Barbara Khattri (above), the mother of cheating Fortnite gamer FaZe Jarvis defended her son today about the scandal
The mother of the British teen YouTube star forbade Fortnite from being caught cheating and defending her son today – destroying the online community over her son's treatment.
Barbara Khattri said that her & # 39; broken & # 39; son Jarvis Kaye, 17, known as FaZe Jarvis, & # 39; had made a mistake & # 39; but the gamers community should read and think about how it treats people & # 39 ;.
Jarvis lives with his mother and two brothers in a detached house worth £ 1.3 million in the picturesque town of Oxted in Surrey.
The teenager, who has two million subscribers on his YouTube channel, is said to have accumulated a £ 1.7 million fortune and earned £ 27,500 in advertisements in the last month alone.
His family business – known as & # 39; The FaZe Clan & # 39; – would be worth £ 6.2 million – including £ 2.4 million in esports prize money plus another £ 3.8 million in sponsorship deals.
Mrs. Khattri spoke to MailOnline today from the parental home: & # 39; Jarvis has made a mistake and he admits it. But the gaming community needs to think again about how it treats people.
& # 39; He is broken. He likes that game. He has no devious bones in his body and what I really know is that for every mistake that doesn't harm someone physically, there must be a chance to make it right. & # 39;
YouTuber Jarvis Kaye – known as FaZe Jarvis – burst into tears when he admitted to his two million subscribers that he had been banned for life from playing Fortnite because he obeyed the rules
FaZe Jarvis is part of an eSports team called FaZe Clan, including his brother FaZe Kay (far right), with an estimated assets of £ 6.2 million in prize money and sponsorship
The family lives in this beautiful detached house (upstairs) worth £ 1.3 million in the green Surrey commuter belt town of Oxsted, where Jarvis went to the local extended school
Mrs. Khattri had previously opened her heart in an emotional Facebook post where she said her son was in & # 39; despair & # 39; was left behind by the decision to ban him for life.
& # 39; A very wise friend of mine said: & # 39; Well, the thing is that you can never be happier than your most unhappy child & # 39; – wow, so true! & # 39; she wrote.
& # 39; It is now my turn to feel that terrible pain, despair and helplessness today. My youngest son Jarvis made a real, naive error of judgment and is currently banned for life from something he loves.
Javis's family says that the teenage YouTube star is distraught about his lifelong cheat ban
& # 39; It has been a very long, tough week and I woke up this morning with trending on twitter where there is both overwhelming support and criticism for him.
& # 39; As not only a parent and a boss, but especially as a person, I know first-hand how often the lesson is learned so much better when there is the possibility to take full responsibility and actually how then !
& # 39; I pray for Jarvis that this is the case for him. I am not at all seeking to conform to my point of view, I just thought that there is just as much power in sharing when we feel scared and confused than when we are at the top of the world & # 39 ;.
She spoke after her son – who is currently in the US – got a lifelong ban from Epic Games for cheating while playing Fortnite.
The pro-gamer did not cheat during a competitive match, but uploaded videos that used him from aimbots – which allowed competitors to shoot others without aiming carefully – in a public game with an alternative account.
The teenager, who participated in the local extended Oxted School, deeply apologized to the fans after admitting that he was caught breaking the rules.
In a tweet, the teenager, who has nearly 600,000 followers on Twitch, said: "I am going to account for my actions and I fully understand why this happened, I wish I had known how serious the consequences were at the time and I had never thought of doing it. & # 39;
The teenager added: & # 39; I love all of you who still support me, this is not the end. & # 39;
The gamer – who also has nearly 600,000 followers on Twitch – did not cheat during a competitive game, but has uploaded videos that show him with aimbots – allowing competitors to shoot others without aiming carefully
The pro-gamer, currently in the US, told of his destruction in a series of tweets (above)
Jarvis, who is also a member of the eSports team FaZe Clan, uploaded a tearful video in which he told his subscribers that he did not know that his actions would lead to a ban.
Fortnite is a battle-generous-style survival shooter in which players make a superhero avatar and compete against each other on a dystopian island to be the last to be left. The game has hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide.
He said: & # 39; The only thing I thought of when I made that video & # 39; s was how fun and interesting this video would be for you to watch.
& # 39; It didn't even occur to me to think I could be banned from that & # 39; s for the life of Fortnite. I just want to be clear that this is the first time I have ever done anything like this and of course I have never done this in a competitive game mode. & # 39;
The Khattri family, including mother Barbara and her sons Chandler, Frazier and Jarvis (pictured together) form the & # 39; FaZe Clan & # 39;
He added: & # 39; Epic games, you know, I know how big the mistake I made is and I'm really sorry. Epic, I know I have to answer for my actions and I will do my best to accept every punishment that comes my way.
& # 39; I am not trying to find a quick way, but being banished forever is just – a lifelong ban – is just, I just didn't do that this would happen. & # 39;
The length of the ban has led to a dichotomy in the gaming community, many of which have fueled the defense of Jarvis Kaye. Fans use #FreeJarvis and it is currently popular on Twitter and points out that many people have done similar things but with much smaller bans.
Jarvis's brother – known as FaZe Kay – posted a copy of the video he made and tweeted: & # 39; I can't tell how upset Jarvis has been this week … please take the time to watch this video and to share. & # 39;
While many other gamers also defended his defense and begged the bosses at Fornite to give the former schoolboy another chance and lift his long-term ban.
Fortnite is a hugely popular eSports game with millions of players and fans worldwide
Part of the problem that has aroused some gamers is that two players, named Xxif and Ronaldo, have been found guilty of cheating during qualifications for a professional tournament, but only two weeks have been banned.
It is unclear whether Epic Games will adhere to their long-term ban or not. Fortnite is free to download, with additional content available through in-app purchases, including new skins, dance steps and accessories for in-game avatars.
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