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ChrisJ’s incredible AWP Ace as mousesports win ESL One New York – Final Placements

Published: 1/Oct/2018 0:12 Updated: 1/Oct/2018 21:57

by Calum Patterson

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Mousesports were crowned champions of ESL One New York and did it in style, thanks one of the most insane AWP aces ever from Chris ‘chrisJ’ de Jong.

After an impressive run through the invitational event, taking down Gambit and Fnatic in the group stage, before overcoming an NRG team that had already beaten FaZe earlier in the event.

They faced top North American squad Team Liquid in the finals, who themselves had also impressed on their route to the grand final, NRG, G2 and Gambit.

The Grand Final was a nailbiter, forced all the way to a game five which came down to the wire. With the exception of Nuke, which Liquid won 16-7, every other map was won by a margin of only 6 rounds or less.

Down 2-1 in the series, mousesports won a tense overtime on Dust2 19-17, which gave everyone what they wanted – a game five on Mirage.

It was back and forth, with both teams clearly playing at the very top of their game – showing serious improvement from the London Major. But it was chrisJ’s absolutely ridiculous AWP ace to put mousesports at map point which will be remembered.

With this play pushing mousesports to match and championship point, there was no rebounding for Team Liquid, with the Europeans closing it out 16-8.

Mousesports netted $125,000 for their first place finish, and Liquid take home $50,000. The two teams were undoubtedly deserved finalists, but ESL One New York will be a big wake up call to some of the teams which badly underperformed.

FaZe Clan didn’t put up a fight, and have some serious rethinking to do after finishing 7-8th, as do Fnatic, although they will still be adjusting to the addition of ScreaM.

ESL One New York Final Placements

Position Team Prize Money
1st mousesports $125,000
2nd Team Liquid $50,000
3rd-4th Gambit $25,000
3rd-4th NRG $25,000
5th-6th Na’Vi $8,500
5th-6th G2 $8,500
7th-8th Fnatic $4,000
7th-8th FaZe Clan $4,000
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Jamppi to Valorant? VAC banned CSGO pro considering switch following legal proceedings

Published: 15/Jan/2021 12:58 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 13:00

by Connor Bennett

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A new report from a Finnish newspaper has suggested that VAC banned CSGO pro Elias ‘Jamppi⁠’ Olkkonen is considering a switch to Valorant as he steps down from ENCE. 

For a few year, Jamppi has been considered as one of Counter-Strike’s biggest rising stars. The 19-year-old was set to join the OG roster following their step into CS:GO, however, that move fell through.

The problem is, the Finnish star has a VAC ban to his name, so, he can’t play in CS:GO’s premier events – the Majors – even though a number of tournament organizers have allowed him to play in their own events.

With him and his family contesting the ban, Jamppi joined ENCE in the hopes that, at some point, he’d be able to play at Majors. However, there have been a few missteps in his argument, and he hasn’t come any closer to having the VAC ban taken away. That, alongside some roster turmoil with ENCE, has got him seemingly considering his options.

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Jamppi was VAC banned in 2015 at the age of 14.

According to a report from the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat, the 19-year-old is apparently considering a switch to VALORANT as ENCE considers a number of roster moves.

It comes after a report from DBLTap’s Jarek ‘DeKay’ Lewis stated that ENCE were in discussions with Danish duo Marco ‘Snappi’ Pfeiffer and Thomas ‘TMB’ Bundsbæk about joining up with their active lineup alongside Aleksi ‘allu⁠’ Jalli, Joonas ‘doto⁠’ Forss, and Tuomas ‘SADDYX⁠’ Louhimaa.

That, ultimately, leaves Jamppi without a spot as the CS:GO 2021 season starts to ramp up in preparation for the PGL Stockholm Major in October.

CS:GO pro Jamppi in ENCE interview
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Jamppi is considering a switch to VALORANT, according to reports.

If he decides to go to VALORANT, as IS reports, Jamppi would join a list of other CS:GO pros who have been banned from playing at a Major – including Joshua ‘steel’ Nissan and Braxton ‘Swag’ Pierce.

As for where he could go, well, there are a few teams who would certainly make space for the 19-year-old – especially if he could show as much promise in the Riot Games shooter as he does in CS:GO. So, we’ll just have to wait and see.