Menace unveil new team

Team Menace have unveiled a new CS:GO squad ahead of Lantrek.

LanTrek 2015 will take place next week, at the Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre, and with it comes a $6,000 CS:GO tournament that is generating a lot of interest in the Finnish scene.

Team Menace, whose CS:GO division finished second to ENCE at last year's LanTrek, have now assembled a new squad that looks perfectly capable of giving 3DMAX a run for their money.


REFLEX returns in Menace

Mikko "xartE" Välimaa and Timo "REFLEX" Rintala, both of whom were replaced in 3DMAX at the start of the year, have joined forces with three other well-known figures in the Finnish side in this new project, namely Niko "naSu" Kovanen, Miikka "suNny" Kemppi and Timi "aslak" Verkkoperä.

This means that Team Menace will attend LanTrek with:

Finland Mikko "xartE" Välimaa
Finland Timo "REFLEX" Rintala
Finland Niko "naSu" Kovanen
Finland Miikka "suNny" Kemppi
Finland Timi "aslak" Verkkoperä

Brazil
Finland Mikko 'xartE' Välimaa
Mikko 'xartE' Välimaa
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
956
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Finland Niko 'naSu' Kovanen
Niko 'naSu' Kovanen
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
220
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Finland Timi 'aslak' Verkkoperä
Timi 'aslak' Verkkoperä
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
92
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Finland Timo 'REFLEX' Rintala
Timo 'REFLEX' Rintala
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
307
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1041
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
aslak <3
2015-02-21 14:54
and naSu <3
2015-02-21 14:57
#77
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Russia rassvet 
naSutOtO ^^
2015-02-21 15:21
nasupötkö
2015-02-22 00:49
nonames <3
2015-02-21 17:02
LOL
2015-02-21 17:18
your mom <3
2015-02-21 17:26
#185
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Macedonia balich 
you can't love n0thing if you dont know who is aslak
2015-02-21 17:29
really?
2015-02-21 17:55
#272
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Macedonia balich 
aham
2015-02-21 23:51
Thank you captain obvious <3
2015-02-22 09:13
really? what a fag
2015-02-21 18:39
oh come on i barely paid attention to the finnish scene and i know aslak
2015-02-21 18:42
You've got to be joking, right? All 5 are probably the most well known Finnish players excluding allu and lurppis.
2015-02-21 19:32
And NATU :[]
2015-02-22 12:54
Says the Aussie
2015-02-21 21:22
nice noflag
2015-02-22 07:23
I'm a 'Murican, friend. I just created my profile and haven't been bothered to change the flag yet. :p
2015-02-23 03:10
#270
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Australia kTw0 
+1
2015-02-21 23:18
Lol nonames XD some of these players played with n0thing back in the day.
2015-02-22 08:50
2015-02-21 23:06
#78
Germany yuki 
*Alihoppa!
2015-02-21 15:23
Anders !!
2015-02-21 16:11
aslak without allu... need WinFakt!
2015-02-21 20:25
#3
Australia lambr 
I swear that guy looks like a ranga Anders...
2015-02-21 14:53
oh my god yes
2015-02-21 14:57
lmfao
2015-02-21 15:10
+1
2015-02-21 15:39
hahahhahaha nice one =DD
2015-02-21 16:28
:(
2015-02-21 18:51
#4
CIS Ume 
gl
2015-02-21 14:53
aslaaaaaaak
2015-02-21 14:53
wow, seems sick, gl guys Also aslak >
2015-02-21 14:54
Great to see aslak back in business!
2015-02-21 14:53
naSu aslak <3
2015-02-21 14:54
when taking a really quick look, i honestly thought that was Anders in the pic with different haircolor :DD. gl nasu, aslak
2015-02-21 14:54
cool i guess
2015-02-21 14:54
aslak is a god
2015-02-21 14:54
No joelz :{
2015-02-21 14:54
#54
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Slovenia Josip09 
he is cooking minced meat give him a break
2015-02-21 15:07
can't attend lans...
2015-02-21 15:21
whattttt but what about 3dmax
2015-02-21 14:54
#88
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Finland coswell 
check 3DMAXs lineup... Natu allu khrn stonde disturbed Xarte/sunny/reflex havent been in the lineup for a while.
2015-02-21 15:28
yea i miss read i read nasu as natu my bad :/
2015-02-21 15:50
well if 3dmax would change natu to naSu they would be so much stronger
2015-02-21 16:15
#157
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
i think they need to find someone instead of allu =[
2015-02-21 16:18
ROFL
2015-02-21 18:58
What exactly is so funny about it?
2015-02-21 20:02
Well, I think it would be funny if they replaced one of the best Finnish players in the team.
2015-02-21 21:10
#266
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
NiP allu ?
2015-02-21 22:58
joelz? hahaha
2015-02-22 08:51
So would who call instead of natu?
2015-02-21 21:01
#283
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Finland Acoz 
Natu because he's the igl
2015-02-22 09:42
LOL ME TOO BRO
2015-02-21 19:55
roflcopter
2015-02-21 22:07
#16
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Europe kiy0shi 
n1
2015-02-21 14:54
n1
2015-02-21 14:54
5 weeks. I`m feeling generous today.
2015-02-21 14:54
expected
2015-02-21 14:54
No joelz = no party
2015-02-21 14:54
no joelz = no minced meat
2015-02-21 15:29
nasuuu
2015-02-21 14:54
#27
Sweden Obon 
uuu
2015-02-21 14:55
timi and timo mikko and miikka better love story than twilight
2015-02-21 14:55
gl grabbar
2015-02-21 14:55
#25
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Sweden DIOdorant 
Lurppis?
2015-02-21 14:55
we got a contender for 3dmax
2015-02-21 14:55
#28
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
sick lineup jesus
2015-02-21 14:56
joelz?
2015-02-21 14:56
#32
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Bulgaria yonk1 
go go aslak (y)
2015-02-21 14:57
#33
United Kingdom lliW 
wooooooo Finland
2015-02-21 14:57
#34
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Russia stat1c 
no joelz no party
2015-02-21 14:57
#36
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Finland 2op 
aslak >
2015-02-21 14:58
#37
World Jeza 
oh my god...a decent looking finnish lineup? I give it 2 hours
2015-02-21 14:58
lurppis as coach!!!!"!!!!!!!! btw, if aslak dedicates he can rek allu
2015-02-21 14:59
Oh boi!
2015-02-21 14:59
wooow
2015-02-21 14:59
#41
suNny | 
Finland miksu191 
That lineup looks very dangerous. I hope that this team last for next summer and goes in ESL tournament with 3DMAX. it would be amazing to see two finnish teams on big tournament
2015-02-21 15:00
#58
Netherlands jwtt 
if allu joins nip, disturbed should join this team imo that would be sick
2015-02-21 15:09
#42
Netherlands jwtt 
i thought aslak wanted to fuck bitches instead of playin cs :D
2015-02-21 15:00
Then he realized there was money to be made in cs :D
2015-02-22 02:50
and no bitches to fuck for him :(
2015-02-23 07:50
gl aslak
2015-02-21 15:01
aslak to nip confirmed
2015-02-21 15:01
Sunny carry and aslak
2015-02-21 15:02
#46
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Europe jvesper 
ASIAAA
2015-02-21 15:02
sunny :) love him, and love playing on the deathmatch server with him :)
2015-02-21 15:03
#174
ckN | 
Estonia ckN 
rofl
2015-02-21 16:59
so nip allu is srs
2015-02-21 15:03
This is sick. GL!
2015-02-21 15:03
ASLAK IS BAACK
2015-02-21 15:06
This lineup actually looks decent.
2015-02-21 15:06
aslak back in biz
2015-02-21 15:06
#53
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Denmark MakarovHAX 
Menage
2015-02-21 15:07
n1 gl reflex
2015-02-21 15:08
ei penaa ei voittoo
2015-02-21 15:09
+1
2015-02-21 17:00
#59
lehtori | 
Finland rroxy 
ncie
2015-02-21 15:09
#60
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Portugal wakens 
top1 Finland easy
2015-02-21 15:09
#62
Melser | 
Finland Melser 
FFS?!?! nasu & sunny are still on contract with Team Juti? :o
2015-02-21 15:10
BLASPHEMY! How can they betray the glorious Team Juti?
2015-02-21 20:04
WOW ASLAK
2015-02-21 15:11
#65
Finland Qksc 
naisssss
2015-02-21 15:12
Team Juti > this
2015-02-21 15:13
expected
2015-02-21 15:14
another top30 team which is gonna bite de_dust in a few weeks! hooray! #hype
2015-02-21 15:16
ASLAK OP if they could only -reflex +ruit then it would be massive
2015-02-21 15:19
#74
Netherlands jwtt 
reflex is igl and he is pretty good actually skillwise
2015-02-21 15:20
this lineup has potential
2015-02-21 15:20
Menace >>>>>> 3dmax!!!
2015-02-21 15:20
#73
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Finland Variksenmarja 
Top 1
2015-02-21 15:20
anyway they have still long way to get to top10, cs:go meta is on the lvl where pure skill is just not enough
2015-02-21 15:21
#79
trace | 
France Reo_O 
aslaaaaaaak <333
2015-02-21 15:23
sick roster gl aslak !!
2015-02-21 15:23
#81
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Brazil hugoooo 
jigetus would fit the team perfectly
2015-02-21 15:24
yeah I bet he's pretty sick in cs:go
2015-02-21 18:22
stronk 1
2015-02-21 15:24
Aslak!!!!!
2015-02-21 15:26
gl booys
2015-02-21 15:27
no joelz? then no party
2015-02-21 15:27
xartE and sunny :O
2015-02-21 15:27
#90
Sweden infx 
lol nice team
2015-02-21 15:30
Nice!
2015-02-21 15:31
Aslak :o Hope he can return to his 1.6 level
2015-02-21 15:31
Nice to see more finnish teams :p
2015-02-21 15:31
#96
zehN | 
Finland jemmis 
dis gun b gud
2015-02-21 15:31
#97
makko | 
Finland Makkoo 
GL
2015-02-21 15:32
aslak allihopa
2015-02-21 15:33
ruuit? pl0x?
2015-02-21 15:33
ruuit plays in paranoia
2015-02-21 15:35
is he even doing good in CSGO?
2015-02-21 15:45
not really
2015-02-21 16:00
:(
2015-02-21 16:10
#100
Estonia rYm 
this is b3st lineup.fi from now, finally no natu YES
2015-02-21 15:35
aslak!!!!! he did one of the best awp ace in 1.6 youtube.com/watch?v=3x9SlqKazGI
2015-02-21 15:35
Very nice team.. Aslak and nasu are legends. Gl
2015-02-21 15:35
Nasub & Aslak <3 ......
2015-02-21 15:37
aslak :D
2015-02-21 15:37
gl
2015-02-21 15:37
jOELZ - wayLander - Reflex - xarte - sunny and then you got yourself a decent team .
2015-02-21 15:39
joelz cant go to lans
2015-02-21 15:40
because ?
2015-02-21 15:43
lol
2015-02-21 19:21
Waylander doesn't speak finnish
2015-02-21 15:44
allu , ftw .
2015-02-21 16:45
aslak and naSu, oj oj oj!
2015-02-21 15:39
gl
2015-02-21 15:40
NICE Lineup!! gl brothers from dA east.
2015-02-21 15:41
Wow looks really strong on paper. I hope it works out well. Good luck and have fun!
2015-02-21 15:43
top1
2015-02-21 15:45
#119
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Hungary Tralux 
2nd team in Winland
2015-02-21 15:46
Strong team on paper
2015-02-21 15:47
yay aslak
2015-02-21 15:47
2015-02-21 15:48
sunny > 3dmax
2015-02-21 15:49
#291
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Finland Hunajaperse 
äläpä ny artsi puhu paskaa =D=D=D
2015-02-22 23:28
sunny on parempi ku kukaan 3dmaxissa paitsi ehkä allu
2015-02-22 23:29
Sunny!!!!
2015-02-21 15:50
yay looks good
2015-02-21 15:51
#128
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Portugal maguire 
ASLAK
2015-02-21 15:52
aslak <3 <3
2015-02-21 15:52
#131
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Poland venomstw 
3weeks , top 500
2015-02-21 15:54
sick FN team, could be much better than 3DMAX
2015-02-21 15:54
aslakkkkk
2015-02-21 15:54
aslak was a beast awper in 1.6
2015-02-21 15:55
thats a pretty good lineup
2015-02-21 15:55
#136
zehN | 
Finland jemmis 
2015-02-21 15:56
No joelz = R.I.P.
2015-02-21 15:56
About time there was a second good finnish team and there might also be a comeback from angeldust in the near future.
2015-02-21 15:57
angeldust,cisu + 3
2015-02-21 16:02
why not call it winfakt.
2015-02-21 15:59
#146
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Finland NUCL3AR 
allihoppa>
2015-02-21 16:03
Best Finnish team right here boys.
2015-02-21 16:05
#148
dipparn | 
Sweden Khuna 
This team is gonna be strong.
2015-02-21 16:05
how many weeks do you think this lineup will last?
2015-02-21 16:10
#155
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
yey! aslak, welcome back ^^
2015-02-21 16:16
looks a good team, i rate sunny real highly
2015-02-21 16:17
#158
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
nasuuuuuuuuuuuu
2015-02-21 16:19
#159
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Brazil mth^ 
aslakkkkkkkkkkkkkkk<3 top1 soon (FIN)
2015-02-21 16:23
#160
Ale | 
Finland ksib 
REFLEXXXXXXXXXX
2015-02-21 16:25
ASLAK,HE IS FICKING LEGEND
2015-02-21 16:27
NASU YESSSSSSSSSSSSS
2015-02-21 16:30
Serious contender to 3DMAX. Aslak is really close to allus awp. Is naSu calling the strats? In that case I hope he will do better than his brother if Menace want to break out in the top15.
2015-02-21 16:31
Reflex is most likely the igl
2015-02-21 18:02
#165
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Finland cockcheek33 
needs more sLowi
2015-02-21 16:32
very good very good
2015-02-21 16:33
Team Juti.
2015-02-21 16:33
Nice, good luck guys!
2015-02-21 16:35
jOELZ get of your cooking dude, play some games
2015-02-21 16:40
#170
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
omg aslak nasu , +plaste and allu and perfect team
2015-02-21 16:41
ASLAK WOOOW
2015-02-21 16:46
Inb4 lurppis comes back and wrecks allu and joins NiP
2015-02-21 16:49
better than allu+4
2015-02-21 17:02
-someone + jOELZ
2015-02-21 17:11
#181
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Norway Breivik 
Good luck & have fun! in aslak & suNny WE TRUST
2015-02-21 17:19
needs moar ruuit
2015-02-21 17:23
waylander whr u at
2015-02-21 17:27
Sunny <3
2015-02-21 17:31
Mikko "xartE" Välimaa Miikka "suNny" Kemppi Timo "REFLEX" Rintala Timi "aslak" Verkkoperä Niko "naSu" Kovanen these names lol :D
2015-02-21 17:37
Pekka "xartE" Välimaa Pekka "suNny" Kemppi Pekka "REFLEX" Rintala Pekka "aslak" Verkkoperä Pekka "naSu" Kovanen are their real names but they didnt wanna be stereotypes
2015-02-21 19:46
LOL
2015-02-22 12:55
#290
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Finland Hunajaperse 
+1 =D
2015-02-22 23:25
This should be interesting. As a Finn, the more Finnish teams the merrier. I just hope NaSu and Aslak have the motivation to practice a lot.
2015-02-21 17:38
ruuit >>
2015-02-21 17:42
aslak is back!!!!!!!!!
2015-02-21 17:42
That could be good team if they could talk to each other after first lan event. Anyways GJ with 4 awpers.
2015-02-21 17:55
aslak omg!!!
2015-02-21 17:56
So good)
2015-02-21 17:57
ASLAAAK!!
2015-02-21 17:58
Last time when aslak stopped playing he started to perform pretty badly in teams but he was still a great player, hopefully he has his motivation and will thrive. Also who's the AWPer? aslak or xartE?
2015-02-21 18:03
aslak is main awp, he only got 1,5k hours played in csgo but he is already really good not yet on same level what he was 1.6 but going there really fast.
2015-02-21 18:14
You're talking like he is playing CSGO the first time. It's like his 3rd time "going pro" already.
2015-02-21 19:06
Nasu, sunny, aslak should play alongside with allu and with any ingame leader. Would be decent finnish team capable of doing some damage worldwide.
2015-02-21 18:05
#199
France DhK 
where is ruuit :(
2015-02-21 18:07
ruuit is playing in paranoia esports with Twista, HiSTELi, ScurK, osku,
2015-02-21 18:15
this lineup has huge potential if they stick together they really could achieve something
2015-02-21 18:16
unknown people lets see how they play
2015-02-21 18:19
unknown? are you serious?
2015-02-21 18:56
he is russian
2015-02-21 19:48
Miss seeing the Finns in and around the top end of the scene. Hopefully these stick together and the rivalries they got with other Finnish men will help grow their scene. GL!
2015-02-21 18:21
Meh, couple of months and they will disband. Nothing to see here. Finnish scene has been shit for quite time now.
2015-02-21 18:31
#207
ayaya | 
Ireland skend 
does waylander speak finnish?
2015-02-21 18:32
A little but not enough to be able to communicate in finnish
2015-02-21 18:41
Looks good on a paper like someone mentioned, but I doubt they have motivation or time to train for what it takes to be in the top nowadays in go. Skilled and experienced players, but pro scene in go is a different story nowadays. Huge fan tho and hope they prove me wrong!
2015-02-21 18:38
no motivation where did you come with that? They are atm bootcamping, as you can read from sunny's twitter twitter.com/suNnycsgo
2015-02-21 18:41
I assumed that, but thanks for that..looks good.
2015-02-21 18:42
expected
2015-02-21 18:40
Finally bringing Finnish CS back on the map boys
2015-02-21 18:47
FUCK YEAH ASLAK IS BACKK
2015-02-21 18:57
Expected
2015-02-21 19:10
GL FINNS
2015-02-21 19:26
who
2015-02-21 19:29
omg, stronger than 3dmax??
2015-02-21 19:35
nice good luck
2015-02-21 19:43
lurppis to coach these guys and they can be top15 or even top10
2015-02-21 19:46
where's lurppiS???¿?¿?¿ :000
2015-02-21 19:48
Those first names though. Must be so confusing in mumble. Niko Mikko Miikka Timi Timo
2015-02-21 19:50
those names are actually very distinguishable from one another, it's np. finnish is very clear-cut in terms of spelling vs pronunciation
2015-02-21 20:16
Yeah I'm probably not pronouncing them correctly, I still find it amusing how similar all their names are.
2015-02-21 21:01
like "mike mikeal mikail mikol and mikkel"
2015-02-21 21:43
sry but rctic > menace
2015-02-21 19:52
menace > 3dmax
2015-02-21 19:56
Sorry but i arent think that way
2015-02-21 19:57
Lurppis > Minced meat
2015-02-23 10:52
aslak, amazing! GL menace
2015-02-21 19:59
geeällii ja pitäkää hauskaa
2015-02-21 20:02
xartE is not best awp out there for sure, but he is enough good to outsmart best of them sometimes with his i would say simple play. REFLEX is good, but i feel like not constact. SuNny is interesting player to watch! Good luck! #JustMyThoughsNoOneCareAbout
2015-02-21 20:02
guess you have no idea who aslak is if you think xarte is going to be main awp for them :D
2015-02-21 20:13
xarte isn't an awper, he only played that role in encore/3dmax because no one else wanted to
2015-02-21 23:01
my bad then. Liked his awp plays anyways
2015-02-21 23:02
+ruuiT +tihOp +contE
2015-02-21 20:03
I like a lot
2015-02-21 20:11
Aslak to carry..!!
2015-02-21 20:33
FINALLY ASLAK
2015-02-21 20:42
plastE plsserino
2015-02-21 20:43
With 2 week of playing csgo plastE would already rape everybody. Crazy talented. He had everything: Sick movement, sick aim, sick reflexes, sick mindreading, sick clutch skills, sick spray (especially with silenced m4) and also a very good attitude even if his team was losing. Too bad he's only focusing on his poker "career" nowadays. :/
2015-02-22 23:04
-reflex +lurppis
2015-02-21 20:53
gg
2015-02-21 21:02
1 month and aslak announces retirement
2015-02-21 21:18
This could be among the best finnish teams there is
2015-02-21 21:41
gl bois
2015-02-21 22:05
thumbs up for nasu
2015-02-21 22:31
finally aslak, how long it took to come back) gl
2015-02-21 23:37
aslak was better than allu in 1.6, just saiyan :)
2015-02-22 04:47
Yes he was. But if he wants to get even close to allu's current skill level he needs to play A LOT!
2015-02-24 19:27
probably ;D
2015-02-26 18:00
nasu Good but not best (jOELZ bestest)
2015-02-22 04:50
xarte reflex and sunny are a solid core
2015-02-22 06:26
GL B O I S!
2015-02-22 09:32
ASLAK!!!!!!!!!!!!
2015-02-22 15:01
Big day for finnish scene!
2015-02-22 15:34
I hope aslak will play like in 1.6. GL!
2015-02-22 20:21
-Xarte + ???
2015-02-24 19:08
-Xarte + ???
2015-02-24 19:09
Jesse "zehN" Linjala source: sett.fi/uutinen/allu-nipin-riveihin-xart.. (in finnish)
2015-02-24 21:44
-Xarte
2015-02-24 19:10
since Xarte is out Add wayLander ...
2015-02-24 21:42
i don't think he speaks finnish. hltv.org/news/14255-hooch-waylander-surp.. People have been wondering, does he speak Finnish at all? "He was born in Finland and lived here ever since he was five. His father is Finnish and his mother Russian. He lives in Saint Petersburg, which is close to Finland, so not such a big difference. But no, he doesn't speak Finnish, only a little bit."
2015-02-24 22:34
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