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CSGO pro fnx accused of leaking private video of Twitch streamer without consent

Published: 6/Jan/2021 17:41

by Calum Patterson

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Professional CS:GO player Lincoln ‘fnx’ Lau has been accused by Twitch streamer and esports host Renata ‘Elfa’ Schozen of sharing private videos of them together without her permission. He allegedly shared them in a WhatsApp group.

On January 5, Schozen explained that she and fnx had started a physical relationship in 2019. During the relationship, fnx recorded an intimate video of them together, which Schozen alleges he later sent to WhatsApp group without her consent.

Schozen explains that she was made aware of the incident from three separate people, explaining that regardless of whether the video was made with consent, distributing it publicly was not.

Alongside a screenshot of the video in question, the streamer shared a conversation with fnx via Instagram.

“I am not afraid, I have countless witnesses who prove what I say,” Schozen said in a follow-up tweet. “He may even delete the video and retaliate in some way, but this will not be in vain, I want justice for me and for all the others, I know that I’m not alone.”

Schozen also posted a video, which sounds like fnx talking. In the video he says (via translation): “A girl sent me a message saying that one of you, not sure if it were the CS guys or Titan, who was in the group, can’t remember if I’ve sent anything… saying that one of you sent a video of mine having sex with some girl. I’m gonna meet her this week and she’s gonna tell me who did it. I’m asking you guys to tell the truth about what happened, otherwise it’s gonna get worse later.”

Schozen is also a lawyer, and has said “I have a copy of the video, I have more than one eyewitness to prove it;” I am a lawyer and I know the consequences of untrue information in a judicial process.”

Fnx currently plays for Imperial Esports. He has previously represented MiBR, Immortals, SK Gaming, and Luminosity. He also had a short stint on 100 Thieves, before the organization temporarily left CS:GO.

The accusations come following a series of other allegations in the Brazilian esports scene, relating also to League of Legends and Rainbow 6 players.

Brazilian CS:GO streamer Gaules said of the controversy, “I wanted to tell the victims that you shouldn’t justify anything and that you shouldn’t feel guilty or wrong for something that happened either! To abusers [I hope] justice is done! I hope that one day women can feel safe!”

In 2020, esports had a widescale ‘Me Too’ movement, that lasted a number of months, as community members came forward with stories of abuse.

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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.