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Cheating ‘Fortnite’ player given lifetime ban from game

Cheaters never prosper, and that is the hard lesson learned by a diehard British 17-year-old Fortnite fan who has been permanently banned from playing the popular game.

In a tearful video to his two million YouTube channel subscribers, Jarvis Kaye – who reportedly has amassed over £2 million (S$3.5 million) professionally playing Fortnite so far – admitted to using an aimbot software to progress in the online game.

The bot makes the shooting of opponents easier as the player doesn’t need to carefully aim at a particular target – instead, they can shoot within a particular range – for the kill to count. Fortnite, created by Epic Games, is a shooter-survival type of game with over 250 million players across the world.

While Kaye, a member of esports team FaZe Clan, reportedly did not cheat while playing a competitive match, he had uploaded videos showing himself using the aimbot in the game on his alternative account.

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