HAVU release REFLEX
HAVU Gaming have announced that Timo "REFLEX" Rintala is no longer part of their Counter-Strike team.
In a statement, the Finnish organisation explain that the decision was mutual and that they hope to fix "some internal issues" before the team heads into bigger events.
Timo "REFLEX" Rintala had been part of HAVU since May, when the organisation signed the team known as ENCORE. Despite domestic success, with victories at NeSA and at the ESPORTSM finals and the Nordic Championship, the team has struggled to be competitive in Europe, with the recent failure to qualify for the ECS Development League being a bitter pill to swallow.
Tom "stonde" Glad, who has been out of action since May 2016, when he stepped down from ENCE's roster due to health issues, will be joining the team on trial for an undetermined period of time.
"I believe that this is an unfortunate but necessary action to this matter," said HAVU chairman Janne "Kuppi" Kuparinen
"This will probably affect our performance in a short-term but help us in a long term. We are all thankful for Timo’s contribution for HAVU."
HAVU now have the following roster:
Taneli "disturbed" Veikkola (backup)
Toni "toNppa" Luhtapuro (coach)