Team Liquid’s new fifth heading into 2021 will be youngster Elias ‘Jamppi’ Olkkonen, who was most recently seen plying his trade for ENCE.
As earlier reported by George Geddes from Daily Esports, Jamppi has transitioned his career to Team Liquid’s Valorant division. The 19-year-old prodigy has replaced Adam “ec1s” Eccles on the starting five after the latter was benched earlier today.
Before making the switch, Jamppi was proclaimed as an up and coming talent while he competed in Counter Strike : Global Offensive. But his plans were hammered down by an infamous VAC (Valve Anti-cheat) Ban which further started to thwart the finnish player’s opportunities at the expense of his slot at OG’s CS:GO project. A lawsuit was also filed in a bid to revoke the ban by Jamppi but failed to yield fair results.
The lawsuit then suggested that the petitioner had purchased a second copy of CS:GO in 2015 for his friend to play alongside at a LAN party. However, then 14-year-old Elias sold that account to a friend and later, it was VAC-banned.
The lawsuit further revealed that the game developers have allegedly conveyed to the petitioner that his ban shall remain intact and the latter will not be allowed to participate at Valve sponsored events.
At some point in time, the petitioner’s queries were not answered or rather ignored by Valve Corporation.
Jamppi represented ENCE from April 2020 – December 2020 until he was benched at the end of the year. Earlier in January, he started to reconsider his options in CS:GO which later culminated in shifting to Riot’s First person tactical shooter.
He is expected to take up the duelist role as Jett along with the same as a sniper. On their journey towards the VCT Masters, Team Liquid have one last shot in making it to the main event, i.e through the Challengers 3 event.
With Jamppi’s addition, Liquid are now :
- James “Kryptix” Affleck
- Elias “Jamppi” Olkkonen
- Travis “L1NK” Mendoza
- Dom “soulcas’ Sulcas
- Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom
- Adam “ec1s” Eccles (Benched)
- Connor “Sliggy” Blomfield (Head Coach)