Valve fobs off Jamppi’s lawsuit
Earlier this year, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro Elias “Jamppi” Olkkonen sued Valve over a VAC ban he received when he was 14 years old. The VAC ban means Olkkonen can’t participate in any of Valve’s tournaments, essentially excluding him from every major tournament.
Olkkonen claims that the ban has affected his ability to earn money as a professional player, since teams are reluctant to sign banned players. Valve has finally responded, arguing that the ban has not impacted his earnings since Olkkonen was signed to the Finnish team ENCE in April this year. That means it’s up to the judge to decide whether Valve is justified in upholding the ban.
Scholomance Inn-vitational on Tuesday
The Scholomance Inn-vitational pits twenty Hearthstone streamers split into ten teams against each other for a $100,000 prize pool. Unlike typical Hearthstone tournaments, the Scholomance Inn-vitational forces teams to stick to a specific dual-class pairing. Each team can field four different decks, each including at least ten cards from the Scholomance Academy expansion.
Blizzard will re-introduce Twitch Drops for this tournament, so viewers can earn card packs by watching the games. You can earn two Scholomance Academy packs by linking your Twitch and Blizzard accounts by watching 4 hours of Hearthstone content on August 25th from 9:00am until 7:00pm PT.
G2 defeats MAD Lions in qualifier
MAD Lions and G2 competed to enter the League of Legends World Championships 2020 this weekend, and G2 claimed a 3-1 victory that earned them a place in the upper brackets and sent MAD Lions to the lower. MAD Lions will need to beat Schalke 04 on August 28th to secure a place in the prestigious competition.
G2 is the fourth team to qualify for League of Legends World Championships 2020, alongside Top Esports, JD Gaming and Fnatic. The League of Legends World Championships are held in Shanghai and starts on September 25th, with finals taking place in the Pudong football stadium. Check out the schedule for the remaining playoffs at lolesports.com.