Ever since Frazier “FaZe Jarvis” Kaye was permanently banned from Fortnite for using an aimbot hack, FaZe Clan owner Ricky Banks has been quite vocal about Epic’s decision.
Now, Banks is opening up about Jarvis’ future with the organization and within the battle royale game he was forced to leave. Speaking to TMZ, Banks stated that the chances of Jarvis playing Fortnite is “zero.” Still, there’s “potential” in Jarvis creating content surrounding the game.
For now, Banks stated that he’s just “going with the flow.” While it’s not clear what Jarvis’ future content will be, it appears that Banks is still considering him a part of the organization.
While messing around on solos and playground mode, Jarvis decided to use aimbot to entertain his fans. He uploaded the video to YouTube, claiming he had no idea it would lead to him being permanently banned from his favorite game.
“Cheating in anything is terrible. It’s such a dumb thing to do. I should have paid more attention to community rules and TOS of Fortnite,” he said in an apology video on November 4.
Many others within the Fortnite community defended Jarvis, including Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Dr. Disrespect. While they both felt Jarvis deserved some kind of punishment, they were angry with Epic Games for permanently banning Jarvis when he wasn’t using the aimbot to gain anything competitively or financially.
Despite the backlash, Epic stuck by their decision. The developers stated they have a “zero tolerance policy” for the usage of cheating software.
After Jarvis’ emotional apology, many of his fans wondered about his mental state and his future in the gaming industry. Talking with TMZ, Banks said that Jarvis is “good.”
“He’s back at home, kicking it with his family. He’s holding in there. His family’s got him. Ride or die,” Banks said, adding that what happened was “unfortunate.”
While Jarvis’ future is unclear, Banks said that the streamer is “forever a legend.”