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Sources: Vega Squadron look to add seized and scoobyxie to CS:GO roster

Published: 26/Mar/2019 17:44 Updated: 26/Mar/2019 17:52

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis

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Russian Esports organization Vega Squadron are setting their sights on adding Denis ‘seized’ Kostin and Alexander ‘scoobyxie’ Marynych to their active Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster, according to sources close to the players. 

Both seized and scoobyxie played for the Runtime.gg organization until last week, parting ways after almost three months of service. It is expected that Vega will retain Dmitriy ‘jR’ Chervak and Igor ‘crush’ Shevchenko to play alongside seized and scoobyxie, despite announcing all their contracted players were available for transfer last month. 

The fifth and final player has yet to be chosen at this time while they trial different options, one source said. Vega Squadron still has Pavel ‘hutji’ Lashkov and Anton ‘tonyblack’ Kolesnikov under contract, while Leonid ‘chopper’ Vishnyakov has left the organization and joined Team Spirit.

ESLSeized’s time with Runtime.gg was short lived.

Seized is a former member of Natus Vincere, where he played for four years before departing in early 2018. During this time with the organization they won a number of tournaments, including Intel Extreme Masters X – San Jose and ESL One: New York 2016, as well as appearing in two Major finals. 

The 24-year-old would go on to play temporary stints in FlipSid3 Tactics and Gambit Esports before joining Runtime.gg at the start of 2019.

StarLadderA second place finish at the StarSeries i-League Season 6 finals was the highlight of Vega’s 2018 season.

Scoobyxie is a 21-year-old rifler from Ukraine who has very limited experience as a professional player. He made his debut with “Spray’n’pray” in early 2018 before moving on to k1ck eSports Club and then eventually Runtime.gg.

In the past, Vega Squadron was often seen as a dark horse capable of upsetting top teams. However, the last outing for the former squad ended in a disappointing 20th – 22nd finish at the 2019 IEM Katowice Major.

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VAC banned CSGO pro Jamppi switches to Valorant after legal battle

Published: 26/Jan/2021 14:40 Updated: 26/Jan/2021 14:52

by Lauren Bergin

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Former CSGO pro Elias ‘Jamppi’ Olkkonen has confirmed that he’s jumping ship from Counter-Strike to Valorant.


  • Jamppi was banned from playing in Counter-Strike Majors
  • The CSGO star was benched from ENCE
  • He sees it as a “fresh start” for him after Valve’s VAC ban

Jamppi makes Valorant switch

After a ban and ensuing lawsuit left Jamppi steeped in controversy, ENCE benched him from the starting lineup.

This has inspired the player to take a new pathway to glory. With no Majors in sight, he’s decided to join a wave of CS pros who have made the switch across to Valorant.

What’s next for Jamppi?

While it appears that the Finnish star hasn’t yet found an organization within the Valorant universe, it’s pretty clear that many a squad will jump at the chance to sign him.

Although he is still fighting an ongoing legal battle against the VAC ban that has stopped him from playing at several CSGO events, the 19-year-old prodigy has marked himself as a rising star in the FPS world.