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Jamppi: The Stats That Made ENCE Risk It All On a Banned CSGO Pro

Published: 22/Jun/2020 16:23 Updated: 23/Jun/2020 11:33

by Joe Craven

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ENCE shocked the CS:GO community in April 2020 as they acquired Elias ‘Jamppi’ Olkkonen for their roster. What’s bizarre about this transfer is that Jamppi is currently banned from any Valve sponsored tournaments. So why on earth did ENCE pick him up?

Jamppi was banned by Valve in December 2019, in an account sharing scandal that continues to this day. While there remains a slim chance that the ban is reversed and removed, Valve are known to be fairly rigid when it comes to banning accounts.

A move to OG was lined up for Jamppi in late 2019, before stories of his VAC-ban began to surface. This, for obvious reasons, prompted OG to look elsewhere. A ban from Valve-sponsored events means Jamppi cannot compete at Majors like ESL One: Rio De Janeiro, or 2021’s spring Major.

The answer, essentially, is talent. An AWPer, Jamppi’s statistics actually come out on top of some of the best to have ever played CS:GO, like G2’s kennyS.

Here, we break down why ENCE would make such a bold roster move, fully knowing that, if they qualify for any upcoming Valve majors, one of their best players will not be able to attend.

What they intend to do if they make one of these tournaments remains to be seen but, going off the back of his performances recently, the move seems to be working so far.

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Juggernaut vs Colossus: How Cloud9 shocked Complexity @ Blast Fall Showdown

Published: 2/Dec/2020 20:39

by Alan Bernal

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The head-to-head between Complexity’s reformed Juggernaut and Cloud9’s Colossus was a matchup the CS:GO community were waiting to go down, and their clash at the BLAST Premier Fall 2020 Showdown didn’t disappoint.

The hype around HenryG’s C9 was just starting to take shape with matchday results. But many saw their match against a Complexity side who had already booked a trip to the Blast Global Finals in 2021 as the Colossus’ first real test.

Backed by IGL Benjamin ‘blameF’ Bremer, Kristian ‘k0nfig’ Wienecke, and latest addition Justin ‘jks’ Savage, the Juggernauts were seen as favorites against the new Cloud9 roster.

Complexity managed to take the first map off of impressive clutch moments and a more cohesive structure in navigating Cloud9’s Nuke pick. Something that is expected from a core lineup who’s been together for a year.

C9 didn’t start the series with a win, but they did show an aggressive T-side that got them up to 10-5 after the first half. But Juggernauts hit back even harder when it was their turn to attack, only giving up three rounds on their way to a 16-13 win.

The rest of the series saw the premier headlines shine: Özgür ‘woxic’ Eker’s AWP against his old team, IGL’s blameF and ‘Alex’ McMeekin masterminding plays, and star players Patrick ‘es3tag’ Hansen versus jks.

The matchup resulted in a shocking upset win for C9, but the duel formed a new narrative around the two storied orgs who are embarking in their next eras.