19-year-old Finnish player Elias Jamppi Olkkonen will not be included in the renewed ENCE eSports CS: GO roster. As the journalists of the Ilta-Sanomat newspaper reported, the cybersportsman is now exploring other options for continuing his career and is seriously considering the possibility of moving to Valorant.
Jamppi joined ENCE in April 2020 as the sixth player. He played for the team at BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 European Showdown, ESL Pro League Season 12: Europe and other tournaments. Despite this, Jamppi still has a major ban from Valve, which he received in 2015 for allegedly using cheats. In the past, the esports player has repeatedly tried to challenge the accusations against him. He stated that the prohibited programs were turned on by another player, to whom Olkkonen handed over his account during a party. In March 2020, Jamppi decided to sue Valve – according to the gamer, the company’s actions deprived him of the opportunity to join the OG roster.
In November 2020, a Finnish court refused to proceed with Jamppi’s claim, as it lacks jurisdiction in the case. The plaintiff plans to appeal the decision and continue the proceedings. Over the past few years, many professional players have urged Valve to unban Jamppi and allow him to compete in the Majors. Despite this, Valve still claims that Olkkonen was the one who controlled the cheat account.