April 22, 2021

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Jamppi may switch to Valorant after Valve refuses to remove ban

Jamppi

Counter-Strike: Elias Jamppi Olkkonen, the young prodigy of the Global Offensive, may quit his job at ENCE, as reports say the player is considering moving to Valorant.

Jamppi

Due to a failed court battle with Valve, He experienced a major setback in his career. Due to a VAC ban in 2015, the developer declined to invite Jamppi to join any CSGO majors. The player may eventually step down from the team after a few lawsuits and missed opportunities, according to a statement by Ilta Sanomat, a Finnish source.

In his efforts to be free from the ban on Valve, the rising star of Finland has already taken action. His lawsuit against Valve claimed that on any of his accounts, he had never cheated. 

The player offered that he had bought a copy of CS:GO for one of his friends in 2015 when he was 14 and sold the account before a VAC ban was issued months later. Some in the CS:GO community have come out in support of the pro time and time again, but their efforts have been futile. 

All the pleas from him fell on deaf ears, as Valve refused to move away from its decision.

It appeared that the VAC-banned CS:GO pro has run out of steam, as the player is said to be weighing new options. Since signing up for another CS:GO team is not going to solve its persistent problems with Valve, the Finnish player may choose to play Valorant instead.

ENCE may lose one more player, as he considers Valorant – Jamppi

Jamppi’s CS:GO exit reports further weaken the struggling roster of the team, which remains without an in-game leader. The Finnish organization has recently gone through a rough patch after losing players due to serious internal problems. 

Jere “sergej” Salo and then Miikka “suNny” Kemppi left the team with three players on their payroll. With him on Valve’s blacklist, not much could be expected of ENCE in the upcoming CS:GO tournaments.

It seems, the organization has geared up to fill its emptying lineup. The three players that the organization is reportedly eyeing for its 2021 roster are Marco “⁠Snappi⁠” Pfeiffer, Thomas “⁠TMB⁠” Bundsbæk, and Tuomas “⁠SADDYX⁠” Louhimaa.

He is not going to be the first to move. Valorant was chosen by a herd of successful CS:GO players over Valve’s shooter. The 19-year-old has been streaming competitive matches with Valorant on his Twitch channel, putting aside the FPL grind for a while. Looking at his past troubles, it seems that the Finnish star may have more to offer Valorant.