Jamppi sues Valve for damages due to alleged VAC Ban
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Elias "Jamppi" Olkkonen is suing Valve for damages relating to a VAC ban on an account that was no longer owned by him, according to a report from DBLTAP.
Jamppi is a Finnish CS:GO player and one that many teams have had their eyes on. But, a VAC ban has prevented him from being able to compete in Valve-sponsored Majors. According to Jamppi, he was attending a LAN party in 2015 and purchased a second account so his friend could play with him.
After the tournament concluded, Jamppi sold the secondary account to his friend, and the account later was struck with a VAC ban. Due to the account being tied to Jamppi, the VAC ban applied to his future as a CS:GO professional.
Jamppi was a favored pick for OG when they began forming in late 2019. But, due to his status with Valve, Mateusz "mantuu" Wilczewski was signed instead.
Jamppi's suit filed in Finland aims to recoup damages he has sustained as a result of the mistargeted VAC ban.
In the report, Jarek Dekay Lewis attempted to get a statement from Valve, but they did not answer his request for comment. He also reached out to the Counter-Strike Professional Players Association (CSPPA) for comment as it is reported that Jamppi has been a CSPPA member since negotiations began with OG. Still, they have also not answered his request for comment.