sergej announces break from gaming

HAVU star Jere "sergej" Salo has decided to take an undefined break from competitive gaming, the Finnish team has announced.

In a short statement, HAVU cite "personal reasons and lack of motivation" as the reasons for the 15-year-old to step down from the roster for an indefinite period of time, and described the decision as "a big setback" for the team and the organisation.

Jere "⁠sergej⁠" Salo has been part of HAVU since June, when he replaced Taneli "⁠disturbed⁠" Veikkola on the roster after rising through the ranks of the Finnish scene.

sergej steps down from HAVU's roster

With sergej on the roster, HAVU won a number of domestic tournaments including NeSA, the ESPORTSM.fi Finals and the Nordic Championship Season 1, and attended the SL i-League Invitational #2 and the IeSF World Championship. The 15-year-old has been in great form throughout the year, averaging an impressive 1.25 Rating on LAN.  

HAVU's squad has now been depleted to just four players, with the Finnish organisation due to announce a stand-in "shortly", it has been announced. The team currently has:

Finland Jesse "⁠KHRN⁠" Grandell
Finland Mikko "⁠xartE⁠" Välimaa
Finland Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen
Finland Otto "⁠ottoNd⁠" Sihvo (trial)

Finland Taneli "⁠disturbed⁠" Veikkola (backup)

Finland Toni "⁠toNppa⁠" Luhtapuro (coach) 

Finland Mikko 'xartE' Välimaa
Mikko 'xartE' Välimaa
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
601
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.66
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Otto 'ottoNd' Sihvo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
181
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
Finland Taneli 'disturbed' Veikkola
Taneli 'disturbed' Veikkola
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
201
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
238
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Finland Jesse 'KHRN' Grandell
Jesse 'KHRN' Grandell
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
410
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
184
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.63
Finland Toni 'toNppa' Luhtapuro
Toni 'toNppa' Luhtapuro
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
wtf, one for the future huh?
2017-12-27 15:56
15 replies
Whaaat
2017-12-27 15:56
5 replies
rip havu
2017-12-27 16:00
4 replies
Weak mentality from the young gun
2017-12-27 16:02
3 replies
hi im a rare one in a million prodigy and bcs i am a cunt ima quit lol cya
2017-12-27 16:10
2 replies
+1
2017-12-27 16:23
+1
2017-12-27 16:35
potential wasted
2017-12-27 15:56
expected , online hacker ez
2017-12-27 15:56
1 reply
He show good stuff on si too
2017-12-27 16:00
#120
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Brazil LaicaBoss
biggest bait ever
2017-12-27 16:07
thought the same lmaoo
2017-12-27 16:23
#185
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Spain G3CK0
Lol
2017-12-27 16:36
xDDD
2017-12-27 16:58
What a sad, sad day for Finnish cs. Wow. Like the scene isn't bad enough as it is. Throw us a fucking bone here.
2017-12-27 17:36
#303
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Germany sunnyrain
hltv jinxed it
2017-12-27 20:23
#2
Azylu | 
New Zealand Azylu
lol
2017-12-27 15:55
2 replies
ONE FOR THE FUTURE
2017-12-27 15:59
1 reply
#132
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Finland t33mu
axaxaxxa
2017-12-27 16:13
#3
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Other anarh1st47
Loled
2017-12-27 15:55
#4
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Kazakhstan Cotn
lul
2017-12-27 15:55
Probably parents pressure
2017-12-27 15:55
23 replies
+1 I also think that
2017-12-27 16:17
+1 To focus on his studies?
2017-12-27 16:20
13 replies
Well i mean there arent really any hard studies when you're 15 so i doubt it, probably some misunderstanding
2017-12-27 16:25
12 replies
I would assume his parents want him to get his grades up to get into a good high school.
2017-12-27 16:53
1 reply
he lives in kouvola so he needs all grades to average 8 to get to the best high school so... and havus ceo told he was doing great in school
2017-12-27 23:51
Or he just isn't doing any homework at all and his parents are very strict.
2017-12-27 16:54
6 replies
I give your name 10/10
2017-12-27 19:06
Most of Finnish parents are strict?
2017-12-27 22:25
4 replies
lol no
2017-12-28 09:11
1 reply
Nice to know this m8.. I always had a vision of Nordic ppl are very strict... but this is because I don't know any person of Nordic countries.. Have nice time m8
2017-12-28 11:43
Depends really, it's like 40/30% are strict and rest are pretty relaxed.
2017-12-28 14:20
1 reply
Nice.. Fair enough =D
2017-12-28 14:21
Depends on a path. I know for a fact I would fail trying to go mechanical engineering + CS pro, even at 15 studying would go downhill. Unless you can have no social life whatsoever: compete, travel, then study extra when everyone is chilling, and be a robot to perform in both areas and not break. Though later (after 15) it gets harder, true that
2017-12-27 17:35
2 replies
Sergej has avarage of 9.4 (from 4 to 10 rating) which is very crazy for a 15 years old teen boy in Finland.
2017-12-28 00:38
Ropz is prett much straight A student. Im sure he'll finish high school with great grades and most likely try to go to university as well.
2017-12-28 15:42
Yep my thought to
2017-12-27 16:21
#164
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Namibia banned_so
ye, they want him to work in industrial for 1000 euro/month for 60 years
2017-12-27 16:26
5 replies
I think in finland you get more for that job, like 2-3k
2017-12-27 16:37
4 replies
#190
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Namibia banned_so
still he is getting more from cs
2017-12-27 16:39
3 replies
Yeah but its not upto him
2017-12-27 16:42
For 3-5-10-whatever years before the game dies (no guarantees), or the money bubble blows, or he takes a break for another reason (like tenzki; competitive gaming path can be mentally draining; or no team to fit into, or whatever) or simply finishes his career come 30 - at which point (if the game is still alive and he makes it so far) he has no good options other than continue working in a gaming industry, which in case of its success will be overpopulated with candidates in the same position by that time (there was room for people like Spunj, YNk and HenryG to almost walk in because the industry rose during the time they were already putting themselves out there, they were the first wave of ex-pro players who took a realistic opportunity to continue working full-time in the industry. 15 years later, the industry won't be able to accomodate everyone who would choose this path. Same with managers, coaches, whatever related to it). Guy should definitely finish school, especially if he goes to a decent school and has high ambitions and not just attending school "just because I have to" or whatever. It's a complicated topic though, especially not knowing the situation. edit. If he hates studying and his parents pressured him to make this statement because he "doesn't do homework" and CS is his only passion, he should do "an electronic" and go f.u. parents, go live alone, pay his bills with a side-job and CS winnings and make a career. The whole thing with independance is hard to pull off at 15 though (you have very limited options)
2017-12-27 17:23
1 reply
Oh, hey, you actually understand the economics behind CS:GO! I just made a similar comment above, but I didn't realize you'd already said it here.
2017-12-27 20:10
#228
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United States mers_cs
he wons a lot rather than his parents 8/8
2017-12-27 17:05
#6
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Finland k6s
rip
2017-12-27 15:55
dont give up sergej, in 2-3years time u can be one of the best in the world.
2017-12-27 15:55
13 replies
in 2-3 years CS will probably be a dead game
2017-12-27 16:27
12 replies
hint: it won't
2017-12-27 16:29
and you're basing that "probably" on what exactly?
2017-12-27 16:31
nah in like 5 years we will probably have a new cs with source 2
2017-12-27 16:39
5 replies
Nah PUBG will be the best FPS eSport for the next 5years
2017-12-27 17:16
2 replies
pubg will never be an esport
2017-12-27 18:10
PUBG is third person
2017-12-27 20:04
#238
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Germany Exking
As soon as Half Life 3 comes out a new CS with HL3 graphics will pop up...nothing to worry
2017-12-27 17:18
I'm pretty sure valve won't make another cs, they'll just keep updating this one constantly.
2017-12-27 17:31
plot twist: its already dead
2017-12-27 18:14
3 replies
plot twist: it was never alive
2017-12-27 23:59
Nani?!
2017-12-28 08:41
1 reply
oma ewa mo shindeiru
2017-12-28 12:55
#8
rain | 
Netherlands ThomCS
wtf this talent
2017-12-27 15:55
#9
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Switzerland XhahaD
XDDDDD
2017-12-27 15:55
Why?!
2017-12-27 15:55
3 replies
Motivation
2017-12-27 16:00
#163
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Norway insy
prob dicks parents
2017-12-27 16:26
1 reply
+1
2017-12-27 16:40
Rip
2017-12-27 15:55
#12
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Slovakia jamboris
Rip
2017-12-27 15:55
Havu so bad rn
2017-12-27 15:55
-sergej +pehmis
2017-12-27 15:55
xDDD
2017-12-27 15:55
#16
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India Cutlass
Lmao
2017-12-27 15:55
#17
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India rohansamal
wtf ... i defininitely thought he was going places
2017-12-27 15:55
#18
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Switzerland Andro7789
LUL
2017-12-27 15:55
LMAO LMAO LMAO LMAO
2017-12-27 15:55
1 reply
It wasn’t that funny
2017-12-27 18:08
Haha
2017-12-27 15:56
XAXAXAXA
2017-12-27 15:56
WHAT
2017-12-27 15:56
#27
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Paraguay imjustmau
Lole
2017-12-27 15:56
outdated hax
2017-12-27 15:56
#29
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Brazil vass28
gg
2017-12-27 15:56
hahahahhahahhaha
2017-12-27 15:56
potential wasted
2017-12-27 15:56
lol rekt no future
2017-12-27 15:56
#34
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Kuwait marrrwin
wtf
2017-12-27 15:56
What a future
2017-12-27 15:56
WHAT
2017-12-27 15:56
That’s sad actually
2017-12-27 15:57
#39
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Brazil coldzao2
One for the future
2017-12-27 15:56
AHAHAHAHAH ONE FOR THE FUTURE
2017-12-27 15:56
Probably making jauhelihapaisti?
2017-12-27 15:56
1 reply
good point
2017-12-27 16:04
#42
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Norway Phancy11
>15 yo >lack of motivation Ok
2017-12-27 15:56
16 replies
#77
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Switzerland NAjKON
this
2017-12-27 15:59
maybe depression, but I understand if people think he is hacking
2017-12-27 15:59
7 replies
depression with 15 yo?
2017-12-27 16:43
6 replies
it is possible?
2017-12-27 16:55
2 replies
i arent think that
2017-12-27 16:56
1 reply
Well, if he have no grill and had a crush - absolutely possible. Most of the EU people cant "just take her and fak her", like you, south country people. But i think it is dumb parents, who dont and dont wanna understand anything in that regard. Probably 50yo old farts, who just used to what they doing and cant learn anything new.
2017-12-28 01:30
yeah its not that uncommon
2017-12-27 19:06
Its a lot more common than you think. I think the stat was something like 1/4 teenagers are at risk of developing it.
2017-12-27 21:25
1 reply
wtf they will have a bad time when they grow up :/
2017-12-27 22:11
lmao ikr
2017-12-27 16:02
#119
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Poland misioneos
+1111111
2017-12-27 16:07
#150
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World Notb8ing
You play something much and it gets boring, normal thing no matter your age for many people don't u agree? ofc some people have more motivation to compete and such still but not all xDDD
2017-12-27 16:22
3 replies
#161
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Poland neverbait
man look at Taz
2017-12-27 16:25
2 replies
#167
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Namibia banned_so
playing for 30 years and hes still bad, no wonder
2017-12-27 16:27
#171
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World Notb8ing
seems rare case anyone plays so long tbh. I am just saying normal thing people lose interest in games, maybe he wants to rather do something else with his life. There is many opportunities for him as he is still student in young age...
2017-12-27 16:30
He's Finish, and in Finland (Depending on where in the country) there are a lot of depressed people
2017-12-27 16:29
Sinne meni
2017-12-27 15:56
3 replies
Cya idiot, thank 4 playing
2017-12-27 16:04
2 replies
Why you edited your post? :thinking:
2017-12-28 14:44
1 reply
Misspell cuz drunk
2017-12-29 01:55
xd
2017-12-27 15:56
XAXAXAXAXA
2017-12-27 15:56
rip finland
2017-12-27 15:56
lol
2017-12-27 15:56
lmao mere days after the article? coincidence? I think not
2017-12-27 15:56
10 replies
Mere days
2017-12-27 16:00
9 replies
and?
2017-12-27 16:01
8 replies
And?
2017-12-27 16:01
I didnt tell anything wrong
2017-12-27 16:02
6 replies
me neither
2017-12-27 16:10
Lol kid
2017-12-27 17:58
4 replies
Flag explains everything
2017-12-27 18:27
3 replies
My flag has nothing to do with your retardness. Unless you were talking about your own :)
2017-12-27 23:36
2 replies
Stfu russian kid
2017-12-28 14:29
1 reply
lel
2017-12-28 17:06
Mom told him to finish school :(
2017-12-27 15:56
6 replies
You get it? Mom told him to finnish school LOOOOOOL
2017-12-27 15:57
5 replies
Lol
2017-12-27 15:58
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL 4Head
2017-12-27 16:07
#133
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Finland t33mu
xaxaxax
2017-12-27 16:13
kkkkkkkkkk
2017-12-27 16:44
hueahuaheuheu
2017-12-28 17:06
#50
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France StickyRice
"Sergej one for the future" nt HLTV :D
2017-12-27 15:56
he's out getting laid while you nerds are reading about him
2017-12-27 15:56
6 replies
#96
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Norway SlimeThug
Is he? Is he really? Doubt it
2017-12-27 16:01
4 replies
Dat sweet tight 14yo puss. Is nice
2017-12-27 16:08
3 replies
#206
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Norway SlimeThug
I agree but he doesn't hit it
2017-12-27 16:45
How to spot a pedo
2017-12-27 17:23
1 reply
Scope in
2017-12-28 01:33
And he could've been making 5 digits salaries in a few years and getting laid af anytime
2017-12-27 16:10
#52
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Finland t33mu
xaxaxaxaxa
2017-12-27 15:56
#54
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Brazil SNG_1997
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
2017-12-27 15:56
#55
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Ukraine websnap
1st
2017-12-27 15:56
2day ago hltv said future of csgo Now rip xd Probably his father breaks his computer.
2017-12-27 15:57
-1 shit player
2017-12-27 15:57
Probably just tired of playing in a shit team, he'll be back when he's done with school in like half a year, then he'll get picked up by an actual good international team.
2017-12-27 15:57
4 replies
no, i guess he will go to high school
2017-12-27 15:59
3 replies
Why? You have the best career already
2017-12-27 16:06
2 replies
ye, but hes an a+ student and dont know what his parents think, havu players arent even getting paid yet
2017-12-27 16:06
1 reply
If he's an A+ student he can easily do HS in 2 years and continue to university, after his career ends. There's even an adult HS that is much lighter on the course load. But you faleflag so obv you know this.
2017-12-28 10:54
xD
2017-12-27 15:57
#61
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Australia closet
one for the future OMEGALUL
2017-12-27 15:57
Rip finnish cs
2017-12-27 15:57
1 reply
#179
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Sri Lanka King Ye
it was dead anyway
2017-12-27 16:35
#65
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Russia Nikosimus
One for the.. Wait LUL
2017-12-27 15:57
#66
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Czech Republic ThePechy
xD
2017-12-27 15:57
#67
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Poland qube1
so sad
2017-12-27 15:57
#70
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Korea ropzGOD
ONE FOR THE FUTURE LMAO CAXAXAXAXAXAXA AXA AX
2017-12-27 15:58
This boys and girls, is the reason why Finnish CS sucks ass. You are the most skilled new player in years, and you just decide "nah, I don't like to work for it".
2017-12-27 15:58
LUL
2017-12-27 15:58
#74
byali | 
Poland BYALl
Wasted.
2017-12-27 15:58
Such a weird decision, but he might have some strong reasons of that.
2017-12-27 15:58
6 replies
Reason being the same every time in Finland. The kid is carrying the team, he is the star player but the team struggles. He loses motivation because Finns don't have what it takes to grind out years to become something. Sunny is one of the very few from Finland that actually are willing to put the work in that it takes, and now he's somewhere. Sergej would be the same, but it requires that you work for it, and not quite when something doesn't magically fall for you.
2017-12-27 16:02
5 replies
also with 15yo you probably dont think that way or you arent that far mental wise yet. I mean he plays Cs on a daily basis shit gets boring real quick during your teenage years
2017-12-27 16:32
4 replies
well i played 5 years of metin2, 2 years of bf3 and now 5 years of csgo. Shit doesnt necessarily get boring in teenage years :D
2017-12-27 16:45
3 replies
thats like 12 years bro how long were you teenager
2017-12-27 21:51
2 replies
20 now :D maybe 4,5 metin, 1,5 bf3, 4,5 csgo, that sounds more reasonable.
2017-12-27 21:53
1 reply
ah 10.5 years fit into 6 instead of 12...makes sense now TY!
2017-12-27 21:55
#80
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France 1Faren
Rip Finland
2017-12-27 15:59
O N E F O R T H E F U T U R E S E R G E J
2017-12-27 15:59
wow
2017-12-27 16:00
Wow, I thought he'd play more on Havu, a year or two and then go to mousesports or smth, now he stopped his carrier. Kinda sad if u think about it from my perspective. Mayby he has other plans, more important. Good luck anyway sergej
2017-12-27 16:01
2 replies
#106
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Norway SlimeThug
How is it sad from your perspective? Because he cant save Optic?
2017-12-27 16:03
1 reply
LMAO
2017-12-31 01:46
#88
Ax1Le | 
Portugal KSED
He's so close to getting his shot, this is not the time to take a break
2017-12-27 16:00
cheater probably, got cold feet when he got a lot of attention thrown his way
2017-12-27 16:00
1 reply
Precisely my thought. Appearing from nowhere and just as he blows up he does the smart move and quits 'cuz he knows he's gonna get busted sooner or later.
2017-12-28 17:04
ONE FOR THE FUTURE: SERGEJ 1 day later Sergej announces break from gaming.
2017-12-27 16:01
3 replies
EDIT: I didnt realize it was 3 days later :)
2017-12-27 20:22
2 replies
eh same thing
2017-12-27 21:52
1 reply
ik, just did it in case some finn talked shit or somethin
2017-12-27 23:30
Understandable.
2017-12-27 16:02
good he shouldn't be playing pro at the age of 15
2017-12-27 16:02
#104
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Germany ConAction
"Motivational issues" this cant be the reason I mean how the fuck can you have Problems with Motivation if you know you can easily become One of the best Players in the World in the future??? There must be some insane other reasons behind it
2017-12-27 16:02
7 replies
Being really good at something doesn't mean you'll have motivation for it, even if it's something you want, you don't know what's going on through his life. Personal experience. There's a lot of things that can screw you up, probably depression but he might want other thing as well
2017-12-27 16:22
6 replies
indeed, like Kumar said in Harold and Kumar: "Just because you're hung like a moose doesn't mean you have to do porn". btw i was kinda in sergej's position and decided i wanted to party, do drugs, and have freedom to do what i want without having to play cs every day.
2017-12-27 18:48
5 replies
Nice to hear this from you mate. Do what you want in your life, just stay out of trouble and try to keep healthy
2017-12-27 18:53
#288
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Argentina macrigato
You were one of the best up-coming players in the scene or what?
2017-12-27 19:46
3 replies
yeah. i'm fakeflagging & fakenicking.
2017-12-27 21:56
1 reply
Eipä tuu heti mielee tähtipelaajia suomesta 5 viiden vuoden sisään ketkä on lopettanu partyymisen takia =D. Tairat olla vanha ukko tai puhut paskoo. Peace man.
2017-12-28 00:19
yes he won LAN between him and 3 friends (4 ppl total) in DM, but afterwards they drank beers and did blowjobs n fun stuff and gave up on CS
2017-12-27 22:19
#105
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Indonesia Dzapko
Ask his mom for reason
2017-12-27 16:03
#108
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
lul
2017-12-27 16:04
#110
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Turkey onuRRRR
XAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXA
2017-12-27 16:05
1 reply
#172
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Finland t33mu
xaxaxaxa
2017-12-27 16:30
RIP, probably shit parents forced him to quit, real shame.
2017-12-27 16:06
lol
2017-12-27 16:06
one for future eh? topkek :)
2017-12-27 16:06
ONE FOR THE FUTURE: SERGEJ YOU LIED TO US HLTV, YOU BASTARDS, YOU BLEW, YOU BLEW IT ALL TO HELL!
2017-12-27 16:07
one for the future Jere "sergej" Salo (inactive)
2017-12-27 16:08
I wonder if HAVUs latest mixed results were because of sergejs lack of motivation or the other way around.
2017-12-27 16:09
gg
2017-12-27 16:10
#128
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Finland Taynz
R.I.P
2017-12-27 16:11
Now team up with Joelz and rekt online league for ez cash
2017-12-27 16:11
Here we go. I bet someone needs to talk to his parents about the future of e-sports.
2017-12-27 16:12
3 replies
#136
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Finland IFK
FalleN should call them.
2017-12-27 16:15
2 replies
#141
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Finland niklas^
+6-1
2017-12-27 16:17
Yeah hope fallen& others will save future pros
2017-12-27 16:39
#134
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Russia razorVJ
I actually lolled.
2017-12-27 16:13
#135
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World Notb8ing
Probably he just doesn't want to play with havu noobs but makes minced meat instead, somehow I am getting dejavu from this story doe ; DDD...
2017-12-27 16:15
#137
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United Kingdom cowbunga
feels bad, gl for the future
2017-12-27 16:16
Sad for winland
2017-12-27 16:16
#140
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China M1rAiwOw
one for the future lmfao
2017-12-27 16:17
#143
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Finland niklas^
sad day :(
2017-12-27 16:18
wise decsion. I hope kids enjoy real life more than this stupid videogame.
2017-12-27 16:18
One for the future LUL Now do it with NiKo please
2017-12-27 16:19
1 reply
#268
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Finland Taynz
With cold
2017-12-27 18:19
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2017-12-27 16:19
Pretty sad
2017-12-27 16:21
#155
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Norway insy
yep one for the future
2017-12-27 16:24
hahaah
2017-12-27 16:24
#157
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World Notb8ing
He will be star right away in 2025 when he wants to compete again, then HLTV can say they were right with "one for the future", ezpz.
2017-12-27 16:24
#159
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Estonia mySSq
probably same like jOELZ, when young finns start gettin' a little more attention the autism intensifies and they can't handle the pressure. gl irl sergej
2017-12-27 16:25
Finnish CS and NACS pre 2016 have a lot in common. lmao
2017-12-27 16:25
#162
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Finland jUPPE!
Youngsters in Finland have so many opportunities. It's different to living in Brazilian or Russian slum and cs being the only way out of there. That gives different level of motivation to be a pro gamer.
2017-12-27 16:25
5 replies
???? reported
2017-12-27 16:33
2 replies
ITS FACT
2017-12-27 16:56
lolled
2017-12-27 17:43
cause we all know, that when u hit 19-20 you are out of options, and cannot get an education or a proper job....ehm
2017-12-27 16:52
1 reply
What is the point in losing your teenage years to a video game while you could be out with your friends having fun, getting drunk and laid. All while you could still get an education that guarantees you a salary larger than what you would get from being a professional in gaming. As a northern European male you have to make at least 6000€/month from playing to make it remotely worthwhile financially.
2017-12-28 06:38
15 years old personal problems and lack of motivation :DDDDDDDD LOL
2017-12-27 16:26
3 replies
can be his family etc stopping him
2017-12-27 16:32
? cs became a boring game lol
2017-12-27 18:13
maybe cause he plays in so shit team
2017-12-27 23:37
>15 years old >lack of motivation OMEGALUL kids these days
2017-12-27 16:33
ONE FOR THE FUTURE ONE FOR THE FUTURE ONE FOR THE FUTURE ONE FOR THE FUTURE ONE FOR THE FUTURE ONE FOR THE FUTURE ONE FOR THE FUTURE ONE FOR THE FUTURE ONE FOR THE FUTURE ONE FOR THE FUTURE ONE FOR THE FUTURE
2017-12-27 16:35
#181
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Poland Speedfear
ONE FOR FUTURE
2017-12-27 16:35
#182
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Germany GiiGa88
Fucking kids in cs lmao
2017-12-27 16:35
lol
2017-12-27 16:35
Parents probably forbad him to play cs. lul
2017-12-27 16:36
#187
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Slovakia TatKo
Second Joelz inc ? Just chill and win some easy fpl money i guess
2017-12-27 16:36
just as hltv makes a one for the future about him LUL
2017-12-27 16:39
GUYS READ THIS I KNOW WHY HE TOOK A BREAK >be 15 yo, hmm i want money how can i earn a lot without doing anything hard >random cheat.exe appears >thinking >yea lets try it on some cs go shitty events >ez money nobody will even expect cheats in tier 5985 leauges >suddenly hltv makes a raport on me >OHHHHHH FAK, THEY WILL CALL ME OUT >yea im taking break cyyaaaa guys are you actually stupid to think that parents forbidden him? He could just show how much players get montly, fuck the job if you can make 20k$ for playing games it reminds me of another young star, lan dodger aka joelZZZ
2017-12-27 16:40
5 replies
tl;dr CHEATER CONFIRMED
2017-12-27 16:40
deIlluminati
2017-12-27 19:03
Landodger? Sergej was a beast in every lan tournament he played with HAVU.
2017-12-27 19:15
2 replies
learn into english
2017-12-28 18:53
1 reply
get rekt kiddo =)
2017-12-29 07:42
#197
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United Kingdom FEodAL
who cares about some 15 year old who technically shouldnt be even playing this game.
2017-12-27 16:40
#199
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Poland SeeB_
2017-12-27 16:40
Faze Academy inc
2017-12-27 16:41
#201
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Turkey ao1
whattt rip
2017-12-27 16:41
Probably a hacker
2017-12-27 16:44
nice jinx from hltv
2017-12-27 16:46
#209
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Sweden godname
WHO
2017-12-27 16:46
#210
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Bulgaria BlindBG11
rip
2017-12-27 16:46
15 years> break from gaming LUL
2017-12-27 16:47
announces break never seen him play in first place
2017-12-27 16:50
#213
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Russia 6aLo4ka~
area style
2017-12-27 16:51
Wrong time Mr LucasAM
2017-12-27 16:53
#220
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Poland crouzzz
big talent already wasted LUL
2017-12-27 16:56
one for the future break Kappa
2017-12-27 16:56
One of the future XD
2017-12-27 16:56
#224
allu | 
World quen1
school is cool
2017-12-27 16:58
> 15-year-old > lack of motivation Lol.
2017-12-27 16:59
#229
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Turkey glitchmob
Requiescat In Pace it would be nice to see this guy's development
2017-12-27 17:05
One for the future : sergej
2017-12-27 17:08
Praised as one for the future, next day lacking motivation. That's not strange at all
2017-12-27 17:14
+choco pls
2017-12-27 17:15
one for the future lul kek
2017-12-27 17:16
he is white like salo
2017-12-27 17:17
#237
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Brazil cadik
joelz 2.0
2017-12-27 17:17
He hasn't really done anything yet so this break is ok if he was in a bigger team then this would not be ok.
2017-12-27 17:19
1 reply
ye cus you decide when someone can take a break
2017-12-27 18:13
omegalul
2017-12-27 17:31
Lmao his parents took his computer 100% sure
2017-12-27 17:36
ONE FOR THE FUTURE :(
2017-12-27 17:42
:D sad for finlandia
2017-12-27 17:43
#250
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Slovakia Reve_nant
It looks like they caught him cheating and got 2 options: ban or stop playing for a while
2017-12-27 17:44
he was tired to carry those players lol
2017-12-27 17:47
ONE FOR THE PAST! sick kid Have a weird day! -VeryWeirdGuy
2017-12-27 18:06
#256
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Brazil FuRiouSzZ
serWHO?
2017-12-27 18:08
we killed em
2017-12-27 18:15
who
2017-12-27 18:17
#267
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Portugal RAPM
ONE FOR THE FUTURE LUL
2017-12-27 18:19
Joelz brother? Or Area syndrome?
2017-12-27 18:50
1 reply
#292
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Russia AyvaN
studyboy
2017-12-27 20:01
VAC LUL
2017-12-27 18:54
2017-12-27 18:55
Good decision. HAVU has nothing to offer to him, because he is the one carrying almost every game and they still can't win shit and they are not even playing against tier 2 opponents. I think he will now focus on FPL and school ofc. Hopefully in a year or two he gets signed in to an international organization. (If CSGO still exists)
2017-12-27 19:13
1 reply
Is he taking a break from CSGO or playing for HAVU? He might have something better in the works, if he's doing it because he isn't motivated, then screw him.
2017-12-27 19:19
#284
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Brazil hugoooo
15 years old, able to travel the world to play a fucking video game, get featured as a 'future star' on the most important site in the world about CS... and suffer from "lack of motivation"!?? To hell with him! He has the mind of a loser. Fortunately, he's so young that he can stop for even two or three years and come back.
2017-12-27 19:23
5 replies
who said that this game wont die in about 2 years from now on ? I dont say it would, im saying that its possible
2017-12-27 20:13
2 replies
No it's really not possible. A 15 yo esport that's bigger than it has ever been is not going to die in 2 years. Though he might be missing his personal window to get as good as he could get. Even if he's going to keep playing FPL during his break, he's going to need to relearn a lot of things if the break is longer than half a year to a year.
2017-12-27 20:50
1 reply
rofl, theres nothing to "lelaern. cs is really simple game all he needs to learn maybe is the smokes, and thats it. cs gets so fucking boring so no wonder kid got bored grinding 60 hour
2017-12-27 23:34
some people dont give a fuck about traveling....
2017-12-27 21:06
1 reply
#317
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Brazil hugoooo
But everyone give all the fucks to making money and being great on what you do.
2017-12-27 21:08
Studying mb Anyway good luck to him
2017-12-27 19:27
Good luck my man.
2017-12-27 19:29
One for the past
2017-12-27 19:34
CoolStoryBob /Close no discuss
2017-12-27 19:48
#291
ropz | 
Finland wormi
y tho
2017-12-27 20:00
#296
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Finland saunamdma
Fuck sergej and joelz, without you guys going full burger finnish cs could be tier 1.
2017-12-27 20:11
2 replies
#299
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Finland saunamdma
For reals I think he just got fed up playing with noobs and will comeback soon in an international roster.
2017-12-27 20:13
1 reply
#324
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Finland niklas^
+11
2017-12-27 21:36
lol, he realized that all the attention he got from HLTV wasn't good for him because he uses cheats and doesn't want to ruin his life when he gets busted.
2017-12-27 20:12
4 replies
hes not cheating you poor eesti shit
2017-12-27 21:04
3 replies
no he is right cheater always quit when its to much attention
2017-12-27 21:07
2 replies
He didnt quit for good... its just a break. He will be back soon.
2017-12-27 21:12
1 reply
just learning how to become a global without cheats.
2017-12-27 23:05
Joelz 2.0
2017-12-27 20:14
1 reply
except he played LANs
2017-12-27 22:21
Who?
2017-12-27 20:14
he's sick of carrying those noobs...
2017-12-27 20:23
LMAO.. online hacker confirmed.
2017-12-27 20:26
#306
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Portugal cufwipe
who?
2017-12-27 20:36
who the fuck cares
2017-12-27 20:46
1 reply
#326
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Finland Jonzu95
over 300 comments lul
2017-12-27 21:51
Sad
2017-12-27 20:48
ok
2017-12-27 20:57
ONE FOR THE FUTURE THEY SAID
2017-12-27 21:04
#325
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Europe artilele
why WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY (c) M0E
2017-12-27 21:41
#330
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World Nydhogg
HLTV Jebaited
2017-12-27 21:54
#334
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Poland Aloes
2017-12-27 22:11
who?
2017-12-27 22:39
One for the future: sergej
2017-12-27 22:47
one for the retirement: sergej
2017-12-27 22:49
Interesting timing lol Don't worry he'll be back unless his parents have something to do with it
2017-12-27 23:08
#348
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Sweden lawflezz
trash anyways so
2017-12-27 23:10
good choice kiddo, get out of this dying game before it completely hits the grave within the next yr or so
2017-12-28 00:35
#360
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Europe jesh
too old for this game, gl in real life
2017-12-28 00:38
He lost motivation because he had to play with Xarte
2017-12-28 00:57
completely sensible move considering his age and I support it completely.
2017-12-28 01:35
None for the future
2017-12-28 08:42
#374
jks | 
Europe Zajda
" lack of motivation" LUL
2017-12-28 10:23
#375
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Finland Clang
GG, parents destroying his career
2017-12-28 10:39
One for the future lul
2017-12-28 12:53
allu is last finland hope, light a candle for finland cs [*]
2017-12-28 12:56
Kids obviously cheating so he pulls a shroud
2017-12-28 13:36
I played someone with exactly that name in dm yesterday... killed him a few times... must be the reason giving up...
2017-12-28 14:22
#391
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Finland TomiVerk
The case for mental coaching I have been part of or following the Finnish Counter-Strike-scene for 17 years now. I have noticed that a common thing for Finnish players has been a lack of patience resulting in a lack of motivation and ultimately to a decision to quit playing. This sad and surprising decision of Jere “sergej” Salo gave me an inspiration to write a case for mental coaching. Do you remember the tweet “I am not going to give up before I win a motherf***ng major.” by Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko? Then he gets kicked out of Na`Vi, joins a new team, and wins the major. That, my friends, is patience. What a story. Now Jere “sergej” Salo, a 15-year-old super-prospect possibly transfers into a could-have-been-a-superstar. Why? Lack of motivation? Because of WoW? How about the mental strength to be patient? People seem to want to be successful without the patience to do the grinding that it requires. Imagine a young player like sergej having someone coaching him mentally so well that even after big disappointments when the doubts start to creep in, he would become even more motivated than before. If you have that, holy sh** you are dangerous. By the way: I can tell by experience that the more you have to wait to win, the better it feels. I don't believe you will answer this, but still, I have to ask: If you were guaranteed that you would be playing for the best team in the world in five years, would you still take a break?
2017-12-28 14:58
haha cheat detected now on bench
2017-12-28 16:10
#400
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Poland secretVV
why? :D
2017-12-28 19:17
#409
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United Kingdom craZy_y0
Don't worry guys, he's just taking a mental break like darbian (the Super Mario Bros. speedrunner).
2017-12-30 18:06
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