More than four million people have seen a video in which a professional player of
He makes an emotional exhortation to have an expulsion lifted from the platform.
Jarvis Khattri was banned for life for using cheat software in the popular video game.
The creator of Fortnite, Epic, imposed the veto even though Khattri had used the software on a separate platform account to the one he uses in competition and in real-time transmission.
The young gamer's download on his YouTube channel (in English)
Khattri fans launched petitions going to social networks for Epic to lift the ban.
Fortnite is a
"campaign battle" style that allows up to 100 players to fight individually or as part of a team, until only one survivor remains on the virtual battlefield.
Players collect materials to build structures that can be crucial in armed clashes in the confined spaces of the game.
Epic Games, creator of Fortnite, said cheat technologies ruined the game for those who participate cleanly
It is believed that the type of veto imposed on Khattri includes key identification details of the device he uses to play and the internet account he uses to connect.
That means it will be difficult to create a new account to play again.
In a statement, Epic said it has "a zero tolerance policy" against anyone who uses software to cheat.
The software that Khattri us is known as an "aimbot", which helps the player to hit the target of rival characters.
"When people use aimbots or other cheat technologies to gain an unfair advantage, they ruin the game for those who participate cleanly," Epic said.
The cheater software allows the user to hit their rivals in the game
In a tweet, Khattri said he assumes "responsibility" for his actions.
And he added: "I would have wanted at the time to know how severe the consequences were and I would never have thought about doing so."
The player, who lives in the United Kingdom, was equally sorry for a video he uploaded on his YouTube channel, which currently has two million subscribers.
"Obviously this is a huge mistake and it's completely wrong on my part," I acknowledged.
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
Some Khattri followers began using the #FreeJarvis tag (Free Jarvis) to gain support in their request to lift the veto. Some point out that Epic only imposed two-week suspensions on other professional players who were caught colluding during a recent tournament.
The suspension generated a dispute between the popular online players Ninja and DrLupo, during an online chat.
Tyler Blevins, aka Ninja, who achieved fame through Fortnite, believes that Epic should be more tolerant of content creators that help the prosperity of the game.
For his part, Benjamin Lupo, aka DrLupo, said the veto was justified.
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