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CouRageJD explains why FaZe Jarvis had to get banned for Fortnite cheats

Published: 15/Nov/2019 13:31 Updated: 15/Nov/2019 13:32

by Matt Porter

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Popular Fortnite streamer Jack ‘CouRageJD’ Dunlop has explained why FaZe Clan’s Jarvis Kaye had to be banned for cheating, although agrees that a lifetime ban is too long.

FaZe Jarvis made headlines when he was issued with a lifetime ban from Fortnite after posting a YouTube video in which he used an aimbot in public matches.

Despite public outcry over the length of the ban, and while FaZe Clan themselves have started a ‘FreeJarvis’ hashtag on social media to have the punishment lifted, the competitive player remains banned, with no sign of a reprieve on the horizon.

In the latest edition of the CouRage and Nadeshot Show, the streamer, alongside guest Jordan Fisher, explained why Epic Games had to ban the pro player, even if the length is too long in his opinion.

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100 Thieves / YouTube
The 100 Thieves member explained why Epic had to ban Jarvis during the CouRage and Nadeshot show.

“I think that the tough thing here is that there are so many things to look at,” the 25-year-old explained. “It’s unprecedented, someone of this size doing it. I know how young my Fortnite audience is, I would argue that their audience skews just as young.

“So when you do this, even when you say ‘you shouldn’t do this,’ with how easily accessible these things are, and how impressionable these kids are, they might not even be able to understand the repercussions of doing this on their own accounts.”

“For him to then put it to an audience of two million people, Epic views it as, in my opinion, time to make an example,” concluded the 100 Thieves star. “Do I think it needs to be lifetime? No, but the minimum for me has to be two years, for the size of what it is. He’s absolutely made a mistake.”

Video starts at 41:22 for mobile users. 

As one of the biggest names in Fortnite worldwide, CouRageJD believes that Jarvis was absolutely wrong to upload the video, and the FaZe Clan member is now set to take a break away from content creation as he evaluates his next step. 

Whether Epic Games will relent on the length of the ban remains to be seen, but it’s unlikely that it will be lifted entirely in the near future.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.