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Jamppi’s request for temporary pause on CSGO VAC ban denied by court

Published: 20/Aug/2020 13:48 Updated: 21/Aug/2020 11:48

by Daniel Cleary


Professional CS:GO player Elias ‘Jamppi’ Olkkonen’s call for his Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) ban to be temporarily lifted while the legal case is ongoing has been denied by the court.

Jamppi initially filed a lawsuit against the Counter-Strike developers after an account he previously owned was issued with a VAC ban, hindering the star from signing to OG Esports and stopping him from competing at CS:GO Majors.

The young pro was seeking compensation of €268,092 for missed earnings as well as having his VAC ban lifted, and called for the District Court of Eastern Uusimaa to temporarily lift his VAC ban while these legal proceedings were ongoing. 

CS:GO pro Jamppi in ENCE interview
ENCE TV, YouTube
Valve has now responded to Jamppi’s CSGO VAC ban demands.

Valve responded to this on August 20, following the 19-year-old’s demands to compete without restrictions until the legal feud is decided in court, according to reports from Finnish website Ilta-Sanomat.

The response from Valve revealed that they had refused Jamppi’s demands for temporary measures, claiming that it would cause more damage to the company.

“The applicant seeks to gain temporarily, by means of a precautionary measure, what he cannot achieve with the main case he has initiated,” Valve’s representative responded.

It was also pointed out that this would give other players false signals that they could cheat in CSGO and their ban would be lifted without justification. It also added that both they and the community as a whole would suffer if they could not ensure that there would be no cheating in a competitive environment.

Now, the District Court have ruled on Jamppi’s demand and chosen to deny his call for his VAC ban to be removed on a temporary basis. This means that the 19-year-old will not be able to compete in any major Counter-Strike tournaments while this action continues.

Jamppi can now lodge an appeal with the Court of Appeals against this decision but must do so within seven days of the decision being given.

With this issue seemingly concluded, the next step required is to decide if the District Court of Eastern Uusimaa has the jurisdiction to investigate further. The district court were unable to give Ilta-Sanomat a timeframe for the decision on whether the court is eligible to handle the case moving forward. 


S1mple banned again on Twitch for fourth time over “aggression”

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:28

by Bill Cooney


CS:GO star Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev has apparently been banned again on Twitch, for his fourth time in total on the platform.

The Ukrainian is the star of Natus Vincere’s CSGO squad and generally considered one of the best CS:GO players in the entire world, but even that isn’t enough to save you from the wrath of Twitch mods.

S1mple is no stranger to temporary bans from the site, and it seems he added to his tally again on Oct. 30, with his channel being taken offline out of nowhere.

It seems that like in the past, the pro has once again been banned for using a slur while streaming, but this latest episode isn’t quite like the others.

Shortly after news of the ban dropped, s1mple Tweeted that he was banned for using a Russian slur, but he claims he only said it because he was upset with another player for saying it on his stream.

“It’s funny that I get banned for aggression towards a person that says the word “Pidor” and specifically tries to ban me on the platform,” he wrote. “I try to condemn him for this and say the forbidden word because I have a negative attitude towards it (because of rules).”

While s1mple filled fans in on why he was banned, he didn’t mention how long he would be off of the platform for. Looking at his past infractions though, and it’s safe to say he’s probably looking at a 7-day break, at the very least.

The site has been known to ban repeat offenders for longer if they continue to get in hot water for the same thing, but considering how big of a name s1mple is and the circumstances surrounding this particular incident, it’s hard to say.

A good number of his fans noted that Twitch was quick to ban the Na’Vi pro after he slipped up, but still haven’t taken action against any one of the countless channels that rebroadcast s1mple’s streams to try and steal viewers.

Still, the pro doesn’t seem so much bothered by the ban as he does annoyed, which makes sense because he doesn’t really need to stream so to speak, considering all the money he’s made playing CS:GO professionally. That doesn’t really help his fans though, who will have to find someone else to watch while they wait for his return.