Valve refused Jamppi to remove VAC ban till the final of the court trial

Ilta-Sanomat's journalists have access to Valve GmbH's response to the lawsuit filed by ENCE player Elias "Jamppi" Olkkonen regarding the illegality of his VAC-ban and the ban on participation in tournaments from the developer. Previously, the Finnish pro player demanded the ban to be removed before the final court decision and claimed that this situation had a negative impact on his career.

In response to the accusation that the ban prevents Jamppi from becoming a professional player, Valve pointed to his two-year contract with ENCE, which was signed on April 21. According to the company, this deal confirms the opposite - the player receives money for his game and performs in tournaments. Valve was also informed that if they agree to the terms of the 19-year-old player, they will give a false signal to other players involved in teeing. For this reason, the ban cannot be withdrawn.

Recall that Jamppi started a lawsuit against Valve in March 2020. The player believes that the ban on participation in the majors is wrong, because the blocked account is not his main account and was sold to a friend shortly after registration.

Within six months, Olkkonen took part in the BLAST Premier Spring 2020 Showdown, BLAST Premier Spring 2020 Finals and DreamHack Masters Spring 2020. His average rating within these events was 1.10.