naSu & natu comeback in rootz

A new Finnish team sees the light, as rootz has been created - Niko "naSu" Kovanen and Joona "natu" Leppänen make comeback.

Niko "naSu" Kovanen did however not retire from the game as long as Joona "natu" Leppänen. Both of them are however back, as they today announced the creation of rootz, with three other Finnish members. The team will see a familiar face, being the former Crack Clan member Matti "SPIKEONE" Järvinen. Joining them will also be Miikka "dRiim" Toroi and Otto "danzer" Dimitrow. The five will together create the new Finnish team on the scene, named rootz.

rootz consist of following five:

Finland Matti "SPIKEONE" Järvinen
Finland Niko "naSu" Kovanen
Finland Joona "natu" Leppänen
Finland Miikka "dRiim" Toroi
Finland Otto "danzer" Dimitrow

We caught up with Joona "natu" Leppänen for a quick talk about this new team.

You are back to on the Counter-Strike 1.6 scene after a long absence. Is it great to be back and what do you eager to achieve this time around?

Oh I’ve been around, kind of, just not so much in the spotlight. I wish to have a lot of fun, to compete in various tournaments and obviously hope to have success while doing all that.

The team is currently standing on its own, with no organization in its back. What are you guys striving towards, in order to attract possible organizations for the future?

Well like everyone's seen the current world economy situation has taken its toll even on esports so sponsor money is tight right now. We felt our best chance was to get our name out there, do well and show that we're worth being a sponsored team. Hard work does pay off.

Tell us a bit about the team. How did you guys find together and what type or characters does the team consist of?

It all started with me and dRiim talking about possibly setting up a lineup. The recent roster changes in Crack opened us a door pretty much with players being on the market. So basically we talked with the other guys and everyone seemed to be on the same page on things.

It is obviously hard times for eSport, but how are your future plans with this team, any events or festivities planned?

We'll just look how things develop now and see if we possibly have opportunities. Back to the basics sort of, back in the day you had to start on nothing - that was how it worked and we're doing it the way it used to be.
We will be keeping a close eye on rootz, looking forward to a possible rivalry with Crack Clan on the Finnish scene.
2009-04-20 01:44
gl !
2009-04-20 01:47
gl rootz ;>
2009-04-20 01:47
lol, nice. hope we'll see them in a good shape.
2009-04-20 01:48
Yay, the "return" of one of my all-time favourite players!
2009-04-20 01:48
3 replies
i dont like SPIKEONE,but contE remembers me the good time of 69N-28E ^^
2009-04-20 07:18
1 reply
contE isn't playing?:p
2009-04-20 20:49
natu <3 :P
2009-04-20 10:13
lg (:
2009-04-20 01:58
gl (:
2009-04-20 01:58
GL !!!! :):*:)
2009-04-20 02:02
2009-04-20 02:07
Brazil fzZ
2009-04-20 02:10
2009-04-20 03:24
Hold me closer, Tony danzer!
2009-04-20 03:26
danzer out , lurppis in :)
2009-04-20 03:29
2009-04-20 03:29
gl otto!
2009-04-20 03:52
good luck rootz
2009-04-20 03:58
2009-04-20 05:19
nice NASU back!!!!!!
2009-04-20 06:35
2009-04-20 06:43
Germany M1n1M3
thats the way ! gl with the new team hope the communication will be better now
2009-04-20 06:51
lurppis joined EG, so he didn't retire for so long either
2009-04-20 07:19
4 replies
omg, that news is bigger than this one . LOL
2009-04-20 08:12
this is some news :)
2009-04-20 08:58
i thought it was a joke, but its official lol
2009-04-20 09:46
2009-04-20 10:03
dRiim . gl
2009-04-20 08:00
so ex-mym go to crack clan, I think ;D
2009-04-20 08:08
that a huge amazing news ! gL naSu and rootz :)) LoL
2009-04-20 08:09
2009-04-20 08:18
haha awesome new - lurppis to EG.usa
2009-04-20 09:16
#29 yep. GL for rootz, they need it.
2009-04-20 09:20
ROOTZ GO GO GO :X ! GL guys btw new EG.usa lineup : n0thing fRoD Storm Warden lurppis GL lurppis at the new team ;)
2009-04-20 10:08
Rootz vs Crack Clan? :D
2009-04-20 10:13
gl, Looking good!
2009-04-20 10:21
gl naSu,SPIKEONE,natu,driim
2009-04-20 10:22
what to say about natu..
2009-04-20 11:25
Finland teams are so boring -.-
2009-04-20 11:30
WoW 2 suprises today lurppis at EG and natu back in business. NICE
2009-04-20 11:33
2009-04-20 11:50
driim, danzer = hardwire ? ;[
2009-04-20 12:19
every week they are changing teams, thats lame
2009-04-20 12:37
Nice Lineup WOW GL rottz <3 dRiim , SPIKEONE
2009-04-20 13:10
omg naSu is back, super! GL
2009-04-20 13:26
1 week
2009-04-20 13:27
cc (tihOp, ruuit, contE, plastE and jigetus) > all :DD gl rootz great team :P
2009-04-20 14:02
<3 natu
2009-04-20 15:15
YES natu is back!
2009-04-20 15:38
Gl boys :)
2009-04-20 15:42
gl :)
2009-04-20 16:36
i really belive in this lineup. Great to have natu back:D
2009-04-20 16:50
Nice lineup ! GL !
2009-04-20 17:14
I havent seen danzer play maybe he is really good but I would love to see kookas instead of him. :D
2009-04-20 17:40
1 reply
danzer is really good.
2009-04-20 20:15
haha back in 2weeks FAIL
2009-04-20 18:12
nice team but I dont like natu
2009-04-20 18:17
2 replies
Well I don't like you either .. :'(
2009-04-21 13:53
1 reply
lol xD
2009-04-21 17:56
Great team, who is playing for Soltec atm?
2009-04-20 20:50
2 replies
old movie
2009-04-21 12:41
2009-04-26 20:46
So, what now? ur trying to get sponsor?
2009-04-21 15:39
3 replies
As he states himself during the interview: We felt our best chance was to get our name out there, do well and show that we're worth being a sponsored team. Hard work does pay off.
2009-04-21 18:37
2 replies
ye but theyre looking for sponsor
2009-04-21 19:02
1 reply
That is what you asked, didn't you? ::)
2009-04-21 20:19
2009-04-26 23:36
dont like natu but gl anyway...
2009-04-27 00:33
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