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ropz pulls off insane 1v5 CSGO clutch on the eve of StarLadder Legends stage

Published: 28/Aug/2019 0:24 Updated: 28/Aug/2019 0:35

by Scott Robertson

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Late in the evening before the Legends stage of the StarLadder Berlin major, Robin ‘ropz’ Kool clutched a ridiculous 1v5 against some stellar competition.

‘Twas the night before Legends, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except a player from mous.

With the Legends stage just hours away, the 19-year-old from Estonia was still up fragging away in Faceit Pro League, when he found himself in a 1v5 in just the fourth round of a match on Train. The following is presented for your viewing pleasure:

ropz was positioned next to A1 train when he got his first kill, a headshot on İsmailcan ‘XANTARES’ Dörtkardeş of the German team BIG. Then popular Twitch streamer Lobanjica pushed A1 train and got sprayed down for his troubles, as did Nils ‘k1to’ Gruhne.

Sensing the presence of his former teammates, and with eyes seemingly in the back of his head, ropz whipped around as he started approaching site, and headshotted former mousesports player and ENCE’s newest addition, Miikka ‘suNny’ Kemppi as he snuck around CT tunnel.

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Down to a 1v1, ropz showcased his game sense with a well placed molotov at the bottom of the ladder room, and HellRaisers’ Tomáš ‘oskar’ Šťastný could only through a flash and succumb to the flames as ropz got the defuse.

ropz could hardly contain a smile after the sick play, and that wasn’t his only highlight from this match:

He’ll be looking to carry this momentum into the Legends stage, and not just momentum from highlights like this. ropz has been on a run since the beginning of the EU minor, with his only negatives being a single rough map against G2 Esports in the Challengers stage, and a couple losses to NoChance in the EU minor. 

He’s been the highest rated player for mousesports during this major, and if you subtract that one bad blowout against G2, his rating would be much higher.

But that big loss came against Train, and if this clip is any indication, he’s looking a lot more comfortable on Train.

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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.