are one of the most popular ways to cheat Fortnite, as players can shoot at competitors without having to aim for accuracy.
The use of Aimbot software is prohibited under Fortnite's rules, and cheaters risk locking and deleting their account if caught in use. It has even been discovered that some versions of the cheat contain dangerous malware that protects users from stealing their private information.
Epic Games follows a zero-tolerance guideline for cheaters and acquired Finnish security firm Kamu in 2018 for cracking offensive rules against players.
Mr. Kaye burst into tears when he stated that he could never play Fortnite or create Fortnite-related content for his YouTube and Twitch channels.
He apologized to Fortnite The developers of Epic Games pleaded with and pleaded with them to reconsider the ban.
"Epic Games, you know, I know how big the mistake I made, and I'm really sorry. Epic, I know that I have to account for my actions, and I will do my best to accept any punishment that gets in my way.
just – a lifelong ban – is just that I just would not have done it. "
Some of his fans have come up with the hashtag #FreeJarvis to help restore his account. The Independent asked Epic Games for a comment.