FaZe H1ghSky1 was recently caught up in a scandal about his age when the Tfue lawsuit came out. Following the revelations that he was underage to compete and stream, Twitch banned his account.
H1ghSky1 was recruited by FaZe Clan when he was only 11 years old. The official age required for competing in Fortnite and streaming on Twitch is 13 years.
In an apology video on June 6, H1ghSky1 gave his partial regrets for his actions. Keep in mind that the person responsible for his actions (in part) are his parents, not himself due to his age.
FaZe H1ghSky1 apologizes for his actions
Recently, Twitch banned FaZe H1ghSky1’s accounts due to his age. The young player is only 12 years of age at the moment and Twitch requires 13 years of age of streaming.
The player went on to make an apology video for the community, expressing his reasons for breaking the rules.
As you heard, the young player did not necessarily regret his actions, but rather wanted to justify them. We do not blame him for his tact…he is only 12 years old.
In the video, you can hear the player’s mother speaking to him as he tries to get his message across. Naturally, she helped the player prepare the statement, but H1ghSky1 did a good job in delivering the response.
“I had to lie” said H1ghSky1 “I didn’t want to wait two more years.”
This is completely understandable sentiment, but it does not excuse the rule breaking. We do not suspect that Twitch will lift the ban until the player is 13 or older. They may punish him for lying by extending the ban until an older age.
While H1ghSky1 is the direct culprit, the real dirt is in his parents’ hands and those of FaZe Clan. Both parties should have known and reviewed Fortnite & Twitch guidelines before letting the player join and start streaming.
In the video, H1ghSky1’s mother can even be heard making matters worse by trying to justify the situation. “You are my genius” she says after the player finishes his statement.
It’s unfortunate that the player’s world will be shaken by the ban, but rules must be followed for the safety of young gamers. We would argue that telling your child that they are a ‘genius’ for breaking effective rules isn’t a smart route for parenting a child.