Elias “Jamppi” Olkkonen, is a professional counter-strike player for finish organization ENCE.
Jamppi apparently sued Valve for banning him from playing in any Major CSGO pro tournament ever again. Anyone who follows any CSGO pro tournament knows that Major is the biggest platform where tier-1 organizations compete with each other for million-dollar prize pools.
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Valve banned Jamppi for allegedly having a connection with a steam account that was caught for cheating. However, Jamppi claims that he actually bought a steam id for his friend to play. And apparently his friend used that id to cheat in the game. Since he was connected to the steam id, he was banned from attending any major event hosted by Valve.
Although when he purchased the id he was only 14 years old. Consequently, Jamppi sued Valve for not only to lift the ban that prevents him from playing in the big tournaments but also for a compensation of 266,092 euros.
Valve finally responds
According to a report from is.fi, his father is currently handling his case from now on and they finally got an official response from Valve. The actual details from Valve’s response are still classified as of now. The lawsuit also implied that Valve banning him from attending any Major tournaments has actually had a huge financial impact on Jamppi. Apparently he missed out on some big deals from major tier-1 organizations because of his Major ban.
Despite the ban from Valve, the finish organization ENCE still has Jamppi’s back. They are not backing down their support from Jamppi in his current situation. Although with Jamppi they will not be able to attend any Major tournaments.
The next Major which is supposed to be held in November will most likely include ENSE without Jamppi as he is still banned from the game. Unless they can come to some kind of agreement to lift the ban, the future is still very uncertain for Jamppi. According to Jamppi’s father lifting Jamppi’s Major ban is the most important thing at the moment.