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Banks breaks silence on Jarvis’ future in Fortnite and FaZe Clan

Published: 8/Dec/2019 12:23 Updated: 8/Dec/2019 12:29

by Joe Craven


Owner of FaZe Clan Ricky ‘Banks’ Banks has revealed more details on the permanent ban handed out to 18-year-old Fortnite player and YouTuber Jarvis Kaye, after he uploaded YouTube videos using aimbotting technology. 

Back in November, Epic Games handed out a permanent ban to FaZe Clan’s Jarvis after he uploaded a series of videos in which he used an aimbot on his alternative account.

Although it wasn’t on his main account, or in a competitive setting, Epic still permanently banned Jarvis, effectively ending his Fortnite career. Jarvis gave a tearful apology but has, at the time of writing, not had his ban shortened or rescinded in any way. 

YouTube: FaZe JarvisJarvis was just 17 years old when he was banned for life from Fortnite.

On December 8, FaZe Clan owner Ricky Banks spoke to TMZSports, answering numerous questions pertaining to Jarvis, who has been relatively quiet in the public sphere since his permanent ban.

Banks confirmed he has spoken to Jarvis countless times since he acquired his ban, and that the 18-year-old remains in good spirits, despite the fact he can no longer play Epic Games’ building battle royale.

“He’s good man, Jarvis is doing really good,” Banks said. “He’s back at home, kicking with his family. He’s holding in there, he’s family so we got him.” 

Following his ban news reports emerged that the Jarvis would be returning home to the UK, stories that appear true as Bank confirmed “he’s back home”. 

Banks also described him as “forever a legend” in the gaming community, but that his future on Fortnite is basically non-existent. 

“The chances of him playing Fortnite are zero,” Banks stated. “The chances of him creating content around Fortnite – there’s potential in that. Kinda just going with the flow.” 

Banks didn’t clarify his comments any further, but it certainly seems like we’ve seen the end of FaZe Jarvis in a competitive Fortnite sense.

It remains uncertain whether we’ll see Jarvis in a content creation role, particularly given his permanent ban from all aspects of the game – not just competitive.

Regardless of the 18 year old’s future, it certainly appears that Banks and other FaZe Clan members are going to look out for their teammate. 


Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos


Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.