ASUS ROG Nordic Challenge teams list

The eight teams battling it out for $10,000 at the ASUS ROG Nordic Challenge in Helsinki, Finland are now known.

Taking place from October 30-November 1, in the same weekend as the next CS:GO major, the ASUS ROG Nordic Challenge will bring eight teams to the DigiExpo in Helsinki, Finland for a shot of the $10,000 prize-pool.

Seven teams of the eight have received direct invites to the event, while one team came through a Finnish national qualifier that featured 64 teams and played out this past weekend on October 11th.


Dosia to attend ASUS ROG Nordic Challenge in a Nostalgie mix

The official teams list for the event, including lineups, is therefore:

Nostalgie MIXCAT
Russia Alexey "OverDrive" Birukov  Finland Taneli "disturbed" Veikkola
Russia Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov Finland Mikko "xartE" Välimaa
Ukraine Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow Finland Tom "stonde" Glad
Kazakhstan Rustem "mou" Telepov Finland Juho "juho" Lampinen
Kazakhstan Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev Finland Miikka "suNny" Kemppi
DenDD Torpedo
Sweden Simon "twist" Eliasson Sweden Samuel "decent" Oldenburg
Bosnia and Herzegovina Benjamin "BENDJI" Söderena Sweden Joachim "darti" Fornstedt
Sweden Robin "robiin" Sjögren Sweden John "Awien" Waltersson
Sweden Erik "zende" Sundeqvist Sweden William "tease" Sid
Bosnia and Herzegovina Miran "dumz" Matković Sweden Simon "atter" Atterstam
Space Soldiers BX3
Turkey Tugay "TuGuX" Keskin Norway Anders "aNdz" Kjær
Turkey Çağatay "DESPE" Sedef Norway Jon "DaY" Thomas Rudstrøm
Turkey Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş Norway Christian "moen" Moen
Turkey Emre "e1" Biçer Norway Adam "PAINT" Fjellum
Turkey Cihan "ONLY" Gönek Norway Kristian "KORN" Hokland
RCTIC ajuri (Qualified team)
Finland Slaava "Twista" Räsänen Finland Joona "joona" Puumalainen
Finland Eetu "sAw" Saha Finland Jesse "zehN" Linjala
Finland Saku "SAGGERTON" Jokinen Finland Jani "shed" Marjanen
Finland Lasse "ZOREE" Uronen Finland Jimi "pnarek" Nieminen
Finland Sami "xseveN" Laasanen Finland Kasperi "qiini" Leppanen

A number of eyebrow raising attendees will be at ASUS ROG Nordic Challenge, including ex-HellRaisers member Dosia playing with former teammates in a Nostalgie mix as well as twist (technically still with Copenhagen Wolves) playing in the Swedish DenDD mix.

disturbed will come out of retirement to play with MIXCAT and Turkey's Space Soldiers will attend, which will no doubt put XANTARES' strong rating on our site to the test.

The event will be covered by an English off-site stream via NiPgamingTV as well as on-site in Finnish by Teemu “wabbit” Hiilinen and Juha “aNGeldusT” Kurppa.

*UPDATE*: Torpedo will be attending the event in London Conspiracy's stead.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

Finland Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1149
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
1037
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Finland Taneli 'disturbed' Veikkola
Taneli 'disturbed' Veikkola
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
215
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Sweden Samuel 'decent' Oldenburg
Samuel 'decent' Oldenburg
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
215
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Kazakhstan Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Rustem 'mou' Telepov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
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
Norway Jon 'DaY' Thomas Rudstrøm
Jon 'DaY' Thomas Rudstrøm
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
113
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Sweden Benjamin 'BENDJI' Söderena
Benjamin 'BENDJI' Söderena
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
854
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Finland Eetu 'sAw' Saha
Eetu 'sAw' Saha
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1012
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1443
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Sweden Joachim 'darti' Fornstedt
Joachim 'darti' Fornstedt
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
305
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Finland Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
872
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Sweden John 'Awien' Waltersson
John 'Awien' Waltersson
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
91
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.16
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1240
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1643
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Finland Kasperi 'qiini' Leppanen
Kasperi 'qiini' Leppanen
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.73
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.78
APR:
0.16
Sweden Robin 'robiin' Sjögren
Robin 'robiin' Sjögren
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
886
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.18
Finland Jimi 'pnarek' Nieminen
Jimi 'pnarek' Nieminen
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
12
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Sweden Miran 'dumz' Matković
Miran 'dumz' Matković
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
450
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Germany Tugay 'TuGuX' Keskin
Tugay 'TuGuX' Keskin
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
349
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Finland Juho 'juho' Lampinen
Juho 'juho' Lampinen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
724
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1396
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Norway Adam 'PAINT' Fjellum
Adam 'PAINT' Fjellum
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
184
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.12
Russia Alexey 'OverDrive' Birukov
Alexey 'OverDrive' Birukov
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.68
Maps played:
126
KPR:
0.46
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.12
Finland Jani 'shed' Marjanen
Jani 'shed' Marjanen
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
20
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.16
Turkey Cihan 'ONLY' Gönek
Cihan 'ONLY' Gönek
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
148
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Finland Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
737
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden Simon 'atter' Atterstam
Simon 'atter' Atterstam
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
240
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Sweden William 'tease' Sid
William 'tease' Sid
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
138
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Norway Christian 'moen' Moen
Christian 'moen' Moen
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
75
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Finland Saku 'SAGGERTON' Jokinen
Saku 'SAGGERTON' Jokinen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
540
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Norway Anders 'aNdz' Kjær
Anders 'aNdz' Kjær
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
224
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.12
Finland Slaava 'Twista' Räsänen
Slaava 'Twista' Räsänen
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
380
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Turkey Çağatay 'DESPE' Sedef
Çağatay 'DESPE' Sedef
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
468
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Finland Joona 'joona' Puumalainen
Joona 'joona' Puumalainen
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
29
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
Finland Mikko 'xartE' Välimaa
Mikko 'xartE' Välimaa
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Sweden Erik 'zende' Sundeqvist
Erik 'zende' Sundeqvist
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
397
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Turkey Emre 'e1' Biçer
Emre 'e1' Biçer
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
137
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.17
Norway Kristian 'KORN' Hokland
Kristian 'KORN' Hokland
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
178
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
n1 edit: jOELZ on lan? i arent think that
2015-10-13 23:49
OVERDRIVE XD
2015-10-14 01:53
n2
2015-10-13 23:49
ez mixcat
2015-10-13 23:50
Watch as people go wild over XANTARES
2015-10-13 23:50
no joelz no party :CC
2015-10-13 23:50
Guess there won't ever be a party at a LAN then.
2015-10-14 01:29
RIP jOELZ
2015-10-13 23:50
wtf uk low in lc?? Hello mattk1ng
2015-10-14 11:26
wow uk top tier teams ezskins <3 hello fakeflaggo2 welcum bck
2015-10-14 18:22
Rip CW
2015-10-13 23:50
#10
 | 
Spain Alser 
So I guess Dosia is going to make a team with mou and Adren!
2015-10-13 23:50
#18
 | 
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
He tweeded "me, adren, hooch, who else?"
2015-10-13 23:54
Definitely AdreN and Hooch; and Mou seems like a good option if things go well here.
2015-10-13 23:54
I think the roster will be Dosia Hooch Adren Mou Fox (russian fox :P)
2015-10-14 00:46
OverDrive ez win
2015-10-13 23:51
zehN xD
2015-10-13 23:51
Ez zlappan
2015-10-13 23:51
#14
 | 
United Kingdom waveloff 
Perry "Berzerk" Smith ?
2015-10-13 23:52
EZ FOR JOELZ
2015-10-13 23:52
#19
fer | 
Argentina MyMatkhev 
Ez Xantares
2015-10-13 23:54
#21
 | 
Lithuania AvaIon 
ez overdrive Kappa (ty for skins people betting on nostalgie, as usual)
2015-10-13 23:54
#22
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
Stich coming in with the banhammer for VACTARES.
2015-10-13 23:54
#23
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
No surprise, the coward will not attend.
2015-10-13 23:54
#24
 | 
Serbia Suckleus 
soooooooooo, stonde and disturbed are back?
2015-10-13 23:54
#43
 | 
Finland Jonzu95 
YES :D
2015-10-14 00:08
n1
2015-10-13 23:56
#26
 | 
Turkey Purchase 
nice :)
2015-10-13 23:57
#27
 | 
Hungary raffai 
Overdrive ez <3 rip joelz
2015-10-13 23:57
XANTARES ON LAN 9-44
2015-10-13 23:58
#29
 | 
Turkey Purchase 
we will see
2015-10-14 00:00
1-10 i think
2015-10-14 00:01
xantares will fvk your finland teams bish
2015-10-14 15:23
HAHAHAAHAHH
2015-10-14 20:59
you are laughing like yarrak
2015-10-19 13:53
with his rating he should fuck them easily
2015-10-16 19:59
44-9* Fixed 4you
2015-10-16 20:07
nah, 9-44
2015-10-16 20:26
ez for xantares
2015-10-14 00:01
cis and turkey best nordic!
2015-10-14 00:01
:DD
2015-10-14 00:01
Xantares kek
2015-10-14 00:03
#35
 | 
Spain akproxx 
SS ON LAN? i arent think that
2015-10-14 00:03
gl overdrive
2015-10-14 00:04
#37
Happy | 
Brazil Kurtt 
no aslak ? =(
2015-10-14 00:04
no joelz no fun
2015-10-14 00:05
This tournament will actually be really really good
2015-10-14 00:05
xantares on lan?
2015-10-14 00:06
I aren't think t.. ohh wait xantares really on lan
2015-10-14 14:43
LOL I could just go there to see VACtares on LAN
2015-10-14 00:08
no joelz :(
2015-10-14 00:09
no joelz (( maybe next time
2015-10-14 00:10
ez for suNny.
2015-10-14 00:11
#51
 | 
Finland jayss 
for a moment I thought about the possibility of joelz attending the lan FeelsBadMan
2015-10-14 00:14
top kek
2015-10-14 00:35
:( m2 nigguh
2015-10-14 21:55
#52
 | 
Brazil wdks 
ez VACTARES
2015-10-14 00:15
#53
REAL | 
Norway kakkopp 
DaY gogogo!
2015-10-14 00:15
nice wabbit is casting
2015-10-14 00:16
#56
 | 
Estonia Qlity 
xantares on lan? i arent think that
2015-10-14 00:18
WHERE THE FUCK JOELZ BETTER GO FUCK THAT LAN UP
2015-10-14 00:30
he's too busy playing online.
2015-10-16 20:01
Iceland? I aren't think that. :^(
2015-10-14 00:44
xantares>joelz
2015-10-14 00:49
London Conspiracy ezz Berzerk will drop 40bomb evry game u herd it here 1st boyz
2015-10-14 00:59
MIXCAT ez
2015-10-14 01:04
why joelz is not in this lan?
2015-10-14 01:08
-ANGE1 +hoochR
2015-10-14 01:26
It'll be nice to see disturbed again.
2015-10-14 01:29
The sad and hilarious part is he had to come out of retirement instead of joelz going to a LAN, hahahaha.
2015-10-14 01:30
and whats makes you think we even asked joelz?
2015-10-14 15:50
Because he's your best player? online....kid's a massive LAN dodger, excuse after excuse.
2015-10-14 18:43
lan in finland and you don't ask him , it's either you know he would dodge or you know he's too busy to play online.
2015-10-16 20:02
XANTARES on lan? i are think that
2015-10-14 01:32
#76
 | 
Poland Aloes 
NT joelz
2015-10-14 01:50
RIP Hojten
2015-10-14 01:55
VACTARES ON LAN <33 Can't wait for this
2015-10-14 01:56
D O S I A O S I A
2015-10-14 01:57
#90
 | 
Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Dosia is love Dosia is life
2015-10-14 04:13
#81
shox | 
North America HackLMAO 
Inb4 Lantares
2015-10-14 02:16
#83
 | 
Finland kommunisti 
Mystic SO ez
2015-10-14 02:18
#84
 | 
Finland kappaboi 
rctic ez
2015-10-14 02:24
aNGeldusT :D
2015-10-14 02:49
8)
2015-10-14 20:09
Why joelz dont play in lan? joelz, trying hide ur cheat?!
2015-10-14 04:05
#89
 | 
Sweden 4Sweeeden 
GL DendDD and BX3!
2015-10-14 04:11
Nyt saatana Joelz junalla stadiin tai tullaan porukalla seinäjoelle hakemaa
2015-10-14 04:59
#94
 | 
Poland tw1l1ghtt 
Xantares on LAN?
2015-10-14 06:39
Xantares to sell pizza and kebap and drop 50 bombs at the same time.
2015-10-14 06:54
#98
Barcode | 
Sweden mlns 
should be easy for space soldiers
2015-10-14 07:03
xantares on lan? i arent think that
2015-10-14 08:00
#105
Barcode | 
Sweden mlns 
hehe nice on dude :-{D
2015-10-14 08:01
Twist robin and zende? Ezzz
2015-10-14 07:11
XANTARES ON LAN? OMFG
2015-10-14 07:44
gl
2015-10-14 08:10
#112
 | 
CIS chlenixon 
Why nostalgie mix and not HR? Haha. Or Why not ASD; ) Nokappa
2015-10-14 09:02
#114
 | 
Finland Al_Aziz 
Taneli our lord and savior
2015-10-14 09:14
remember that one time overdrive did something good
2015-10-14 09:33
The Mixcat line up is like the Finnish dream team. Without Allu of course.
2015-10-14 09:59
Nordic Challenge Turkish team attends. Makes no sense :p
2015-10-14 10:54
I dont care about teams,but......Disturbed comeback!!!
2015-10-14 11:10
#122
 | 
Turkey Bamfitz 
jOELZ dodges another lan lol.
2015-10-14 12:43
Looking forward to see XANTARES on LAN again! Raise your OverDrive!
2015-10-14 13:21
#125
 | 
Turkey Rigney 
xantares will show his skill
2015-10-14 13:37
sunny good but not best, dosia best
2015-10-14 14:12
Xantares on LAN.. wait a second?
2015-10-14 14:12
LAN event in Finland? I aren't think that.
2015-10-14 14:18
#130
 | 
Russia RuFAjAN 
ez OverDrive
2015-10-14 14:21
Turkish stream pls, thanks
2015-10-14 14:51
no banter here: what's the thing with xantares?
2015-10-14 15:11
*** Torpedo have replaced LC ***
2015-10-14 15:19
Torpedo.gg will take London Conspiracy's place in the tournament. Due to miscommunication, London Conspiracy did not confirm their parcitipation prior to the announcement. We apologize for the mixup.
2015-10-14 17:23
fixed
2015-10-14 22:31
no joelz on lan i think that :DD better stay at home lil fuckboy
2015-10-14 15:35
SS hype is coming, rip hltv match pages
2015-10-14 17:31
taneli and miikka will bring chaos
2015-10-14 17:35
ez for space soldiers
2015-10-14 18:14
zzz nothing chanced in SS roaster, see it ceoming "facepalm"
2015-10-14 19:27
xantares hype <3
2015-10-14 19:27
xantares on LAN? Iarent think that
2015-10-14 20:00
wtf i didnt know we have a land in nordic :)
2015-10-15 13:29
DenDD Miran "Dumas" Matkovi&#263; lol... Polaks like Matka :D
2015-10-16 06:47
no joelz no party
2015-10-16 21:48
#185
 | 
Finland Ronib 
Disturbed come back is real omg good
2015-10-16 22:48
what if joelz was just like 600 pounds and he didn't want to go to lan because it would be embarrassing
2015-10-17 07:56
i want to see ss da best ofFliNeRSss
2015-10-17 20:52
EZ 4 NOSTALGIE
2015-10-18 10:13
#195
 | 
Turkey Purchase 
space soldiers won't attend this tourement because they have visa problem
2015-10-27 21:20
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