disturbed announces retirement

Taneli "disturbed" Veikkola has stepped down from ENCORE's team, the player has announced via Twitter.

The news comes as a huge blow to the Finnish team, who were starting to pick up the pieces after watching Joona "natu" Leppänen retire from gaming last month due to the packed schedule that comes with playing Counter-Strike competitively.

Taneli "disturbed" Veikkola cites time constraints as the reason to leave ENCORE as he wishes to focus on his job, which would be at risk if he continued to practice and attend LAN events on a regular basis.


disturbed steps down from ENCORE's lineup 

This means that ENCORE are now simultaneously looking for a new fifth player and an organisation to represent, after 3DMAX closed their doors at the start of the month.

The Finnish team, who are currently competing in ESEA's Premier division and in Acer Predator Masters, currently field the following lineup:

Finland Jesse "KHRN" Grandell
Finland Tom "stonde" Glad
Finland Mikko "xartE" Välimaa
Finland Niko "naSu" Kovanen 

Finland Mikko 'xartE' Välimaa
Mikko 'xartE' Välimaa
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
979
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 Taneli 'disturbed' Veikkola
Taneli 'disturbed' Veikkola
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
216
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Finland Tom 'stonde' Glad
Tom 'stonde' Glad
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
219
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Finland Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
188
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Finland Jesse 'KHRN' Grandell
Jesse 'KHRN' Grandell
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
778
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
nooo
2015-05-20 14:37
esea update, rip :D gamers 2 players were sure on streams he was cheating
2015-05-20 14:43
Wtf Flusha retirement confirmed
2015-05-20 14:45
But G2 is a t50 team, they are happy when they hit silver shots. So I don't think their opinion matters that much.
2015-05-20 14:49
michu and innocent are tier 1. rest have tier 1 moments sometimes too.
2015-05-20 15:04
well said
2015-05-20 15:12
That's all nice and dandy but this doesn't change the fact that G2 is a T50 team.
2015-05-20 16:30
#155
NEO | 
Poland LGf 
no its not it is tier2
2015-05-20 16:36
Nope, don't think so.
2015-05-20 16:49
Good idea to provoke poles I need to change flag and do same
2015-05-20 16:58
#169
NEO | 
Poland LGf 
define tier 2, tier 3, and tier 50 plz lol
2015-05-20 17:00
T2: Vp T50: G2
2015-05-20 17:13
#184
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Finland no_man 
+1111
2015-05-20 17:37
#187
NEO | 
Poland LGf 
retard detected or unfunny troll
2015-05-20 17:39
Everybody has t1 moments. The only player in that team good enough and consistent enough to play at majors would be michu. Obviously that's my opinion, but I've seen a lot of their games.
2015-05-20 16:34
G2 is in the middle/bottom of tier2 You clearly dont know shit about csgo scene
2015-05-20 17:04
You're more salty than a fucking ocean, which makes me believe that you're trying to defend G2. Most likely because you're a polak, but that doesn't matter. G2 will stay T50 with this roster.
2015-05-20 17:14
I don't even like G2 but I'm trying to defend the truth :) If you think that G2 is tier50 (there is no such thing lel) and VP tier 2 then you know jack shit about csgo and there is no point talking to you.
2015-05-20 17:27
And yet you replied to my comment, silly goose. You're just mad because you can't stand the fact that your internet hero Pasha and Co. are T2. But whatever man, you're a polak. I's not like your opinion matters.
2015-05-20 17:34
My opinion maybe doesn't matter but still matters more than yours because you know nothing about csgo and I guess you're ultra nab :(
2015-05-20 17:49
If you think that G2 is tier50 (there is no such thing lel) and VP tier 2 then you know jack shit about csgo and there is no point talking to you. - sajlent as he replied to my comment.
2015-05-20 17:58
Now I'm done.
2015-05-20 18:09
You shouldn't have replied when you said this "and there is no point talking to you."
2015-05-20 18:50
they will not be t50 because some mad netherlander said it, they win a lot of matches with t2 teams recently so they are T2 now , and VP is top3 btw.
2015-05-20 18:52
You are a special kind of stupid, aren't you?
2015-05-20 18:58
lmao any vods and/or translations thereof? :DD
2015-05-20 14:52
when they were streaming faceit pugs vs him
2015-05-20 15:05
yes, all the people summit ever played against and called cheater (everygame) are cheaters... there was also over 10 pros publicly saying that flusha was cheating, thousands of people saying this. People from long time in the scene. it's already proven he doesn't cheat tbh.
2015-05-20 15:11
maybe he doesnt cheat now but it s confirmed he was cheating before.
2015-05-20 15:17
flusha cheated in 1.6 so would not suprise me if he did in csgo :) also he played with schneider in 1.6 if im not mistaken wich cheated also in 1.6 and not little either a lot!
2015-05-20 15:47
Where is your evidence of flusha cheating in 1.6? He didn't play with schneider in 1.6, sorry.
2015-05-20 15:51
He did play with schneider, ask him yourself :) feel free to goggle my nickname.
2015-05-20 16:00
As usual no evidence.
2015-05-20 16:21
#145
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France Kairos1g 
Yes he did play with schneider in 1.6, did you even follow the game ? They were in hellslayerz together
2015-05-20 16:26
"Did you even follow the game" Because not knowing about some random player back in 1.6 rofl. I've followed CS longer than you kiddo.
2015-05-20 16:35
#190
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France Kairos1g 
Because you have an older hltv id doesn't mean you do. Still, you seem pretty confident saying "He didn't play with schneider in 1.6, sorry.", kiddo.
2015-05-20 17:43
I'm 23, you're 18. I started following CS when you were 6 rofl.
2015-05-20 17:53
#209
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France Kairos1g 
so did I
2015-05-20 18:29
xD
2015-05-20 18:42
#235
 | 
France Kairos1g 
You still didn't say anything about the fact you were so convinced that flusha didn't play with schneider in 1.6 Why are you making this face, does it really seem so unrealistic?
2015-05-20 22:42
What do you want me to say? Yeah sure, you started following the scene when you were 6, noted.
2015-05-20 22:55
#237
 | 
France Kairos1g 
What if I did? My brother did play and watch the game, so I watched with him, what's wrong in that? I want you to say that you were wrong and stop thinking that you know everything and being so cold like in "He didn't play with schneider in 1.6, sorry.", when you actually don't know shit.
2015-05-20 22:57
Yeah you didn't, but nice try. Yeah sorry that won't happen, and I know more about the scene then you ever will kiddo, bye.
2015-05-20 23:03
#239
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France Kairos1g 
I did. Try me.
2015-05-20 23:10
Makes sense, a lot of people on hltv now seem like they're 6 yo.
2015-05-20 18:43
he was cheating and still so bad?? LMAOO
2015-05-20 15:07
he was on multipl lans bevor dont think so sherlock
2015-05-20 16:13
Dont wanna be rude here so i will add my post also, we never accused him of cheating, we were just joking but in the way that he made a huge progress in a short time, its sad to see a big player retirement
2015-05-20 16:25
So youre saying that you'd kill Elen, marry Oprah, and have sex with Rachel Ray?
2015-05-20 16:55
Yes
2015-05-20 17:56
Non taken brah! Was a pleasure to play against you guys :)
2015-05-20 17:58
#3
Edward | 
Macau ianzy 
omg
2015-05-20 14:38
rip
2015-05-20 14:38
Eternal vacation :/
2015-05-20 14:38
[*]
2015-05-20 14:38
Shame for encore, lot of bad changes has happened in few months.
2015-05-20 14:38
Yeah, because it's their fault 2 of their players retired, and their org dropped them.
2015-05-20 14:41
#29
PERCY | 
Denmark percy 
their org didn't drop em, the org shutted down :)
2015-05-20 14:42
*shat down
2015-05-20 14:46
shut*
2015-05-20 14:48
#72
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
they took shit ?
2015-05-20 15:00
#88
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Sweden TomodachiOM 
shrood?
2015-05-20 15:10
shr0d
2015-05-20 15:36
#189
 | 
Finland no_man 
shrimp
2015-05-20 17:43
hahahaha
2015-05-20 15:11
Danko meme
2015-05-20 18:57
XD
2015-05-20 16:14
i dont think he said that those things are encore's fault
2015-05-20 14:45
are you baiting or retarded (*__*)
2015-05-20 14:50
[*]
2015-05-20 14:38
RiP
2015-05-20 14:38
[*]
2015-05-20 14:38
[*]
2015-05-20 14:38
[*] Good night sweet prince
2015-05-20 14:38
RIP [*]
2015-05-20 14:39
rip
2015-05-20 14:39
r1p
2015-05-20 14:39
rip
2015-05-20 14:39
Aslak incoming #FinnishAWPGODHYPE
2015-05-20 14:39
#43
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Finland Viskitissi 
aslak is a god, but not sure if fits the lineup :/
2015-05-20 14:45
best finish player by far
2015-05-20 14:39
#78
Lithuania RRoH 
allu?
2015-05-20 15:03
jigetus, basic, plaste, hn, ruit and aslak ofc
2015-05-20 15:30
#19
forsaken | 
Sweden !drop 
Only 22, he had such a long CS career left :(
2015-05-20 14:39
#146
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Finland Kurppa 
Maybe if he was in a good team with org. Career without good earnings just isn't enough.
2015-05-20 16:28
#20
allu | 
Finland Fherrera 
[*]
2015-05-20 14:40
back contE, plastE!!!
2015-05-20 14:40
ripmoti :(
2015-05-20 14:40
One of the nicest guys in the scene :( hope to see you again soon
2015-05-20 14:40
shame because he played so good for the last 2 months
2015-05-20 14:40
Well natu was 30yrs old... i can understand this but why disturbed?
2015-05-20 14:40
He had enough. He will be moving to Antarctica to find his spirit animal.
2015-05-20 14:42
this
2015-05-20 14:46
#34
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Finland Emvi 
he couldn't make a living from cs, he needs to keep his day job
2015-05-20 14:43
Learn to read.
2015-05-20 14:52
learn to shut up paki
2015-05-20 15:10
Its not viable career in Finland, its much easier to get an education + find a job that pay 50-90k/year at entry level after university.
2015-05-20 15:28
LOL @ finding an entry level job paying 50-90k a year
2015-05-20 15:37
CS can be extremely hard on your personal life, balancing work, a girlfriend and CS is incredibly hard if you want to compete at your best possible level.
2015-05-20 16:06
<3 dISTURBED [*]
2015-05-20 14:40
damn :( one of the nicest people around tbh he will be missed in the scene, hope he sticks around esports though
2015-05-20 14:42
[*]
2015-05-20 14:43
#35
France qor 
Nooooo!! Not Disturbed ! fuck. We'll miss you bro. GL !
2015-05-20 14:43
#36
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Finland Viskitissi 
RIP Taneli :(
2015-05-20 14:43
+aslak
2015-05-20 14:43
jOELZ
2015-05-20 14:44
[*]
2015-05-20 14:44
GL in the future
2015-05-20 14:45
strong hack accusation to ESEA update to retirement to mediocre player ratio
2015-05-20 14:47
#49
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Finland WhenItsJust 
2015-05-20 14:47
#51
Aleksib | 
Bangladesh 696969 
inb4 3Diabetus.
2015-05-20 14:48
Best mined meat cook,n1 lan dodger and our savior jOELZ its your time to shine please save the sauna cs scene
2015-05-20 14:50
jOELZ plz
2015-05-20 14:50
RIP [*]
2015-05-20 14:50
rip [*]
2015-05-20 14:51
SK.fi
2015-05-20 14:52
noooo rip
2015-05-20 14:56
he is only 22!??!!?
2015-05-20 14:56
Yea in finland they need to work from 18 years onwards to make aliving.
2015-05-20 14:59
i am make the live at 64 in jordan my frien
2015-05-20 17:29
Seems like ENCORE didn't get a good enough sponsor/orga. Would have been sick to him to continue with paid spot.
2015-05-20 14:58
also they wasnt skilled enough to earn a living on cs lmao REKKKT
2015-05-20 15:08
#104
suNny | 
Finland m1skaa 
Why are you so toxic though? D:
2015-05-20 15:24
Indeed. Bet sweden has an own branch in social services that provide wellfare and mental support for failed swedish e-sport wannabes.
2015-05-20 17:19
I believe it will be +REFLEX if others are fine with that. They need igl now.
2015-05-20 14:58
gg csgo dead
2015-05-20 14:59
GL TANELIIIIIII
2015-05-20 14:59
Let's have the rest of the team retire aswell.
2015-05-20 14:59
#178
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Finland Jonzu95 
but why?
2015-05-20 17:22
[*]
2015-05-20 15:00
#74
dipparn | 
Sweden Khuna 
Sad.
2015-05-20 15:01
#75
Finland S M 
[*]
2015-05-20 15:01
[*] I'm glad I met you in ROG 2015
2015-05-20 15:04
kk
2015-05-20 15:07
#85
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Finland f0pZ 
disturbed is good, sad for finnish cs scene. let the jOELZ HYPE begin..
2015-05-20 15:09
so sad, really good player
2015-05-20 15:10
shame, he was an incredible player
2015-05-20 15:16
JOELZ PLS PLS PLS
2015-05-20 15:17
No disturbed? No natu? :c i cri evritiem
2015-05-20 15:19
who?
2015-05-20 15:19
nub
2015-05-20 15:28
#98
Spain fd` 
natu2
2015-05-20 15:20
#99
rain | 
Estonia save-9 
first natu now disturbed can't you see it. nip is being taken over by finns.
2015-05-20 15:22
About time you old dog Taneli :DDDDDDD
2015-05-20 15:22
jOELZ to the rescue
2015-05-20 15:22
Best player of their lineup leaving? gg ENCORE.
2015-05-20 15:23
time for meat jOELZi
2015-05-20 15:24
#110
suNny | 
Finland m1skaa 
Sad times (,_,)
2015-05-20 15:30
RIP, great player.
2015-05-20 15:31
lol the best finnish player after allu... so sad [*] finland
2015-05-20 15:32
#115
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Finland Murzy 
[*]
2015-05-20 15:38
finnish scene is pretty much done for the time being
2015-05-20 15:39
disturbed is big lost to them !
2015-05-20 15:40
Rip finland [*] u will be missed
2015-05-20 15:40
no fuckin way one of the most promising finnish players [*] finnish scene [*]
2015-05-20 15:44
#120
REAL | 
Norway kakkopp 
Aslak gogo!!
2015-05-20 15:46
gl irl also, could this be the return of joelz??????????
2015-05-20 15:46
joelz on lan? i arent think that xDDD
2015-05-20 15:49
me arent think this either friend me arent think this either...
2015-05-20 16:54
Bring back either diGitaL, dRiim, ruuit, BloodR, aslak, BASiC or h^n
2015-05-20 15:51
Im ready to step in.
2015-05-20 15:54
Disturbed by csgo
2015-05-20 15:55
#129
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Brazil Collee 
jOELZ
2015-05-20 15:57
They r bad anyway
2015-05-20 16:03
#179
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Finland Jonzu95 
why so toxic?
2015-05-20 17:23
Unfortunate, I really liked him as a player.
2015-05-20 16:07
There goes the only hope of Finnish cs. You did great by qualifying to last major. In the words of Shakespeare: Golden lads and girls all must, As chimney-sweepers, come to dust. Rest in Peace Finnish cs.
2015-05-20 16:09
#136
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Finland Hunajaperse 
plz reflex cumbäk ;(
2015-05-20 16:11
Good old Taneli. Remember when you were wee and 15 years old.
2015-05-20 16:14
jigetus inc
2015-05-20 16:20
#144
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African Union ArisA 
[*], sad the best sprayer in the finish scene retires, also sad people saying he is hacking in top comments.
2015-05-20 16:26
#147
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Finland AxaFin 
rip suami ceeäs
2015-05-20 16:29
joelz to the rescue Kappa
2015-05-20 16:35
#153
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Finland Kurppa 
-disturbed +Japekki ( &#865;° &#860;&#662; &#865;°)
2015-05-20 16:35
#157
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Finland Kurppa 
Ty HLTV for not allowing me to edit my post. :)
2015-05-20 16:39
#158
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Finland f0pZ 
same here, cant edit
2015-05-20 16:39
#156
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Finland f0pZ 
first natu retire and go to NiP's coac now disturbed retire and maybe he will replace friberg? No Kappa
2015-05-20 16:38
disturbed to coach fnatic, heard it from here first) /discuss
2015-05-20 16:47
#163
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Finland WhenItsJust 
No i was first. I made a post about that 2-3 hours ago
2015-05-20 16:51
i arent think that
2015-05-20 16:52
I don't care if joelz is a lan dodger minced meatter, i think he could be really good in encore.
2015-05-20 16:52
really sad about this, but his "carreer" ended when angeldust, cisu, kononen and nashje stopped playing
2015-05-20 17:10
LOL
2015-05-20 17:48
why lol? after they stopped playing he never went back on the level he was before
2015-05-21 01:34
Scheisse.
2015-05-20 17:12
And I here thought finnish scene couldn't turn any dedder, rip...
2015-05-20 17:16
Maybe add me as 5th? I know how to throw a ct smoke on inferno.
2015-05-20 17:17
22yo :O
2015-05-20 17:27
That's disturbing
2015-05-20 17:37
Best player in Finland after allu, shame for the scene...
2015-05-20 17:39
#188
Brazil fp1 
gg finland
2015-05-20 17:41
LEGEND
2015-05-20 17:59
So actually not rly retiring but he has stopped playing at least for now as no enough time (What he wrote in twitter.)
2015-05-20 18:03
:/
2015-05-20 18:06
#204
KRIMZ | 
Poland deolic 
:(
2015-05-20 18:13
rest in rip finnish cs ;_;
2015-05-20 18:14
j0ELZ to save the day.
2015-05-20 18:21
F*ck no j0ELZ. sunny maybe..?
2015-05-20 18:23
good riddance, he was such a disturbance
2015-05-20 18:28
#210
Poland MJP 
He never was top player. He is like moe, for me at least. High skill player - maybe semi pro - nothing to do with pro. So i will not miss him.
2015-05-20 18:34
maybe semi pro - nothing to do with pro ayyy lmao
2015-05-20 18:39
maybe semi pro - nothing to do with pro ayyy lmao
2015-05-20 18:38
#218
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Finland NUCL3AR 
[*] rip encore
2015-05-20 18:52
[*] Inn4 he joins nip as a analyst
2015-05-20 19:01
At least put some round/s by him to remember on his retirement hltv... He's been on the scene on source for so many years show respect fuckers. Gl Hf IRL Taneli!
2015-05-20 19:07
Gl&HF in the future!
2015-05-20 19:11
GL Taneli! Hope stonde&co keep playing.
2015-05-20 19:19
#229
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Portugal dracø 
stop retiring Finns :( Joelz to step in???????????????????????????????????
2015-05-20 19:55
can anyone hold all these aye lmao´s ?i get from reading these comments.
2015-05-20 19:59
#232
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Denmark fyhn 
Such a shame seeing the Finnish scene like this. I really enjoyed Finnish CS throughout 1.6, and especially towards the end. Sad they haven't showed the same level in CSGO :(
2015-05-20 20:47
gl hf
2015-05-20 20:53
By far the best rifler/entryfragger in finland :(
2015-05-20 21:55
well, good bye finnish cs go scene :(
2015-05-20 23:10
damn, please come back soon
2015-05-21 00:28
he wasn't as good as the top talent in NA unfortunate
2015-05-21 04:29
Legend
2015-05-21 10:16
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