Epic Games have responded as to why they made the decision to ban FaZe Jarvis from Fortnite for life.

Faze Jarvis has recently been banned from Fortnite for life for posting a video on YouTube where he was using an aimbot whilst playing the game. Epic Games have been very clear that players who are caught cheating will be punished.

Jarvis did post a video apologising for cheating and also stated that he did not know that he would be banned for life and wasn’t aware of the consequences of his actions. The community has been split on Epics decision for banning Jarvis for life as some feel is was too harsh and others thinking it was fair.

Here’s what some had to say:

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A spokesperson for Epic Games has told The Sun, “We have a zero tolerance policy for the usage of cheat software.” They went on to say, “When people use aimbots or other cheat technologies to gain an unfair advantage, they ruin games for people who are playing fairly.”

It looks like Epic won’t be reversing their decision for banning Jarvis for life, as he did break the rules and this will serve as a warning for other players that are thinking of cheating.

What do you think about Epics decision? Do you think he should be banned for life? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Jami
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I would say a year ban would be fair. Not for life. He is only 17. Young and dumb.

TREXMAN626
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TREXMAN626

People are talking about 3 year bans which is saying your going to ban him till chapter 3? It might not sound like much but think if you were banned for 3 years from fortnite, it actually starts to sound longer. XXIF and Ronaldo, mostly XXIF were cheating in a world cup tournament with a 30 million dollar prize pool! Epic gave them a two week ban just banning them from one qualifier. They should have been banned longer. Nobody really knows Epics standards anymore on cheating. I say ban him till Season 3 so he will learn his lesson… Read more »

gaylord
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gaylord

i want to add ,XXIF and ronaldo were a different case, no one would have know that they cheated if someone didn’t recorded them, and there is still no solid proof that they cheated, all you can see are some players acting as bots in front of xxif. as for jarvis, yes he is just a kid.however, he thought he was invincible as a content creator. if you watched the video, he was getting ready to be banned and he even changed his pc and created a new account, only to record a *gameplay with aimbot* for content “as if… Read more »

Annonymous
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Annonymous

Idk lol i think its crazy that they ban him when there was cheaters in the WC! like they only got 2 weeks why suddenly be so hard on Jarvis lol ITs crazy i think Epic games went too far on this one especially being he wasnt even using the cheats to gain money or some sort of reward…. Double standard much epic games?

Annonymous
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Annonymous

Like come on I agree with Ninja, He is only 17 and like really a for life ban thats rough. Like i seen a faze member tweet

Cheating to gain a spot in the WC and get money for cheating = 2 weeks

Cheating for content and not trying to gain any reward = Permanent Ban

Yeah okay epic thats so two faced.

gaylord
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gaylord

wtf do you mean no reward, who gets paid after that video gets uploaded ?

worob
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worob

He is even making money with his apology video. lol more than 7 mil views and still counting its like 20k usd

GhostFZ
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GhostFZ

i want to add ,XXIF and ronaldo were a different case, no one would have know that they cheated if someone didn’t recorded them, and there is still no solid proof that they cheated, all you can see are some players acting as bots in front of xxi and what was proved that they teamed but that was also not 100% clear

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Content generates money. If he did it for content, he did it for money. Not as much as the World Cup, but still for some sort of monetary gain.

gaylord
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gaylord

ffs did you hear this argument in a video ? or probably by a faze member ?
those cases are worlds a part kid.

Jason
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Jason

No way I agree with banks

Luke
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Luke

I say, ban him permanantly. If you’re cheating you’re not playing competitively. Should someone else cheat who’s not a pro player with no reputation or fame in fortnite, they’d be banned permanantly. I support epics decision.

Dawson
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Dawson

your a ret*rd

Fred
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Fred

You’re*

gaylord
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gaylord

i think what Dawson meant was that they should have banned the older brother too, he did kill some players with the aimbot, that is not fair for jarvis.

Papa
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Papa

The fact that he tried to justify his behavior by saying he never used his aimbot in competitive game modes shows he knows it was wrong. It’s not as if the aimbot just appeared on his system. He had to search for one, and it’s not as if he found it on a reputable site. The fact that he was genius enough to post his actions ON THE INTERNET (omfg) shows that he is either an impulsive child who doesn’t think about the consequences of his actions, or he thinks he is above the rules the rest of us must… Read more »

Dawson
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Dawson

I would think that Jarvis should only be banned for a couple weeks.

gaylord
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gaylord

just because of you comment, i think he should be banned for two life times.

Dawson
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Dawson

I actually am going to email Jarvis my stacked Renegade Raider account. I have all the skins from season 1 to season 11. He deserves it. #FREEJARVIS

Vortex
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Vortex

Don’t. If you do it will also get banned. Do it to me LOL, just kidding. But yes of you do it will also get banned.

GhostFZ
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GhostFZ

wow
you are the biggest idiot i have seen
first i doubt that you are gonna give your account that has surprisingly all the skins to a cheater who cheated and got banned

Crsp
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Crsp

I agree with Epic’s part. When we all played CS 1.6 and cheated we fully knew if we got caught our game would be fried by the admins of the server. He knew the risks, he just cant accept them.

gaylord
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gaylord

omg why are you saying we ? cheating c*nt, no wonder you are defending him.

Alex
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Alex

You’re mentally handicapped. CRSP is literally not defending that little bitch at all. Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I am so swyyyy. Pussy. Accept the ban like a man.

Morbz
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Morbz

No gaylord, he’s saying that people knew if they cheated they would be banned from the server / server farm that he was playing on. Was the same in Q3 or UT at the time. Run with aimbots and be banned for life.

GhostFZ
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GhostFZ

I think you need to read that again
he is not defending jarvis at all in that statement

Paul maycock
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Paul maycock

Dont cheat simple

Dave black
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Dave black

Lol all the fanboys trying to defend this idiot, i say its deserved… if they dont perma ban the that tells others “hey i can cheat and it will inly affect me this much”..
Wrong.. all cheaters should be banned .

Dave black
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Dave black

Ugh fat thumbs

The kappa convict
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The kappa convict

I agree with epic cheating is cheating and by him doing what he did was just influencing others to do the same, i guess now people will learn the consequence of cheating.
Also he must have had an idea that if he was showing this it would be seen by epic regardless of him misunderstanding what would happen

Drift boy
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Drift boy

Oof

Tom
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Tom

HACKER = BAN .. that’s it!

Chad Minor
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Chad Minor

Got what he deserved, he is 17, then he should know the consequences, and him saying he did not then that’s his fault for not reading the rules not epics, I hope it stays the way they have it

KidsAddicted
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KidsAddicted

He’s also raked in 2.5 million USD…I’m sure he’ll live.

Kiko
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Kiko

I wouldn’t ban him for life, but he still deserves a 3 years ban or something like that. I mean, he’s a big streamer or youtuber or whatever he is, and he’s promoting cheats in his channel I mean wtf, little kidoes without a brain will follow their idol and the game will be awful with people cheating everywhere.

Adam Woodford
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Adam Woodford

People get fired all the time from jobs for “cheating” this should be no different. Now banning him from the game indefinitely may be harsh yes. I do believe the best way to make this work is to ban him from using fortnite for content and from competitive games. This seems more reasonable.

JB-OP
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JB-OP

I’ve been going through all these texts and I agree with #FREEJARVIS

JB-OP
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JB-OP

I don’t actually know him or watch him, but I think it is harsh to ban him for life, especially because other World Cup players weren’t banned as bad as him.

GhostFZ
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GhostFZ

it was not clear that those world cup players were cheating and installed a aimbot and from the videos it seemed like they were cheating so since it was not cleared what they actually did, Epic banned them for 2 weeks and monitored them carefully when they came back in the tournament and they did not cheat that time

Aiman
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Aiman

Epic should give him a chance , he just want to know what aimbot like is.. Give him a chance ! #freeJarvis

GhostFZ
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GhostFZ

yes, every cheater wants to know what an aimbot is like
a 17-year-old who has been playing fortnite for years now does not know how an aimbot works and the consequences of using it “SHOCKER”
by your logic, Epic should unban every single cheater that has been banned because they are just trying it out too
oh
they cant be unbanned because they were not some rich popular hot shots
Right

Banana in pajamas
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Banana in pajamas

Epic already gave him a chance not to hack. We all have a chance not to hack. Jarvis couldn’t do it. He lost his chance.

Nekminuts
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Nekminuts

I think it would be fair if they banned him from account he cheated on permanently, but for life, thats harsh.

gaylord
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gaylord

you are funny, sure so he can make another account and then hack and record it ?
how old are you ?

Ryan
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Ryan

As an administrator on several game servers: Since Fortnite uses it’s own servers, Epic sets all of the terms of service (TOS) for all of them combined. One ban covers all. I don’t buy the: “didn’t realize cheating would get him banned” line. Every competitive gamer and especially at 17 should know the rules by now. He wasn’t eight years old. Doing it for content or not is a ban-able offence. Banned for life is harsh but expected as the business has the final say, unlike a user-run dedicated server. Though, the administrators need to be consistent in punishment across… Read more »

gaylord
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gaylord

Well do you know what the wc qualifier did ?
they didn’t use aimbot/ they didn’t make a video about it….
all we have on them are clips of them killing some bots in world cup, and you know what’s funny ? even thought they cheated, they still qualified by sheer hard work.

GhostFZ
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GhostFZ

i want to add ,XXIF and ronaldo were a different case, no one would have know that they cheated if someone didn’t recorded them, and there is still no solid proof that they cheated, all you can see are some players acting as bots in front of xxi

brandon
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brandon

I watched the video where he used the aimbot. At the very beginning he talks about using a spare PC because he doesn’t want his main one banned. He said he didn’t use it the first few matches on the new account so it would be harder for Epic to catch him – seeing near perfect accuracy on a new account is suspicious I guess. I was on the fence about his punishment until I saw this. Now – he knew it was wrong, he is getting what he deserved. He had a responsibility to not cheat especially as a… Read more »

SidNightwalker
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SidNightwalker

The only thing odd to me is that others before him got off far less harshly. Hmm, wonder why that is.

GhostFZ
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GhostFZ

I know those otheers you are talking about
and you don’t know what acutally happened and i want to add ,XXIF and ronaldo were a different case, no one would have know that they cheated if someone didn’t recorded them, and there is still no solid proof that they cheated, all you can see are some players acting as bots in front of xxi

SidNightwalker
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SidNightwalker

Whether they were actually guilty or not has little to do with the mild punishment they got. That’s sorta what I was implying. 😉

Frank the Tank
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Frank the Tank

But regardless, teaming isn’t the same as hacking by any means, so why would you expect similar punishments?

Imagine if that were the case in the real life judicial system?

Punishment for murder? Death.

Punishment for speeding? Death.

An aimbot is much more severe than teaming.

BEHONESTANDREAL
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BEHONESTANDREAL

CHEATERS should all be banned this is a criminal act when taking peoples money for playing. Gaming is a multi-billion dollar industry. He should along with all other be criminally charged for cheating. Stuff your sorrys in a sac you knew what you were doing LMAO loser cheating small fry ahahahaha

BEHONESTANDREAL
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BEHONESTANDREAL

You people are insane he is taking your money in the 100 of 1000s of dollars as you pay to watch this idol celebrity gamer we marvel at his game play. give him money to watch and all to find out he is basically stealing NO DIFFERENT LOCK HIM UP! cheating in gaming is for losers and he knew what he did. Smart enough to hack but you call him young and dumb. Give me a break

BEHONESTANDREAL
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BEHONESTANDREAL

Anyone that supports him just give me your bank account info I promise not to steal your money. LOL!!!! Claiming you are a gaming superstar to findout you are fake as Sh^t I hope criminal charges come next

KidsAddicted
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KidsAddicted

He admitted to wanting to continue making cheating videos. So he’s not sorry, but he’s only sorry he got caught. I’m sorry, but someone who’s going to generate money of hacking needs to have a permanent ban.

gaylord
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gaylord

they all become sorry after getting caught, that’s how the real world works lol.

#JarvisBanned4life
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#JarvisBanned4life

If you can’t understand the difference between breaking the rules and hacking software you’re a stupid pos lol.

Xton44
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Xton44

I find it fair that it’s a lifetime ban. Kids these days will never learn if all they get is a slap on the wrist and a piece of candy for doing something they are not supposed to do.

djkdkdkddmd
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djkdkdkddmd

ight here is a debatable question. He shoukd know the consequences of hacking so many cheaters hack and got banned whatso different with this one. Plus he made another account so his main wont get banned so he knew he would get banned but he didnt knew his main would be banned. Plus when he made the vid he made a profit from it so i say give him at least a month or twi ban if not for life

Zzzzzz
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Zzzzzz

He should only get a 2 week ban
Why’d xxif only get 2 weeks and jarvis gets permanently banned…

BEHONESTANDREAL
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BEHONESTANDREAL

F that I am a world ranked PUBG player and I dont cheat, all cheaters and hackers should be banned for life and if making money through sponors and viewers they should be criminally charged ban them all and start throwing them in jail like China has started doing. IF you have to cheat you are a real loser in life and always will be F this kid

jarvis
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jarvis

jarvis cheats once and he gets banned his whole life when other kids that have not a yt channel and they use aim bot on a defualt account and then once they get banned they do it again i think this is not fair at all. jarvis is one of my favorite streamer and think epic banned him his whole life because he is a streamer and they know his name on his account that has skins so its easy to ban him. epic please unban jarvis he is a really good streamer and i love his videos and his… Read more »

BEHONESTANDREAL
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BEHONESTANDREAL

Like I said below he is a loser and once was great but MADE A CONSCIOUS choice to cheat so live it Jarvis and move on shouldnt of done it and it was by mistake

Banana in pajamas
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Banana in pajamas

How do we even know if he ever was good? The second somebody downloads hacks, they lose all respect. In my head, he’s been hacking from the start. If he was willing to do it when he was already rich and famous, than I can promise you he did it to get there in the first place. His life was a lie, and he got caught. Hopefully he wasn’t too stupid to save some of his illegitimate cash.

Banana in pajamas
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Banana in pajamas

Hey, I’ve got a surprise for you. One of your favorite streamers was a washed up, hacking, fake.

Don’t be mad at Epic for banning this ass.

Be mad at Jarvis for deceiving and purposely letting down his fan base. Don’t support the cheater. Support up and coming streamers who actually try.

Kobie
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Kobie

Your guys should cut him some slack he apologized and said he won’t do it again and the game is a big part of his life he got on camera and balled his eyes out he’s should be band for 2 weeks at the most not life come on epic one of the biggest streams u guys got caught cheating and u made a big example made him crying and begging u not to ban him for life give him a second chance

gaylord
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gaylord

who cares about him, they’re exist thousand of content creators out there.

use an aimbot and make a video about it= perma ban

Dian
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Dian

Let this kid be banned bih. He probably ruined a lot of victories for players that try with no hackzors. Fuck him.

BEHONESTANDREAL
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BEHONESTANDREAL

AGREED Lifes losers I absolutely hate cheaters as an PUBG ranked player the cheaters piss me off

Morbz
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Morbz

Promoting the use of aimbots, yes muppets who watch his content WILL also go out and get them, deserves a lifetime ban. I don’t care how old he is. Ban him and any other account he has or starts up.

Tufib
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Tufib

Remember that unbanning him wouldnt just be a simple “unban”. Theres probably another millions accounts out there that needs to unbanned and alot that really deserves being banned and maybe people that just tried it and got caught. Plus they do have a zero tolerance policy which he must have known about.

who dey
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who dey

If there is money involved, then ban for life. If no money involved then a life ban is a little too steep, its just a video game. Go outside and play kids.

Rob
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Rob

I don’t get why people defend him. The guidelines clearly states that cheating is prohibited(as it is for almost every singel online game) and for him to sit there and cry like he did, claiming he didn’t know? Come on, a “pro gamer” who doesn’t know basic ToS and guidelines, i call bullshit on that!!

BEHONESTANDREAL
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BEHONESTANDREAL

Go Rob I agree if you are smart enough to hack and he clearly acknowledges he used a back up PC cause he didnt want to get banned. LOSER and these people defending him just as bad. Good on Fortnite send that message loud and clear to all that cheat

Whytewolf78
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Whytewolf78

17 s old enough to understand. Hes a pro therefore lifetime ban is acceptable. I’ve seen lesser violations get lifetime bans on xbox and nobody came to their Defense

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Jarvis only used aim bot for content nothing else I think he should only be banned for a month

Someone
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Someone

Guy why would epic treat Jarvis like this

Bob
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Bob

Bye, cheater! Good riddance. Hope you enjoy having billions of people watch you cry like a little *****.

You were handed a dream job and were so selfish that you needed to cheat to get even more.

Now you got caught. Don’t cry. Face the facts. You deserved it. And I highly doubt that you only used the hacks for recreational purposes.

LolJarvis
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LolJarvis

Oh dear poor little millionaire kid banned from Fortnite for cheating. After all its not like he used a new Pc and account to try and avoid the ban he knew would come from it… Oh wait thats exactly what he did!

When you sign the terms of service you agree to this type of thing. Well done epic for sticking to your guns and keeping the idiot banned! Get a proper job Jarvis!

Michael
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Michael

FaZe Jarvis is a pussy. Now he can have a you tube video of him crying like a pussy follow him around the rest of his life. Cheaters always cry like this. He didn’t know the consequences of his actions, tough shit. Welcome to reality. He needs to change his name when he turns 18 and lose that stupid looking haircut.