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.
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."
SJ have the following line-up:
Elden "KIPSIk" Evert (coach)