VITALIS sign for SuperJymy

Finnish baseball (Pesäpallo) club SuperJymy have announced that they have expanded into esports with the signing of the team known as VITALIS.

The Finnish team, who are currently 83rd in the world, most notably finished fourth in ESEA Premier 25, missing out on a spot at the ESEA Global Challenge after losing to Kinguin in the third-place decider.

With 18 national titles to their name, SuperJymy are one of the most successful clubs competing in Superpesis, the top flight of Pesäpallo, widely known as Finnish baseball.

SuperJymy land the team known as VITALIS

In a statement, SuperJymy CEO Mikko Kuosmanen indicated that this is just the club's "first step" in esports, adding that they plan to "expand the business" to other games in the future. 

Team member Joonas "⁠aune⁠" Rantala believes that SuperJymy's venture into esports "will help Finnish esports to grow", and set his sights on reaching the top 30 in the ranking.

"Our goal is to be top 1 team in Finland and climb up the hltv.org rankings up to top 30," aune stated.

"Of course it will need a lot from us, but we have a great team spirit, and I do not see any barriers on that road."

Meanwhile, it was announced that the team is currently trying out 29-year-old Elden "⁠KIPSIk⁠" Evert, formerly of FR34KSHOW and SkitLite, as coach.

SJ have the following line-up:

Finland Tony "⁠arvid⁠" Niemelä
Finland Verneri "⁠BONA⁠" Junkala
Finland Lasse "⁠ZOREE⁠" Uronen
Finland Jani "⁠Aerial⁠" Jussila
Finland Joonas "⁠aune⁠" Rantala

Finland Elden "⁠KIPSIk⁠" Evert (coach)

Finland Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1401
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Finland Elden 'KIPSIk' Evert
Elden 'KIPSIk' Evert
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
100
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Finland Verneri 'BONA' Junkala
Verneri 'BONA' Junkala
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
405
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Finland Joonas 'aune' Rantala
Joonas 'aune' Rantala
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
221
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Finland Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
672
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Finland Tony 'arvid' Niemelä
Tony 'arvid' Niemelä
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
764
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
#1
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Sweden GODOLLE
ez
2017-10-27 18:24
all nonamers except ZOREE and BONA
2017-10-27 18:25
Still Aerial > Bona & Zoree so... Ottond & Aerial used to carry them , the moment Otto left Vitalis became trash , losing versus other finnish nonamers (Aerial droppin 40kills and still losing the game in single map without overtime)
2017-10-27 22:55
what a dumb name tho
2017-10-27 18:25
#2
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United States M@giK_head
Good addition
2017-10-27 18:24
#5
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Sweden historia
expected
2017-10-27 18:24
ns
2017-10-27 18:24
baseball != pesäpallo
2017-10-27 18:24
#91
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Finland coswell
Its "Finnish baseball". Its the official name for it.
2017-10-28 09:04
#98
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Finland vDogx
Haha vedä päähäs
2017-10-28 12:28
Finnish baseball LUL
2017-10-27 18:24
#68
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Finland sevekoo
+1 :DD
2017-10-27 22:02
It's just the truth, it's quite a different sport compared to the American version which is commonly referred to as baseball. :)
2017-10-29 01:02
I know, but it just sounds funny that out of all teams it is Sotkamon Jymy that hops into eSports.
2017-10-29 12:19
Can agree, albeit it's not surprising considering what the projections for e-sports in the future are market-wise and they're not the first sports club in Finland to embrace e-sports. :P
2017-10-29 20:36
#10
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Russia AyvaN
SUPERJYMY!!!!!
2017-10-27 18:24
who cares
2017-10-27 18:24
SUPERTEAM KAPPA
2017-10-27 18:25
#15
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Finland Vkims
This is just hilarious from finnish perspective
2017-10-27 18:25
Sotkamon Jymy
2017-10-27 18:33
#21
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Denmark chrkloster
Finnish Noname-team signs another noname-team. Such big news wow
2017-10-27 18:35
Suck dick leftist
2017-10-27 18:39
#38
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Finland Vkims
And yet you decided to read this article
2017-10-27 19:22
Superjymy noname in Finnish Baseball? :D OKE :D
2017-10-27 22:38
#80
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Denmark chrkloster
Finnish Baseball as a whole is a noname-thing. As an example, I wouldn't be able to name you one Danish Baseball team, since no one gives a fuck about that boring as piece of shit sport. I'm 99 % sure it's the same in Finland. On the other side, I would be able to write down 20+ Finnish Football-clubs and a couple of hockey teams (and I don't follow that sport either). Would you be able to tell me one Danish Badminton-club without looking it up?
2017-10-28 00:45
Finnish Baseball is our national sport so I think a lot people find it a cool sport. =D=D
2017-10-28 01:48
#83
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Denmark chrkloster
Are you kidding me or?? How can you have Baseball as your national sport and not hockey??
2017-10-28 01:49
Same way as we have Hockey and Football as national sport and Ice skating, the fast one not the dancing one)
2017-10-28 01:54
#92
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Finland Alko^
yeah finland is top3 hockey country
2017-10-28 09:35
You're god damn right. I knew some play baseball for a living here, but couldn't name one club or a player. Same tier as finnish basketball, football and floorball.
2017-10-28 02:12
Lol baseball
2017-10-27 18:37
who?
2017-10-27 18:43
finland tier 5 baseball tier 5 cs, seems match made in heaven ;D
2017-10-27 18:45
#28
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Finland jUPPE!
Jymy is the best finnish baseball team in the world.
2017-10-27 18:53
#37
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Finland Vkims
Vimpelin veto?
2017-10-27 19:21
Vimpeliläiset kuusee :)
2017-10-27 19:23
Koetus Jokioinen, go go
2017-10-29 12:21
mitä.vittua
2017-10-27 18:46
its not baseball
2017-10-27 18:52
#29
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Finland Smoonah
super jimmy
2017-10-27 18:54
It's Sotkamon Jymy, the CS team is called SuperJymy.
2017-10-27 18:56
the company is called SuperJymy, and it's their official name.
2017-10-27 20:20
Yeah the company is SuperJymy but the article mentioned SuperJymy as the club. The club which expanded to e-sports is Sotkamon Jymy and they placed the CS squad under the limited company SuperJymy.
2017-10-28 03:15
gl
2017-10-27 19:04
ok
2017-10-27 19:05
Good luck cs_militia Kissa-Aune
2017-10-27 19:13
big if true
2017-10-27 19:16
#40
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Norway zyxsaje
aerial needs a better team
2017-10-27 19:24
Finally Jymy makes an appearance in real sport :>
2017-10-27 19:29
#74
rze- | 
Finland rze_
+1
2017-10-27 22:51
#46
malta | 
Malta vfXy0
Pesäpallo on homojen laji
2017-10-27 20:15
#70
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African Union hdlmb
+1
2017-10-27 22:20
+1
2017-10-28 13:22
+1
2017-10-28 15:43
NICEEEE
2017-10-27 20:20
Gl
2017-10-27 20:21
#51
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Finland Tuxuttaja
Finnish baseball xddd
2017-10-27 20:22
Tier 1 team
2017-10-27 20:23
expected tbh, finally this happened !
2017-10-27 20:38
finnish baseball club alone sounds so funny to me and its called superjymy aswell :D wtf
2017-10-27 20:44
#63
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Finland jakem0n
Sotkamo' Jymy is the name of the baseball team. Superjymy will be the cs team.
2017-10-27 21:28
mitä vittua :DDD
2017-10-27 20:49
I don't know how to react to this.
2017-10-27 21:04
#61
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CIS eddie42
I say that's pretty damaging for the csgo scene. A 'nobody cares' sport signs a tier9 (if that's a thing) team, well, that shouldn't be on hltv.org. Again, I'm not kidding "finnish baseball" sounds something like "north korean mahogany furniture salesman for average people", can't really believe it exists, and pretty sure nobody cares about it.
2017-10-27 21:24
It is very traditional sport in finland since long time. OFC no one outside finland cares about it tho xd.
2017-10-27 21:26
You're completely right, it's idiotic and obsolete. It's a very small group of people even in Finland who care about it, but they compensate by being freakin' die-hard. But it's certainly not damaging for the CS:GO scene. If anything, it's a sign of major future potential and a courageous step from the team. Back in the day, the only sponsors in eSports were companies directly related to the scene. More sponsors means more money, so again, it's certainly not damaging for the scene, on the contrary it's a really good thing as long as it's a sign of things to come, not just a one-off.
2017-10-27 21:30
#97
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CIS eddie42
I say it's damaging because it's sounds like a joke. We have million dollar tournaments, if you say that to a tennis enthusiast for example, it's sounds a solid thing. But try to convince an older, dunno, spanish, british or dutch (non-finnish) man to see an esport game, where one of the team is signed by a finnish baseball team. Say it out loud.
2017-10-28 11:57
#109
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Finland Kurppa
I think you should keep using the top teams anyways if you want to convince somebody outside Finland. It's not damaging if a lower tier team gets sponsored by a more local sports club. There's a reason why it's Vitalis here and not SK for example.
2017-10-29 14:48
#110
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CIS eddie42
Well, that pretty much sums up why it shouldn't be on hltv, as it's a global site.
2017-10-29 14:50
#112
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Finland Kurppa
"It's a global site" indeed. There's news about smaller and unknown teams from all over the world all the time. Things about Spanish teams, cis teams, Southern Brazilian teams, Australian teams etc. You don't have to read the stuff that doesn't interest you. Just check the flag and ignore.
2017-10-29 14:59
i hope you read your comment again when you are not drunk lol.
2017-10-27 23:16
#96
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CIS eddie42
butthurt finnish baseball star?
2017-10-28 11:53
more like educated person who understands about economy's health
2017-10-28 16:14
#111
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CIS eddie42
bragging about education - sign of educated peoples since 2017
2017-10-29 14:51
or i just explained the truth about your argument?
2017-10-29 16:04
What the hell is the point of this? This not anyway related to finnish baseball, and Jymy doesn't get much exposure out of this, since no one outside Finland follows the league. So why would they sponson a team?!?
2017-10-27 22:28
they seem to be getting to esports in general, not sure how much it makes sense tho, they need their teams to do well I guess or it will be fail, doubt massive amount of money is invested in this anyway xd.
2017-10-27 23:32
#86
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Finland nowords
lord KIPSIk
2017-10-28 02:50
#88
jks | 
Australia Mosski
cool
2017-10-28 05:13
#89
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Malaysia byaIi
maybe some malaysia basketball team sign kaze
2017-10-28 07:29
major
2017-10-28 10:44
who?
2017-10-28 11:01
This team has some potential looking at their ratings and stats
2017-10-29 02:25
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