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CS:GO: Cloud9 reportedly making swoop for Mousesports star

Published: 5/Mar/2019 9:36 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 10:00

by Connor Bennett

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Cloud9 are reportedly targeting Miikka ‘suNny’ Kemppi of Mousesports to join their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster with the team now looking for two players following the end of the IEM Katowice Major. 

The North-American based organization has had some roster troubles since the departures of Jake ‘Stewie2K’ Yip and Tarik ‘Tarik’ Celik – pivoting from a full North-American roster to adding European talent.

Former Fnatic star Robin ‘Flusha’ Rönnquist joined the team back in September of 2019, but announced he would be taking a break from CS:GO following the end of the IEM Katowice Major. With Zellsis, who stood in for Maikil ‘Golden’ Selim in Poland, also departing, the team is desperate to pick up another star player.

ESLZellsis stepped up to join the C9 roster for the Katowice Major.

Now, according to a report from HLTV, Cloud9 harbor an interest in Mouseports star Miikka ‘suNny’ Kemppi, and could be looking to make their roster a majority European team.

The report also states that the two organizations have discussed the potential move, but nothing is imminent just yet.

DreamhackThe Finnish star could be set to join C9.

If these reports prove to be true, Mousesports would be left in the awkward position of losing virtually their entire 2018 roster. They recently benched former in-game leader Chris ‘ChrisJ’ De Jong and Martin ‘STYKO’ Styk and could now be losing their Finnish star player to Cloud9.

Yet they are trying to make additions. According to Dexerto’s own Jarek ‘DeKay’ Lewis, the German-based organization are close to acquiring Finn ‘Karrigan’ Andersen from FaZe Clan.

If all the reported moves materialize, Mouz would still be left them with just three active players – Karrigan, Robin ‘ropz’ Kool and Tomas ‘oskar’ Stastny – while looking for two more players before the start of ESL Pro League action in early April.

Karrigan looks set to rejoin his former team after a spell on loan with Envy.

If the reported interest turns into a full move, Cloud9’s roster would consist of:

  • Timothy ‘Autimatic’ Ta
  • William ‘RUSH’ Wierzba
  • Maikil ‘Golden’ Selim
  • Fabian ‘kioShiMa’ Fiey
  • Miikka ‘suNny’ Kemppi
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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.