Cheating in online gaming has been around since... Well, the start of online gaming.
The problem has been positively endemic in certain games; notably the Counter-Strike series and other first-person shooter games in the form of "aimbots". Aimbots work by taking over the player's aim allowing for a perfectly accurate shot every time - eliminating any required skill from the game. They are notoriously difficult to detect as they have increasingly become better at mimicking the behaviors of extremely good players - as opposed to looking like what they are - machine guided players who cannot miss even if they tried.
Jarvis Khattri, a popular online Fortnite player has been "banned for life" by fortnite's developer, Epic Games, for breaching the company's zero-tolerance policy on cheating. Jarvis uploaded a video to YouTube showing him using aimbots. The general consensus is that he was not doing so to gain a genuine competitive advantage, but to demonstrate how such cheat systems work. The esports team that Jarvis belongs to, FaZe Clan, are hopeful that a compromise can be reached with Epic to achieve a less-than-zero-tolerance outcome.
The wider Fortnite and esports community has lobbied for leniency on a young player's foolish indiscretion, but for now, the ban and its perpetual effect lie in the hands of the developer.
Previously, "Fortnite" maker Epic Games told Insider in a statement that it has a "zero tolerance policy" for cheating software, which it says gives players an unfair advantage and ruins the game for people who are playing fairly.