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Moses: Why Valve is failing CSGO community with Jamppi’s ban

Published: 13/Jun/2020 14:06 Updated: 17/Jul/2020 9:18

by Andy Williams

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Speaking exclusively to Dexerto, Counter-Strike caster, Jason ‘Moses’ O’Toole, has weighed in on Elias ‘Jamppi’ Olkkonen’s ban from Valve officiated events ahead of ENCE’s Semifinal appearance in BLAST Premier.

After an account he previously owned received a Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) ban, Jamppi filed a lawsuit against the Counter-Strike developers for damages that reportedly prevented the Finnish star from joining OG Esports due to being prohibited from competing at Major tournaments.

As part of the lawsuit, Jamppi claimed for €266,092 in compensation and the removal of his permanent ban.

Moses on Jamppi’s impact for ENCE

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

In light of Valve’s response to Jamppi, Moses has given his two cents on the 18-year-old’s ban, as the ENCE squad are reaching new heights in BLAST Premier with the youngster on their starting lineup.

In terms of what Jamppi brings to Finnish roster, O’Toole contested that it’s his raw mechanical ability that is his most redeeming quality.

“Just in a most basic sense, what he brings to ENCE is an incredible amount of firepower — an incredible amount of talent and skill into this roster…”

Moses then touched on exactly why Jamppi could bring more consistency to ENCE’s lineup, comparing his raw ability to teammate, Jere “sergej” Salo.

“If you look at it a little bit deeper… It feels like he’s the superstar in ENCE that sergej was supposed to be.”

Reflecting on sergej’s relatively inconsistent performances, Moses added that Jamppi could be the player that “provides the star power on a consistent basis.”

Moses on Jamppi’s VAC ban

Jamppi during an interview for ENCE.
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Could we be seeing Jamppi at future Valve-officiated events?

Touching on Jamppi’s ongoing lawsuit against Valve, Moses explained why he believes Valve should consider lifting Jamppi’s permanent ban from Valve’s Major tournaments.

“I think this is maybe one of the final areas where Valve is really failing this community,” the commentator argued. “Even if the account is banned or it did actually happen, still like 14 at the time, this is a player who could bring so much to the Counter-Strike scene — this is a player who can contribute so much to the professional scene.

Moses then looked forward to how Jamppi’s permanent ban could impact the starting lineup as well as ENCE as an organization, delving into how the ban doesn’t simply start and end at the player and that there is a much more global impact.

“I think we deserve to have a player of Jamppi’s caliber, that we can see already, being able to make his mark on the history of Counter-Strike in the biggest events — in our world championships that Valve runs.”

After making his stance clear, Moses simply added that he hopes the issue gets resolved and that the hotshot is eventually allowed to compete at Majors, now that he is of age to do so.

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Real Madrid footballer Casemiro launches esports team CaseEsports

Published: 29/Oct/2020 21:32 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 21:39

by Adam Fitch

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Real Madrid and Brazil football star Casemiro has announced the launch of his own esports team, CaseEsports.

The defensive midfielder’s team will initially compete in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, debuting in the qualifier for DreamHack Masters Winter on November 3.

The decision to start a team, according to the org’s official website, was birthed from Casemiro’s “enthusiasm, desire to enjoy and passion for this game” – speaking specifically of Counter-Strike.

The organisation will provide a team of sports professionals to enhance the performance of their players. They plan to “lead the European esports scene” through “effort, perseverance and teamwork.”

CaseEsports land1n
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CaseEsports will be hoping for land1n to make an instant impact.

The all-Brazilian roster that has been assembled includes former paiN Gaming and Tempo Storm players Denis “⁠dzt⁠” Fischer and Paulo “⁠land1n⁠” Felipe, former FURIA Academy duo Yan “⁠yepz⁠” Pedretti and Vinicius “⁠n1ssim⁠” Pereira, and former Imperial player Felipe “⁠delboNi⁠” Delboni.

CaseEsports has already secured the support of multiple sponsors, including peripherals brand HyperX, glasses retailer Hawkers, gaming chair brand Drift, and “fashion soccer” line BŮH.

“This team was created out of a hobby of mine that I really enjoy,” said Casemiro, according to HLTV. “I wanted to take it to a professional level, and just like in my career, I want them to be the best. I know that creating a new team and winning titles will take time and require a lot of work, but I hope that the players and the fans will really enjoy this project.”

Athletes starting their own esports teams is not a new trend by any means.

In the last few months alone, David Beckham launched Guild Esports, Manchester City star Sergio Aguero founded KRU Esports, and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster started Team Diverge.