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Professional CS: GO player Elias ‘Jamppi’ Olkkonen received a response from Valve after his demand for his Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) ban to be temporarily lifted while his legal case is ongoing.
Jamppi filed a lawsuit against Counter-Strike developers seeking compensation of €268,092 for missed earnings and his VAC ban lifted after he received the ban which stopped him from signing with OG Esports and competing at CS: GO Majors. He now is asking Valve to lift the ban temporarily as legal proceedings are still going.
On August 20, Vale issued a response regarding Jamppi’s request to compete competitively until his legal case is over. According to the Finnish website, Ilta-Sanomat Valve refused Jamppi’s request to lift his ban temporarily, claiming that it would cause more damage to the company.
- Removing the VAC ban temporary while the lawsuit is handled would cause damage to Valve.— neL (@neLendirekt) August 20, 2020
- If they remove the VAC ban temporary while the case is ongoing it would give players false signal that you can cheat in CSGO and VAC could be removed without reason.
Valve also pointed out that this would give other players false signals that they could cheat in CSGO and their ban would be lifted without justification.
Valve stated that they can’t be sure if Jamppi would not cheating in competitive play, and the community would suffer as a result.
For the time being, we will have to wait for the judge to give their verdict on whether or not the District Court of Eastern Uusimaa will be eligible to handle this case, as Valve claims they aren’t.