June 28, 2022


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Group Liquid’s Jamppi reveals he virtually give up Valorant to return to CS:GO

Group Liquid’s Elias ‘Jamppi’ Olkkonen has revealed that he got here near leaving Valorant and returning to CS:GO in 2021.

Jamppi burst onto the CS:GO scene in 2019 as a rising expertise, however his progress was curtailed by a VAC ban that made him ineligible to compete at Valve-sponsored occasions, together with Majors.

In February 2021, shortly after being benched by ENCE, Jamppi switched to Valorant and joined Group Liquid, one in every of Europe’s finest groups, as a substitute for Adam ‘ec1s’ Eccles.


Jamppi switched to Valorant in 2021 over a VAC ban that dominated him out of CS:GO Majors

He rapidly discovered his groove in Riot Video games’ title, however then a aggressive ruling issued by Valve virtually noticed him make a U-turn on his choice.

Valve updates eligibility guidelines

Up till then, gamers who had VAC-banned accounts had been barred from Valve occasions endlessly. However in April 2021, the developer up to date the eligibility pointers for its competitions, successfully giving VAC bans a five-year time period relating to aggressive restrictions.

Because of this Jamppi, whose ban dated again to 2015, was lastly capable of compete at CS:GO Majors. The Finnish participant reacted to the information on Twitter, thanking Valve for lastly updating its eligibility guidelines, which in 2019 had value him a transfer to OG.

It seems that such was the impression of this alteration that Jamppi had one foot out of Liquid and Valorant as he entertained the considered returning to CS:GO.

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“I mainly informed Liquid and my coach, Sliggy, that I used to be going to give up Valorant and return to CS,” he informed Dexerto.

“After a couple of days, I messaged household and mates asking them what I ought to do. I began pondering extra about it after which I made the choice [to stay].

“I don’t assume CS goes to vary that a lot sooner or later. If I need to return, I can do it. However I feel Valorant goes to vary quite a bit.”

Together with his focus locked on Valorant once more, Jamppi performed an necessary position as Liquid made deep runs on the VCT Stage 2 Masters and Valorant Champions.

Later in April, the crew will probably be attending VCT 2022 Stage 1 Masters Iceland following FunPlus Phoenix’s withdrawal.