HAVU announce new roster
The Finnish organization has announced its new quintet a month after the dissolution of its previous lineup.
A year ago ENCORE joined HAVU in a move that saw the core consisting of Jesse "KHRN" Grandell, Mikko "xartE" Välimaa, and Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen join the Finnish organization. The team later signed Jere "sergej" Salo and Otto "ottoNd" Sihvo, two youngsters, although the former would drop out of the team in late 2017 to take a break from competition.
With Aleksib in ENCE and KHRN and xartE out of the team, HAVU has been built around the figure of ottoNd, the young AWPer signed to the organization in September 2017, as it had been previously announced.
Joining ottoNd this time around will be a mix of youth and experience in Jesse "zehN" Linjala, the former PENTA player who attended the PGL Major in Krakow; Eetu "sAw" Saha, who was one of the core players when iGame.com was Finland's best; Olli "sLowi" Pitkänen, who broke out with Rynnäkköviikset at Assembly Winter 2017 and was one of the top rated players at LanTrek 2018; and former ENCE and iGame.com rifler Juho "juho" Lampinen. HAVU's new roster will be under the orders of coach Toni "toNppa" Luhtapuro.
HAVU's new lineup is:
Otto "ottoNd" Sihvo
Jesse "zehN" Linjala
Olli "sLowi" Pitkänen
Eetu "sAw" Saha
Juho "juho" Lampinen
Toni "toNppa" Luhtapuro (coach)