Jamppi Clarifies His Recent Comments About CS:GO Return

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Jamppi Clarifies His Recent Comments About Returning to CS:GO from Valorant

The Finn finally settles this CS:GO → Valorant → CS:GO move drama!

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Jamppi has provided clarification about his recent statements regarding his CS:GO return which had sparked quite a debate across Valorant and CS:GO communities.
In a recent Twitch stream, Jamppi had expressed that his return to CS:GO was imminent, October being the earliest possible time for a possible switch.
Now, Jamppi has clarified that though he still thinks about returning to CS:GO, he is not going anywhere until he has achieved all his goals in Valorant.

Former CS:GO player who currently competes with Team Liquid in Valorant , Elias "Jamppi" Olkkonen, has finally provided clarification on his recent statements about returning to CS:GO, which had sparked quite a discussion across both the communities.

Ever since Jamppi's VAC (Valve Anti Cheat) ban had been revoked due to the new 'RMR Eligibility Guidelines' that Valve had released on 15th April 2021, the 20-year-old has been publicly expressing a desire to return back to the Valve shooter sometime in the future.

The Finn never gave any proper explanation on his statements until yesterday on 20th May, when during an interview with sportskeeda he mentioned that he will be going back to CS:GO but "I don't know when it will be. I still have goals that I want to achieve in Valorant and I'm not leaving before I achieve those."

Jamppi provides clarification on his recent comments about returning to CS:GO

The change in eligibility guidelines for the RMR introduced by Valve last year had reworked how a VAC ban would be treated when participating in any Valve sponsored tournament like Major qualifiers and the Major itself.

This resulted in talented CS:GO players like Jamppi being given a second chance, as he had been held back from competing with top organizations due to one of the most controversial VAC bans ever handed to a player in the history of the game.

Unfortunately by the time this decision was taken by Valve, Jamppi had already switched over to Valorant. However, after hearing about this change Jamppi expressed his happiness via a Tweet, while also revealing later that he had made up his mind to quit Valorant and go back to CS:GO.

Jamppi celebrates following Valve's VAC ban update policy

Jamppi celebrates following Valve's VAC ban update policy

Though the move never transpired as he decided to stay in Valorant, it was enough to show that the Finn still had a desire to compete in CS:GO. This was showcased once again last week when during a Twitch stream (now deleted) Jamppi had expressed that his return to CS:GO was imminent, October being the earliest possible time for a possible switch.

The statements sent shockwaves through both Valorant and CS:GO communities resulting in a lot of discussions, while Jamppi remained tight lipped on the matter until yesterday when he finally provided some clarification on the matter.

Jamppi explained that over the past year he has always said that he will be returning to CS:GO at some point, but everyone is blowing his statements out of proportion.

"Ever since I got unbanned, I've been saying that I'll go back to CS:GO at one point. I still think about it. I don't know when it will be. I still have goals that I want to achieve in Valorant and I'm not leaving before I achieve those," said Jamppi, "It could be in five years, two years or even one year. It's really in my own process. It's nothing serious."

Hopefully, this explanation is enough to satisfy the curiosity and concern shown by both the CS:GO and the Valorant community. For now, Jamppi is committed to competing in Valorant as he continues to play with Team Liquid, currently playing in the VCT 2022: EMEA Challengers 2 - Group Stage.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer 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.