Popular Fortnite were stunned to find out that Jarvis had been permanently banned from the battle royale title for using an aimbot cheat on a second account. His YouTube video on the topic immediately went viral, and has sparked responses from personalities like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins.
However, while Ninja stated the ban was heavy handed on the content creator, xQc took a different line – mocking Epic Games’ double standards when it comes to striking down the ban hammer on players.
“Why does he think that the company would unban him? He cheated and ruined the games of a bunch of players that are potential customers for them or whatever, like I don’t know, this is kind of fu**ed up,” xQc said after watching Jarvis’ video during his November 4 stream.
After a few moments of silence, the streamer followed up on his original point, aiming his crosshairs at Epic’s earlier decision to unban cheaters ahead of the Fortnite World Cup. He continued: “If they unban him, it sends the message that you can cheat and get away with it. Oh wait, wait, they already did that! With the other pro that cheated and was able to compete again and qualify and go to LAN!
“Holy s**t, I forgot. No, you’re actually allowed to cheat. Holy s**t dude, that’s fu**ing nuts dude. That is actually insane.”
The Canadian isn’t the first person to bring up the example of XXiF being given a two-week ban ahead of the Fortnite World Cup, as it was something FaZe Tenser tweeted about immediately after Jarvis’ video.
While he remains currently banned from Fortnite, many of his fellow professional players and fans have started the #FreeJarvis campaign on Twitter in the hopes of getting the ban overturned. Whether or not it’ll have an impact though, remains to be seen.