FaZe Jarvis may have used an aimbot during live streams, but it's cool everyone– he's got a note from his mom.
Barbara Khattri, the mother of the 17-year-old who has already made millions off of his gaming skills, criticized Epic Games for banning her son just because he took part in behavior that's bannable under its terms of service.
Barbara spoke with British media outlet MailOnline about her son's treatment, telling them that while her son made a mistake, the gaming community needs to "re-think how it treats people."
"He's broken. He loves that game," Barbara is quoted as saying. "He doesn't have a devious bone in his body and what I really know is that for any mistake that doesn't physically harm a person there should be the chance to make amends."
Jarvis, for his part, admitted to his behavior in an emotional YouTube video that he made shortly after the he was permanently banned from Fortnite, a consequence of him uploading videos that showed him using the hacks.
"Obviously, this was a huge mistake, and it was completely wrong on my end," Jarvis said. "Generally, I don't know what I was thinking. Cheating in anything is just terrible. You should never do it. It's not acceptable."
The same day, Jarvis took to twitter saying that he takes responsibility for his actions, but said he didn't realize how severe the consequences would be.
I’m going to take accountability for my actions and I understand completely why this has happened, I just wish I had known how severe the consequences were at the time and I would have never thought about doing it. I love all of you who still support me, this is not the end.— FaZe Jarvis (@liljarviss) November 3, 2019
Jarvis did, however, make a point of saying that he never used the hacks in a competitive game mode. The point, he said, was not to win, but to make entertaining videos for his YouTube channel.
"All I was thinking about whilst I was making those videos was just how entertaining and, like, interesting these videos would be for you guys to watch," Jarvis said. "It didn't cross my mind to think that I could be banned for life on Fortnite from those videos."
While rules are rules, it is worth noting some other notable cheaters - Xxif and Ronaldo - only got banned for two weeks after being caught cheating in competitive matches.