Elias Olkkonen brings to his defense a timeless classic of cheaters from around the world; it was “his friend” who cheated the account, not him. Elias states that he purchased this friend’s account after the friend cheated, but before the account was attached to Elias identity by Valve.
While monotonous legal proceedings are the absolute bane of society, it has a certain weight; If Valve does not defend its actions in court, the professional scene of Counter-Strike could suffer damage to its integrity, because previously banned players could simply drag Valve to court to reverse VAC’s ban and the consequences that resulting. .
Even if you’re not fully enthused by the CS: GO scene, this court case could set a precedent in other esports cases, thereby weakening the competitive game (and deterring cheating) as a whole. Valve Is Taking A Legal Battle Regarding VAC Bans Resulting In Permanent Ban From Majors
According to the Polish outlet “is.fi”, Valve must make a statement on the Stockholm trial on June 15; they are obviously invested in ensuring that they can defend their actions, which is a bizarre statement to make.
Ultimately, Counter-Strike is owned by Valve, and they have absolute control over their Majors, the biggest tournaments for CSGO. The idea that a child can rake them over proverbial coals to protect the competitive integrity of their intellectual property, which is successful because of integrity, is a fascinating case that will likely prioritize the esport industry in as a whole, regardless of how it goes.