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Gla1ve & Xyp9x returning? Dev1ce reveals when Astralis should be back together

Published: 24/Jun/2020 16:09

by Shane King

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When will Lukas ‘Gla1ve’ Rossander and Andreas ‘Xyp9x’ Højsleth be back playing for Astralis? That’s the question on everybody’s lips in CSGO right now.

After weeks of speculation, it looks like we may finally have an answer for when the two will be returning to the starting line-up.

Astralis star Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz has revealed on the HLTV Confirmed Podcast that gla1ve should be coming back to the team at some point in August which leaves plenty of time to prepare for the ESL One Rio Major.

But, for Xyp9x, there is no planned return date. This is partly because putting an exact date on it can, in fact, add to the stress they’re trying to overcome.

Fans of the Danish org will be glad to hear that the two are planning to return soon as their performance at BLAST Premier and Dreamhack Masters with substitutes was not up to par with their usual high standards. This is shown by the fact the team has fallen out of the top 5 HLTV rankings for the first time since March 2018.

Whether the return of the two stars will lead Astralis back to glory in time for the major is yet to be seen but that will be the goal as the team looks for their 4th title in a row.

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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.