DeKay: Jamppi will sue Valve
Elias "Jamppi" Olkkonen, an 18-year-old professional CS:GO player, will be suing Valve Corporation over a VAC ban on one of his accounts that prevented him from signing contract with OG according to the information provided by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis.
The lawsuit, filed in Finland, alleges Jamppi purchased a second copy of CS:GO in 2015, when he was 14-years-old, in order to allow a friend to play with him at a LAN party. Following that occasion, the suit alleges Jamppi sold the account to the friend, and the account would later receive a VAC ban. When Jamppi contacted Valve in an attempt to clear his name from the aforementioned account, he was allegedly informed the ban would remain and he would not be allowed to participate in Valve-sanctioned Major tournaments.
The connection to a VAC-banned account prevented Jamppi from signing a contract with OG, the lawsuit alleges. OG would eventually sign Mateusz "mantuu" Wilczewski to be the fifth member of its inaugural CS:GO team.
Despite initial correspondence with the Counter-Strike Professional Players Association (CSPPA) late last year, the players union has ignored recent requests to provide support for the player, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Jamppi has been a member of the CSPPA since his negotiations with OG in October.
Jamppi started his career in 2017. Since April 2018 he represents the Finnish club SJ and he has won many regional tournaments being part of it. In December last year he has been transferred to reserve.