FaZe Jarvis drops music video about being 'Banned 4 Life' from Fortnite - Dexerto

FaZe Jarvis drops music video about being ‘Banned 4 Life’ from Fortnite

Published: 13/Jan/2020 20:57

by Eli Becht


FaZe Clan’s Jarvis Kaye was permanently banned from Fortnite and he’s been making the best of the situation, recently releasing a song and music video about his unfortunate situation.

Back in November 2019, FaZe Jarvis was banned by Epic Games for using an aimbot in Fortnite. This ended up being a permanent ban and, for somebody who made a living off Fortnite, this was a tough pill to swallow.

The FaZe star ended up being just fine, as he went on to create a variety of other content, and even dabble into some other games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

FaZe Jarvis - YouTubeJarvis had an emotional response to his Fortnite permaban.

Since the former Fortnite superstar was able to gain a lot of attention due to his ban, it’s not surprising to see him milking it for all it’s worth. To his credit, he’s been great at doing that so far.

On January 12, he released a music video titled “Banned 4 Life” where he played news coverage of his ban, including a newscaster comically calling him “Fah Zeh” Jarvis before he went into the song.

In the video, he walks around pretending to shoot at people dressed as Fortnite characters while rapping his song. The video itself has garnered more than 75,000 likes, so it’s clear his audience has been a big fan of the project, even if there is an overabundance of autotune.

FaZe Clan members are no strangers to releasing these types of music videos. Jarvis’ brother Kaye released a song on Christmas while H1ghsky1 dropped a diss track about former FaZe pro Tfue that even featured Logan Paul.

Obviously, some songs are better than others, but they also aren’t all as terrible as you’d think.

YouTube: FaZe JarvisJarvis has recovered quite nicely from his Fortnite ban.

Jarvis asked if his viewers would like to see more music from him in the future and, given the reception of this video, it looks like that could end up being a very good possibility.

With Epic Games confirming that there’s no chance of his ban being overturned, Jarvis has perhaps already found the next step of his career. Let’s see if he’s able to improve his musical skills in the next song.


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

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


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.

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.