allu, stonde replace two in 3DMAX
Aleksi "allu" Jalli and Tom "stonde" Glad have replaced Timo "REFLEX" Rintala and Mikko "xartE" Välimaa in 3DMAX, the organization announced on its website.
Aleksi "allu" Jalli's journey with mousesports has come to an end after exactly six months of playing with the european mixture. During that time the team failed to qualify for both majors, ESL One Cologne and DreamHack Winter and even lost domestically to Planetkey at EPS Germany Winter finals.
3DMAX have now announced that the Finnish star has rejoined with his former teammates alongside Tom "stonde" Glad, as they replace Timo "REFLEX" Rintala and Mikko "xartE" Välimaa effective immediately.
allu's time with mousesports is now over
The Finns have had mixed results throughout the last few months after joining the French organization, as they were able to place 3rd-4th at DreamHack Stockholm, but failed to qualify for the playoffs at ESWC and were unable to qualify for DreamHack Winter 2014.
"We’ve all seen the later parts of 2014 were not a happy time in the 3DMAX camp, as it was clearly visible to many of you guys watching us play. We did not perform up to any standards disappointing ourselves but all our fans and followes alike.
It was evident things needed to change and with the year changing, that time was fast approaching. We enter the new year with a fresh lineup that brings a versatile set of tools for us to use. We’ve taken a lot of thought into choosing these five players going forward.
Counter-Strike nowadays needs a ton of skill, excellent communicating skills and ability to react to situations in a correct manner – collectively. These have been our main fundamentals when gathering up this lineup. Our goal is to finally bring Finland where it belongs on the Counter-Strike map.
We are delighted to bring in both allu and stonde into our lineup. They both bring in qualities that any functioning team loves to have and I can’t wait to start working with the guys." Joona "natu" Leppänen told 3DMAX.fr.
Both of 3DMAX's acquisitions have also shared a few words on the team's website:
"Time has come to me go back where I started. My journey with mousesports was a really good exprience and I think i grew alot as a person and a player these past months, but all has to come to an end. After me and my former teammates discussed about future we came to a common decission that its better if me and mouz go our seperate ways.
I would like to thank my former teammates for the good times we had and mousesports as a organisation whos staff has been always very nice and professional. So im happy to announce that i will once again play in a finnish team. We are all really looking forward to play with eachother again and finally put finland back on the map. With the backing of 3DMAXX and our motivation this is the first time I truly believe it is possible after so long in the darkness." - Aleksi "allu" Jalli
"I want to thank my teammates and 3DMAX for giving this huge opportunity to me. It’s a great honour for me to get to play with these four awesome guys. I will do everything I can to help this team reach the goals we have. I think we have everything it takes to be a really successful team. Finland hasn’t produced a team in a long time that can battle out with the best teams out there, but we’ll work hard for making a change to that." - Tom "stonde" Glad
After these changes, 3DMAX now boast the following lineup: