The boy’s mother, who came to the media yesterday with tears in her eyes after being kicked out of Fortnite for life for using trickery to kill opponents more easily, says these measures are too harsh in the video gaming community.

Her son had 2 million followers on Youtube and 600 thousand on Twitch. It had so far raised about 2.3 million euros by broadcasting its Fortnite online games, and last month alone had earned 32,000 euros from Youtube ads.

The mother says her 17-year-old son made a mistake that destroyed her, and the exclusion for life is too much.

“The video-gaming community has to change the way it treats people,” she said.