British teenager banned by Fortnite for cheating in video streamed live on YouTube

A British teenager has been banned from playing Fortnite after he was caught cheating in a video broadcast live to his two million YouTube fans.

Jarvis Kaye – known as FaZe Jarvis – uploaded videos showing him using “aimbots”, which allow competitors to shoot others without taking careful aim.

But in a tearful apology video, the teenager claims he was unaware this was forbidden as Epic Games, which makes Fortnite, gave him a permanent ban.

“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,” Jarvis tweeted.

“I love all of you who still support me, this is not the end.”

Fortnite fans can earn £45 per hour teaching kids how to master the popular game. Jarvis, who is also a member of the eSports team FaZe Clan, also has 600,000 followers on Twitch, another live-streaming platform.

Fortnite is a battle royale-style survival shooter in which players create a superhero avatar and compete against each other on a dystopian island to be the last one standing.

It boasts hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide. But it has been panned by critics and charities.

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