Popular streamer Ninja has provided his thoughts on FaZe Jarvis Khattri's permanent Fortnite ban, saying the punishment was too harsh for the pro gamer who was caught using aimbot cheats.
In a livestream compilation published on YouTube, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins said Jarvis is a "stupid kid making a stupid decision" but felt that a permanent ban is "just silly." According to Ninja, content creators and regular players should be handled differently by companies seeking to dish out punishment.
"There's a difference between a content creator who has millions of subscribers, hundreds of thousands of followers, who gets banned from literally what makes him money and some kid who is a piece of s*** who has absolutely zero following, has zero money that comes from gaming, and hacks," Ninja said. "You ban that kid, nothing happens to him. Nothing happens. 'Oh no, he can't cheat anymore.' You ban Jarvis... It's different. The stakes are different, it should be handled a little bit differently.
"Just look at the situation. It needs to be handled different because it's different. A content creator cheating who's entire life is about the game he's playing and some random who has no YouTube channel, no Twitter account--he doesn't even care, he just cheats. He hacks to hack. You ban one, you ruin his life. You ban the other, he makes another account and keeps cheating. It's different. It has to be handled differently."
Ninja said Jarvis' punishment is deserved and that he doesn't "feel bad for him" considering the circumstances but thinks companies not having "a little bit of favoritism for [their] content creators is a just kind of silly ... Without your content creators as well, though, it has a negative impact on your game."
You can listen to Ninja's full thoughts in the video below, alongside some Fortnite gameplay from various other streamers like KingRichard and Shroud.