Earlier this week, Fortnite professional and content material creator, FaZe Jarvis, was handed out a everlasting ban by the sport and its developer Epic Games for dishonest. What did he do? Well, he uploaded a video of him hacking the sport and utilizing cheat packages. More particularly, the professional revealed he was aimbotting. As a consequence, Epic Games gave him a everlasting ban prefer it does for anybody caught dishonest on this vogue. That mentioned, whereas there’s loads of individuals who agree with the motion taken by Epic Games, there’s additionally been many criticizing it, comparable to Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, one of many largest streamers and Internet personalities on this planet who rose to stardom on the again of the favored battle royale sport.
According to Ninja, it might have been extra appropriate for Epic Games to dish out a six month ban or one thing much less extreme quite than give the professional a everlasting ban. Why? Well, for one, he’s younger and it was clearly a mistake, however two, as a result of there must be completely different requirements for random gamers and content material creators.
“There’s a difference between a content creator who has millions of subscribers, who then gets banned from what makes him money, and some kid who is just a piece of s**t who has zero followers, zero money from gaming and hacks,” mentioned Blevins throughout a current stream. You ban that child and nothing occurs to him. Nothing occurs. Oh no! He can’t cheat any extra. You ban Jarvis – it’s completely different.”
Ninja additional added:
“A content creator cheating, whose entire life is about the game he’s playing and then some random who has no YouTube channel, no Twitter account… he doesn’t even care, he just cheats, he has to hack — you ban one, you ruin his life. You ban the other, he makes another account and keeps cheating.”
As you may see within the video above, Ninja admits what FaZe Jarvis did was extremely dumb — and he believes he must be punished for it — however he additionally thinks the punishment Epic Games gave is just too harsh. Personally, I do not agree. If you’ve guidelines, you do not make exceptions to them. However, there are various who agree with Ninja. In reality, there’s even been some strain on Epic Games to raise the ban. That mentioned, for the second, it would not appear to be Epic Games has any intention on doing this.
Anyway, as at all times, be at liberty to depart a remark or two letting us know what you suppose or, alternatively, hit me up on Twitter @Tyler_Fischer_ and let me know over there. Is Ninja in the suitable or incorrect right here?