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ENCE Reportedly Practice with VAC Banned Player Jamppi instead of xseveN

Aditya Singh Rawat
21/Apr/2020 11:53 am

Cover And Thumbnail Image Courtesy: SJ Gaming

  • ENCE reportedly practise along with Jamppi instead of xseveN.

  • This further bolsters the rumour about the Finnish organization signing Jamppi as their sixth player.

  • ENCE might implement a rotating six-man roster with Jamppi replacing xseveN in all tournaments except when it comes to playing in the Major qualifiers and the Major itself.

After rumours of Elias "Jamppi" Oikkonen being scouted by the Finnish esports organization ENCE surfaced a few days back, it now looks that it might soon turn into a reality, as the 18-year-old was recently spotted practising with the team in place of Sami “xseveN” Laasanen according to a tweet by CS reporter neL.




The anonymous reporter stated that he was told about Jamppi practising along with ENCE via his sources, reinforcing the fact that they might soon sign the young rifler who was also approached by OG CS:GO before, but the signing had a fallout after Valve did not remove the VAC ban placed against him following his review plea on the matter.

Jamppi is Currently Inactive with SJ Gaming

Jamppi who has currently sued Valve for €250,000 in damages while also requesting that his ban from Majors be lifted, is being scouted by ENCE despite all this. As the Finnish organization plan on implementing a rotating six-man roster which will witness xseveN 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 statement. Also, 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.

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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO editor at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.