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- ENCE is reportedly looking to sign Elias "Jamppi" Oikkonen, who has sued Valve over the VAC ban issued against him.
- Jamppi who is banned from CS:GO Majors will reportedly be playing for ENCE in all other tournaments except for the Major and its qualifiers.
- Sami “xseveN” Laasanen will supposedly be benched to make way for Jamppi.
The 18-year-old Finnish CS:GO player Elias “Jamppi” Olkkonen who has sued Valve for €250,000 in damages while also requesting that his ban from Majors be lifted, has supposedly grabbed the attention of the Finnish esports organization ENCE.
ENCE are reportedly looking to sign Elias “Jamppi” Olkkonen as their sixth player, according to Jake Lucky who is the host of Esports Talk. He has learned from his sources that Jamppi is being considered as the sixth member of the team because all though the young player is banned from participating in the Majors, he is still eligible to play in other tournaments organized by ESL, DreamHack, BLAST, StarLadder, and many more.
Jake Lucky further stated that his source has informed him that The Finnish organization are looking to take advantage of this and implement a rotating six-man roster which will witness Sami “xseveN” Laasanen being moved to the bench, for all tournaments except when it comes to playing in the Major Qualifiers and the Major itself.
Nothing has been publicly stated by Jamppi or ENCE on anything related to the above statements, all of it has just been stated by Jake Lucky who got hold of the information via an unnamed source, who has been accurate with his information in the past.
ENCE has not been doing well at all since the departure of Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen, failing to achieve a good placement in any of its recent tournaments, with ESL Pro League Season 11 - Europe witnessing an absolute whitewash for the Finnish side who managed to win just one match against NIP.
[Also Read: Aleksib Talks About his Time After Leaving ENCE]
Jamppi had previously been approached by OG when they were starting out their journey in CS:GO, but the signing never took place as he was banned from participating in the Majors while also serving a VAC Ban against one of the steam accounts associated with him.
If this rumour turns out to be true, then ENCE will be the second CS:GO organization to play with a six-man roster following Astralis’ lead, who had signed Patrick “es3tag” Hansen late last month.