FaZe Banks tells TMZ Sports that Jarvis' Fortnite ban is real -- saying there's NO CHANCE the kid plays the game again ... but he says the 17-year-old is still in good spirits regardless!!
"Jarvis is doing really good, man," Banks says. "He's holding in there."
As we previously reported, Jarvis was hit with a perma-suspension after he was caught using Aimbots during a recreational game that he streamed on his ultra-popular YouTube channel.
Essentially, Jarvis was cheating by illegally hacking the game so his guns could auto-focus on his opponents.
Turns out, Fortnite officials were SUPER pissed over the incident ... and gave him the boot from the game FOR LIFE!!!
Banks -- the founder of the clan Jarvis is a part of -- had previously told us there was at least some hope Jarvis could eventually be "freed" from the punishment.
But, Banks changed his tune when we got him out in L.A. last week ... saying, "The chances of him playing Fortnite are zero."
Good news, though ... Banks says the door is open for Jarvis to at least make SOME kind of Fortnite content in the future -- despite not being able to play it anymore.
Small consolation prize ... but hey -- beats working a 9-5, right???