Jarvis returned to Fortnite and it didn’t pan out according to plan.
FaZe Clan’s Jarvis “Jarvis” Khattri made his triumphant return to Twitch and Fortnite yesterday evening despite his banned status from the popular Battle Royale title. This story dates way back to November of 2019. On that fateful day, Epic Games banned Jarvis for a YouTube video that the FaZe Clan member posted. In that video, Jarvis showcased an illegal aimbot in a public Fortnite match. Epic Games released a statement shortly after issuing the ban, explaining their zero tolerance policy.
After a ten-month wait, Jarvis decided enough was enough and fired up his Twitch stream to broadcast some Fortnite. Let’s just say it didn’t go very well for the 18-year-old.
It’s been nearly a year since Epic banned me.
Tonight @ 6PM PST I’m playing Fortnite for the first time back on Twitch. See you there.
— FaZe Jarvis (@liljarviss) September 11, 2020
With over 4K retweets and 60K likes, Jarvis announced that he would return to Twitch and Fortnite yesterday evening.
“It’s been nearly a year since Epic banned me. Tonight @ 6PM PST I’m playing Fortnite for the first time back on Twitch. See you there.”
The impressions on this tweet were insurmountable, with players like FaZe Clan’s Kyle “Mongraal” Jackson and Timothy “Bizzle” Miller responding to Jarvis’ announcement. Fortnite Twitter suddenly erupted in anticipation of what would play out for Jarvis on stream.
PLAYING FORTNITE LIVEhttps://t.co/piougkovBQ
— FaZe Jarvis (@liljarviss) September 12, 2020
As fate would have it, Jarvis followed suit and went live on Twitch at 6 PM PST. His stream peaked at 45K viewers, but it would last only 15 minutes. Under Epic username, notliljarvis123, the FaZe Clan player made it fairly deep into a game of Fortnite. He managed four eliminations before Epic Games tracked him down and dropped the banhammer once again. Shortly after, Jarvis reacted in disbelief and ended the broadcast. The #FreeJarvis publicity stunt unfortunately failed. You can see a clip of what took place on Twitch.
an Epic Games spokesperson has confirmed Jarvis is still banned from Fortnite so he must want to compete with leafy on speedrunning the fastest ban possible https://t.co/rpQxxiIv5S
— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) September 12, 2020
Before any of these events transpired, esports insider Rod “Slasher” Breslau reached out to Epic Games for comment. He received a response that certainly did not bode well for Jarvis’s triumphant return to the game that helped grow his popularity.
“an Epic Games spokesperson has confirmed Jarvis is still banned from Fortnite so he must want to compete with leafy on speedrunning the fastest ban possible.”
As quickly as it transpired, Jarvis’ attempt to play Fortnite in front of the masses came to an end. He remains banned, and Epic Games has shown no interest in lifting the ban. Despite issuing only temporary bans to other players, it seems Epic will continue to make an example of Jarvis. Although he removed the original aimbot video, the now infamous apology video remains on Jarvis’ YouTube channel to this day.
It seems that the story of Jarvis will serve as a cautionary tale for those who want to cheat in Fortnite. Despite players campaigning for Epic to give Jarvis another chance, they have not done so. It’s hard to imagine that this publicity stunt will put him in Epic’s good graces either. Only time will tell if the developers experience a change of heart, but unfortunately for Jarvis, it seems that this lifetime ban will stick.
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