Streaming personality Ninja has spoken out on the recent banning of professional player Jarvis Kaye.
During a livestream - clipped by Daily Clips Central - Ninja expressed his opinion on the 17-year-old having received a permanent ban from the battle royale title - “I don’t feel bad for him right, I’m not gonna try to emphasise, I’m just being a little realistic.”
The streamer does believe a punishment is in order, however, he considers a permanent ban to be extreme.
“I think that it was incredibly stupid, but a permanent ban I think is just silly,” said Ninja
“I think a six-month ban, one-year ban and he’s back, that’s right, I think that’s fair.”
One of the reasons for his thoughts is that Kaye made a living from playing Epic Games’ title, meaning that the American company is taking his living away.
Epic’s decision follows the FaZe clan member using an aimbot - in a statement for IGN, the firm claimed to have “a zero-tolerance policy for the usage of cheat software.”
"There's a difference between a content creator who has millions of subscribers, hundreds of thousands of followers, who gets banned from what literally makes him money,” said Ninja
“And some kid who is just a piece of shit who has absolutely zero following has zero money that comes from Fortnite, from gaming, and hacks.”
"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."
The streamer points out, there are people that have committed worse offences, Ninja used YouTuber Logan Paul as an example.
Ninja added: "He's young. There are people who have done worse things on the internet in different areas and haven't gotten banned.
“I use Logan Paul as a reference, the dude literally filmed someone hanging in a forest and his channel didn't get banned and he's been perfectly fine. He uploaded an apology video and he was set," Ninja said.
"There are lines, man. I think this is one where it's like, Jarvis, dude, you're an idiot, six-month ban, maybe three months - first offence, young kid, come on man."